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, Hitlers 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 may not return.
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.
Compelling, riveting, and inspiring.
Many words could be used to describe the novel Maggie Bright,
but these three are the first that come to my mind after reading the book.
I must confess that I was not quite familiar with the history of Dunkirk
and the evacuation that took place there in 1940.
As I began to read the book I became more engrossed in the history that happened
so many years ago and the farther along I got in the book
the more captivating and emotional the journey got.
Clare Childs, a young woman with spunk, charisma, and integrity,
is the main female character in the book.
She has inherited a beautiful yacht called the Maggie Bright
from a family friend and in some odd way she feels a connection with it.
She opens up the yacht as a bed and breakfast,
but dreams of the day she will take the lovely yacht out to sea.
Jamie Elliot is a soldier. . .a soldier headed straight for Dunkirk
with a Captain that has been injured and has suffered brain damage.
The Captain has been placed in Jamie's care
and has been ordered to get him to Dunkirk immediately.
Jamie's story remains on the battle field and along the way
you will "see" through the writing of Tracy Groot the heartache of war,
and the brokenness of the people who suffered through such ugliness and tragedy.
William Percy is a man on a mission and he is determined to expose the truth
about the horrible acts taking place with and on children because of Hitler.
He meets Clare Childs and together they begin to form a plan. . .
The Maggie Bright is full of rich history that is not only thought-provoking,
but also quite tear-jerking.
There are moments of humor and irony mixed in
with the inspirational and emotional writing of Tracy Groot.
I found this book to be very moving and a good reminder
of what the men and women endured for their country and loved ones.
** I was given a free copy of this book from Tyndale Publishers for an honest review.
All thoughts are my own. No other compensation was received. **