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Genre: Historical Romance, Historical Fiction, England
Jackson’s story revolves around the challenges to friendship, family and love during wartime. The believable characters, backdrop and accurate historical depiction of the home front and front lines are sure to win over readers fascinated by WW II. More than that, Jackson has created wonderful and empowered young women who fight the prejudices of their day to succeed in a man’s world while remaining true to themselves. This hard-to-put-down book will have readers eager for the next.
Every night German bombs rain down on the small town of Dartford. Daisy and her sister, Rose, live right in the path of the bombers. Rose signs on at a local munitions factory while Daisy vows to use her skills as a mechanic to help defeat Hitler. One day she wanders onto a neighboring estate and meets Adair Maxwell. Adair asks her to help him repair his plane in exchange for flying lessons. Their friendship grows as the war progresses, and Daisy joins the ATA and is able to fulfill one of her dreams. Will the war take a toll on her love for Adair? (HARPER, Mar., 300 pp., $14.99)
Reviewed By: Kathe Robin
Published: March 2014