The Spitfire Girls

The Spitfire Girls

Soraya M. Lane / Jul 23, 2019

The Spitfire Girls Three skilled aviators determined to help win the war Three brave women who know their place is not at home At the height of World War II the British Air Transport Auxiliary need help A group of youn

  • Title: The Spitfire Girls
  • Author: Soraya M. Lane
  • ISBN: 1721356711
  • Page: 330
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Three skilled aviators determined to help win the war Three brave women who know their place is not at home.At the height of World War II, the British Air Transport Auxiliary need help A group of young women volunteer for action, but the perils of their new job don t end on the tarmac Things are tough in the air, but on the ground their abilities as pilots are constantl Three skilled aviators determined to help win the war Three brave women who know their place is not at home.At the height of World War II, the British Air Transport Auxiliary need help A group of young women volunteer for action, but the perils of their new job don t end on the tarmac Things are tough in the air, but on the ground their abilities as pilots are constantly questioned.There is friction from the start between the new recruits Spirited American Lizzie turns heads with her audacity, but few can deny her flying skills She couldn t be different from shy, petite Ruby, who is far from diminutive in the sky It falls to pragmatic pilot May to bring the women together and create a formidable team capable of bringing the aircraft home.As these very different women fight to prove themselves up to the task at hand, they are faced with challenges and tragedies at every turn They must fight for equal pay and respect while handling aircraft that are dangerously ill equipped meanwhile, lives continue to be lost in the tumult of war.Determined to assist the war effort doing what they love, can May, Lizzie and Ruby put aside their differences to overcome adversity, and will they find love in the skies Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Audio CD Expected publication February 26th 2019 by Brilliance Audio More Details ISBN 1721356711 ISBN13 9781721356713 Other Editions 3 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Win a Copy of This Book The Spitfire Girls by Soraya M Lane Release date Feb 26, 2019 Three skilled aviators determined to help win the war Three brave women who know their place is not at home.At the height of World War II, the Britis Three skilled aviators determined to help win the war Three brave women who know their place is not at home.At the height of World War II, the British Air Transport Auxiliary need help A group of young women volunteer for action, but the perils of their new job don t end on the tarmac Things are tough in the air, but on the ground their abilities as pilots are constantly questioned.There is friction from the start between the new recruits Spirited American Lizzie turns heads with her audacity, but few can deny her flying skills She couldn t be different from shy, petite Ruby, who is far from diminutive in the sky It falls to pragmatic pilot May to bring the women together and create a formidable team capable of bringing the aircraft home.As these very different women fight to prove themselves up to the task at hand, they are faced with challenges and tragedies at every turn They must fight for equal pay and respect while handling aircraft that are dangerously ill equipped meanwhile, lives continue to be lost in the tumult of war.Determined to assist the war effort doing what they love, can May, Lizzie and Ruby put aside their differences to overcome adversity, and will they find love in the skies Enter Giveaway Format

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    Lists with This Book Historical Fiction 2019 280 books 274 voters WWII Historic Fiction 1,025 books 1,097 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 46 Rating details Sort Default Filter Jan 11, 2019 Kathryn rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 4 star, historical fiction, nz author This is a novel that shares with us the courageous contribution women made in both England and the USA towards the WW2 endeavours These women were willing to put their lives on the line and take on piloting planes to where they were needed And they were very successful.Soraya M Lane does an excellent job helping us get inside the lives of such young women Often they were up against the establishment and the attitudes and prejudices of the populace Yet despite these niggles these women This is a novel that shares with us the courageous contribution women made in both England and the USA towards the WW2 endeavours These women were willing to put their lives on the line and take on piloting planes to where they were needed And they were very successful.Soraya M Lane does an excellent job helping us get inside the lives of such young women Often they were up against the establishment and the attitudes and prejudices of the populace Yet despite these niggles these women were amazing.The story is told of May who leads the English group, she is asked to take on the task of organising and training She has heartache of her own everyone is touched by the war in some way, never to be the same again Then there is Ruby a tiny woman who can eventually fly the biggest planes she too has her own heartaches and worry Lastly Lizzie the outspoken American who is so confident and ready to voice her opinions on every corner As the reader I came to love these women, I liked the small details of the drawbacks that women faced flying these planes, and that they overcame with good spirit I enjoyed the love interests each of them had and that added so much to the story I especially enjoyed the epilogue icing on the cake Informative, inspiring and well worth the read Yes women can do anything, which reminds me I had the pleasure once