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Princess Elizabeth's Spy

Princess Elizabeth s Spy Susan Elia MacNeal introduced the remarkable Maggie Hope in her acclaimed d but Mr Churchill s Secretary Now Maggie returns to protect Britain s beloved royals against an international plot one that

  • Title: Princess Elizabeth's Spy
  • Author: Susan Elia MacNeal
  • ISBN: 9780553593624
  • Page: 388
  • Format: Paperback
  • Susan Elia MacNeal introduced the remarkable Maggie Hope in her acclaimed d but, Mr Churchill s Secretary Now Maggie returns to protect Britain s beloved royals against an international plot one that could change the course of history As World War II sweeps the continent and England steels itself against German attack, Maggie Hope, former secretary to Prime Minister WinSusan Elia MacNeal introduced the remarkable Maggie Hope in her acclaimed d but, Mr Churchill s Secretary Now Maggie returns to protect Britain s beloved royals against an international plot one that could change the course of history As World War II sweeps the continent and England steels itself against German attack, Maggie Hope, former secretary to Prime Minister Winston Churchill, completes her training to become a spy for MI 5 Spirited, strong willed, and possessing one of the sharpest minds in government for mathematics and code breaking, she fully expects to be sent abroad to gather intelligence for the British front Instead, to her great disappointment, she is dispatched to go undercover at Windsor Castle, where she will tutor the young Princess Elizabeth in maths Yet castle life quickly proves dangerous and deadly than Maggie ever expected The upstairs downstairs world at Windsor is thrown into disarray by a shocking murder, which draws Maggie into a vast conspiracy that places the entire royal family in peril And as she races to save England from a most disturbing fate, Maggie realizes that a quick wit is her best defence, and that the smallest clues can unravel the biggest secrets, even within her own family.

    Princess Elizabeth s Spy A Maggie Hope Fulfillment by FBA is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in s fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products. The Maggie Hope Series Book Bundle Mr Churchill s The Maggie Hope Series Book Bundle Mr Churchill s Secretary, Princess Elizabeth s Spy, His Majesty s Hope, The Prime Minister s Secret Agent, Mrs Roosevelt s Confidante Kindle Edition Elizabeth II Elizabeth II Elizabeth Alexandra Mary born April is Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms. Elizabeth was born in London as the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York, later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, and she was educated privately at home.Her father acceded to the throne on the abdication of his brother King Edward VIII in , from which time The White Princess TV series The White Princess is a British American historical fiction television series for Starz, based on Philippa Gregory s novel of the same name and, to a lesser extent, its sequel The King s Curse.It is a sequel to The White Queen, a BBC produced miniseries adapting three of Gregory s previous novels. In the eight episode series, the marriage of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York Crowns, Tiaras, Coronets Princess Alice of Battenberg Jul , Princess Alice of Battenberg, born as Victoria Alice Elizabeth Julia Marie , was the eldest child of Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine and Prince Louis of Battenberg Through her mother, she was a great granddaughter of Queen Victoria, whose second daughter Princess Alice was her maternal grandmother Alice she went by her second name to avoid confusion between herself, her About Elizabeth I TUDOR Queen of England See her at The Queen Gallery Elizabeth Tudor was born on Sep at Greenwich to Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn Elizabeth s life was troubled from the moment she was born.Henry VIII had changed the course of his country s history in order to marry Anne, hoping that she would bear him the strong and healthy son that Catalina de Aragon never did. Elizabeth of York Philippa Gregory Elizabeth of York was the eldest child of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville.She was born a favoured princess in a glamorous, if insecure, court Her father had taken the throne by force, defeating the supporters of Henry VI, in the thirty years Wars of the Roses , a later name given to the series of battles between the Houses of York and Lancaster. Susan Elia MacNeal Books BOOKS The Prisoner in the Castle On Sale Now Bantam Dell Random House, August , World War II is raging, and former spy Maggie Hope knows too much. Royalty Tudor Royal History Queen Elizabeth I Books About Queen Elizabeth I Unless otherwise noted, these books are for sale at .Your purchase through these links will result in a commission for the owner of the Royalty site. The Seven Deadly Sins Netflix Official Site When a kingdom is taken over by tyrants, the deposed princess begins a quest to find a disbanded group of evil knights to help take back her realm Watch trailers learn .

