Stormi's Review: The Spitfire Girls by Soraya M. Lane
APC PUBLISHER: Lake Union Publishing RELEASED: February 26, 2019 GENRE: historical fiction LENGTH: FORMAT: ebook, paperback, audible
Three skilled aviators determined to help win the war. Three brave women who know their place is not at home.
At the height of World War II, the British Air Transport Auxiliary need help. A group of young women volunteer for action, but the perils of their new job don’t end on the tarmac. Things are tough in the air, but on the ground their abilities as pilots are constantly questioned.
There is friction from the start between the new recruits. Spirited American Lizzie turns heads with her audacity, but few can deny her flying skills. She couldn’t be more different from shy, petite Ruby, who is far from diminutive in the sky. It falls to pragmatic pilot May to bring the women together and create a formidable team capable of bringing the aircraft home.
As these very different women fight to prove themselves up to the task at hand, they are faced with challenges and tragedies at every turn. They must fight for equal pay and respect while handling aircraft that are dangerously ill-equipped; meanwhile, lives continue to be lost in the tumult of war.
Determined to assist the war effort doing what they love, can May, Lizzie and Ruby put aside their differences to overcome adversity, and will they find love in the skies? FIVE BOUNDLESS STARS
I'm sure you have heard the saying "Anything boys can do, girls can do better." Well, that quote is quite close to what this story portrays. A brave young group of women decides that in World War 2 that they can fly planes just as well as the men and help in the war effort. This book shows the brave women who fight danger and ridicule around every turn to help out. In most stories you see of the war, you see that women stay close to home, or they are nurses, but this book shows the brave of the brave: the ones not tucked away at home or in a hospital, but the ones that are tucked away in an airplane cockpit. So far I have read each one of Soraya Lane's books, and each one is better than the last. They are full of history, touches of romance, danger, and most feature brave women that go above and beyond the norm for that time period. I absolutely loved this story. The characters are rich and detailed and so easy to love. The story is written in such a way that you can't help but be captivated. This is a story that I will tell any lover of historical fiction about. The ending was just awesome! I think I even let out a "You go, girl"! This story was just, and I loved every minute.