Angel With Steel Wings: Women of Courage Series

Angel With Steel Wings: Women of Courage Series

by Anne Greene

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ISBN-13: 9781942513407
Publisher: Elk Lake Publishing
Publication date: 05/15/2015
Pages: 308
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Anne Greene, writing as W.A.Swonger, is the author of Trail of Tears, published by Moody Press. Her Scottish historical romance, Masquerade Marriage, published by White Rose Publishing, released in October 2010. Masquerade Marriage won the 2011 New England Readers' Choice Award and the 2011 Laurel Wreath Award for Published Writers. A Texas Christmas Mystery, published by White Rose Publishing, released in December 2011.

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Angel With Steel Wings: Women of Courage Series 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Barj60 20 days ago
This is a book that will have you thinking these women put in their time and they were not honored then. This book describes WWII and the WASPS. This book tells you of what these brave women did to make sure the planes where safe to use again. I enjoyed reading this well written story that kept me turning pages. This is the first book by this Author that I have read.
Mama_Cat More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed ‘Angel with Steel Wings’! There are several elements that make it interesting. It includes a bit of espionage, fighting in WWII Europe, romance, and women learning to do what they really enjoy, all during a time that changed America. Faith in the Lord is woven through the fabric of it. This the first book I have read by Anne Greene and it will not be the last. Mandy is from the Appalachians, a large family with hillbilly ways. She wanted to pilot airplanes when most people hadn’t yet been passengers. It is her picture of freedom, and the WASP (Women’s Air Force Service Pilot) program was her ticket out of the Hollow. As Civil Service employees instead of military, the pay was low, but she could do she felt most alive doing. Mandy also could get the number of required flying hours and accrue savings to be a partner in the flying school she had attended. Women test-flew planes returned from battles or just repaired, giving them opportunity to fly several different models. It was on Friday the 13th when Mandy met Major Harvey Applegate, who was angry that she flew through weather conditions that soon grounded them. Mandy was trying to find a WASP who went missing. She thought him arrogant, among other things. He wasn’t interested in any women, especially sassy WASPs. Just Mandy’s luck, her bunk mate Doreen and her boyfriend set Mandy up with a blind date – the major. Not fun for either of them! They grew to work together. Mandy heard about his six year old son, Teddy, and sometimes babysat him after the nanny’s work day. She learned that Harvey lost his wife in the WASP program, and it was his goal to end the program. They begin a friendship based on mutual respect as well as their love for Teddy. What would happen when Harvey went to Europe was a mystery, as most pilots didn’t return. We get to know Mandy and Harvey in depth; Mandy’s friend Doreen and her engineer Nate are next in line. All other characters are defined as necessary for their roles. It was through Doreen that Mandy learned gratitude for much of what she ran away from in the Hollow. Harv prioritizes his son Teddy more than almost everything except the demands of the military. It is through Teddy that Mandy learns about being a curious child as they go for walks near the woods. I found the plot interesting. It shows something about a few women during World War II than I was not aware of; I had no idea that many women not only flew new and test planes or planes towing targets. There are some things that Mandy is either protecting her heart from or acts immaturely about. In many ways I do understand her, and respect her courage in doing the work she loves. There are plot twists, a few anticipated and some very surprising. I love the alpaca farm; it would be hard to leave there! My favorite part is the love story between the Lord and Harv, then at his prompting Mandy examined her love story with the Lord. It is the first time I remember seeing The Roman Road so clearly written. It took unique courage for Harv to share his new birth in Christ with Mandy, the courage of a man who doesn’t know if he will return from the war and wants his lady friend to come to faith. I highly recommend ‘Angel with Steel Wings’ to those who appreciate Christian fiction set during World War II or Christian romances. From a grateful heart: I was given this eBook by Book Fun (The Book Club Network) and here is my honest review.
Rom1_16 More than 1 year ago
ANGEL WITH STEEL WINGS is a well-written story that takes the reader into the skies of the 1940s with Mandy McCabe, a Women Air Force Service Pilot (WASP). Mandy is tired of being treated like a child by her domineering, hillbilly father. Though he wants the best for her, she doesn't want to remain at her dad's junkyard. She doesn't want to marry early and start raising a houseful of babies as everyone expects her to do, or to continue living her stagnant life. She dreams of becoming a pilot and half-owner in a business. She wants to serve her country during a time when the contributions of women are undervalued. So Mandy runs off to become a civilian pilot. She excels at flying any kind of war plane. Mandy, because of her perceived fearlessness is put in the unenviable position of trying to convince Major Harvey Applegate to use his influence to save the WASP program. Major Harvey Applegate has a lot on his plate. His WASP wife died in a plane crash and left him to raise their young, special-needs son, so he doesn't appreciate his commanding officer's request to keep an eye on the outspoken, feisty woman pilot, Mandy McGabe, especially when they start out on the wrong foot. Angel with Steel Wings is well-researched, which is important to me. The story held my attention from the first page.Through the characters, I experienced the fears, hardships, and joys of male and female pilots during WWII. I also appreciate the way the author brought the characters to true faith in an organic, non-preachy way. I received an electronic copy of this book from Book Club Network in exchange for my honest review.
