All’s fair in love and war for First Officer Ellie as she takes to the skies yet again in the final instalment of Fenella Miller’s Spitfire Girl series.
1943, White Waltham.
As Italy surrenders and victory looms on the horizon, Ellie’s doing what she does best – flying. And this time, she’s rising to the sky in four-engined Halifaxes. Determined to keep doing her bit, Ellie’s successes in the airfield mount but so do tensions with her new beau, Squadron Leader Jack Reynolds.
When Ellie and Jack find their dream home, they discover they’ve bought more than they bargained for. With a cellar full of secrets, Jack and Ellie must stand united in the face of mystery, war and loss.
And as family circumstance threatens to tear them apart, Ellie and Jack are stronger than ever.
The Spitfire Girl series
Book 1 – The Spitfire Girl
Book 2 – The Spitfire Girl in the Skies
Book 3 – A Wedding for the Spitfire Girl
Book 4 – The Spitfire Girl: Over and Out
Well Written & Terrifically Crafted!
This has been a wonderful series and I was sorry to reach the final book; it’s absolutely packed and finishes off Ellie’s story beautifully.
As the war continues, life in the ATA can be somewhat manic; whilst Ellie and Jack are busy collecting and delivering aircraft all over the country they find time spent together is rare. Married life has began in an unusual manner and they both find themselves thinking of finding a home to share. However, when they do find the ideal property it turns out they’ve got more than they bargained for . . .
Each book in this series has opened up new and different direction and this one excels in spreading out to take in not only Ellie and Jack’s lives, but that of all their friends and families. It’s a real reminder of just what personal sacrifices people made for the war effort. Following through the final years of world war two, this is a well written and terrifically crafted story of the deprivations of rationing (we could do with it at the moment to stop the selfish from stockpiling whilst others do without). Rich in detail with marvellous characters, I really enjoyed this one; it complements the whole series and brings everything to a lovely conclusion, leaving no questions unanswered. If you love to read a historical saga that you can immerse yourself in, then this is one I highly recommend! Entertaining, totally enjoyable and well worth 4.5*.
My thanks to the publisher for my copy via NetGalley; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: historical saga, women’s fiction, WWII
- Format: ebook
- Size: 281 pages
- Publisher: Aria
- Publication Date: 2 April 2020
- Links: Goodreads
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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 school teacher 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.