Maggie Bright: A Novel of DunkirkTracy Groot
2016 Christan Book Award ® Nominee: Fiction Book of the Year 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 stran... Read More
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.
- Store Only: Yes
- Product type: Book
- Format: Hardcover
- Release Date: May 1, 2015
- UPC: 9781414383231
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 368
- Publish Date: May 1, 2015
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "FIC014000"
- ISBN: 1414383231
Customer ReviewsWrite your own review
- Compelling! by firstname.lastname@example.org on 6/29/2015
Parallel stories are seamlessly interwoven throughout this gripping novel of the early years of WWII England and across the English Channel. Beautifully described with impeccable detail, history comes to life in this poignant story. The Maggie Bright holds secrets and her story runs deep.
Numerous characters come to life in this gripping novel of danger and intrigue. These characters will touch your heart and bring tears to your eyes. This tale of war and suffering, and a future unknown is well researched and documented. Life is depicted with poignancy and compassion, yet raw and earthy details generate a depth of emotion.
Effortlessly developed, Maggie Bright is a sight to behold and a character all her own. This historic rendering of WWII England and those who fought to protect her freedom is riveting and masterfully written. I look forward to more novels by Tracy Groot!
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