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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday - Mrs. Roosevelt's Confidante


This is a weekly event that highlights a book we can't wait to be published.  It is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Have you read any of the Maggie Hope mysteries?  Susan Elia MacNeal writes these and I've enjoyed each one I've read.  Of course, being me, I'm a little behind in the series.  Maybe 2 or 3 books behind.  Anyway, they are set in WWII times and the main protagonist is Maggie Hope.  The first book is Mr. Churchill's Secretary, which finds Maggie part of the pool of women who worked in the depths of London underground - part of the Prime Minister's staff.  This author has been nominated for several mystery awards, including the Edgar.  She's won a Barry award.  The upcoming book is the 5th in the series.  I'm waiting on:




Publication Date:  October 27th

December 1941. Soon after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Winston Churchill arrives in Washington, D.C., along with special agent Maggie Hope. Posing as his typist, she is accompanying the prime minister as he meets with President Roosevelt to negotiate the United States’ entry into World War II. When one of the First Lady’s aides is mysteriously murdered, Maggie is quickly drawn into Mrs. Roosevelt’s inner circle—as ER herself is implicated in the crime. Maggie knows she must keep the investigation quiet, so she employs her unparalleled skills at code breaking and espionage to figure out who would target Mrs. Roosevelt, and why. What Maggie uncovers is a shocking conspiracy that could jeopardize American support for the war and leave the fate of the world hanging dangerously in the balance.

24 comments:

  1. I haven't read any of the Maggie Hope books and know very well that I'm missing a trick as I've heard about them on several blogs. I must pull my finger out as I like reading about WW2 and know I would love the series. I think the problem is that there are *so* many good series nowadays. Not that I'm complaining...

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    1. I totally understand. Sometimes I feel that I'm kind of drowning in books I want to read. And then other times, it's OK. Blogging really brings one a lot of new suggestions for things to try - that's what I'm remembering. LOL

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    2. So I walk into the library on Thursday and the first book I see... on the 'quickpicks' stand... is Mr. Chruchill's Secretary. Naturally, I grabbed it... :-)

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    3. Now that is providence, Cath! Hope you enjoy it!

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  2. I listened to the audiobook of the first in this series and enjoyed it quite well. I'm anxious to get to the rest, so thanks for the reminder to get on my library's website and download #2. This one sounds really good! I'm quite fascinated with the life of Eleanor Roosevelt!

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    1. Yes, I love the idea that ER is in this one too. Can't wait to read it. Well, I should catch up first over the summer maybe.

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  3. My mother enjoyed Mr. Churchill's Secretary, but I didn't realize it was a series. Will have to pick up some of the others for her. Thanks, Kay!

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    1. It is a series, JoAnn. Glad that I could share that info and hope your mother enjoy the next books. :-)

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  4. Oh, I love the sound of this one...I enjoyed Mr. Churchill's Secretary. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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    1. I think a lot of us read that first one and then didn't get a chance to read on. I'm going to try to catch up before this one is published.

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  5. Sounds interesting. And as a bonus I bet my mother would like it too. Thanks for sharing it!

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    1. Great! Hope you'll both try it.

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  6. I haven't seen the series before, but I do like mysteries and this one sound interesting. I hope you love it!

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    1. It's fun if you like historical mysteries. Thanks!

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  7. I never heard of this one but it sounds interesting.

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  8. I haven't read any book from this author. But this is a mystery series and I love mysteries. Checking this out.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Thanks for coming by here, too!

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  9. You are a danger to my TBR - I haven't read any of Maggie Hope's books but they sound just my kind of thing. I do like historical mystery books.

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  10. I've not read any books in this series but loving the sound of them! I love illustrated covers as well, so that immediately appeals to me. Great pick!

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    1. Oh, yes, the covers on the books in this series are really good.

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  11. I haven't read any of these books, Kay, but they sound really good! And I so enjoy stories set during WWII, especially if there is some actual history included in the fiction. Great pick! I hope you'll catch up soon.
    Happy reading.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. There is some history and I loved the characters.

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