Fenella J. Miller returns with the third book in The Spitfire Girl series as the war is winding down and Elle has choice to make in
A Wedding for the Spitfire Girl
Elle has not quite gotten over the loss of her first love even as Jack, a childhood friend, has made his intentions clear. But there are things to do, planes to ferry from base to base, and new challenges to face as the war continues in 1942. With bombers strafing Britain, Jack having lost a hand and now part of the ATA, and Elle finally being pushed forward to ferry bombers and larger planes, the weather and spectre of her grandfather’s treason, combined with Jack’s uncle’s bad behavior has them both under scrutiny from the government.
We’ve seen Elle take charge of her life and her love for flying allowing her to learn quicker and move faster up the chain of command than many others, including her male counterparts. But she’s content with Jack as a simple “friend” his influence and desire to commit to her has them agreeing to a “fake engagement” much to the delight of many in the group. With Elle and Jack finally tackling the issue of their family’s combined ‘treasonous and illegal acts” danger abounds, but it brings Elle and her mother back together – and allows for the family to celebrate as one – the birth of her remaining brother’s child, Christmas and the upcoming real wedding for Jack and Elle.
What Miller does so well in this saga is to connect us instantly to Elle – we understand her as she is very modern and take charge where flying and her skill are concerned, we understand her heartache and concerns, and we know that while Jack may not have been her first choice, together they work beautifully as a team, and their affection is rooted in long standing. Miller brings in other friends, flyers and the atmosphere of war-weary Britain, allowing people to show their true colors, determination to beat Hitler and his threats, and the often heartbreaking tales of loss, struggle and challenges that were faced by the people left behind. A lovely story for both Elle’s part and the depictions of a country under siege, and how that brought most closer together with a common goal, you can see the early filaments that were forming into what has become a more modern approach to women’s roles, capabilities and abilities that we take much more for granted today.
Title: A Wedding for the Spitfire Girl
Author: Fenella J. Miller
Series: The Spitfire Girl #3
Also in this series: The Spitfire Girl: Over and Out
Genre: British, Family Saga, Friendship, Historic Elements, Historic Woman's Fiction, Romantic Elements, Second Chance, Setting: Britain, World War II
Published by: Aria
Published on: 10 October, 2019
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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1942 – The war rages on and Ellie must do her bit!
Ellie Simpson isn't your usual Spitfire pilot, but then with the world at war nothing is quite as it used to be! The ATA is calling upon its most expert and trusted pilots to deliver the precious bombers wherever they're needed, and Ellie, who can fly a Spitfire as well as the boys on the frontline, is their newest recruit.
Giving her all to a job she loves leaves Ellie precious little time for Squadron Leader Jack Reynolds. And while Ellie is brave enough to take the controls of a Spitfire, it takes a different kind of courage to open her heart to love once again. With her friends and family in constant danger she realises that their love is strong enough to stand the test of all the hardship the war can throw at them.
An emotional historical fiction that tells the story of friendship, camaraderie and triumph over adversity.
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.