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Before there was D-Day...

For over two years, she's watched him.
Now he's on her doorstep.
This is life in the Resistance.

In Normandy in 1943, Victoire leads a band of the Resistance. When Leal, the man she's had watched for over two years, arrives at her doorstep, she'll have to face new challenges in war and in love.

Robberies, a kidnapping and clandestine night adventures
ebook, 402 pages
Published November 14th 2016 by Pronoun (Macmillan)
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Sep 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Set in occupied France in World War II, this is an exciting story of life in the French Resistance which has as its chief character the brave and resourceful Victoire.

The author effectively conveys the atmosphere of suspicion experienced by those living through those times and, for those involved in Resistance activities, the constant fear of discovery, the difficul
Keely Keith
Oct 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
An interesting tale set in the dark time of WWII Occupied France, Flight Before Dawn is full of intrigue, deception, and hope. Twists abound as you follow several characters through a maze of secrets on their quest for freedom.
Feb 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Flight Before Dawn is one of the best books I have ever read! Couldn't put it down. Lots of twists and turns and an ending I didn't see coming! Well written and a "must" read for any book lover!

Teresa Barwick, M.Ed
Nov 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I am loving this book! It has everything, romance, adventure and subtle humor thrown in. The characters are wonderfully passionate people that will do anything to help the Resistance.
Finished it! Wow! This was a fabulous book. Loved it!
Jordan Maus
Nov 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What a fabulous book! Megan has really brought the French Resistance and WWII to life without having written a history book. She keeps you entrenched in the love, passion and conflict of living through a war one will not concede to while enticing the mind with reminders of history and literature.
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Dec 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Flight Before Dawn is a great read. I'd highly recommend it to others, especially those who enjoy a good historical fiction read. :) Top stuff. ...more
Feb 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Megan Easley-Walsh does a wonderful job entwining fact and fiction in this novel set on the eve of DDay. There is so much detail you feel like you are there with the characters, seeing what they are seeing, feeling what they are feeling.
C.M. Keller
Nov 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Because my mother lived in occupied Holland and because my grandfather was part of the Dutch Resistance, novels about World War II and the resisters have always been a favorite of mine. So I was eager to read Ms. Easley-Walsh’s debut novel, Flight Before Dawn.

The novel tells the story of several members of the French Resistance through the darkest days of the war until their liberation and does a lovely job of evoking the French countryside, the ’40s ethos and the tension of living in an occupie
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I enjoyed this book. It had many surprises, twists and turns! Well researched and explained. Captured the war and the French Resistance. Engaging characters and a happy ending !!
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Megan Easley-Walsh is a bestselling author of historical fiction, a researcher, and a writing consultant and editor at She is an award-winning writer and has taught college writing in the UNESCO literature city of Dublin, Ireland. Her degrees are in history-focused International Relations. She is American and lives in Ireland with her Irish husband. ...more

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