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The American Agent
The American Agent: A Maisie Dobbs Novel | Jacqueline Winspear
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Beloved heroine Maisie Dobbs, one of the great fictional heroines (Parade), investigates the mysterious murder of an American war correspondent in London during the Blitz in a page-turning tale of love and war, terror and survival. When Catherine Saxon, an American correspondent reporting on the war in Europe, is found murdered in her London digs, news of her death is concealed by British authorities. Serving as a linchpin between Scotland Yard and the Secret Service, Robert MacFarlane pays a visit to Maisie Dobbs, seeking her help. He is accompanied by an agent from the US Department of JusticeMark Scott, the American who helped Maisie get out of Hitlers Munich in 1938. MacFarlane asks Maisie to work with Scott to uncover the truth about Saxons death. As the Germans unleash the full terror of their blitzkrieg upon the British Isles, raining death and destruction from the skies, Maisie must balance the demands of solving this dangerous case with her need to protect Anna, the young evacuee she has grown to love and wants to adopt. Entangled in an investigation linked to the power of wartime propaganda and American political intrigue being played out in Britain, Maisie will face losing her dearest friendand the possibility that she might be falling in love again.
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Louise
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Another solid read in the Maisie Dobbs series. There is a great deal of sadness in these books, given the setting in London during wartime; but in this book, the author finally brings some happiness into Maisie‘s life again. I look forward to the next installment. #audiobook

KathyWheeler Oh good! I stopped reading for awhile because Maisie‘s life was just so sad! Now that I know things will look up for her again, I can go back to them. (edited) 2mo
Louise @KathyWheeler No kidding! I started to think the author must have an extremely melancholic personality! 😩 Thankfully, there is light at the end of the tunnel in this book! 🌞 2mo
KathyWheeler @Louise It was becoming too much for me. As much as I loved these books, I just couldn‘t take the sadness anymore. I‘m glad I can resume reading them. 2mo
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Crazeedi
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Update 4.5 ⭐ (definitely a good one)What I'm reading at the moment ( a beautiful morning on my front porch!) I'm happy I decided to continue this series, as the last one left me feeling 'meh'. This one has me engaged.

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BookInMyHands
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I haven‘t loved every Maisie Dobbs book I‘ve read in the last few years and considered giving up the series, but this was good. I love the character development in this series. I think it‘s unusual to find that in a long-running series.

Also, I ruined this library book on accident when a water bottle I thought was completely empty got left open in my bag 😞.

mcipher Oh I hate that! I usually ruin mine with coffee. 🙄 4mo
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Crazeedi
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@DebbieGrillo @MinDea #humpdaypost
1 see tagged book, but there are many others I'm excited to read!!
2 yes, signed up for 1st time
3 I plan on walking the 2 mile loop around my farm, fields and woods. I'm also going to do yoga for flexibility
4 see picture, our lab Mojo

BookwormAHN Lovely 💚 4mo
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LyndseyReads
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I wasn‘t undercover. I just lost my Litsy password for almost a year. 🤦‍♀️ Glad to be back and reading with you all!

Christine Welcome back! :) 4mo
LyndseyReads @Christine Thank you! 😊 4mo
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Tadams4
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I love this series and adore the main character! Good mystery and realistic action scenes! I‘m happy with the major progress in the storyline! Can‘t wait for the next installment!

Crazeedi Tap.tap.tap.waiting patiently to borrow this...I've read them all... 4mo
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SassyBookworm
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I can‘t believe I‘ve been reading about Maisie Dobbs for 15 books now! Wow! That right there tells you what a wonderful series it is! The American Agent was no exception! I love diving back into London with these characters I‘ve grown to love and feel like I‘m right there experiencing every thing with them. I loved the ending which honestly has me itching for more! One of the best WWI/WWII historical fiction series!

#SassyBookworm😏 #MaisieDobbs

Freespirit I need to read these! 4mo
Crazeedi I've read them all, waiting to read this one!!! 4mo
SassyBookworm @Freespirit yes you do they are wonderful!!! @Crazeedi it‘s really good! Honestly one of my favorites in the series! 4mo
Crazeedi @SassyBookworm sp glad to hear, because the last 2 I wasnt as thrilled with 4mo
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SassyBookworm
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Hoping to finish this one up today! I have loved spotting other readers at the beach! 🏖🌊

