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Suddenly, it became hard to breathe, and the sound of the engine throbbed in Eva’s head. The plane crashed and skidded. She heard the wail of sirens. The last thing she remembered was pulling her body across the tarmac an inch at a time - before her world went black.
Sweetwater, Texas, 1943. Eva has always wanted to fly away. She jumps at the chance to train with the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots and help the war effort, even if the days are exhausting, the Southern nights sweltering. When she’s in the air, it’s all worthwhile: Her heart soars, as close to infinity as you can get. And since she met handsome Jack, she has someone to fly back to. But on one dangerous night, everything goes wrong. When she awakes, her body is broken and her memory is gone....
Los Angeles, 1977. Eva seems like a normal married woman with a family to be proud of. When she woke up after that terrible night - a blank in her memory - Jack was smiling down at her. But so many decades later, Eva is still searching for answers about the night that changed her life forever. Why have letters to her fellow pilots gone unanswered for 30 years? What really happened on her last flight?
Ever since that catastrophic crash, Eva has lived with the worst fear imaginable: Did she do something terrible enough to make her friends cut her off? Increasingly overcome by frightening flashbacks, where she is fighting to escape from a tiny cockpit filled with smoke as her plane falls to the ground, she desperately tries to uncover the truth. But are some secrets best left buried in the past?
From best-selling author Ella Carey comes a sweeping story, inspired by true events, about the brave, forgotten female pilots who helped America win the war. A story you will never forget, one that will always stay in your heart.
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- Wes Brummer
Wonderful story of the women fliers of WWIi
I enjoyed the book. The story runs on two tracks; Evie’s entry and flight training in the WASPs and her trip to Washington DC to testify about her military-style training to a seemingly clueless Congressional committee in 1977. It doesn’t help that the records of women WWII pilots were classified for the last 30 yrs. The details of WASP life is authentic, but the history nuggets don’t get in the way of the story . Narration is compelling, but not overtly melodramatic. Recommended.
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- Raquel T.
loved this story
Good pacing. Excellent story. Great character development. I love this author and narrator. I am now looking for another book by this author.
- Amazon Customer
Story has a narrator problem
The story itself is incredible and about an amazing subject. However the narrator ruins the entire feel of the book with her unsuitable cadence and fairly offensive use of accents. this will be a book that I buy in paper to read myself so that way I can appreciate the writing when it's not marred by this narration.