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A Sunlit Weapon

A Sunlit Weapon is the seventeenth book in the Maisie Dobbs series and I don’t recommend it as a standalone. Several events from past novels in the series are referred to, meaning this book contains spoilers for those works and this one also relies heavily on the reader's knowledge of occurrences/ ...

C+
Girls of Flight City

Lorraine Heath joins the women’s fiction market in this World War II-set tale about daring women who used their biplanes to battle the evils of Hitler.  The volume reminds me of the work of Jill Barnett, whose book about women fighters in World War II - Sentimental Journey - also explores the rom ...

B+
Playing Dirty in Alaska

I'm a sucker for hero-in-pursuit stories and I've been a fan of Samanthe Beck since she wrote for the Entangled Brazen line (which were some of the first steamier romances I read back in the mid 2010s). I read and enjoyed the first in the Captivity Alaska series so I'd been waiting for another book ...

B
Sisters in Arms

Sisters in Arms follows the lives and loves of two fictional characters in the Six Triple Eight, the real all-Black battalion of the Women’s Army Corps during WWII. Telling the story of our heroines from when they first receive the letters inviting them to join the unit until war’s end, this tal ...

A
The Point of It All

Christina C. Jones returns readers to the fictional, idyllic town of Sugar Valley in The Point of It All, the sequel to The Culmination of Everything. It’s a thought-provoking Black romance that engages readers with its endearing lovers, compelling conflict, and memorable dialogue packed with humo ...

B+
Her Last Flight

In 1947, photographer and war correspondent Janey Everett arrives at a remote surfing village on the Hawaiian island of Kauai to research a planned biography of forgotten aviation pioneer Sam Mallory, who joined the loyalist forces in the Spanish Civil War and never returned. Obsessed with Sam’s f ...

B+
Arctic Wild

Arctic Wild, book two in Annabeth Albert’s Frozen Hearts series, is a gently moving, slow-burn romance between two very different men who find themselves re-evaluating their lives following an almost fatal accident.  There are places where perhaps the pacing could have been a little faster and th ...

B+
Free Fall

Emma Barry and Genevieve Turner’s continuing series about life and love among astronauts and aeronautic engineers working on the American space program in the 1960’s continues with Free Fall, a charming entry about an emerging society girl and the up and coming astronaut who impregnates her. ...

A
Grounded Hearts

In Grounded Hearts the storyline is simple – an RAF pilot bails out of his damaged bomber, sustains injuries and seeks help from a lovely woman in enemy territory. The storytelling, however, is anything but simple. Here, I found romance, adventure, spiritual wisdom, humor, pathos, and a picture of ...

B
A Kiss to Build a Dream on

A Kiss to Build a Dream On is a story of the much-lauded women civilian pilots, employed to ferry military aircraft by the US Air Force during World War II. Only very experienced pilots  with more than five hundred flying hours under their belt were hired, and employing women freed up men for comba ...