Between a teakettle wielding, shrieking 67-year old woman the Burglar Vicar didn’t stand a chance at his mission – whatever it was. But Clare Childs is determined to find out. Easier said than done. When she meets the vicar’s friend, Murray Vance of New York, she is intrigued by his warnings. Can the truth be more disturbing than the fact that the vicar was after something on her boat? Surely not. But something is not quite right. More and more people are becoming involved in her mystery and on top of that a sense of danger begins to pervade the air – something true of both Clare’s personal life and of England as a whole as Nazi forces move closer to English shores. Clare soon teams up with Murray and a Scotland Yard detective to get to the bottom of the stories surrounding her beloved boat.
In a word this book was awesome. Some books I really really enjoy yet there are certain elements that left me confused, annoyed and disgusted. Maggie Bright was just perfect though – the way the story was told, the well-developed characters, the heart-wrenching setting of war and all of it’s ugly realities. Tracy Groot seamlessly wove together a story of many lives. It was easy to follow along with though readers should be prepared to be blown out of their seats by the surprises that occur. This is a book that it is not to be missed. After finishing it I was debating whether or not I should go back and reread it, but, well…real life DOES exist (whodda thunk?). Now the other books I’m currently reading are paling in comparison and I just don’t know if I’m going to be able to get out of this rut. Thanks, Tracy, couldn’t have done it without you. -_-
Many moons ago I picked up a Tracy Groot story, disliked it and logged the name in my mind as an author to avoid. But somewhere over the last one or two years that note to self got lost and I somehow ended up with this book. What a great mistake! I would have missed out on an exceptional story and now I’m very seriously considering the purchase of her book The Sentinels of Andersonville, a story I had previously refused to read though everyone loved it.
Anyway bottom line – read this book. Go out and buy it, borrow it, whatever. Just read it.
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