of meeting a woman USA astronaut I think May, Ruby and Lizzie would have been right there if they lived in a different era However their push for gender equality enabled women of the future to aim high flag 8 likesLike see review View 2 comments Nov 30, 2018 Ann Creel rated it it was amazing review of another edition Historical Fiction you will loveThis story is based on the historical British flyers known as the Spitfire Girls during World War II Not only did I learn a great deal about those heroic women, I fell in love with the three distinct and original characters featured in the novel There will be no confusion about who s who in this book, because author Soraya M Lane has given each of the women a very different and rich inner life, relationships, and problems And in Lizzie, she has created one o Historical Fiction you will loveThis story is based on the historical British flyers known as the Spitfire Girls during World War II Not only did I learn a great deal about those heroic women, I fell in love with the three distinct and original characters featured in the novel There will be no confusion about who s who in this book, because author Soraya M Lane has given each of the women a very different and rich inner life, relationships, and problems And in Lizzie, she has created one of the most unique and unexpected heroines that I ve ever enjoyed getting to know in a book Each young woman triumphs in her own way, and you will not be disappointed by this well written book flag 6 likesLike see review Nov 24, 2018 Sue rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves historical fiction, wwii I read a lot of WWII books and it s always great to find one with a different perspective and to learn something new This novel looks at the war from the view of the British Air Transport Auxiliary These brave women were pilots who shuttled planes to the bases where they were needed and to free up the male pilots for combat At the same time, a similar group was being started in the US These women were faced with discrimination from almost everyone including the male pilots and often times, I read a lot of WWII books and it s always great to find one with a different perspective and to learn something new This novel looks at the war from the view of the British Air Transport Auxiliary These brave women were pilots who shuttled planes to the bases where they were needed and to free up the male pilots for combat At the same time, a similar group was being started in the US These women were faced with discrimination from almost everyone including the male pilots and often times, their own families They work to fly the planes while they are fighting for respect and equal pay as they try to do their part in helping their county s war efforts.There are three main characters May, the group commander in England who is fighting demons of her own due to the loss of her brother May, a petite woman who is engaged to an RAF pilot and Lizzie, an American who went to England to fly with the BATA and learn about the program so that she could replicate it in the US All three women bring great flying skills but vastly different personalities to the group Can they overcome their differences and work together to help aviation in their country during wartime I definitely enjoyed learning about what these brave women did during WWII and how they showed their countries what they could accomplish This is an enjoyable book that will teach readers about women s roles during the 40s I highly recommend it.Thanks to the author for a copy of this book to read and review All opinions are my own flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 18, 2019 Sarah rated it really liked it review of another edition I loved this book I m a sucker for most historical fiction but when you combine strong women fighting against gender stereotypes, I m definitely in This novel follows 3 women, who fight for the right to fly warplanes during WWII They have to overcome gender bias, lower pay, and even the fact that they fly without instruments or radios They demonstrate how important they are to the war effort and the fact that women can do anything men can do I found it refreshing that the story didn t solel I loved this book I m a sucker for most historical fiction but when you combine strong women fighting against gender stereotypes, I m definitely in This novel follows 3 women, who fight for the right to fly warplanes during WWII They have to overcome gender bias, lower pay, and even the fact that they fly without instruments or radios They demonstrate how important they are to the war effort and the fact that women can do anything men can do I found it refreshing that the story didn t solely focus on romance While there are definite sparks flying, pun intended the story is about friendship, resilience, and the pursuit of your dreams It was well written and I honestly could not put this down Fans of historical fiction will love this one Thanks to NetGalley for providing and ARC for review flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 24, 2019 Andrea Nourse rated it really liked it These are the stories I wish our history books taught us Spitfire Girls tells the story of the first female pilots during World War II Lizzie is the daughter of a legendary American pilot with dreams of leading the United States first group of women pilots She writes a letter to and eventually meets with the First Lady, Mrs Roosevelt Lizzie is set to Britain to join and learn about a group a women pilots ferrying planes.May is the commanding officer of this group, with Ruby as her first of These are the stories I wish our history books taught us Spitfire Girls tells the story of the first female pilots during World War II Lizzie is the daughter of a legendary American pilot with dreams of leading the United States first group of women pilots She writes a letter to and eventually meets with