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.
Audrey has always wanted to fly! Her dad taught her when she was very young and this led her to train military pilots. She meets a young Lieutenant and their romance is just beginning. Then the bombs rain down on Pearl Harbor. This changes the course of their lives for several years.
Audrey is a great female character. She does not follow the norm of society, due to her mother’s great dear distress. She becomes a flight trainer for the army and meets Lieutenant Hart. But, they are JUST FRIENDS! He is a great guy…heck I partially fell in love with him. They do not realize the extent of their love for each other until Lieutenant Hart is missing in action.
I enjoyed the rich history of this story. I knew a little about the flight girls but Noelle Salazar really expanded my knowledge. I did feel like the conversations were a little stilted and spoke the obvious. But, it is still a good read with LOTS of action and anticipation. It basically has a little bit of everything…war, romance and adventure.
I met this sweet lady at Book Expo. She is over the top nice!
I received this novel from Harlequin-Mira books for a honest review.