Review: Leaving Everything Most Loved by Jacqueline Winspear

Leaving Everything Most Loved: A Maisie Dobbs Novel is available now

****4/5 stars

The 10th novel of  bestselling author Jacqueline Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs series finds Maisie at a major crossroads while investigating the death of an Indian governess.  If you haven’t yet discovered Maisie Dobbs, do.  She’s part guru, part Sherlock Holmes, and all British.

Recommended readers:

  • For lovers of detective and mystery novels, especially with a female lead
  • For those interested in “the time between the wars”
  • For Anglophiles
  • And for Downton Abbey Fans.  Why not?

Here’s my Rankings:

  • 4/5 for characters
  • 4/5 for plot
  • 4/5 overall


I’ve followed Maisie Dobbs from the beginning, and the series just keeps getting better.  With each case she takes on, housemaid-turned-psychologist and investigator Maisie Dobbs finds herself examining her own past, and now, reconsidering her future.  She is fallible and believable, and at times frustrating.  I can’t imagine the research and consideration it takes to craft these novels and I look forward to the next installment.

While the Maisie Dobbs series can be read as standalone novels, don’t miss out on the beginning.


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