I’ve had a little more time on my hands to read these days, but I still have trouble concentrating, so it’s hit and miss. I had this ebook for three weeks before I actually started reading it, and I really only did so because I was going to have to return it to the library.
This book isn’t as heavy as the previous one, taking place mostly in rural Scotland. Maggie is trying to heal from her ordeal in Berlin and suffers from PTSD while working to train the next group of SOE recruits. She gets caught up in another mission when she goes to visit her friend Sarah (the ballerina) who is performing in Edinburgh with the Vic-Wells ballet. The main plot wraps about about 70% through the book and you’re left wondering why it continues.
There’s also WAY TOO MUCH fanfic about the intelligence breakdown that led to the bombing of Pearl Harbor. With the exception of setting up the next book (Maggie goes to America), it had ZERO to do with Maggie’s plot and I just didn’t care. It felt like padding because the Maggie plot was pretty thin.
Maggie’s RAF ex boyfriend reappears, and it seems like they are moving towards a reconciliation. Hopefully, if that’s the case, the author will show us why we should root for them because so far, everything about their “romance” has happened off screen. We also get an update on Hugh, but he doesn’t appear, so I’m not hopeful she’ll reconnect with him.
I was happy to return to this universe, though it was a little hard to get into the WWII mindset with all of the craziness happening in this country this weekend. I’ve got the next “I Heart” book from the library, so I hope that will be a nice distraction from …. *gestures at everything.*