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    1. Princess Elizabeth’s Spy by Susan Elia MacNeal is a 2012 Bantam publication. This second book in the Maggie Hope series is better than the first!!The story picks up with Maggie being told she can’t quite cut it at MI-5 from a physical standpoint, so she’s shipped home and reassigned. At first, she balks, but becoming a math tutor for Princess Elizabeth turns out to be much more than 'woman's work', when it becomes clear the princess could be in serious danger. On a more personal note, Magg [...]

    2. Well, I really wanted to like this one because I enjoyed the first book in the series, "Mr. Churchill’s Secretary," although it also had its flaws (see my ’ review). My major problem with this book, though, was Maggie Hope herself. I liked her spunky, Nancy Drew style in the first book, but in this volume, I am not sure if she could have been any more clueless, annoying, irritating, whiny, petulant, etc.I could not believe how both ridiculous and ridiculously unprofessional Maggie acted towa [...]

    3. After reading the first book in this series, I was excited to pick up the second. I expected a enjoyable, if not particularly historically accurate, novel and that is what I got. The characters are fun, the insights into life in WWII England interesting, and the code-breaking tidbits intriguing. All was well until the entire sub-plot regarding Maggie's parents started to emerge- as a fan of the TV show Alias, I was shocked to discover the wholesale use of the entire plotline about Sydney's paren [...]

    4. Did nobody else see how closely (almost unethically closely) parts of Maggie's story followed that of Sydney's from the TV show Alias? It was enough that it pretty much disturbed the way I felt about the rest of the book - which paints this supposedly intelligent, reasonable woman as a complete dunce with all the clues she misses.After reading the book, I was curious about the connections to Alias, so I pulled up Netflix and was astounded.(view spoiler)[1. Both of their fathers are also spies wi [...]

    5. With the recent celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s Jubilee, it’s especially engaging to read a novel about her as a young Princess—set in some of England’s darkest days during the brutal bombing attacks by Germany during WWII. While the adventures of Maggie Hope, spy and mathematician, with the fourteen-year-old Princess are fictional, MacNeal’s portrayal of Elizabeth rings delightfully true. Here’s the very young woman who already holds a powerful sense of duty to her people and carri [...]

    6. Awful! As an American, I'm ashamed of the poor writing and historical errors in this book. I'm a true anglophile and in particular love mysteries set around either of the first or second world wars. I'm also well versed in the history of the British royal family. I thought the first book in the series, Mr. Churchills' Secretary, was okay. Oftentimes I find the first book in a series is the weakest as so much of it is set up for future books, so I thought I'd give the second book a try in spite o [...]

    7. I have the same concern with this second title in the series as I did in the first: the characters' speech is not realistic to the time and place. Both in their inner thoughts and in dialogue, they speak in contemporary American, with Britishisms thrown in awkwardly. And some of the attitudes and opinions seem anachronistic. Also, the set-up for the third book is wildly improbable. It's a fun adventure, however, plenty of adrenaline, and the atmosphere and details of life in Windsor Palace durin [...]

    8. I was intrigued by the first book in this series, Mr. Churchill's Secretary. I didn't particularly like Maggie (in face she seemed to be a bit of a Mary Sue in that book, and this book reinforced my opinion of her - men instantly falling in love/lust with her; we're constantly told how unbelievably intelligent she is; it seems like she knows or is good at everything except where the plot point requires that she doesn't, though she is always quick to correct that). However, I loved the supporting [...]

    9. Susan Elia MacNeal introduced the remarkable Maggie Hope in her acclaimed début, Mr. Churchill’s Secretary. Now Maggie returns to protect Britain’s beloved royals against an international plot—one that could change the course of history. This is part 2 of a series. I wasn't aware of it when I bought it but that doesn't matter because you can read it without reading the first one, however I want to read the first one now! I love history, especially British history and add fiction, a hot Br [...]

    10. Thanks to NetGalley, I was able to read this book and it is nothing short of fantastic! I absolutely loved this book. I was absolutely saddened in the beginning by the twist of the novel in the first twenty pages but Mrs. MacNeal has an excellent way of sucking in readers and delivered what is a spectacular sequel! I squealed at the end it was so fantastic! Thank you, Mrs. MacNeal for writing something so wonderful! I cannot wait until the third novel!

