It’s 1939 and the threat of war hangs over Britain…
The most ambitious of three sisters, Lorraine ‘Raine’ Linfoot always dreamed of becoming a pilot. As a spirited seventeen-year-old, she persuades her hero Doug Williams to teach her to fly. When war breaks out in 1939, Raine is determined to put her skills to good use. She enlists in the Air Transport Auxiliary, becoming one of a handful of brave female pilots flying fighter planes to the men on the front line. Raine embraces the challenges of the job, despite its perils. But when Doug is reported missing after his Spitfire is shot down, she realises the war could tear apart not only her country, but also her heart… A gripping story of family, friendship and courage, perfect for fans of Natasha Lester, Lizzie Page and Call the Midwife.
About the Author
Molly Green is a seasoned author of fiction and non-fiction. She has sold lipstick in a Denver store, modelled in Atlanta, assisted the UN NarcoticsDirector in Geneva, chauffeured a Swiss Gnome in Zurich, assisted a famous film producer in the UK, and cooked in a sanatorium in Germany. She now lives and writes in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I love reading Historical Fiction set during WWII. This book highlighted women’s bravery and how these women were able to help in the war efforts. It is 1939 and our heroine is Lorraine ‘Raine’ Linfoot who at a very young age was always fascinated with flying, despite her mother’s adamant opposition. Her determination landed Raine with the ATA (Air Transport Auxillary) that trains women to help the men in the front lines. Molly Green’s writing was inspirational and beautiful. I loved the characters, the relationships, and the situations that Green writes about that transported me to that time. Her writing was vivid and rich. The dialogue was great and the stories were so engaging that you will be gripped into the story line. The story tells of ordinary people during that time and the daily struggles families go through as the country was coming to grips with the dark and looming war. This was my first time reading Molly Green and I am definitely a fan of her writing. She knows how to create strong, realistic and beautiful characters that give inspiration to young women wanting to make a difference in our world.
Airplanes, Friendship, and Romance I really enjoyed reading this story about the lady pilots flying for the ATA (Air Transport Auxiliary). It was good to hear how women helped during the war shuttling airplanes to the bases for the male servicemen to fly. Not only did they prove to be as good pilots as the men, they could fly every different kind of aircraft. The friendship between the lady pilots was heartwarming. Not only did they have each other's back, the actually cared about the well being of their fellow pilots. Raine had wanted to fly an airplane from an early age, ever since her father took her to a flying circus and she was allowed to ride in an airplane. Against her mother's wishes, but with her father's blessing, and the help and encouragement from her two sisters, she learned to fly. The story not only covers how she learned to fly and got into the ATA, but the story of her family and her struggles to find her way as a woman pilot. The best part is the ATA and her friendship with the other women pilots. Their experiences in prejudice against women flying, their narrow misses in the airplanes, the drama of their lives and how they helped each other cope with the stress of war and of the job. The rigid training, the long hours flying, the thrill of the first solo flight. It was a wonderful story of triumph and fulfillment. There is also the story of her friends Doug, and Alec and the drama between the three of them. Both Doug and Alec spoke to her of their love for her. Would she choose Doug the older soft spoken friend or Alec the new cocky pilot she meets at a dance? The drama of Doug being shot down over enemy territory. The night with Alec in Windsor when the bomb just missed the theatre they were attending. So much action and drama. It in itself was a sweet love story in the midst of war. Molly has written another great book. This author is one of my favorite, I enjoy her books, and I am sure you will as well. I recommend you grab a copy of " A Sister's Courage" and start reading, you will be glad you did. My thanks to Molly Green, Avon Books UK, and NetGalley for allowing me to read and review an advance copy of the book.