Happy Tuesday! I have a review of The Flight Girls by Noelle Salazar, publishing today via Harlequin/MIRA. A huge thanks to Harlequin for my invitation to review!
I’ve said it before: the stories from WWII are endless, as are the numbers of people impacted. I never tire of these stories, and The Flight Girls is indeed a special one.
Have you heard of the Women Airforce Service Pilots from World War II?
In 1941, Audrey Coltrane loves to fly. Her father taught her back home in Texas. She signs up to train military pilots in Hawaii as the war is starting.
She’s also not interested in romance because she’s focused on her career, but she forms a strong friendship with Lieutenant James Hart.
Audrey is in the air when Pearl Harbor is bombed. This spurs her to join the Women Airforce Service Pilots program. When James is missing, Audrey is fighting for her country and also for James.
Oh my, strong women! I was so inspired by Audrey’s story and that of the women beside her. I adored Audrey, and I loved her relationships with all the other women. The bond was solid, and they looked out for each other as those in the military do.
I breezed right through The Flight Girls. It’s written smoothly and evokes every emotion. There is a romance here, but at the center of the story is these formidable women and what they did to protect our country. A beautifully written, well-told story.
I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.
About the Book:
A stunning story about the Women Airforce Service Pilots whose courage during World War II turned ordinary women into extraordinary heroes
1941. Audrey Coltrane has always wanted to fly. It’s why she implored her father to teach her at the little airfield back home in Texas. It’s why she signed up to train military pilots in Hawaii when the war in Europe began. And it’s why she insists she is not interested in any dream-derailing romantic involvements, even with the disarming Lieutenant James Hart, who fast becomes a friend as treasured as the women she flies with. Then one fateful day, she gets caught in the air over Pearl Harbor just as the bombs begin to fall, and suddenly, nowhere feels safe.
To make everything she’s lost count for something, Audrey joins the Women Airforce Service Pilots program. The bonds she forms with her fellow pilots reignite a spark of hope in the face war, and–when James goes missing in action–give Audrey the strength to cross the front lines and fight not only for her country, but for the love she holds so dear.
Shining a light on a little-known piece of history, The Flight Girlsis a sweeping portrayal of women’s fearlessness, love, and the power of friendship to make us soar.
Have you read The Flight Girls, or is it on your TBR? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR