Hello all! I hope your June was wonderful. Mine was full, and flew by, and I still can’t believe it is July! I hope to resume regular reviews this month, and can’t wait to delve into the stack of books I have to start and finish. What have you been reading this summer?
It is no secret that I love a well-written and captivating historical novel. Last summer, I delighted in Saving Amelie by Cathy Gohlke. This summer, I have enjoyed Maggie Bright by Tracy Groot.
A riveting mystery that recounts the miracle of Dunkirk, during World War II, Maggie Bright introduces us to Clare Childs, an orphan who inherits a yacht from a mysterious stranger. Why was Clare left the yacht? Why did a priest burglarize her yacht? How can Clare help with the War effort?
I was pleasantly surprised by the twists and turns in Maggie Bright, though I must admit I found the first fifty pages or so to be a bit slow. However, once I had figured out how the cast of characters connected together, I found the story to be both intriguing and informative, leaving me with a greater appreciation for the miraculous rescue of British forces at Dunkirk.
While not light or fluffy reading, due to the subject, I believe readers will find Maggie Bright to be a refreshing historical novel that will make you laugh, and yet touch your heart. I would give Maggie Bright an “A”. Definitely a book I will read again, and share with my friends!
You can find out more about Tracy Groot and her books here.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Tyndale Blog Network program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 .