    11. In my review of Winston Churchill's Secretary, the first of the Maggie Hope books, I said that the series showed promise as MacNeal settled into her talents as a writer. With this second installment, MacNeal is certainly starting to live up to that promise. Although some of the language is still a bit clunky (and there are far too many mentions of birds), the story itself flows much more smoothly than it did in the first book and MacNeal takes fewer shortcuts to get her characters in and out of [...]

    12. Another handful of deceit, action-filled drama, malice and a woman to save the day. Very interesting and appears as if the author took her time and described scenes, acts and the people in great detail. There is no unbelievable, fairy-tale saves; just real live drama that keeps you on your toes trying to figure out who has the most to gain from treachery. Maggie has a new assignment; governess to Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret. Someone is trying to abduct Princess Elizabeth but how no one kno [...]

    13. I finished Princess Elizabeth's Spy. I read it as an ARC (advanced reader copy) and it is beyond excellent.If you are looking for an exciting, WWII, feminist story, with a look at a young Princess Elizabeth, read this novel.This story is filled with bits and bobs of detail, little kernels of knowledge that shows Susan Elia MacNeal's scholarship, reverence for history, and ability to weave a story about this fascinating era. We get an inside look at war-torn England, the upstairs/downstairs of Wi [...]

    14. This second book in the Maggie Hope series was not quite up to par with the first. I enjoyed it, but there were some sections that downright annoyed me. In this book, we see Maggie train to become a spy. She then moves on to protecting Princess Elizabeth at Windsor Castle. The premise is that the ruling powers in Germany are planning to kill the King and kidnap the Princess in order to weaken England and open a window of opportunity for the Germans to invade. On a personal note, Maggie continues [...]

    15. 2.5 starsI wish I could say I enjoyed this book as much as the first in the series. It just fell flat for me. I found myself doing a thousand other things before reading on. I decided not to bail, because things picked up just as I was considering it. At 80%. That's just too damn late in a book!I found quite a lot of small things annoying, but my biggest gripe is that the author wasn't subtle about any of the foreshadowing or clues in the early to middle part of the story. I've read enough myste [...]

    16. I've been reading a lot of pre WWII cozy mysteries. Just a few days ago I posted the review for Elegy For Eddie and now there's Princess Elizabeth's Spy.This book is fabulous.I really loved the author's attention to detail in the historical aspect of the story. It was great to get a picture of Queen Elizabeth II in the days when she was just Princess Elizabeth.It is a historical novel of intrigue that touches on the cozy side, but Maggie Hope is a little more than your typical cozy mystery heroi [...]

    17. The author provides an extensive list of references at the end of the book, although she misnames historian Carolly Erickson as Carollyn; however,this outing for Maggie Hope felt off historically (the age gap between the Princesses is exaggerated, ladies-in-waiting were not hanging about at Windsor, travel was not nearly as frequent, and even the King had to wait to have phone calls put through by an operator-no 'direct lines') incorrect as far as Royal family details (the Princesses called thei [...]

    18. I won an advance copy through a Random House drawing, and if possible, would give it 4.5 stars. Mr. Churchill's Secretary laid the groundwork, and Princess Elizabeth's Spy is where the series seems to be establishing its stride. It kept me up late reading for several nights, and is a strong choice for historical fiction and mystery fans - the author has done an amazing amount of research. (I have known Susan MacNeal for several years, and would expect nothing less than a thorough study of every [...]

    19. Finally able to write a review! Maggie Hope is assigned to be a tutor for the young princess and she quickly realizes that this is hardly a fluff assignment. More than an hour math tutoring session will be needed for this mission!We read of smart women on both good and bad sides and we see that Princess Elizabeth is spunkier than we might have thought :-) The rest of my review can be found here.

    20. It has been almost 2 years since I read the first book, but someone recommended I continue the series because it improves, and I agree. The audio narration on this one was much better, but we also get a bit more into the characters and a longer storyline starts to develop.Naturally it ends with a cliffhanger, so I'll read the third book shortly!!!

