Review of “Maggie Bright”


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 .



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2 responses to “Review of “Maggie Bright”

  1. Oh, this does sound wonderful. I’ll have to check it out. Have you read the Zion Covenant series by Bodie and Brock Thoene? It’s a great series. The last book, Dunkirk Crescendo, also has a really good telling of the miracle at Dunkirk.

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