Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Review: Coronation: A House of Windsor Mystery by Eileen Enwright Hodgetts

Coronation: A House of Windsor Mystery

by Eileen Enwright Hodgetts

Published: April 3, 2023

Publisher: Emerge Publishing

Genre: Historical Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Fiction, International Mystery, International Crime, Historical British Fiction


A historical mystery inspired by true events.

England 1952: King George VI’s sudden death has created a crisis.

As the royal jewelers prepare for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, they discover that the historic jewels in the Imperial State Crown have been replaced with fake stones.

The real jewels had been removed from the crown at the beginning of World War II, to preserve them in case of invasion, but they are no longer in their hiding place.

Where are they now? Only one man knows but he has disappeared.

Powerful forces are plotting to block Elizabeth’s coronation and replace her with another member of the royal family. They will stop at nothing to retrieve the jewels for their own purposes.

With time running out, a small group loyal to Elizabeth, must follow a trail of treachery and death.

They must unravel the mystery on the night a squad of conscientious objectors were sent to dig a hole in the grounds of Windsor Castle and hide Britain’s greatest an old biscuit tin.

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My Review:

Coronation: A House of Windsor Mystery by Eileen Enwright Hodgetts is based on true events. It is 1952 and the King of England, King George VI has passed away. His daughter Elizabeth is to be crowned Queen but there is a probably the crown jewels have been stolen.

At the beginning of World War II the crown jewels were given to one man to hide them in order to keep Hitler from taking them. The jewels are not in their hiding place. The man who was put in charge of the crown jewels is missing as well.

The police believe the missing man’s girlfriend knows where he is but does she. The suspense kept me on the edge of my seat as each lead turned into one lead after another.

I was hooked from the very first page or maybe it was from the summary. The many twists and turns kept the pages turning as I waited and wondered where the crown jewels were. And where was the man who took them? What did he do with them?

I loved reading Eileen Enwright Hodgetts' books about the Titanic and others so when I got my first glimpse of Coronation I really wanted to read it and couldn't wait to get my hands on a copy once I did I dived right in and devoured it in just a few hours as I couldn’t lay it down for one minute.

And now I highly recommend you to grab a copy of Coronation as well and dive right in. 

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