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On a crowded beach in Oahu, four women enjoy the sun and their time off from training Army pilots. But it's October 1941 and their lives will soon be derailed by the catastrophic attack on Pearl Harbor. Audrey Coltrane, a born flier, joins the WASPs (Women Airforce Service Pilots) performing the ferrying service of delivering planes across the country to help support the war effort. Well written historical fiction always makes me want to learn more and this book did just that. I, like the author, had heard of female pilots in WWII but not much. My interest was sparked immediately learning about these unsung heroes from WWII who served and sacrificed for their country without benefits or official military status. Noelle Salazar, did an excellent job of creating well-developed characters and a realistic story of life, loss, war and love based on these extraordinary women. I highly recommend this book!

— Lisa

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A stunning story about the Women Airforce Service Pilots whose courage during World War II turned ordinary women into extraordinary heroes

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.

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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780778369226
ISBN-10: 0778369226
Publisher: Mira Books
Publication Date: July 2nd, 2019
Pages: 384
Language: English

The Flight Girls (Paperback)