It is May, 1940. England is alone battling Hitler’s Nazis. Spies are everywhere. At a boat harbor on the Thames, Clare Childs is the proud owner of Maggie Bright, a yacht bequeathed to her by someone she doesn’t know and which is the center of wartime espionage. Drawn into an investigation by Scotland Yard, Clare is smack in the middle of history. What no one knows is that the British Expeditionary Force is being forced out of France to the little town of Dunkirk on the Channel. They are in full retreat. What happens next is a miracle. The Brits are not about to let their men founder on the shore of the English Channel. Clare and all the characters in the book have certain roles to play in the drama that unfolds between May 30th and June 4th, 1940.
This book is a keeper. It is a historical novel in that it captures the events of the greatest naval rescue in history. Thinking to save 45,000 men of the 500,000 trapped at Dunkirk, the rescue flotilla rescued 340,000 men. These actions by the Royal Navy and ordinary citizens determined to save their countrymen and defy the Fuhrer show the resistance and perseverance of the British people during a time when they were alone, waiting for the inevitable. Tracy Groot wrote “Maggie Bright”, a story about a great event, one that involved a whole nation and its people.
I was sent a free print copy of the book by Tyndale Blog network in return for my honest review of the book.