During the expository beginning I just about gave up.
But the story picked up nicely and Our Hero has sundry adventures. A nice action-packed tale once you get in a bit.
An interesting story set in 1940's England. Lots of drama and action. A wonderful look at Mr. Churchill. Definitely worth the price of a credit.
This truly fits in a genre of cozy spy story. Great historical interest and multiple denouements that sustained my interest - I kept thinking the action had peaked and then it picked up again.
Narrator is great, even evoking Churchill's delivery. The story has a few minor flaws, but if you're already accepting that spy activity could be this gentle, overlooking them is not a step much farther to take .
I was slightly annoyed by something that's a pet peeve: an author injecting modern morality and political views into a past era. But it wasn't bad enough to ruin my enjoyment.
I'll read on in the series.
while the book itself was fun, the plot was clunky at times. more than anything what was extremely interesting was the narrator who could not nail down an American accent for the life of her.
Good historical fiction.
When Paige (Clair) and Murphy killed (?) the dancer.
I loved it. It made me both laugh and cry.
This story made me care about the characters. It was very well done. I can't wait to read the next book.
At the top! This series is a more sophisticated version of the Her Royal Spyness novels, which I also love. Enough English history for any history buff in this one!
Lots of twist and turns and unexpected character development. Just enough "mature" language and plot lines to make the story realistic. I especial liked that problems such as the Irish troubles or the British Hitler supporters were not ignored nor glossed over.
I loved the reader, Wanda McCaddon. At first I thought her voice was too mature, but her reading style, her inflection, her accents, made me fall in love with her voice. I'm sorry to read that other books in the series don't use McCaddon, now that I have her characterizations in my 'head'! McCaddon gave life to each of the characters!
Not about the book. However there was one or two times when McCaddon didn't get a young gravely voice exactly right, and I thought I heard just a touch of Marge Simpson in the accent.THAT made me laugh! However, I did get very emotionally involved with the characters. So much so that I'm probably hooked on the Maggie Hope series.
Congratulations to Susan Elia MacNeal for a wonderful beginning to a very enjoyable series.