England, 1940. Clare Childs knew life would change when she unexpectedly inherited the Maggie Bright—a noble fifty-two-foot yacht. In fact, she’s counting on it. But the boat harbors secrets. When a stranger arrives, searching for documents hidden onboard, Clare is pulled into a Scotland Yard investigation that could shed light on Hitler’s darkest schemes and prompt America to action.
Across the Channel, Hitler’s Blitzkrieg has the entire British army in retreat with little hope for rescue at the shallow beaches of Dunkirk. With time running out, Churchill recruits civilian watercraft to help. Hitler is attacking from land, air, and sea, and any boat that goes might not return. Yet Clare knows Maggie Bright must answer the call—piloted by an American who has refused to join the war effort until now and a detective with a very personal motive for exposing the truth.
The fate of the war hinges on this rescue. While two men join the desperate fight, a nation prays for a miracle.
I have always said that history is one of the hardest subjects for me as a homeschooling mom to teach. Mostly because I LOVE history and never feel finished. I always feel there is still more to know, a different perspective to see. Which is part of the reason I read so much historical fiction.
The story takes place before America enters WWII. As Americans how often we forget that this war was raging years before we entered. I admit I did not know much about Dunkirk, so of course I had to go looking for more information. I love when I have to do that!!
Maggie Bright actually had two stories being told. One from a soldier’s perspective and one from Clare Childs and her friends. So the book flip flops between the two stories, but I must say Tracy Groot is an amazing writer and it all flowed very well. I would say the only thing with the book some people may not enjoy is there are a few cuss words. It did surprise me considering this book came from Tyndale Publishing. But I don’t believe they were used to be offensive either.
That being said, I loved how this book ended. Or didn’t end. Don’t worry no spoilers. Reading Maggie Bright makes me want to go read other books by Tracy Groot. If you love history or WWII even the tiniest bit then you should definitely read this book.
Number of Pages: 400
Vendor: Tyndale House
I received this book from Tyndale Publishing in exchange for my honest review.