Saturday, March 14, 2009

two for the price of one

Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)
Genre: historical fiction, mystery
Review: I liked this book. Really, I did. The writing is wonderful. But I was a little confused about what kind of book it wanted to be. Was it a mystery? Or the story of Maisie's experiences as a nurse in WWI? Either one would have been great, but to start the mystery and then have an extended flashback to her childhood and experiences leading up to where the book started was, for me, too big a break in the narrative. But I liked each part, so I read on. And both parts finished in an unexpected way, which I couldn't help but like.

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