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Mrs. Roosevelt's Confidante: A Maggie Hope Mystery (edição: 2015)

de Susan Elia Macneal (Autor)

Séries: Maggie Hope (5)

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Fiction. Mystery. Historical Fiction. HTML:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  In this riveting mystery from Susan Elia MacNeal, Englands most daring spy, Maggie Hope, travels across the pond to America, where a looming scandal poses a grave threat to the White House and the Allied cause.

December 1941. Soon after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Winston Churchill arrives in Washington, D.C., along with special agent Maggie Hope. Posing as his typist, she is accompanying the prime minister as he meets with President Roosevelt to negotiate the United States entry into World War II. When one of the First Ladys aides is mysteriously murdered, Maggie is quickly drawn into Mrs. Roosevelts inner circleas ER herself is implicated in the crime. Maggie knows she must keep the investigation quiet, so she employs her unparalleled skills at code breaking and espionage to figure out who would target Mrs. Roosevelt, and why. What Maggie uncovers is a shocking conspiracy that could jeopardize American support for the war and leave the fate of the world hanging dangerously in the balance.
Praise for Mrs. Roosevelts Confidante
 
MacNeal paints an engrossing portrait of a country on the verge of war, with many laws suspended and prejudice rifea world not that much different from today.Kirkus Reviews
 
MacNeals fifth Maggie Hope mystery is another solidly researched entry with the indomitable Maggie in top form.Booklist
 
Another winner filled both with fact and marvelous fiction . . . Maggie is a wonderful character with the strength and determination, as well as intelligence, to make her a resourceful spy.RT Book Reviews
 
MacNeals images and characters are true to the time, and the resonance of several of the subplots with current events deepen the impact of the tale; MacNeal is to be commended for her skillful weaving of racial and gender issues into an already complex political picture. . . . Theres a tremendous amount of world and U.S. history in this delightful volume.Historical Novels Review
 
Addictive . . . [MacNeal] paints convincing portraitures of the Roosevelts and other real-life historical figures. . . . The author continues to tackle heady issues while giving us a beloved heroine to root for. Wrought with peril and tension and extraordinarily rich in detail and research, Hopes latest adventure will not disappoint fans of the series.Fredericksburg Free LanceStar

Praise for the bestselling Maggie Hope mysteries

Youll be [Maggie Hopes] loyal subject, ready to follow her wherever she goes.O: The Oprah Magazine

[A] stellar series.Minneapolis Star Tribune

A treat for WWII buffs and mystery lovers alike.Booklist

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Título:Mrs. Roosevelt's Confidante: A Maggie Hope Mystery
Autores:Susan Elia Macneal (Autor)
Informação:Bantam (2015), 336 pages
Coleções:Sua biblioteca
Avaliação:*****
Etiquetas:World War II, Winston Churchill, Spy, No. 10 Downing, Germany, Nazis, Nevile chamberlain

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Mysteries loom, yet, unlike in MR. CHURCHILL'S secretary, there is welcome space between scary rescues.

Odd that "Man in fedora" never changed his disguise and that Maggie wasn't automatically given security.

Peenemunde interludes were boring... ( )
  m.belljackson | May 15, 2024 |
This new to me series set amid the backdrop of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill's visit to the United States. While this is a fictional book, many of the details are very researched and this reminds those living in the US at the time, that our experience before deciding to enter the War and assist Europe, was so very different than what those countries were facing.

The setting is Decemer 1941 soon after the attack on Unisted States Pearl Harbour. Using a fictious character named Maggie Hope, who is an ace investigator/private detectice who travels to the White House with Churchill's assistants who are helping negotiane the United States entry into World War II.

Previously an isolationist, when Pearl Harbor is bombed, killing so many unspecting innocents, it is obvious that the United States can no longer stick it's head in the sand and must rally round Churchill. Both eloquent speakers and hard-working, intelligent leaders, when the two come together, a strong bond results. It is obvious the author did a lot of research, and notes that she watched the Ken Burns series of United States history as a springboard.

When Maggie Hope learns that there is a plot to defame Eleanor Roosevelt after her secretary is murdered, she chooses to bring this to light with Mrs. Roosevelt. While the sitaution did not occur, the author uses this character so allow the reader access to the life and intelligence of Eleanor is portrayed lovingly and quite accurately.

The portrayal of Winston Churchill was fascinating and the details of Hitler's sweep through the European countries, leaving death and destruction in his path, confirms that those previously reluctant to enter the war, are now convinced of the enevitability of necessity.

The backdrop of Christmas at the White House and Churchill and Roosevelt stratigized hoe to defeat Hitler was a delighted addition.

I liked this book so much that I purchased most of the series.