the First Lady, Mrs Roosevelt Lizzie is set to Britain to join and learn about a group a women pilots ferrying planes.May is the commanding officer of this group, with Ruby as her first officer Lizzie is brash and bold and often offends her British counterparts When she and Ruby, the two best pilots, are pitted against each other in a competition to be the first woman to fly a Halifax, a bomber, tensions rise and Lizzie learns a valuable lesson about herself.Spitfire Girls is an engaging, historical read I felt myself rooting for Ruby and crying with May, while getting fired up right alongside Lizzie Their stories and lives an inspiration to all women.Mixed with the perfect amount of romance and predictability, Spitfire Girls was an engaging and educational read.I received an advanced eBook from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 20, 2019 Sharlene rated it really liked it review of another edition War genre fiction is a favorite of mine and I certainly enjoy a book that educates me on a new aspect as to how women served during the war A very good historical fiction flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 26, 2018 Jim rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 2019, net galley Soraya M Lane has written a wonderful piece of World War 2 historical fiction about a group of skilled and determined women pilots on both sides of the Atlantic whose contribution to the Allied war effort eventually gained the recognition they so richly deserved as they became critical ferry pilots during that war The Spitfire Girls 2019, Lake Union Publishing is a wonderfully inspirational piece of literature with strong characters both female as well as male who are based on real life perso Soraya M Lane has written a wonderful piece of World War 2 historical fiction about a group of skilled and determined women pilots on both sides of the Atlantic whose contribution to the Allied war effort eventually gained the recognition they so richly deserved as they became critical ferry pilots during that war The Spitfire Girls 2019, Lake Union Publishing is a wonderfully inspirational piece of literature with strong characters both female as well as male who are based on real life persons who supported the war effort in a unique and critical way.The setting of the story is primarily set in wartime England though it begins in 1940 Texas with the introduction of one the main characters Lizzie Dunlop, an American civilian pilot determined to bring women into the war, when it comes, and prove their skills as pilots Her introduction is closely followed by the introduction of the other main character in England, May Jones, who was a pilot of the British Air Transport Auxiliary, a civilian group dedicated to ferrying new and damage British military aircraft When Dunlop and Jones meet, the sparks fly as two strong women, both accomplished pilots, conflict over rules and regulations and who will be the first to fly one of the heavy four engine bombers as well as proving that women can fly military aircraft.The Spitfire Girls is well written with great characters such as May and Lizzie as well as the self depreciating Ruby The tensions and dynamics of people in wartime leadership and service are also a key part of the novel s narrative and this reviewer believes that the author does a very good job at chronicling the tensions that were and are part of the psychological and mental strain of war.I liked this book for both the subject matter I am a life long aviation fan , but also because I believe that Lane writes with an emotional impact in a manner which captures both the pressure and tragedy of war in women as well as men.I believe that The Spitfire Girls is a good piece of literature which highlights the historical impact women made over seven decades ago during a terrible time in human history This novel would be a great addition to classes studying the contribution of women as well has military history flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 01, 2019 Kathy Sandlin rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves netgalley arc I loved this story from the very first chapter This is a fictional story centered around a real life group of women Some of the main characters were based on real ladies in history It shows you how far women s rights have advanced in the last 50 60 years Not only legal rights but how people view women Great story Thank you NetGalley for an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 16, 2019 Ingrid Johnson rated it it was amazing review of another edition I hope you re ready to hear some gushing, because The Spitfire Girls absolutely blew me away Synopsis WW2 hasn t been easy for anyone People have been lost, and there will only be However, this story follows three brave women who decide that sitting at home isn t an option They re pilots and they know they re just as capable to assist in the war effort as any man Stepping up to work alongside the brave women of the ATA, they each play a pivotal role in ferrying planes, so that the male I hope you re ready to hear some gushing, because The Spitfire Girls absolutely blew me away Synopsis WW2 hasn t been easy for anyone People have been lost, and there will only be However, this story follows three brave women who decide that sitting at home isn t an option They re pilots and they know they re just as capable to assist in the war effort as any man Stepping up to work alongside the brave women of the ATA, they each play a pivotal role in ferrying planes, so that the male pilots could fight in the war.Despite having no instruments or radios, less pay and sometimes very little respect, they are determined to prove themselves But things don t always go smoothly, they don t always get along and in such turbulent times, the stakes are higher than ever This beautifully crafted historical fiction novel exceeded my expectations Probably