Book Review | When Twilight Breaks

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When Twilight Breaks is Sarah Sundin‘s latest World War II romance. Filled with intrigue and danger, it captures readers and takes them on a journey through pre-war Munich. Within the first few pages, it quickly vaulted to one of my favorite reads of the year thus far.

Evelyn Brand is an American news corespondent, left out of the Berlin office due to her gender. And her propensity to find a way to communicate to the American people the dyer situation facing the German people, even if she has to dress like a man to do it. But she must be careful not to get herself kicked out of the country before doing all she can to help.

Peter Lang is also American, teaching at the university as he works on his dissertation on the German language. Having personally experienced the destruction of chaos back home, he is impressed by the order of this new Germany. Until his eyes are opened and he realizes there’s a dark side to this new regime.

When Twilight Breaks wowed me from the beginning. I immediately loved the characters and how they interacted. Watching their views adjust as German laws become more and more blatantly antisemitic was seamlessly understandable. And I admired how Evelyn conducted herself as a woman in a man’s world and Peter’s decision on how to handle his feelings for her.

I highly recommend reading When Twilight Breaks. It’s a fantastic take on the darkening of Europe before the war. Not to mention how the author handles a female journalist living at that point in history and the ethical considerations faced on both sides of the Atlantic. I hope you’ll enjoy this story as much as I did.

If you’d like a sneak peak at the first line, here’s my post for First Line Friday.


I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC guidelines.

11 thoughts on “Book Review | When Twilight Breaks

  1. I enjoy reading about the WWII time period and would love to win this book. Thank you very much for the chance.

  2. Sarah Sundin does it again!! She pulled me into the story from page one, I had a hard time putting the book down to anything else! Wonderful book and I highly recommend everyone read.

  3. Sarah’s books are always interesting and well written. Still have to read book three in Sarah’s Waves of Freedom series and I haven’t even read her series right before these, so I have lots of catch up reading to do. 🙂

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