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The Flight Girls: A Novel por Noelle Salazar
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The Flight Girls: A Novel (original 2019; edição 2019)

por Noelle Salazar (Autor)

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A USA TODAY BESTSELLER A PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLER A WOMAN'S WORLD BEST NEW BOOK "I read well into the night, unable to stop. The book is unputdownable."--Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author "Heart-breaking, validating, exciting."--Hypable "Rich historical detail...this saga has it all."--Woman's World Shining a light on a little-known piece of history The Flight Girls is a sweeping portrayal of women's fearlessness, love, and the power of friendship to make us soar. 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. "Captivated me from the first page and never let go...a powerful tale of courage and sacrifice by the Women Airforce Service Pilots during WWII. A spectacular first novel."--Sara Ackerman, USA TODAY bestselling author of The Lieutenant's Nurse… (mais)
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Título:The Flight Girls: A Novel
Autores:Noelle Salazar (Autor)
Informação:MIRA (2019), Edition: Original, 384 pages
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Although this was a work of fiction, the book was based on the actual program. This book was both enlightening and inspiring for the most part. There were some glaring mistakes: Lake Grapevine was not there until the 50's and radios were the source of news, not television.
With that aside, I did enjoy the rest of the book. Audrey met James in Hawaii in 1941 while she and 3 other women were part of a program training pilots. The book is written in the first person with Audrey being the narrator. The rest of the book deals with Audrey, her friends and the WASP program. When James is listed as MIA, Audrey goes looking for him. ( )
  travelgal | Feb 13, 2021 |
This very heartwarming war-torn love story is a beautiful endearing tale that radiates the strength and power that deep bonds of friendship can bestow upon us during times of war.

To put it simply, The Flight Girls knocked my socks off. Blending the history of the inception of the WWII WASPS, the sisterly comraderie between a group of the bravest women known in the 1940's, and a love story that readers will be frantically rooting for, this top-notch historical novel will grab you and not let you go.

I found the depth of friendship and love that the female pilots shared together as they confided their hopes and dreams to one another through the worst years of World War II, the best part of the book.

The history of early aviation for women was fascinating as well as disheartening due to the way the military treated them, but..history is history and we can't change that!

As for the love story, I will only say it is a very, very, sweet one and I will let you fill in the blanks yourself when you read this 5 star novel! Don't miss this debut from a shining new author in the realm of historical fiction. Clap clap clap.. standing ovation!! ( )
  vernefan | Jun 4, 2020 |
Romance novel, thinly masked under a "Historical Fiction" label. Stopped listening after the first 20 minutes. ( )
  Pmaurer | Apr 21, 2020 |
Loved it. ( )
  nwieme | Mar 19, 2020 |
I loved this story. Audrey is a strong woman but kind and her character is what made this book. I liked learning about a lesser known program of woman pilots during WWII (this is loosely based on a true group of women). This book is less about the war and more about the women and I loved that perspective! ( )
  clp412 | Dec 2, 2019 |
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A USA TODAY BESTSELLER A PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLER A WOMAN'S WORLD BEST NEW BOOK "I read well into the night, unable to stop. The book is unputdownable."--Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author "Heart-breaking, validating, exciting."--Hypable "Rich historical detail...this saga has it all."--Woman's World Shining a light on a little-known piece of history The Flight Girls is a sweeping portrayal of women's fearlessness, love, and the power of friendship to make us soar. 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. "Captivated me from the first page and never let go...a powerful tale of courage and sacrifice by the Women Airforce Service Pilots during WWII. A spectacular first novel."--Sara Ackerman, USA TODAY bestselling author of The Lieutenant's Nurse

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