Sunday, March 01, 2015


Author:  Susan Elia MacNeal
Genre:  Historical Fiction, Maggie Hope Series #3
Published:  2013
Personal Rating:  3/5 (just okay)
Format/Narrator:  Audiobook/Susan Duerden
Yearly Count:  12

From NetGalley:
World War II has finally come home to Britain, but it takes more than nightly air raids to rattle intrepid spy and expert code breaker Maggie Hope. After serving as a secret agent to protect Princess Elizabeth at Windsor Castle, Maggie is now an elite member of the Special Operations Executive—a black ops organization designed to aid the British effort abroad—and her first assignment sends her straight into Nazi-controlled Berlin, the very heart of the German war machine. Relying on her quick wit and keen instincts, Maggie infiltrates the highest level of Berlin society, gathering information to pass on to London headquarters. But the secrets she unveils will expose a darker, more dangerous side of the war—and of her own past.

This series hasn't been a big winner for me, but I still want to continue it.  I think it's because it reminds me of Nancy Drew.  Maggie is the grown version of Nancy, but unfortunately, she's not much more sophisticated.  And, the storyline has so many coincidences that it becomes ridiculous at times.  However, like I said, I'm still drawn to it, so there's something good inside there.  :)

Thoughts of Joy

My thanks go to Bantam Dell and NetGalley for providing me with the eGalley.


  1. Nancy Drew! Good call.

    I like the series, but I can never quite get the tone right. It feels over the top sometimes (the coincidences! Maggie's earnestness!) but it is also very serious. It's a series I've only ever listened to, so I don't know if reading would change anything for me. I do like listening to it though. Like you, I'm drawn to it, even as I know it isn't really that good?

    1. Raidergirl3 ~ We have the exact same feelings on this one! :)

  2. I still plan to read this series. I should start now before it grows any larger!

    1. Les ~ I think you'll fall into the same camp as Raidergirl3 and me.


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