what stood out to me most about The Spitfire Girls was how unbelievably real it felt Granted, it s based on real events, but even putting that aside it felt so vividly believable The time you spend with the characters, the they start to feel like friends people who you hope will get home safely I loved how invested I felt in the characters and how much I cared about what happened to them.I have to talk about how wonderfully empowering this story was Before reading this book, I had no idea about the struggles faced by female pilots during WW2 and have since been inspired to do my own research on the subject They had to fight so hard to prove themselves, purely so that they could serve their country and help bring their boys home This was reflected so wonderfully in the novel It moved me so much, hearing about how these brave women put their lives on the line for such a noble purpose It really shines a light on the efforts that women made during WW2 to assist their countries and ultimately fight for equality As a woman, reading this story made me feel like I could do anything and the sky was literally the limit I think this is such a special quality in a novel and it deserves to be recognised.I loved how strong the female characters were and how much they developed throughout the war They overcame so many obstacles that were thrown at them as well as battling against their own personal demons The story is told from the perspectives of three main characters Lizzie, Ruby and May All three of them are very likeable even if they don t always like each other and being able to view the story from their different perspectives keeps the reader emotionally engaged The characters were written with so much depth and complexity, which made it a pleasure to go with them on their journey I really liked this structure and thought it was very nicely put together I also like how there was a bit of romance which is always nice , but it was not the overall focus of the story The focus was how strong and badass the women were.The tension that comes with war is present sometimes lurking in the background and sometimes rearing its ugly head There are reminders throughout the novel that death is a very real possibility for these women, as well as for their loved ones There are sad moments and happy ones, but the story is so beautifully crafted the entire experience is an enjoyable one.I feel like I should end this review by thanking the author for the experience of reading her novel It has been a long time since I have been so moved by something I ve read, and I would not hesitate in recommending The Spitfire Girls Thank you very much to Netgalley and Publishing for the ARC in exchange for my honest review flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 13, 2019 Marisa rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves historical fiction, netgalley, wwii This is ok I wish Lizzie, May, and Ruby had had time together because it felt very brief Or at least the part where they actually got along felt brief since most of the novel seemed to be Lizzie vs May and Ruby, which didn t always make sense in the later chapters when it showed their bond That being said, it was an interesting book, though slow at points, but its biggest pitfall seems to be in the fact that the author does far telling than showing The amount of research is clear a This is ok I wish Lizzie, May, and Ruby had had time together because it felt very brief Or at least the part where they actually got along felt brief since most of the novel seemed to be Lizzie vs May and Ruby, which didn t always make sense in the later chapters when it showed their bond That being said, it was an interesting book, though slow at points, but its biggest pitfall seems to be in the fact that the author does far telling than showing The amount of research is clear all throughout the novel, which is great, but I just don t think it was integrated as artistically as it could have been.Ultimately, this novel is interesting, and for those of you who are interested in women s history and female centric novels, then this is probably up your alley flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 19, 2019 Jane Healey rated it it was amazing review of another edition Soraya Lane s terrific historical novel The Spitfire Girls, tells the lesser known tale of a group of trailblazing women in WWII who ferried war planes to ensure that the Allies had the planes they required for combat It centers around three interesting, well drawn characters Lizzie, Ruby and May These three female pilots grapple with their own personal struggles, while dealing with both the life threatening dangers of their missions and the obstacles that come with doing a job that much of Soraya Lane s terrific historical novel The Spitfire Girls, tells the lesser known tale of a group of trailblazing women in WWII who ferried war planes to ensure that the Allies had the planes they required for combat It centers around three interesting, well drawn characters Lizzie, Ruby and May These three female pilots grapple with their own personal struggles, while dealing with both the life threatening dangers of their missions and the obstacles that come with doing a job that much of society doubted they could do The Spitfire Girls is about strong, remarkable women that carved out their own unique roles in WWII history I loved this story and can t recommend it enough flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 17, 2019 TracieB rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 2019, 2019 netgalley, historical fiction, loved What a lovely lovely read, thoroughly enjoyed this and a new perspective, well for me anyway, i absolutely love the ww1 2 style books, i get sucked in with the story and how it was back then, exactly that with this book, imagining what it was like to be one of the first women to fly the planes, simply wow Cannnot