All Is Fair
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Annotation: Receiving a dreaded telegram during World War I, a young aristocrat is pulled out of her boarding school and partnered with a dashing American spy for a dangerous project to support the war effort.
Catalog Number: #181498
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
No other formats available
Publisher: Macmillan
Copyright Date: 2019
Edition Date: 2019
Pages: 278 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-250-16869-4
ISBN 13: 978-1-250-16869-6
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2018944892
Dimensions: 22 cm.
Language: English
Reviews:
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In the harrowing days of WWI, aristocratic young Lady Thomasina Thretheway, known as Mina, longs for a useful role in the war effort. Will her high-ranking father trust her experience with codes well enough to give her an authentic task helping the Allied effort? When she manages to take the place of an injured operative and close family friend on a daring mission behind enemy lines, the story morphs into a full-fledged war adventure. Amid spy intrigue, coded messages, fairly improbable escapes, a budding romance, and bold derring-do, our quick-thinking, thoroughly engaging protagonist triumphs and the plot never slows. Garretson reaches beyond adventure, too, providing a haunting nuance to the horrors of war through her heroine's eyes. As Mina and cohorts advance toward troop encampments at the front at one point, she notes the scenario "looked like something out of a nightmare, so bleak and desolate that it was as if all hope had disappeared from the Earth." An action-packed, yet sobering journey into the war to end all wars.
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Word Count: 74,207
Reading Level: 4.8
Interest Level: 7-12
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 4.8 / points: 11.0 / quiz: 500800 / grade: Middle Grades+
Lexile: 710L

When Lady Mina Tretheway receives a telegram at boarding school, she doesn't want to read it. In 1918, with war raging, she dreads telegrams, knowing they never bring good news.At first she doesn't understand the cryptic message. Then she realizes it's written in code, and the message leads her home to Hallington Manor. When Lord Andrew Graham appears with a dashing young American, Lucas, Mina learns that the two of them must work together on dangerous project for the war effort.Thinking Mina is just a spoiled aristocrat, Lucas tries to complete the project alone, fearing her inexperience will give them away. But when the project goes very wrong, Mina and Lucas have to find a way to work together to complete the mission before more soldiers disappear into the darkness of war.


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