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Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
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Dec 04, 2009

really liked it
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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