Pardonable Lies by Jacqueline Winspear (2005), 340 pages
I struggled somewhat through the first half or so of this book. As I kept going, the reading experience improved for me, to the extent that I can say I enjoyed reading Pardonable Lies, but I didn’t jump right into the next Maisie Dobbs book. It was kind of too … mystical for me. But it could have just been the story.
I was conflicted about this one, as I was with Birds of a Feather. Neither has lived up to the expectation set by the first book in the series, which is disappointing.
Still, I enjoyed its 1930s setting, with its view of the current economic depression and its delving into World War I. I’m sure I’ll continue reading the series.
The entire series and its order (so far):
1. Maisie Dobbs (2003)
2. Birds of a Feather (2004)
3. Pardonable Lies (2005)
4. Messenger of Truth (2006)
5. An Incomplete Revenge (2008 )
6. Among the Mad (February 2009)