Sunday, July 22, 2012

Pardonable Lies by Jacqueline Winspear

Jessica at Quirky Bookworm created a summer reading program--one of my favorite things ever! Click over to her website for other reviews of Pardonable Lies. I've also reviewed another Maisie book--click here to read it.

Read while home alone? sure
Tissues needed? not really
Overall rating: 5 stars

In book 3 of the Maisie Dobbs series “Psychologist and Inspector” Maisie seeks to uncover the truth about two young English soldiers who didn’t come home. Her efforts are hampered by the secrecy of officials, being followed, revisiting her own service in WWI France, and even attempts on her life. Will Maisie’s usual cool, determined demeanor overcome these obstacles as she pursues the truth?

I love Maisie Dobbs! Her time seems more proper, so even in the midst of murder and mayhem it somehow appears gentler. It’s been awhile since I read the early books in this series, and though I enjoy the later books, this was even better. There’s suspense, danger, and excitement, as well as quiet introspection—a masterfully woven story!

Is there a time period you especially enjoy reading? Do you tend to prefer the earlier or later books in a series? What series are your favorites?

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you liked it!

    Like I mentioned in my reply to your comment; I think the main problem for me was that I was rushed in reading it, so I didn't take the time to savor it.

    Thanks so much for linking up - maybe you'll win! :)