Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Until Our Time Comes by Nicole M. Miller

Posted July 1, 2024 by meezcarrie in Book Review, Christian, giveaway, historical, Nicole M Miller, romance / 12 Comments


Until Our Time Comes book review

Until Our Time Comes by Nicole M MillerUNTIL OUR TIME COMES by Nicole M Miller
GENRE: Historical/WW2 Romance (Christian)
PUBLISHER: Revell
RELEASE DATE: July 2, 2024
PAGES: 366

American horse trainer Adia Kensington is living her dream of working at the famous Janów Podlaski stables in Poland, where they breed the best Arabian horses in the world. But her plans to bring the priceless stallion Lubor to the US are derailed when the German army storms into her adopted country in 1939. Little does she know this is just the beginning of six long years of occupation that will threaten her beloved horses at every turn.

Bret Conway is at Janów Podlaski under the guise of a news reporter, but his true mission is intelligence gathering for the British. That and keeping Adia safe, which is harder and harder to do as she insists they must evacuate 250 horses to save them from being stolen, sold, or eaten by the invading forces. What follows will test their physical, mental, and emotional strength, as well as their faith in God, humankind, and each other.

Drawn from true events of World War II, this epic story of escape, capture, resistance, and love from debut novelist Nicole M. Miller will thunder into your heart like a herd of beautiful horses across a raging river.


“All of Poland bled. Its people, its history, its treasures.”

World War 2 is one of my favorite historical eras to read about in fiction. Yes, there was unimaginable evil present during this time period. But there were also ordinary people who became extraordinary heroes by courageously doing the right thing at great potential cost. Sometimes that meant joining a band of resistance fighters… or spying on the enemy under the cover of business. Sometimes it meant hiding the people being hunted or breaking them out of a prison transport. But sometimes doing the right thing just meant quietly forgoing your own rations so a family with multiple children has more to eat. Or providing temporary lodging for those on the way to freedom or on a rescue mission. Or staying with those you love – your found family – when no one would blame you for leaving to go someplace safer. THAT is why I love reading about World War 2, for these exact types of stories.

Until Our Time Comes by Nicole M. Miller highlights all of the above heroic acts, including an aspect of the war that we don’t hear as much about – that of the the people who risked life, love, and freedom to keep safe the culture, the history, and even the animals at risk of being lost forever, like the prized Janów horses of Poland. Our heroine Adia – an American with an emotional history tied to Janów – dearly loves the horses in her care and has a desperate passion to see them saved from being stolen or slaughtered by the enemy armies invading Poland. After all, they’ve just begun to recover from the damage inflicted on their breeding program during the Great War. I was fascinated by the story of these horses and the resiliency of their beautiful farm and I confess to doing some research of my own mid-read to see if Janów was a real place (it was) and whether it survived the war (no spoilers here).

I loved Adia’s quiet but fierce heroism, all the little ways she stood for freedom and took care of the people and horses she considered family, and how her role and risk evolved over the course of the story. A large part of that change is due to her friendship with a precocious, sticky-fingered Polish orphan named Ewan and falling in love with a charming British spy named Bret. This unlikely trio quickly wormed its way into my heart and set up camp for the long term, making me smile and cry (and even swoon) in equal measure. Each of them are heroes in their own right – in big and small ways – and the three of them together are the kind of team I love to root for! Add in a regal horse or two, some grassroots resistance fighters, and the gorgeous heart of the Polish people… needless to say, I was completely absorbed by this touching story. (The way the title ties in is so poignant, too!)

Bottom Line: Until Our Time Comes by Nicole M. Miller compellingly profiles a little-known piece of World War 2 history and a daring fight over several years to protect hundreds of priceless purebred Arabian horses. The exploration of the heavy toll this took on our protagonists, the horses, and the supporting characters who help them makes this not only a riveting story but a very moving one as well. Moments of well-timed humor as well as a sweet romance allow readers a respite from the high levels of tension and work to advance the story at the same time. Miller’s writing voice is warm and smart and flowed easily from one sentence to the next, drawing me deeper into the plot with every word, and her vibrant characters became my friends. If you love books by authors like Amanda Barratt, Kate Breslin, Sarah Sundin, and Cathy Gohlke, then you’ll want to read Until Our Time Comes too!

(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book. In the interest of full disclosure, the company I freelance for as a blog/review tour coordinator was hired to promote this book with a blog/review/social media tour at a later date. This in no way affected my review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

My Rating: 4.5 stars / loved it!

KissingBook Level: 3 / may forget to breathe on occasion

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Nicole M Miller

Nicole M. Miller lives in Washington State with her husband and two sons, along with her Arabian horses, chickens, ducks, dogs, cats, and guinea pigs. As a longtime horse owner, she’s been involved in many horse organizations, including serving on the Clark County Fair Court and as Miss Teen Rodeo Washington. She’s received national and regional awards for her nonfiction from American Horse Publications and the Society of Professional Journalists. See her stories in The Horse of My Heart, The Horse of My Dreams, The Dog Who Came to Christmas, and Second-Chance Horses. Learn more at NicoleMillerWriter.com.

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Until Our Time Comes giveaway

Revell is offering a print copy of Until Our Time Comes by Nicole M Miller to TWO of my readers! (US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.) This giveaway is subject to Reading Is My SuperPower’s giveaway policies which can be found here. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below.

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12 responses to “Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Until Our Time Comes by Nicole M. Miller

  1. Winnie Thomas

    I love historical fiction! It’s such a treat to learn about different places and time periods while reading an entertaining story!

    Thanks for the lovely review, dear Carrie!

  2. Pam Graber

    I, too, love the World War II stories. I’m always amazed that an author can find a new way that people “resisted” during that time. There must have been as many ways to stand against the enemy as there were people!

  3. Faith Creech

    I am of Polish descent and have been to Poland. It’s a beautiful country and I love reading anything about Polish history.

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