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Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
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Dec 04, 09

Read in December, 2009

This was so refreshing to read!

The characters were very endearing. Masie, Mrs. Crawford, Mr. Carter, Billy, and of course her WWI friends.

I like the WWI time setting. What an unfair thing war is. So many lives are ruined by it. I appreciated how she didn't glorify it, yet maintained the glorious tribute deserving to those who served and sacrificed.

I appreciated the ending very much. I found this book to be just true-to-life to not be 'hoakey' like the other mysteries I've tried lately, yet it wasn't as stark and harsh as a non-fiction about WWI would have been. I was still able to enjoy the book as a fiction.

I'm definitely going to check out some of Winspeare's other writing. Thanks for the great recommendation, Julie Garrett!
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message 1: by Juliekjewell (new)

Juliekjewell You have a better book list than the college professors offer. As soon as I get time to read, I'll be picking a book from your list. Happy Holidays to you and your family. Your dad was surely pleased with his gluten free pie!


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