Uncaged Review – Bretagne: A Forbidden Affair by Diane Scott Lewis

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Bretagne: A Forbidden Affair
Diane Scott Lewis
20th Century Historical

Norah Cooper flees England to hide with her cousin in Brittany just before Germany’s 1940 invasion of France. After her illegitimate baby is stillborn, she’s trapped under the Occupation as war expands across Europe. Norah grieves and consoles herself by sketching wildlife. When she’s caught too near the coast, she comes under scrutiny of the German commandant, Major August von Gottlieb.

August loathes what Hitler is doing to his country and France but is duty-bound to control the people in his jurisdiction. The lively young Englishwoman piques his interest. Is she a spy? He questions her and asks her to sketch his portrait so he might uncover the truth.

Their relationship evolves into a passion neither of them can deny. She endures taunts from the villagers. His superiors warn him of not being harsh enough—he could be transferred or worse. He plans to sabotage a major war machine of the Reich, while she secretly helps the Resistance. Both acts are fraught with danger while kept secret from one another. Will their dangerous liaison ruin her and end in heartbreak? A gripping historical of forbidden love. Perfect for fans of Pam Jenoff and Marion Kammarow.


4 Stars