5/5 Freezing Castles
On The Back:
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 math. Yet castle life quickly proves more 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 defense, and that the smallest clues can unravel the biggest secrets, even within her own family.
Wow, and I thought the first book was great. Filled with espionage, scandals, murders, secrets, balls, plays, and air raids Princess Elizabeth’s Spy was wonderful.
Maggie fails horribly at the physical portion of her test to become a spy on the continent, so when Peter Frain, head of MI-5, comes to her with a proposal, she will become Princess Elizabeth’s math tutor and will be an extra precaution, to soak up all of the information she can find and try to catch a German spy in the castle. Maggie reluctantly agrees and soon is caught up in a dangerous web of scandals, secrets, and lies. With a murderer on the loose and Germans bombing everyday can she save herself and the princesses before it’s too late?
This book happens with a bit of a gap between the last book, so a lot of things happened, and because of this, I found the first 3 or so chapters hard to get in to, but after the first few chapters the story speeds up so much that I devoured it in almost one sitting. I don’t want to say too much in this review because most of what I would say would be spoilers, but this book was amazing. The plot, mystery, and characters, all tied together wonderfully.
This book had some major foreshadowing in the end hinting to things in the next few books that I cannot wait for. Overall Princess Elizabeth’s Spy was simply wonderful. I already have the next one checked out from my library’s ebook lending service.