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Book Recommendation: The Mapping Of Love And Death

Book Recommendation: The Mapping Of Love And Death by Jacqueline Winspear

 

The Mapping Of Love And Death (2010) is the seventh novel in the Maisie Dobbs series by New York Times bestselling author Jacqueline Winspear. Dolores and I are enjoying this series featuring the easy to love character, Maisie Dobbs. I suggest that you read the books in order for the most enjoyment as you follow the familiar characters. Use the links to learn more about the author and her books.

 

Books by Jacqueline Winspear There are eleven novels in this series.

 

The Story – From the website

The Mapping of Love and Death opens in August 1914 in the Santa Ynez Valley in California. Michael Clifton—youngest son of an Englishman who had emigrated to America when he was in his late teens, in search of his fortune—has just purchased a tract of land which he believes is rich with one of the state's most valuable resources—oil. A cartographer and surveyor, Michael is sure of his quest, and anticipates his father's pride in his acquisition. Fate steps in when the young Bostonian begins his journey home, and learns that Britain is going to war in Europe, so in a moment of loyalty to his father's homeland, he decides to travel to England to enlist for service. Michael is listed as "missing" in 1916.

In the spring of 1932, after Michael's remains are discovered in France, along with other members of his cartography unit. His wealthy parents hire Maisie Dobbs to find the woman who wrote a series of love letters discovered among Michael's belongings. The lover identifies herself only as "The English Nurse."

While tracking down the elusive woman in an investigation that ventures from London's most exclusive drawing rooms to its most downtrodden neighborhoods, Maisie must also wrestle with memories of serving as a nurse in the Great War—memories that she has tried so hard to conquer—and of the passionate wartime romance that ended in tragedy. But as she delves more deeply into what she discovers to be a long-hidden crime, the investigator realizes that unearthing buried secrets can lead to present-day danger—just as events from the past send her own life in a surprising and not unpleasant direction.

 

The Mapping of Love and Death

 

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Comment balloon 25 commentsRoy Kelley • October 22 2015 10:52AM

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Hi Roy.  That sounds like a good story.  Real books or ebooks?

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) about 4 years ago

This is a series that I recommend reading from the beginning.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 4 years ago

I love reading your book recommendations! How many books do you and Delores read in a month? 

Posted by Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA, (Keller Williams Capital Properties) about 4 years ago

Thanks for the book recommendation, Roy. Good tip on starting from the beginning of the series too.

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055) about 4 years ago

Lise Howe 

I try to read at least one book each week and sometimes will read two if they are easy reading. Dolores reads many more.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 4 years ago

Good morning Roy. Just finished a non-fiction book and have a few more to read. Not anywhere near your pace! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) about 4 years ago

 

 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) about 4 years ago

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 4 years ago

Thank you for the book recommendation. Have a good day.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) about 4 years ago

Good morning Roy Kelley,

You and Dolores always are reading some good books! Thanks for introducing us to yet another good series..and thanks for the suggestion to start the series in order!!!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) about 4 years ago

Thanks, again, for your comments. Have an outstanding day!

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 4 years ago

Another one?  YOu are a reading machine...I have alot of catching up to do!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) about 4 years ago

You really enjoy exciting books Roy, I enjoy your recommendations.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) about 4 years ago

It is always good to hear from you. Enjoy a good novel this weekend.

Happy Halloween!

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 4 years ago

Noah Seidenberg 

Thanks for your positive feedback. I hope you are reading some of my suggested books.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 4 years ago

This sounds like a great series and better yet, too bad it wasn't made into a mini series by Hallmark on T.V. I think I could really get into this one Roy and Dolores!

Love your flowers too!!!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) about 4 years ago

Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof 

This series is easy reading and you will enjoy the characters. Simply resolve to read the novels from the beginning. They are better than movies.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 4 years ago

Sounds like a great book Roy, I will have to see if there is an ebook for it.  Thanks for the recommendation.

Posted by GEORGE/ Jorge, Utah (Equity Real Estate) about 4 years ago

This author is unknown to me. Thanks for the introduction as I know I would like this writing style.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) about 4 years ago

Debbie Reynolds 

This is an easy reading series that I think you will enjoy. I do suggest starting at the beginning of the series since you will want to read all of the novels.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 4 years ago

Roy,

So glad, I saw this post, and I noticed it takes place in the Santa Ynez Valley, where we had lunch today...  I am going to get it next.  We are in the middle of catching up with Peter Mayle latest caper stories.  Wishing you a great weekend.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) about 4 years ago

Ron and Alexandra Seigel 

You will love this easy reading series. It is not necessary but I recommend that you read the novels in order of publication.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 4 years ago

Roy,

I definitely would do that, and I go on a binge.  Thanks A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) about 4 years ago

Good Monday morning to all. I hope you have adjusted to fall change to standard time. Have a most productive week.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 4 years ago

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