"I pounced on this book when I realised it was up for selection on Discovering Diamonds. I knew I was in for a treat - and what a treat it was!"
fictional drama / romance
"In the midst of war, she knew her place was not at home… The most ambitious of three sisters, Lorraine ‘Raine’ Linfoot always dreamed of becoming a pilot. As a spirited seventeen-year-old, she persuades her hero Doug Williams to teach her to fly. When war breaks out in 1939, Raine is determined to put her skills to good use. She enlists in the Air Transport Auxiliary, becoming one of a handful of brave female pilots flying fighter planes to the men on the front line. Raine embraces the challenges of the job, despite its perils. But when Doug is reported missing after his Spitfire is shot down, she realises the war could tear apart not only her country, but also her heart…"
I pounced on this book when I realised it was up for selection on Discovering Diamonds. I knew I was in for a treat - and what a treat it was!
Lorraine - Raine - had an ambition to become a pilot. Naturally (this was the 1939) her French mother disapproved the ambition, deeming it inappropriate for a young lady. But with the onset of war, women were taking on many 'inappropriate' jobs, and with the support of her father Raine joins the ATA. Romance follows, and heartbreak - exciting scenes, dangerous scenes - scenes where you just have to read on to find out what happens... (even if it is the early hours!)
Ms Green has a talent for writing believable and likeable characters - it is a typical romance set in a war-time era, not an action-packed in-depth detail adventure, so may not appeal to every reader, but for those of us who like a human story about relationships, it is a must!
© Mary Chapple
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