grammy57 More than 1 year ago
Angel With Steel Wings by Anne Greene is a historical romance set in WWII. It tells some of the history of the WASP program. The book is very well written. The main character, two main and two almost main, were very well depicted and developed. The sub-characters were interesting also. She did a good job of bringing them all to life. You felt like you had, at least, actually met them if not knew them. The story line moves well and goes back and forth between the main characters. I did have trouble at the beginning, it was a little bit of a slower start but part of the problem was on my end. I received the book in PDF format and converted it to MOBI, this made the layout a bit odd and more difficult to read. But, at the beginning the dialog was slightly stilted but not for long. It moves from this to a very interesting book. There were very few editing errors. A couple of wrong words was about all. Nothing in the editing department to make the book annoying. Editing is a big deal for me. If it's badly edited, no matter how interesting the story, it can be a deal breaker. You will not be disappointed in this book. It's not overly preachy but does show God's grace and mercy. This book is for anyone who enjoys history, a good Christian book, and/or a good romance. I wrote this review of my own accord. I was given this book through Bookfun.org.
jbarr5 More than 1 year ago
Angel with Steel Wings by Anne Greene Liked the idea of the storyline and within a chapter we were looking up information about Camp Davis as we had not heard of it. Which also got us to look up the WASP, women pilot program to see what it was all about. Mandy is stationed at Camp Davis, NC and she helps fly repair planes and other jobs. She loves being in the air and knows her machines. The women have been grounded and they gather together and Mandy is the one who might be able to change all that for them by becoming flirty with the Major. She reads her Bible daily and often calls on God for more assistance. They meet for a blind date and she learns many things about him, his deceased wife and their son. At one tim she helps babysit for the handicap boy and they bond. Major even takes her up as a co pilot in a new plane to her so she can learn about it. He might have the solution to getting the women back up in the air again-it would mean she has to relocate and be away from that Camp....her goal is to get the knowledge and time behind the wheel in order to buy half of the home local airport system. He has his own dilemmas to find solutions for as he knows he will be in the war in a few months time. Love how he becomes a child of God. Parts I like are just learning about the women pilots and the Camp, planes, mysteries surrounding the ailing plane crashes, her bond with the boy and straight forward language used-kinda threw me for a bit. Like how story follows Mandy and also Harvey as he travels overseas-seeing things for the very first time. Loved parts where they talk of felling the trees and later teaching her which trees and birds they were looking at. Love career choices, romance, travel, action, praying to God, adventure and mysteries-a bit of something for everyone. I was given the book by Book Fun (The Book Club Network) and here is my honest review.
Cindy-J More than 1 year ago
Captivating WWII romance with a touch of mystery Mandy McCabe loves her job as a Women Air Force Service Pilot (WASP) testing repaired planes during WWII. Major Harvey Applegate lost his wife when the plane she was test flying crashed. Mandy and Harvey are set up on a blind date with mutual friends. Mandy’s friend wants her to date Harvey so he will use his influence with the base commander to keep the WASPs on the base. Harvey’s commanding officer wants him to try to keep Mandy out of trouble as she has a reputation as a troublemaker. Can Mandy and Harvey overcome their turbulent takeoff? Likes: This book was loaded with information about various aspects of a pilot’s life during WWII from both Harvey’s and Mandy’s perspectives. Also sprinkled throughout were explanations of military jargon or protocol, although not overbearingly so. Examples of bravery and heroism were abundant from the men in service as well as the men and women who filled supporting jobs. A story about Billy Graham was interwoven in a way that made me smile. The message of salvation was included in the book, but the book was not at all preachy. Harvey began taking his relationship with God seriously and checked to make sure Mandy understood salvation. Harvey and Mandy matured throughout the book, and they grew into their relationship. Dislikes: When Harvey and Mandy first dated, they dwelt on each others physical attractiveness more than any character traits. Also at the beginning, the story didn’t flow as well as it could have. Overall, I would gladly recommend this book. The farther I read, the more I liked it. I enjoyed this one and would definitely read more books by Ms. Greene. I received a copy of this book through The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest review.
