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    Great Start to a Series

    Review I really enjoyed reading this historical mystery. The setting is in Pre-World War 2 England which really works well with the spy/mystery aspect of the story. My favorite character was the main character, Catherine. I love that she has the strength and courage to go against society rules to seek out happiness. I also like the supporting characters of Annie, Aunt Lydia, and Thomas all of which have strong likable personalities. This is a well-written book with well-paced suspense interwoven into the lives of these characters. This is a great start to a new series, the only thing I had a problem with was the prologue (I just kept getting distracted but the info it supplies comes into play later in the book) after I got past it I couldn’t put the book down. I really enjoyed the spy aspect of the mystery. I would recommend this book to historical and cozy mystery lovers alike. I received this book from Netgallery. All thoughts and opinions are my own and in no way have been influenced.
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    Look forward to the series!

    I found the story held my interest from start to finish. The authors detail of words makes each character come to life. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a light mystery in an historical setting.
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    Enjoyable book

    3.5 stars I enjoyed this book and I’m hoping this will become a new series. This first book was more about situational and character developments. This story occurs right before the beginning of WWII, in England. It involves espionage, secrets and a “Who done it” mystery. Catherine Carlisle is caught in a loveless marriage and feels trapped until a friend asks her to switch some of her husband’s business papers in order to confuse the Germans. A murder, accusations, spies... Catherine finds herself involved in this melange and it gives her life a purpose. It’s a good story however, I felt that it lacks authenticity and believable characters. The characters are on the “spoofy “ side of things. For this reason I would call it “My bubble gum for the brain”. The book is well written, easy to read, fast pace and enjoyable.

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