recommend highly enough and off to read from Soraya M Lane 5 easy stars flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 29, 2019 Jeanie rated it it was amazing Thanks to netgalley for an early copy in return for an honest review What a fantastic fascinating insight into these amazing women flying massive plane with no fear Lizzie annoying Ruby star of the showPolly sweet girlMay leader of the gangI can t praise this book enough and will be telling family and friends to read This is one RIP ROARING EXTRAVAGANZA OF A BOOK flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 23, 2019 Erin rated it it was amazing review of another edition Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced copy in exchange for my honest review.I loved this book While I knew of the WASPs in the US, it was fascinating to read about the British side of the it and the British Air Transport Auxiliary While this is historical fiction, I enjoyed knowing that the characters were loosely based on real women These women were real trail blazers and showed that they were just as valuable as the fighter pilots, I didn t want to put this book down flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 23, 2019 Sandra rated it it was amazing review of another edition I have really loved this book as it shows how fabulous strong women helped the war effort,May,Ruby,Polly are some of the first women to ferry planes during the war.They had to show that they could do this job in an era when women stayed home and kept house and raised children.These girls form a bond of friendship and work well together that is until they get a new recruit from america.Lizzie is loud,big headed and doesn t like to be told what to do, all of which puts the girls off getting too cl I have really loved this book as it shows how fabulous strong women helped the war effort,May,Ruby,Polly are some of the first women to ferry planes during the war.They had to show that they could do this job in an era when women stayed home and kept house and raised children.These girls form a bond of friendship and work well together that is until they get a new recruit from america.Lizzie is loud,big headed and doesn t like to be told what to do, all of which puts the girls off getting too close to her.I can highly recommend The Spitfire Girls and worthy of 5 if not.EXCELLENT BOOK flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 11, 2019 Jypsy rated it really liked it review of another edition The Spitfire Girls is a perfect example of historical fiction detailing women who deserve respect May, Ruby and Lizzie ferried planes during WWII Based on actual people, the story is fascinating Of course these women were treated inferior The story shows the strength of these women during an horrific time period It s informative and engaging There are many things to love about the characters Read it flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 14, 2019 Bookworm rated it really liked it review of another edition I really enjoy and appreciate Soraya M Lane s emphasis on spotlighting women and their contributions to history Having read her wonderful book Hearts of Resistance, I knew I would enjoy this one, and I did A beautifully written and well paced story with vivid characters that read true to life and kept me invested in how their lives turned out I loved learning about these fascinating and brave women who helped win WWII, even though they were handicapped by a lack of training and the inabili I really enjoy and appreciate Soraya M Lane s emphasis on spotlighting women and their contributions to history Having read her wonderful book Hearts of Resistance, I knew I would enjoy this one, and I did A beautifully written and well paced story with vivid characters that read true to life and kept me invested in how their lives turned out I loved learning about these fascinating and brave women who helped win WWII, even though they were handicapped by a lack of training and the inability to use the instruments the flying airmen were allowed to use Highly recommended flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 28, 2019 Danika rated it it was ok review of another edition The Spitfire Girls is to be published next month, and I was fortunate enough to receive a free copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review You can read my full review here.This novel s summary and general premise is intriguing, both as a feminist and as someone who finds World War II stories to be both interesting and important That being said, I was expecting to enjoy this work.Unfortunately, I didn t And when glancing at the other reviews here, I seem to be in the minority.As j The Spitfire Girls is to be published next month, and I was fortunate enough to receive a free copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review You can read my full review here.This novel s summary and general premise is intriguing, both as a feminist and as someone who finds World War II stories to be both interesting and important That being said, I was expecting to enjoy this work.Unfortunately, I didn t And when glancing at the other reviews here, I seem to be in the minority.As just discussed, the premise is wonderful women pilots helping to ferry planes to allied forces during the war The execution, however, fell flat The story begins with a young woman named Lizzie who is reading a letter she wrote, addressed to First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, arguing for the inclusion of women in the war effort specifically in the capacity of aircraft ferrier What could be timely In this seemingly new age of renewed feminism, it is easy to see how this story should resonate with readers But, in my humble opinion, it doesn t Why might that be Let s explore.That first chapter begins with a gusto We begin smack dab in the middle of Lizzie s letter writing campaign I was struck by how childish she