The Flight Girls

The Flight Girls

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"I read well into the night, unable to stop. The book is unputdownable."--Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"Heart-breaking, validating, exciting."--Hypable

"Rich historical detail...this saga has it all."--Woman's World

Shining a light on a little-known piece of history 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.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 145 x 226 x 28mm | 408g
  • English
  • Original ed.
  • 0778369226
  • 9780778369226
  • 1,057,546

Review quote

"This World War II drama highlights the role of women pilots and the sacrifices they made for our country. I read well into the night, unable to stop. The book is unputdownable."--Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"Heart-breaking, validating, exciting, entertaining, and swoon-worthy... There are some novels that readers look to as the pinnacle of World War II fiction and storytelling. Noelle Salazar's The Flight Girls is sure to earn its rightful spot on that list in no time."--Hypable, 2019 Staff Favorite Pick

"Rich historical detail, drama and dynamic characters...this saga has it all."--Woman's World

"From now on, I'll be recommending Noelle Salazar's book to anyone who feels beaten down by the status quo."--Forbes

"Salazar brings to life the stories of so many others who joined the WASP program and whose tales have been lost to history. A fascinating, captivating and triumphant read."--Roseanne Montillo, author of The Wilderness of Ruin and Atomic Women

"An unforgettable and beautifully written historical novel about a fascinating piece of WWII history...masterfully weaves a story of female strength and friendship, with an emotionally resonant epic love story...I could not put this book down!"--Jillian Cantor, author of The Lost Letter and In Another Time

"Captivated me from the first page and never let go...a powerful tale of courage and sacrifice by the Women Airforce Service Pilots during WWII. A spectacular first novel."--Sara Ackerman, USA TODAY bestselling author of The Lieutenant's Nurse

"Offers a glimpse into the lives of female WWII pilots, retrieving an underappreciated chapter in U.S. history... A fine suggestion for fans of both sweet romance and romantic historical fiction."--Booklist

"A debut author uncovers a nearly forgotten piece of American history in this dynamic novel."--Shelf Awareness
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22,004 ratings
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4 37% (8,088)
3 14% (3,183)
2 3% (609)
1 1% (180)
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