Written by Fenella J. Miller
The ATA training base, Hampshire, 1940.
Ellie Simpson is attached to an Air Transport Auxiliary base in Hampshire. Life as an ATA pilot is tough, but despite the long hours and danger, Ellie can think of nowhere she’d rather be. Not only does she love flying, but doing important war work, alongside new-found friends, provides a welcome distraction from worrying about loved ones fighting on the front line.
Being an ATA girl is definitely exciting, but as Ellie soon finds out wearing the distinctive blue uniform also means putting her life on the line every time she takes to the skies. It will take friendship and a strength she didn’t know she possessed to help her county – and those she loves – to survive.
An inspiring story of an incredible girl going above and beyond during World War II.
An Endearing and Enthralling Read!
I really loved the first book in this series, and jumped at the chance to read and review this second one. I wasn’t disappointed!
Now that Britain is in the throes of war, life for Ellie Simpson has changed; now an ATA girl, she works once again using her flying skills to deliver planes to where they are needed most, up and down the country. With the ever-mounting threat of invasion, life is busy for Ellie but there is always time to worry about family and friends, although keeping in touch isn’t all that easy.
This is a wonderful sequel; following all the characters from the first book whilst introducing new ones and with several stories to follow, it kept my attention from first to last. The information on the ATA and the RAF – along with the WRAF – are not only interesting but a wonderful reminder of just how much those in the services, along with everyone else in this country, contributed to the war effort. This is an endearing and enthralling story, and one I enjoyed from the first word to the last. As we left the action with the war continuing, I’m hoping there will be more to come in this memorable and very satisfying series. With flawless writing and a polished story, I highly recommend it!
My thanks to publisher Aria for my copy and for inviting me to be a part of this Blog Tour. Naturally, this is my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: family saga, WWII
- Format: ebook, paperback, audio
- Size: 394 pages
- Publisher: Aria
- Publication Date: 1 April 2019
- Purchase Links: Google Play
- Barnes & Noble
Meet the Author
Fenella J 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 teaches and 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 cat. She has two adult children and three grandchildren.