Written By Fenella J Miller
With the men on the front line, courageous Ellie must do her bit for the war effort.
It’s 1939 and the threat of war hangs over the country…
Flying instructor Ellie Simpson has grown up a tomboy. She’s never had an interest in the latest fashions or finding a husband, her only passion is flying her beloved Tiger Moth. But when war is declared, she is no longer be able to do what she loves most – fly.
When Ellie is offered the opportunity to join the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force, she jumps at the chance to help keep the brave boys in the RAF safe.
But when tragedy strikes close to home, Ellie realises that this war could tear both the country she loves – and her heart – apart…
I do love a book about WWII .. and this one has a different slant to most!
Ellie Simpson is very much a tomboy; she knows she is capable of anything her brothers can do, and that has included both learning to fly and teaching others. Unlike other young women of her age whose sole interest is in finding a – preferably rich – husband, Ellie has no plans to change her current way of life. When her brothers head off to join the RAF, she is faced with the reality that the best she can hope for is to volunteer for the WAAFs – where women are not allowed to fly.
This is a truly endearing story about domestic life just before, and at the beginning of, the second world war. With an uncertain future, families do their best to ‘do their bit’ and ‘keep the home fires burning’. Ellie is a courageous young woman, capable of much and eager to prove it. The tale is told in a very exciting way, with plenty to keep the reader focused and with several characters leading interesting lives, it easy to become engrossed and invested in the novel. With an uncertain future, there are infinite possibilities for where the story is heading and I’m delighted that there will be a sequel. Looking forward to it!
My thanks to Aria for my copy via NetGalley. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: family saga, WWII
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1759 KB
- Print Length: 392 pages
- Publisher: Aria
- Publication Date: 16 October 2018
- Purchase Links: Amazon UK
- Amazon UK
Meet the Author
Fenella Jane Miller was born in the Isle of Man. Her father was a Yorkshire man and her mother the daughter of a Rajah. She has worked as a nanny, cleaner, field worker, hotelier, chef, secondary and primary teacher is now a full time writer.
She has over thirty eight Regency romantic adventures published plus four Jane Austen variations, three Victorian sagas and seven WW2 family sagas. She lives in a pretty riverside village in Essex with her husband and British Shorthair kitten. She has two adult children and three grandchildren.