seemed to be it wasn t until she spoke of her piloting experience that I actually realized that she is supposed to be a grown woman Then, without much ado, she is invited to meet with the President, the First Lady, and a military General At this meeting, she learns that the only reason they agreed to the meeting in the first place was because of Lizzie s father s own decorated military history and fame Lizzie finds this surprising, and her surprise, quite frankly, bothers me This is a woman who wants to train a squadron for non active military service and is petitioning for the inclusion of women in a traditionally all male realm, yet she is unbelievably naive Add to that is the author s need to emphasize how utterly feminine Lizzie is in a very stereotypical, traditional sense, aside from her love of flying and her feminist bent Now, I do not mean to imply that one cannot be a feminist while being traditionally feminine But the author s over the top insistence reads as a sort of apology, a softening of feminism so it doesn t offend Who is she trying to placate People in general Her readers Men Herself Further, Lizzie s impulsiveness and her diarrhea of the mouth in the presence of President Franklin D Roosevelt serve to uphold the gender stereotypes that woman are too impulsive read either driven by emotions or intellectually deficient and silly, which is completely anathema to the book s purpose.The second chapter involves Ruby, a young woman who is trying to plan her wedding while her fiance is on active duty, and her soon to be mother in law, as they discuss wedding dresses, cake, and other such details Halfway through the scene, Ruby s mother suddenly begins to speak, ostensibly there the entire time, but unmentioned Now, she was obviously an afterthought and this will likely be fixed in the corrected proof, but even so As it stands, her mother serves no particular purpose to the scene In the following chapter, Ruby has signed up for service and is having her medical exam, which involves complete nudity just as it does for men While I have no issue with Ruby s general discomfort about the necessity of being naked in front of the medic, the author offers that Ruby felt as though the doctor required her nudity simply for his own enjoyment but offers nothing beyond that No awkwardness, no inappropriate comments, staring, or touching, nothing This sparks of melodrama and trying to play on contemporary public sentiment regarding men in positions of authority taking advantage of women If the authors wants to add this facet to her novel, fine But it should be done with than a simple, baseless accusation we need at least something than a general impression without a single example.In the third chapter, Lizzie is crossing the Atlantic ocean in order to train with the British women s squadron The chapter commences with Lizzie s description of the plentiful and delicious food, wine, and cocktails Now, while it is true that service members were allotted food during the war, rationing was still a thing It seems very unlikely that there would be such bounty, particularly on a ship bound for England At the time, Germany was exerting significant effort into destroying ships bound for the UK because the Brits needed to import well over HALF of their food supply It seems irresponsible and thus unbelievable that such bounty would be risked on a ship delivering people enough to feed everyone adequately, sure But enough for what was described Absolutely not At best, this is lazy writing and indicates that the author preferred to make erroneous assumptions rather than spend valuable time researching Secondly, when they finally make land, Lizzie decides to joke loudly with the servicewomen who come to meet her, ignoring the pamphlet she read an hour ago Her reaction their apparent lack of humour was off putting these Englishwomen, along with the rest of their countrymen, have already been at war for 3 years Years of rationing, death, destruction And Lizzie is upset that they re having trouble taking a joke She behaves in such a way as to confirm the international stereotype of American behaviour, yet the author feels that we should sympathize with her instead of the others When they meet up for dinner later, Lizzie continues to be disrespectful, flippant, and irritating Being confident of your abilities is one thing, but being a braggart is another, and Lizzie can t seem to stop touting herself left and right And then she proceeds to insult the subordinate officer because she figures she looks too small and delicate to be a pilot This, coming from a woman who complains about sexism Ha I had stopped being offended after this for quite some time, that is, until the beginning of chapter 13 Ruby is the first woman to fly a bomber amazing , but the effect is completely ruined when the author has her touching up her make up in the sky This is, frankly, obscene People have died making this trip, and Ruby is sacrificing a lot to be the first woman to do it in a bomber possibly her romantic future, possibly her flying career, possibly her own life, and we re supposed to believe that she would risk all of that to powder her nose and touch up her lipstick My God After 12 hours straight in economy class without the looming risk of being shot out of the sky, even I am not that vain and I m a daily makeup user It s a bit much.Later, Lizzie is finally called to task and humbled after showing off and subsequently losing as a result during a flying competition to see who, between her and Ruby, would earn the honour of being the first woman bomber pilot She makes an extraordinary public spectacle of herself with her ego overtaking whatever limited sense she has After being suitably humbled, she suddenly becomes a much softer person Oh boy Can people change Absolutely That quickly Nope It s too much, too fast It s just not believable Additionally, if a man behaved thus, even