Highly Recommended!! ( )
  Whisper1 | Apr 3, 2024 |
Interesting mix of mystery, romance and historical fiction. I liked the visual aspects of the narrative which helped provide some authenticity. Overall a bit cutesy and contrived, but I enjoyed it nevertheless. ( )
  dbsovereign | Mar 17, 2023 |
When Winston Churchill travelers to Washington D.C to negotiate with President Roosevelt the United States entry into World War II. Special agent Maggie Hope is by his side posing as his typist. But Maggie is soon drawn into the action as she together with the Eleanor Roosevelt discovers the body of an aide to the First Lady. It seems that someone is trying to implicate the First Lady and now Maggie must try to find out who is behind the killing.

I read the first book in this series not so long ago and it was a good start of the series. I came to like Maggie Hope and her struggle to find her place as an American woman in Britain during the war. Well she was born in Britain, but she grew up in America so her roots may be British, but in Britain she is American. And now she is back home and she is thrilled to be back even though it's a devastating action that has brought them to America. The attack on Pearl Harbor has just occurred and now it seems that America will finally also join the war. Also, a young black man is accused of killing a white man and is sentenced to death and Eleanor Roosevelt is trying to persuade her husband to interfere with it, to persuade the governor to stop it. I found this part of the story both sad and horrifying as always when a man is not tried fairly by a jury. But this is the 40s America.

Reading this book made me think of something I read or heard somewhere that on the day that Pearl Harbor was attacked Winston Churchill wrote in his diary “we have won”! Because now he knew that America would join the war. Anyway, I was thrilled to be approved for this book since I a) like this series and I'm planning on reading the two between this one and the first and b) I like FDR very much.

Susan Elia MacNeal has done a tremendous good work in writing a novel about the meeting between Roosevelt and Churchill. Also, I came to like Eleanor Roosevelt quite much in this book. There was a moment in the book, a very intense moment when I really was drawn into the story and I wasn't quite sure, but hopeful that it would end well and that was when Maggie traveled to the prison to the execution. This really made me think of “The Green Mile”. The electric chair is truly an awful invention. How it all ended? Well, you have to read it yourself!

Thanks to Random House and NetGalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review! ( )
  MaraBlaise | Jul 23, 2022 |
Enjoyed this one more than the last couple. ( )
  Malaraa | Apr 26, 2022 |
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Fiction. Mystery. Historical Fiction. HTML:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  In this riveting mystery from Susan Elia MacNeal, Englands most daring spy, Maggie Hope, travels across the pond to America, where a looming scandal poses a grave threat to the White House and the Allied cause.

December 1941. Soon after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Winston Churchill arrives in Washington, D.C., along with special agent Maggie Hope. Posing as his typist, she is accompanying the prime minister as he meets with President Roosevelt to negotiate the United States entry into World War II. When one of the First Ladys aides is mysteriously murdered, Maggie is quickly drawn into Mrs. Roosevelts inner circleas ER herself is implicated in the crime. Maggie knows she must keep the investigation quiet, so she employs her unparalleled skills at code breaking and espionage to figure out who would target Mrs. Roosevelt, and why. What Maggie uncovers is a shocking conspiracy that could jeopardize American support for the war and leave the fate of the world hanging dangerously in the balance.
Praise for Mrs. Roosevelts Confidante
 
MacNeal paints an engrossing portrait of a country on the verge of war, with many laws suspended and prejudice rifea world not that much different from today.Kirkus Reviews
 
MacNeals fifth Maggie Hope mystery is another solidly researched entry with the indomitable Maggie in top form.Booklist
 
Another winner filled both with fact and marvelous fiction . . . Maggie is a wonderful character with the strength and determination, as well as intelligence, to make her a resourceful spy.RT Book Reviews
 
MacNeals images and characters are true to the time, and the resonance of several of the subplots with current events deepen the impact of the tale; MacNeal is to be commended for her skillful weaving of racial and gender issues into an already complex political picture. . . . Theres a tremendous amount of world and U.S. history in this delightful volume.Historical Novels Review
 
Addictive . . . [MacNeal] paints convincing portraitures of the Roosevelts and other real-life historical figures. . . . The author continues to tackle heady issues while giving us a beloved heroine to root for. Wrought with peril and tension and extraordinarily rich in detail and research, Hopes latest adventure will not disappoint fans of the series.Fredericksburg Free LanceStar

Praise for the bestselling Maggie Hope mysteries

Youll be [Maggie Hopes] loyal subject, ready to follow her wherever she goes.O: The Oprah Magazine

[A] stellar series.Minneapolis Star Tribune

A treat for WWII buffs and mystery lovers alike.Booklist

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