Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Journey to Munich: A Maisie Dobbs Novel by Jacqueline Winspear

Maisie is back and is finally feeling a bit more alive.  After serving as a nurse in the war, losing her husband and even living in a convent for a while, she's returned to her home grounds.  She's trying to let the grief and hurt go but it's hard.  As she waffles about how to return to a normal life, she's recruited back into action as an undercover secret service agent...

Harper and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published March 29th.

The last couple of books in this series disheartened me.  When Maisie loses her love and her child and goes to pieces it was not fun to read about.  However, this book is starting a new phase of Maisie's life and I have hope for her future.

Her job is to go Munich and pose as a man's daughter so she can get him out of prison and bring him home.  The problem is that the Nazis are in power and they make new rules, bully about anyone that talks to them, and you can't trust them.  The man they finally show after days of waiting is not the man she came for.  So now how will she find the one she needs for her mission?

Her mission is twofold.  She's also asked by the man she hates to bring back his daughter.  His daughter is also mixed up with Nazis.  Maisie has her work cut out for her.  

There are secrets all around and plans from more than one group.  Maisie is walking a tightrope with no help.  As she tries to complete her goals, she has to be very careful not to fall...

I like Maisie as a character.  She's fearless (except on the inside), will undertake her mission and solve it as best she can, and she even teaches some of the operatives some new things.  How can you not admire an independent woman in that day and age?

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