A war torn romance, "Evensong", will live forever in your mind - revealing a true testament to the power of love and the strength to survive.
--Brian Knight - Premium Promotional
"The most compelling reason to read Evensong is the way it describes the horrors of how children were exploited in the Nazi death camps. That portion of the book is, indeed, very powerful." --Book Chase - written by Sam Sattler
A historical novel of a young woman's return to Europe and her service in the French resistance. The Cross family ekes out a living in hardscrabble Kelly Flatt, Mo., where they have been brought by their father, an opera prodigy who fought in the Great War. When a lightning-felled tree kills her father, her mother turns to drink, forcing the thrush-voiced and raven-haired Christina Cross to find work in a hotel. There, Senator Liam Caradine discovers her vocal talent. Christina accepts the Senator's patronage and performs at West Point under the smitten gaze of one Laurent de Gauvion Saint Cyr, grandson of the eponymous World War I general, who has come to seek American collaboration against French horizons dark with Hitler's rearmament of Germany. In love with the paternal senator, Christina rebuffs Laurent, an infamous paramour, only to find her self again in his company when Germany attacks Austria and she, following in her father's footsteps, travels to France to serve in the war effort. She brings her sister Nicolette to keep her safe from their drunken mother. They arrive in France just as their uncle, General Philippe Petain, is being sworn in as vice premier of France. At first loyal to Philippe, Christina soon rejects his complacency toward the Nazis and her loyalty turns to Laurent and the resistance. She joins Operation Cri de Coeur, rescuing babies from Hitler's camps with a submarine based in North African catacombs. But then the unthinkable happens: Nicolette is captured and sent to a Nazi work camp, eventually becoming a test subject for secret Nazi bio-weapons. Christina mounts a mission to infiltrate the camp and rescue Nicolette.
Written with brio and filled with ecstatic reveries and 11th-hour rescues, St. Sure's prose has a passion . . . action-driven and enjoyable ride . . . spirited work. -- Kirkus Discoveries, June 1, 2008
Clearly unafraid to work hard and think big. One can certainly appreciate her (M. L. St. Sure) careful attention to detail, diligent effort to research the period, and the ambitious scope of the work. -- FOREWORD CLARION REVIEWS. Date written: Feb. 28, 2008