Another week, another book review! Here’s what I thought about my latest read.
Princess Elizabeth’s Spy by Susan Elia MacNeal was the 17th book I’ve read this year as I work toward my goal of reading 24 books in 2017. It is also the second book in the Maggie Hope series I’ve read. You can read what I thought about the first book here.
As World War II continues to spread across Europe, Maggie Hope has finished her training as a spy for England’s MI-5. Her first assignment is undercover at Windsor Castle where she will tutor and protect Princess Elizabeth. It is there that Maggie gets wind of a conspiracy that puts the royal family at the center of a dangerous plot that she must risk her life to fight.
You can tell I really like a series or an author when right when I finish one book, I immediately pick up the next in the series or another by the same author. The Maggie Hope series is enjoyable, smartly written and filled with twists and secrets. I like that while each book has its own plot to unravel, there are some continuing storylines throughout. In this book, we uncovered a bit more about Maggie’s family and her relationship with her love interest and I look forward to seeing where these relationships go. I have watched every single documentary about the British royal family on Netflix, so I loved this book’s depiction of Queen Elizabeth as a young girl and her budding relationship with her future husband, Prince Phillip. I continue to appreciate how smart and strong Maggie and how she defies the expectations of her male superiors. Just like with the first book in the series, I recommend this one. The end of the book had some twists and turns that I didn’t completely expect and I can’t wait to read the next one!
If you’d like to read about the other books I’ve read this year as part of my reading challenge, you can find my reviews here:
Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal
The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda
Summerland by Elin Hilderbrand
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
Bridges by Maria Murnane
A French Wedding by Hannah Tunnicliffe
Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid
The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani
Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran
The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets by Eva Rice
My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella
Small Admissions by Amy Poeppel
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand
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