2007: #10 – Maisie Dobbs (Jacqueline Winspear)

dobbs.gifBook #10 was Maisie Dobbs, the first book in the Maisie Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear.  The back of the book reads:

Maisie Dobbs isn’t just any young housemaid. Through her own natural intelligence—and the patronage of her benevolent employers—she works her way into college at Cambridge. When World War I breaks out, Maisie goes to the front as a nurse. It is there that she learns that coincidences are meaningful and the truth elusive. After the War, Maisie sets up on her own as a private investigator. But her very first assignment, seemingly an ordinary infidelity case, soon reveals a much deeper, darker web of secrets, which will force Maisie to revisit the horrors of the Great War and the love she left behind.

This first book in the Maisie Dobbs series was wonderful. I was immediately captured by this woman who is so independent in a time when women were still learning how to be so. And you learn more about her as the mystery goes on, culminating in a surprising revelation that makes you realize a whole other side to her. I look forward to reading more in this series.

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