by Danielle Steel | Mystery & Thrillers | This book has not been rated.
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Journal Entry 1 by wingMaranlinwing on Saturday, September 23, 2023
At eighteen, Alexandra Wickham is presented to King George V and Queen Mary in an exquisite white lace and satin dress her mother has ordered from Paris. With her delicate blond looks, she is a stunning beauty who seems destined for a privileged life. But fate, a world war, and her own quietly rebellious personality lead her down a different path.

By 1939, Europe is on fire and England is at war. From her home in idyllic Hampshire, Alex makes her way to London as a volunteer in the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry. But she has skills that draw the attention of another branch of the service. Fluent in French and German, she would make the perfect secret agent.

Within a year, Alex is shocking her family in trousers and bright red lipstick. They must never know about the work she does--no one can know, not even the pilot she falls in love with. While her country and those dearest to her pay the terrible price of war, Alex learns the art of espionage, leading to life-and-death missions behind enemy lines and a long career as a spy in exotic places and historic times.

Spy follows Alex's extraordinary adventures in World War II and afterward in India, Pakistan, Morocco, Hong Kong, Moscow, and Washington, D.C., when her husband, Richard, enters the foreign service and both become witnesses to a rapidly changing world from post-war to Cold War. She lives life on the edge, with a secret she must always keep hidden.

Journal Entry 2 by wingMaranlinwing at Burlington, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, October 3, 2023
As a rule, I enjoy reading historical fiction especially those set in WWI or WWII. In this book, Alex's spy adventures in WWII were told in the first 100 or so pages. After that, her adventures working for MI6 were detailed. This occurred in several countries as her husband was transferred in his job as a British diplomat. For a novel under 350 pages in length it covered a lot of territory and years. Some parts were very detailed and others skimmed over. After her work with SOE ends with the end of the war, she marries and then continues working for MI6. I felt quite uncomfortable with the fact that she had to keep it all a secret from her husband, which could have blown up in her face, but didn't.

Journal Entry 3 by wingMaranlinwing at LFL - Burlington Anglican Lutheran Church in Burlington, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, November 29, 2023

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