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January 23, 2020

A Sister’s Courage by Molly Green ~ Review

by Susan Roberts


It’s 1939 and the threat of war hangs over Britain…

"Before the war, it was unheard of for women to have equal pay in any job whatsoever, but in May 1943 Miss Grower was the first person in any company or organization to obtain equal pay for the women pilots in the Air Transport Auxiliary.  She pushed home the point that her pilots were doing exactly the same job and taking exactly the same risks every day as the men.  She refused to take no for an answer."

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January 2020; Avon; 978-0008378424
audio, ebook, print (400 pages); historical fiction
Raine Linfoot is the oldest of three sisters living in England as the novel begins in the late 1930s.  Her dream had always been to be a pilot ever since her father allowed her to take an airplane ride at a fair when she was younger.  With no income and no way to pay for lessons, she felt like her dream wouldn't be realized.  Plus her mother was totally opposed to her daughter learning to fly.  She liked to watch the planes land at a nearby airstrip and met Doug there who offered to teach her to fly and helped her get a job at a local airbase.  When she first hears about the Women's Air Transport Auxiliary, she knows that this is what she must do with her life.  Even though she has less air time than the other applicants, she is accepted into the group and begins her training.  In training, she is faced not only with learning how to successfully fly different planes but is also faced with extreme prejudice from the male ground crew who feel that women have no business flying.   As Raine forms new friendships she becomes a strong woman who has achieved her dream.  There is also a lot of romance in this novel - too much for me - as two different men fall in love with Raine and she has to make a choice.

This is the first book in a trilogy about the three sisters.  The next book, due to publish in the spring is A Sister's Song.

Overall this was a very interesting book and I learned a lot about the female pilots during the war.  I thought it was too heavy on the romance and I'd have liked less about love and more about female friendships.  I did enjoy it and recommend it to readers of WWII fiction.

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Victory Sisters
1. A Sister's Courage (2019)
2. A Sister's Song (2020)
3. Untitled Molly Green Book 3 (2020)

Susan Roberts lives in North Carolina when she isn't traveling. She and her husband enjoy traveling, gardening and spending time with their family and friends. She reads almost anything (and the piles of books in her house prove that) but her favorite genres are Southern fiction, women's fiction, and thrillers. Susan is a top 1% Goodreads Reviewer. You can connect with Susan on FacebookGoodreads, or Twitter


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2 comments:

  1. though it's not one i would run right out and buy, it does sounds interesting. glad you enjoyed it
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  2. I think female pilots in general, but more so back in that era, are very interesting. Thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours

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