Blooming-with-Books More than 1 year ago
Good WWII story.... Angel with Steel Wings Women with Courage series By Anne Greene At a time where women were venturing it the realm of men, Mandy McCabe dares to enter the skies. World War II has come and Mandy answers the call of service for her country by being a test pilot of repaired planes for the WASP program. But flying the skies is the least of Mandy's worries as she deals with opposition in her everyday life as some feel the dangers and stresses that these women face is too much to ask of them. Mandy is also dealing with issues from her past - a past that she is determined to leave forever behind her. With determination and her faith Mandy faces the challenges that this changing turbulent world at war brings her way. The narrator Linda LongCrane has a laid-back narration style that fits with the southern roots that Mandy calls her own. But one can't accuse Mandy of having a laid-back attitude with her go-get-em work ethic. War changes everything and Mandy is determine that for her it will be a change for the better. Those who enjoy a good period piece set in the turbulent years of WWII will enjoy this historical work from Anne Greene. I was provided a copy of this book through TBCN/BookFun in exchange for my honest review.
loriweller1 More than 1 year ago
Angel with Steel Wings is an exciting book. It describes WWII and the WASPS. I found the whole concept and information interesting. It is a part of the war not talked about much. The characters and storyline were engaging. I found it easy to follow and the romance and handicap son added the perfect touch. I look forward to reading more from Anne Greene. I received the book from the Book Club Network in exchange for my honest opinion.
PatGMoore More than 1 year ago
Historical Christine Romance set during WWII. Well researched and well written. Anne Greene will keep you turning pages. Mandy joined the WASP Program and is one of the women pilots that test fly planes that have been shot up from the war. Some look like they are put back together with chewing gum and tape. One of the planes doesn't return and the WASPs have been conducting a search. Mandy steps out of her plane is taken down by the new Major Harvey Applegate. He chews her out for being late returning and lets her know in no uncertain words that he aims to close the WASP Program. He doesn't share the reason why. Sparks fly but they aren't from attraction. Her attitude and his anger don't do well together. Mandy's faith is a part of her life in all that she does. This book has action, adventure, romance and the characters are likeable and well developed. This is the first time I've read Anne Greene but I will definitely be reading more of her books. I read the book in less than a day and wished it was longer. I received this book from the Book Club Network (www.bookfun.org) from the publisher and author to read and leave an honest review. All opinions are my own and I highly recommend this book. I received this book through www.bookfun.org (Book Club Network) and the publisher & author to read and leave my honest opinion. All opinions are my own
memakf More than 1 year ago
Women pioneers of WW2 What a wonderful, gripping story of pioneers that paved the way for women to be successful in a man’s world. The time setting is World War 2, and the main characters are WASPS – women pilots during the war. The story grabbed me right from the start and the drama kept me reading page after page. The story is rich in historical details that made it easy to lose myself in the time period of WW2 and I felt the stress of living through it. I loved the strength of the main character, Mandy. She is a shining example to all young girls that nothing can stop you if you give it your all. I would recommend this book to all historical fiction lovers, WW2 buffs, and young girls looking for a strong role model, even in fiction. I received this book from BookFun.org and the author in exchange for my honest review.
CarolJo More than 1 year ago
Angel With Steel Wings introduced me to parts of World War II that I knew nothing about. These female pilots were unbelievably brave to fly planes in such bad shape! The story was very well written and I felt I learned a lot from it as well as being entertained! I recommend this book for it's historical value and romance. I look forward to reading the other books in the Women of Courage Series. I received this e-book from www.bookfun.org in exchange for my honest opinion.
BillieKay More than 1 year ago
Set in 1943 at Camp Davis, North Carolina, Anne Greene’s Angel with Steel Wings is a WWII story that needed to be told. It is about the WASPs (Women Air Force Service Pilots) who flew test runs of repaired planes and pulled targets for training of other pilots in order to free up men to go into combat. When someone says to Mandy McCabe, the main character, “You don’t get paid much, you don’t get any glory, so why risk your life?” she replies, “I fly for God, country and the thrill of it.” In addition to the history, this book has intrigue and romance. There is a clear Christian witness given as chaplains minister to servicemen. I highly recommend this novel. I received a copy from the author and publisher by way of The Book Club Network (bookfun.org) in exchange for an honest review.