in wartime, he would have been discharged dishonourably because loose cannons like Lizzie can t be relied upon.Lane s characters are underdeveloped and lack nuance or are simply there to be there Lizzie, Ruby, and Montgomery are described such that they come across as caricatures of their archetypes The supporting characters are bland and largely useless Ben helps and loves May, but he seems to have to real personality Polly is everyone s friend but isn t really part of the story and spoiler alert her sole purpose seems to be to serve as someone that the characters can lose as a consequence of war We as readers feel for those who lost her, but we feel nothing when we hear of her death because the author never makes us care for her.This book wasn t terrible But it also wasn t good The true, inspiring story portrayed in this fictionalized account was overshadowed by the superficiality of the writing The bones are good the general story is there, the historical and contemporary importance are there, but this novel reads like a this happened then this happened then this happened list of details rather than a heartrending, rousing piece on why women deserve equal standing with men and why these women or their true historical counterparts deserve to be remembered flag Like see review Dec 30, 2018 Katrina Oliver rated it really liked it review of another edition A fascinating insight into the role played by the ATA and WASPS during WW2 The women who flew spitfires, bombers, seaplanes etc during the war, transporting them across Britain and US, to ensure that they had the planes required for combat A little known part of WW2 history, these women were some of the first to strive for equality, and were determined to help their country in war The one subtle difference was that in Britain they had to fly without radio support or navigation aids, using onl A fascinating insight into the role played by the ATA and WASPS during WW2 The women who flew spitfires, bombers, seaplanes etc during the war, transporting them across Britain and US, to ensure that they had the planes required for combat A little known part of WW2 history, these women were some of the first to strive for equality, and were determined to help their country in war The one subtle difference was that in Britain they had to fly without radio support or navigation aids, using only maps and roads, train lines, rivers etc to find their way a significantly difficult and challenging operation These were truly courageous women, putting their lives at risk, who were then expected to go home when peace was as declared flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 29, 2018 Miriam rated it it was amazing review of another edition What an amazing story and the fact that It s based on factual events makes it interesting as I never knew or heard about this group of fantastic women The author pays them the credit and gratitude that they deserve flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 28, 2018 Julie Davis rated it it was amazing review of another edition A beautifully written story based on the true story of the brave women pilots of WW2.We follow May, Ruby and Lizzie as they fight prejudice on both sides of the Atlantic Along the way they face loss and find love and these women are true pioneers of women s rights.Aust for anyone who loves books about strong women and is interested in the work of women I The war flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 13, 2018 Laurie rated it really liked it review of another edition A work of fiction based on a true story about the women aviators who flew the Spitfire planes during WorldWar II What a remarkable story this is It tells of female pilots recruited in both the United States and England to serve as noncombatants so that male flyers would be available for combat duty.Picking up damaged planes from war zones to bring to home air fields for repair was difficult and dangerous, but these women did it with skill and determinations.Their efforts were an inspiring A work of fiction based on a true story about the women aviators who flew the Spitfire planes during WorldWar II What a remarkable story this is It tells of female pilots recruited in both the United States and England to serve as noncombatants so that male flyers would be available for combat duty.Picking up damaged planes from war zones to bring to home air fields for repair was difficult and dangerous, but these women did it with skill and determinations.Their efforts were an inspiring display of heroism and patriotism but they received very little recognition until near the end of the war These brave women were ignored or looked upon as secondary to their male counterparts.It was during the end of the war that the honors and accolades they deserved were given to these fine females Their exploits played an important role in history as to why the members of the 40 s decade were called The Greatest Generation.Definitely a good, well written book flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 17, 2018 Leah rated it it was amazing This is a work of historical fiction detailing the relatively unknown story of female pilots ferrying war planes in WWII I had no idea women played such a pivotal role The book could also be categorized as women s fiction for the emotion shown by the characters and their families May reminded me very much of JD Robb s Eve Dallas character because she got too far into her own head, thought too hard, and shouldered a lot A bit too heavy on the introspection with that one But I thoroughly enjo This is a work of historical fiction detailing the relatively unknown story of female pilots ferrying war planes in WWII I had no idea women played such a pivotal role The book could also be categorized as women s fiction for the emotion shown by the characters and their families May reminded me very much of JD Robb s Eve Dallas character