    21. In many ways, Princess Elizabeth's Spy was just as good as Mr. Churchill's Secretary, to which I gave a 4-star rating. But I had to deduct one star from my rating for this one because there is an entire plot line straight out of the TV show Alias (see Spoiler for more details), which was very distracting for me. Maggie Hope remains a great character, and I look forward to reading more in the series, but every time the Alias plot line cropped up, I felt jolted back into the 21st-century. (Also, i [...]

    22. Excellent , captivating writing just like the first. I didn't care for the romantic thread. I don't want to give too much away but I really didn't like how quickly Maggie moved on. I'll leave it at that. Reminding myself these aren't romance novels. Incredible, crazy twist at the end!

    23. First Line: The midday summer sun in Lisbon was dazzling and harsh.Adolph Hitler is determined to conquer England, and a plot is set in motion to get King George VI and his family out of the way so the much more amenable Duke and Duchess of Windsor can assume the throne. In the mean time Maggie Hope, recently promoted to MI-5 from Winston Churchill's secretarial pool, has washed out of the physical part of her training in Scotland. Sent back to London, she is dismayed when she learns that she's [...]

    24. See this review and others like it at Badass Book Reviews!Princess Elizabeth’s Spy was even better than Mr. Churchill's Secretary! It had a quicker pace, a higher-stakes plot, and added more interesting characters. Susan Elia MacNeal has engaging, flowing prose and it is obvious that she has done her research about the time period. Her characters are all well-rounded and the events throughout the book come together beautifully to create an absolutely intriguing mystery. The tone and events in [...]

    25. 4.5/5Earlier this year I enjoyed the first adventure of Maggie Hope in Mr. Churchill's Secretary. After her aid in foiling an assassination plot there, she has been given the chance to join MI-5. However her lack of physicality stops that and leads to her receiving the position of Princess Elizabeth's maths tutor, ie a governess. However she is actually in place to spy on the household and see if she can ferret out a traitor. Also adding to her troubles are her fractured relationship with her fa [...]

    26. This is sad. Almost quit after 100 pages, but I was curious how MacNeal was going to wrap this up. Not well.First, this is not historical fiction so much as a parallel universe or alternate timeline. Yes, the events read like World War Two, but the people act and talk as if they are twenty-first century. Geography is off, too: in our world Winsor castle is twenty five miles west of London, in this book it’s between London and Berlin. Long distance direct dialing in 1940? The first RAF bombing [...]

    27. I have been looking forward to reading this sequel since I finished Mr. Churchill’s Secretary, and I was not disappointed. With a skillful combination of evocative writing and detailed research, author Susan Elia MacNeal transports the reader into WWII Windsor Castle where antiquated dungeons now serve as air raid shelters for the royal family and staff. Using a knack for calculation and codes to do her part for the war effort, Maggie Hope is the same sensible, quietly passionate character she [...]

    28. Princess Elizabeth's Spy by Susan Elia MacNeil was so very good there is no way that I can write a review to do it justice. It is the perfect marriage of historical fiction of World II and a delectable mystery. I loved peeking in the Prime Minister’s life and the future Queen Elizabeth’s. Each time that I sat down with this book, I knew I would that I would be entertained and learn some history at the same time.The book even has a little bit devoted to reading codes and some history behind t [...]

    29. I have become really enam0red of Susan Elia MacNeal's WWII mysteries, first Mr. Churchhill's Secretary and now Princess Elizabeth's Spy. The first, as I said in an earlier review, is set during the gathering storm, when England still hoped it could pacify Germany and Winston Churchill knew it couldn't. With Princess Elizabeth's Spy, MacNeal moves further into the war, with the devastating bombing of England's major cities. Maggie Hope, frustrated mathematician turn spy for Prime Minister Churchi [...]

    30. I am once again hooked on historical fiction and it's all Susan Elia Macneal's fault! I absolutely loved everything about this book. The characters, the setting, and the entire story was so much fun and it felt so realistic that I have conjured up actual images for each person in this book. Susan does a fantastic job of transporting the reader back in time to World War II. I enjoyed roaming around Windsor Castle and meeting the young Princess Elizabeth. So many of the books that I've read regard [...]

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