#SassyBookworm😏 #BeachReading #Vacation #OrangeBeachAlabama #kindle

Anna40 Every time I see someone reading a book in public I have to resist the urge to ask them what they are reading :) don't want to come across as creepy... it's awesome to see someone immersed in a book:) 4mo
GypsyKat @Anna40 Same here! 4mo
Talewaggingreads @SassyBookworm love me some OBA! We have a place down there and spend as much time as possible. Where did you stay? 4mo
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SassyBookworm @Anna40 omg yes! Especially if u can‘t see the title of the book! I just wanna be like so what are you reading?! But also don‘t wanna look like a creeper 😂 4mo
SassyBookworm @Talewaggingreads this was our first visit! We are at the Seaside and racquet club. It was one of the only places I could find that had separate bed for my girls. Being 15 & 6 I didn‘t think making them sleep together would be smart. Luckily this has them in the same room but with a twin bed each. I‘d love some suggestions on must do things and restaurants! We visited the Gulf Coast Zoo today, fabulous for 7 acres! 4mo
Talewaggingreads @SassyBookworm yes! Love that little zoo! They will be moving shortly to a larger space. Next time, do rent bikes and tour Gulf State Park. Fabulous biking trails, Nature Center, and a wide diversity of ecosystems. Just beautiful! Also the Naval Air Station just west of Pcola. Catch the Blue Angels' practice and tour the museum.💕 4mo
Talewaggingreads And, btw, the library does not have a residency requirement to check out materials!!! 4mo
Talewaggingreads Restaurant recs are Cobalt, Tacky Jack's, The Gulf, GT's on the Bay, Cosmo's, and Fisher's. 4mo
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catherine2
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Finally starting this one, the latest Maisie Dobbs book. I was lucky enough to meet Jacqueline Winspear last month and get my copy signed!

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SassyBookworm
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Reading by the pool on this beautiful day!!!

#SassyBookworm😏 #PoolsideReading #Kindle #MaisieDobbs #HappyWeekend

VanChocStrawberry Ah! Jealous! 5mo
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ralexist
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Maisie Dobbs has long been a favorite of mine. Now 15 books later, after all that she's already been through in her life, we catch up with Maisie during the London Blitz in WWII, where she's solving the murder of a young female journalist and just maybe re-opening her heart. If you've never picked these up I'd highly recommend doing so. Maisie is the epitome of what can happen when a good writer does well with character development.

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Floresj
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I‘m in the minority of this review....this is my first of the series, but I needed more. It felt formulaic and like an adult version of Encyclopedia Brown. Maybe if I had read all the other books, I‘d feel differently, but there‘s such great literature out there that is on my list that I‘m not going to invest the time in this series.

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ms_juliaf
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Excited to start the latest Maisie Dobbs book!

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Lmstraubie
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 I love this series. Fifteen books is not enough. Keep them coming! Historical fiction ✔️ Mystery ✔️ Engaging characters ✔️

rretzler I am in complete agreement! 6mo
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Lmstraubie
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Turns out I have some self control (not much, but at least a smidge). I started this #audiobook this morning, but I am saving the last 2 chapters for tomorrow. I don't want to say goodbye to Maisie 😕

Tadams4 One cannot but love Maisie! 6mo
Lmstraubie @Tadams4 Exactly!!! I know I will have to go back and reread the series. I just LOVE the story line and characters. 6mo
Eyelit This isn‘t the last, is it? I‘ve read through the fourth in the series and have been meaning to pick up with Maisie again 6mo
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Lmstraubie @eyelit This is number 15 and I really hope not the last! 6mo
Suet624 There are 15!?? I‘ve not read one of them. I best get cracking. 6mo
Lmstraubie @Suet624 Be careful... they're addictive 😉 6mo
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Lmstraubie
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A book lovers quandary...
After @Andrew65 introduced me to this series I totally binged it and couldn't get enough. Then I had to wait and wait and wait. I missed these characters so much. Well the next book is here. Do I dive right in or wait and savor?? Who am I kidding?!?!? Welcome back Maisie!