because she got too far into her own head, thought too hard, and shouldered a lot A bit too heavy on the introspection with that one But I thoroughly enjoyed Ruby, who was indeed a spitfire, humbly piloting war planes with immense skill All in all a good read I recommend this one flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 20, 2018 Stephanie Clarke rated it really liked it review of another edition Read this if you need women of strength and courage to motivate you Our foremothers put themselves out there to open doors for generations to come, to prove the worth, power and ability of women You wish for the characters to have that happy ending, with respect and romance from some supportive men to draw you into what their futures may hold flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 16, 2018 Karen Trosterud rated it it was amazing I adored this book I laughed I cried and I cheered them on , A must read for historical fans flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 11, 2018 Alison rated it it was amazing A fascinating story, deftly written The colorful and engaging crew of intrepid young women who, determined to be recognized for their flying skills, came together to overcome not only prejudice and societal stereotypes but also their own personal challenges With their efforts, these trail blazers helped change the face of history, and their daring contribution helped win a world war Highly recommend flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 20, 2019 Susan added it review of another edition Shelves netgalley Thank you to Netgalley for an advanced copy of Spitfire Girls in exchange for an honest review I enjoyed this book and it was very interesting to learn about the first female pilots in WWII However, the book is extremely predictable and I found myself skimming sections Overall, it was cute and quick historical fiction flag Like see review Soraya Lane rated it it was amazing Jan 20, 2019 Nov 29, 2018 Bonnye Reed is currently reading it Netgalleypub date Feb 26, 2019 PUblishing UK flag Like see review Jan M marked it as to read Aug 24, 2018 Julia marked it as to read Sep 03, 2018 Bronwyn marked it as to read Sep 07, 2018 Nefertari marked it as to read Sep 15, 2018 Rebecca marked it as to read Sep 16, 2018 Sue marked it as to read Sep 17, 2018 Sandi The Pirate Wench added it Sep 22, 2018 Tracey marked it as to read Sep 24, 2018 Kelly marked it as to read Sep 24, 2018 laura marked it as to read Sep 24, 2018 Beverley Hobson marked it as to read Oct 02, 2018 Jennifer marked 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    1. This is a novel that shares with us the courageous contribution women made in both England and the USA towards the WW2 endeavours These women were willing to put their lives on the line and take on piloting planes to where they were needed And they were very successful.Soraya M Lane does an excellent job helping us get inside the lives of such young women Often they were up against the establishment and the attitudes and prejudices of the populace Yet despite these niggles these women This is a [...]


    2. Historical Fiction you will loveThis story is based on the historical British flyers known as the Spitfire Girls during World War II Not only did I learn a great deal about those heroic women, I fell in love with the three distinct and original characters featured in the novel There will be no confusion about who s who in this book, because author Soraya M Lane has given each of the women a very different and rich inner life, relationships, and problems And in Lizzie, she has created one o Histo [...]


    3. I read a lot of WWII books and it s always great to find one with a different perspective and to learn something new This novel looks at the war from the view of the British Air Transport Auxiliary These brave women were pilots who shuttled planes to the bases where they were needed and to free up the male pilots for combat At the same time, a similar group was being started in the US These women were faced with discrimination from almost everyone including the male pilots and often times, I rea [...]


    4. I loved this book I m a sucker for most historical fiction but when you combine strong women fighting against gender stereotypes, I m definitely in This novel follows 3 women, who fight for the right to fly warplanes during WWII They have to overcome gender bias, lower pay, and even the fact that they fly without instruments or radios They demonstrate how important they are to the war effort and the fact that women can do anything men can do I found it refreshing that the story didn t solel I lo [...]


    5. These are the stories I wish our history books taught us Spitfire Girls tells the story of the first female pilots during World War II Lizzie is the daughter of a legendary American pilot with dreams of leading the United States first group of women pilots She writes a letter to and eventually meets with the First Lady, Mrs Roosevelt Lizzie is set to Britain to join and learn about a group a women pilots ferrying planes.May is the commanding officer of this group, with Ruby as her first of These [...]


    6. War genre fiction is a favorite of mine and I certainly enjoy a book that educates me on a new aspect as to how women served during the war A very good historical fiction.


    7. Soraya M Lane has written a wonderful piece of World War 2 historical fiction about a group of skilled and determined women pilots on both sides of the Atlantic whose contribution to the Allied war effort eventually gained the recognition they so richly deserved as they became critical ferry pilots during that war The Spitfire Girls 2019, Lake Union Publishing is a wonderfully inspirational piece of literature with strong characters both female as well as male who are based on real life perso So [...]


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