A couple of WWI Reading Challenge participants read and reviewed A Lesson in Secrets. Here are excerpts from their reviews; click the links to read the full reviews.
Diary of an Eccentric said:
Maisie thinks emerging support for the Nazis in England is a concern, though she is dismissed by her superiors. Of course, we know Maisie has cause for concern, and I hope this is all revealed in future books in the series. I also was captivated by the connections to World War I through a seemingly simple children’s book. Winspear provides much food for thought about pacifism, the treatment of conscientious objectors during the war when everyone was geared up to fight, and how people who had seen the outcome of the war could ignore what was going on in Germany in 1932.
Savvy Verse & Wit said:
Winspear crafts an intricate novel of mystery that resonates with the reader as Dobbs is a strong woman making her way in a man’s world just after the war has ended and women are struggling to maintain their new found freedom. Dobbs is a strong woman, though scarred, who is intelligent and observant. Interestingly, Winspear demonstrates how idle gossip can provide just the nugget of information investigators need to close in on a killer. While Dobbs is kept in the dark about the knowledge held by government officials, she manages to uncover their secrets and those of other government officials who view her as an inconsequential lecturer.
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