Andrew65 😂😂😂 How could you possibly wait. Just blame me. 😗 6mo
Lmstraubie @Andrew65 I'm already half way through (I have the audio book). I've been gardening & cleaning the yard all day so I can listen 😂😬 6mo
Andrew65 @Lmstraubie The Maisie Dobbs Spring Clean 👍 6mo
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howjessreads
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I really, really liked this one. Quite possibly the best Maisie yet. #howjessreadsin2019

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Booknerd2
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Seriously, how does this author do it? Every. Single. Book. Is better than the previous one. Love Maisie Dobbs and so grateful to make this journey with her. In this one, she investigates the murder of an American reporter, while the Blitz is in full force and her personal life is in limbo. 💜💜💜 I highly recommend this series!!!!

rretzler I absolutely loved this book and love series too. I will admit that the first few were a little uneven - when Maisie was semi-psychic, but once that faded away, they have been fantastic ever since! Have you tried Susan Elia MacNeal‘s Maggie Hope series? It reminds me a little of this one. 6mo
Booknerd2 @rretzler I have not but I definitely will now. Thanks for the recommendation. 6mo
rretzler It‘s not quite a powerful as the Maisie Dobbs series, but Maggie Hope is a strong, intelligent female character during WWII solving mysteries with friend and family complications. 6mo
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rretzler
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1. Winning the lottery and traveling around the world. 2. My first real job was as staff tax accountant at Ernst & Whitney (now Ernst and Young). 3. I can‘t recall the last time I DNF a book. I usually end up reading them all...eventually. 4. Lots and lots - the most recent is tagged. 5. My 2 most recent followers @avgeyer @ashley_o13. #wondrouswednesday

Eggs I‘m intrigued by Maisie Dobbs and love the cover art but haven‘t read one yet 7mo
rretzler @Eggs It is a very good series and I recommend that you start with the first in the series if you ever do read them as there is a lot of background and character building in each of the books. However, the first two or three books can be a little strange in that it is mentioned that Maisie has a bit of psychic ability. This can be off-putting to some readers, although it is not a big part of the stories. Fortunately, it is not continued for long. 7mo
Eggs Thanks for the recommendations 💗 @rretzler 7mo
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rretzler
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Another great entry in the Maisie Dobbs series. This one starts at the beginning of the London Blitz when a young female reporter who rides along with Maisie and Priscilla on their ambulance runs is found murdered. For many reasons, after this book, Maisie‘s life will never be the same. If you‘ve never read this series, Winspear is amazing and takes the time to be historically accurate. 4.5/5.0⭐️ #2019 Thanks Edelweiss and Harper for the ARC

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PatriciaU
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Winspear's Maisie Dobbs is one of my favorite fictional characters and I recommend them in my libraries and on my blog. The American Agent signals the true beginning of a new chapter in Maisie's life, and is every bit as good as previous entries in the series. The mystery here is secondary to the bigger story of Maisie moving on with her life, although it is handled with the same cleverness and wit we have come to expect from Winspear.

MallenNC I've read some of these but out of order. I liked what I've read so I want to start over and read in the right order. 7mo
daena I‘ve been interested in reading these Maisie Dobbs for a while now. Could you recommend which book I should begin with? (edited) 7mo
PatriciaU @daena definitely begin with Maisie Dobbs, the first in the series, and read in order. There are events that build up and occur throughout the series and if you read out of order, you‘ll miss a lot of context. 7mo
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rretzler
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Just received my ARC of this today from Edelweiss - it will be published at the end of the month so I thought I‘d better start now!

Crazeedi The new maise Dobbs! I cant wait! Welcome to litsy!! 7mo
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Pandalibrarian
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Finished this up last night and loved it - as I have all the other Maisie Dobbs books. I‘m pleased to see Maisie‘s home life become a bit more settled and am looking forward to how that changes the series going forward.

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Suzze
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This isn‘t out until the end of March, but that gives you time to catch up on an amazing series. Maisie is in the middle of the blitz in London in this one. I can‘t recommend the Maisie Dobbs series enough. ❤️❤️❤️

TrishB I haven‘t started the series yet so I don‘t think I‘ll be caught up by March! I have it ready though (first 4), trying to get up to date with some others before starting a new one. 9mo
Carolyn11215 Adore this series. A bit behind still...but hopefully I‘ll be caught up shortly after this one is released. 9mo
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Suzze
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#humpdaypost
1. My sister visiting from Florida, my bestie‘s new rescue dog, Aunt Betti, my oldest grandson Cooper graduates from high school, and “my kids” in the neighborhood that make me smile daily.
2. This is the year of non-fiction for me.
3. Nothing bad, and a lot of blessings.
4. Eating low carb. Wish me luck.
5. The new Jacqueline Winspear. I am so happy to be reading an advance copy.

Lmstraubie Enjoy the newest Maisie!!! 10mo
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Suzze
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So excited to be diving into this! #ilovemaisie

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nomadreader
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Two of my favorite things: a new #MaisieDobbs galley and sparkling rose in the afternoon

Andrew65 Maisie 😍😍😍 11mo
RealLifeReading Perfect! 11mo
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