I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.
Wild Blue Yonder
Air Transport Auxiliary pilot Doris Winter is accused of stealing a valuable item from a famous Hollywood movie star, now a captain in the US Army Air Corps, after a dance at the air base in England where he’s stationed. Gathering her close friends together, she’s determined to clear her name.
Ruth’s POW son suffers a life-changing injury just as her own cottage takes damage in an air raid and Penny’s estranged little sister unexpectedly turns up, having run away from school. Together with the ongoing thefts of items of clothing and surprise personal revelations, these all threaten to hamper their investigation.
In spite of the worsening war situation, they must band together to rise above their troubles and prove love and friendship is worth fighting for.
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Author Bio –
Mick is a hopeless romantic who was born in England and spent fifteen years roaming around the world in the pay of HM Queen Elizabeth II in the Royal Air Force before putting down roots and realizing how much he missed the travel. He’s replaced it somewhat with his writing, including reviewing books and supporting fellow saga and romance authors in promoting their novels.
He’s the proud keeper of two cats bent on world domination, is mad on the music of the Beach Boys, and enjoys the theatre and humoring his Manchester United-supporting wife. Finally, and most importantly, Mick is a full member of the Romantic Novelists Association. Wild Blue Yonder is the second novel in his Broken Wings series and he is very proud to be a part of the Vintage Rose Garden at The Wild Rose Press.
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You may have read my review of the first book in the series, A Wing And A Prayer. I found the first book very intriguing and was eager to review book 2. The first book introduced the wonderful characters and then dove right into the mystery. Book 2 spent much more time investigating the character’s lives. This book had a lot more character development as the author shared so much of the lives of these brave and adventurous women in the Air Transport Auxiliary.
Reading this book made me feel right in the middle of the WWII tension in the English village where these young women lived. With most of the men serving in the military, these brave ladies flew planes on shorter missions to take them to the bases where they were needed for battle. One night Doris, Penny, Mary, Shirley, and more were having a lovely evening in the backyard. There peaceful evening was disrupted when they heard German bombers dropping their weapons on the nearby village.
They were staying put in the dark, feeling horrified for the people there. Then, out of nowhere, a German plane appeared and dropped a bomb right next to them. The cottage windows and doors were all blown off. Doris was hit by flying glass and needed care. The cottage was uninhabitable, so all of them bedded down next door. Doris’s boyfriend had joined the Home Guard and rallied people to help fix up the place the next day.
After a small group flew to a dance for flyers, they found out that the famous American movie star had lost his lucky handkerchief and was blaming Doris. She was the last one he saw with it, but she was adamant that she had not taken it. Much of the story dealt with the girls and their romantic relationships, women friendship problems, and worries for the wounded men they loved. I loved how the author wove their personal stories into the historical plot.
You’ll have to read the book to see if they solved the mystery of the missing hanky. The beauty of Book 2 is seeing how these young women made a difference in the war effort, but still carried on with their lives. I look forward to reading Book 3.
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