Mar 23, 2019

The Spitfire Girls.

the spitfire girls.
soraya m. lane.

Publisher  Lake Union Publishing.
Publication Date:February 26,2019.
Genre: Historical Fiction|Romance.
Format|Pages: Ebook|328.
 Source:  Goodreads|Owned. 


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? 


Historical fiction that you will fall in love with.

I have read multiple historical fiction through the years, and yet I never read anything like THE SPITFIRE GIRLS . I read it in one day because I could not force myself to put this book down. THE SPITFIRE GIRLS is one of things that I love about historical fiction, and it is inspirational book which you will find yourself thinking about, long after you reach the last page. I fell in love with May, Lizzie and Ruby’s stories and I wanted to know what would happen next. I wasn’t fond of Lizzie in beginning, mostly the way that she acted, as if she was better than everyone. I had a feeling if she kept acting like that and treating everything like it was a competition that it would get her in trouble one day. I felt as if she did not even care that there was the war going on, I know that she did, but the way she acted. I was wondering how long it would take her to realize, that it not all about and that acting that way is not okay. I was glad to see her finally put into her place. Afterwards, it was as if she was a completely different person, she still had her moments. I do believe that her change is what brought her closer to May and Ruby. In beginning, I did not know how they put up with her, I would lose my patience a long time ago. I loved that no matter what, in the end there were always there for each other.

All three of them, were strong and brave, with everything they had to face. I can’t imagine having to fly without instruments and radio. I did not even know that it could be done until I read the book. I know that it makes flying a lot more dangerous. However, that did not stop them from flying. Besides Lizzie, Ruby was one of characters that I saw a significant change in through the book, and she was one of my favorite characters in the book. You could tell in beginning that she did not have that much confidence in herself, and constantly May had remind her, to believe in herself, in her skills. As the book progressed, you could tell that she started to get more confidence in herself. I hated her mother in law, and how she convinced Tom that it wasn’t a good idea. I was hoping that he would come to his senses, see how good of flier she is and she can do it. I am glad that he finally did, and that they finally got their wedding. Ruby went through a lot, and yet she never gave up, not once. May, I loved her too and I was glad that she was finally available to reunite with her parents. I am glad that she found Ben, she needed someone like Ben. I was hoping she come to her senses and see how much Ben cared about her, he was always there when she needed him, always checking on her. Those two belonged with each other.

I had no idea that THE SPITFIRE GIRLS was based on true story until the end of the book. I loved every chapter, every page. There isn’t a single moment where it won’t keep your attention, where you won’t be on edge of your seat. It did not take me long, to fall in love with the story and the characters. THE SPITFIRE GIRLS is a story that will stay with me, forever. A story that I will one day return to. If you love historical fiction, mixed with romance, pick it up today. A book that deserves more than five stars.

Breathtaking, heart aching. A masterpiece.


Davida Chazan (The Chocolate Lady) said...

This one does sound fascinating, and I think I'd like to read it.

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