Audrey, a young woman from Dallas with a passion for flying, finds herself on the island of Hawaii training pilots when the Pearl Harbor attack shocks the world. As a young woman, I am always looking for characters to admire and Audrey is definitely one of them. A determined, smart and independent woman who knows what she wants, she certainly was ahead of her time. The Flight Girls is filled with friendship and love during a troubling time in history and should be the next book you pick up!
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Shining a light on a little-known piece of history, the Women Airforce Service Pilots, The Flight Girls
is a sweeping portrayal of women's fearlessness, love, and the power of friendship to make us soar.
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.