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The Flight Girls makes for an inspiring, lighter historical fiction that explores the dynamics between the characters rather than the historical events to the story. The story focuses on one women’s strength and will to follow her passion here with our well developed main character Audrey Coltrane. Her passion leads her to joining the relatively unknown, Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) during WWII.
Noelle Salazar does a great job here dramatizing the camaraderie as she explores the compelling friendships between the women of the WASP. She adds some romance here as well for Audrey that added a bit more drama than I would have liked. I love stories that focus on the strong women of WWII and Noelle Salazar sure delivers here with these women who each have joined the WASP for their own reasons. I enjoyed the dynamics here and the connections formed between the women and was drawn into their world. I could feel the emotional depth of the story here with the women’s strength and fears as a team as well as Audrey’s own emotions. I could visualize what it might have been like for the real strong and courageous pilots. I highly recommend for a lighter historical fiction that is inspired by the real women pilots.
Fascinating, touching & entertaining!
THE FLIGHT GIRLS by NOELLE SALAZAR is an enlightening, powerful and emotionally compelling historical fiction novel that has us following along fictionalized character, Audrey Coltrane and her involvement in the WASP program (Women Airforce Service Pilots) during World War II.
NOELLE SALAZAR delivers an excellent, heartfelt, intriguing and well-written read here with wonderful, relatable, and well developed characters. The story is told from the first person perspective of our main character, Audrey Coltrane and I absolutely loved her voice. She definitely captured my attention and my heart as well as the other WASP women. The bond that these women shared was absolutely beautiful and I absolutely loved and admired how courageous and brave they were.
At times I felt that this storyline was simplified and rushed a little bit though because there was this strong romantic theme that I wasn’t really expecting and sort of took away from the main historical story for me. In the end though I was able to put all my concerns aside and had me rooting for a happy ending for Audrey and James.
4 stars! Adventurous, heart wrenching and inspiring!
Audrey Coltrane is a young female pilot whose passion for flying started when she was a child. When the war begins, she signs up to train military pilots knowing she is helping her country prepare for what may come. Facing constant criticism and stereotyping, she is proud of her career and the adventures she gets to take while doing something she loves. This story is inspired by the real team of female pilots who trained soldiers in WWII.
I loved Audrey’s character! She was intriguing and heart warming; her immense bravery was shocking and inspiring. Though I found her journey to be predictable at times, it kept me engrossed and interested throughout. The writing flowed beautifully and was well paced. There is a strong romance theme underlying the main wartime story which I found a tad much at times, but in the end I was rooting for the lovely couple.
This was an excellent debut from Noelle Salazar and I look forward to what she writes next!
Cover: My ARC didn’t come with the actual cover design so I feel that I am unable to actually voice how I feel about it. Although I think the actual book cover is quite beautiful.
Title: I absolutely love how intriguing and enticing that title is and think it’s a fantastic representation to storyline.
Writing/Prose: Well-written, entertaining, engaging, readable, and compelling.
Plot: Engrossing, heartfelt, interesting, steadily-paced, and entertaining.
Ending: A touching and happy ending that left me feeling satisfied.
Overall: The role that these brave female pilots played was absolutely extraordinary and made this quite the captivating and irresistible page-turner. Would recommend!
Thank you so much to Eden at Harlequin Trade Publishing / Mira Books and Noelle Salazar for gifting us all a copy of this book.