Silver Wings

Silver Wings When in twenty five year old Lily Rivera is widowed she finally feels able to step out of the shadows of an unhappy marriage Her love of flying leads her to join the Womens Airforce Service Pil

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  • Title: Silver Wings
  • Author: H.P. Munro
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 207
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • When in 1943, twenty five year old Lily Rivera is widowed, she finally feels able to step out of the shadows of an unhappy marriage Her love of flying leads her to join the Womens Airforce Service Pilots, determined to regain her passion and spread her wings, not suspecting that she would experience than just flying.Helen Richmond, a Hollywood stunt pilot, has neverWhen in 1943, twenty five year old Lily Rivera is widowed, she finally feels able to step out of the shadows of an unhappy marriage Her love of flying leads her to join the Womens Airforce Service Pilots, determined to regain her passion and spread her wings, not suspecting that she would experience than just flying.Helen Richmond, a Hollywood stunt pilot, has never experienced a love that lifted her as high as the aircraft she flew until she meets Lily.Both women join the W.A.S.P program to serve their country and instead find that they are on a collision course towards each other, but can it last

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    1. Great read!I'm a sucker for historical fiction and loved the setting and characters. Well written and made me cry.

    2. Very enjoyable, feel good read about 1940s women pilots. While this is fiction, it feels well-researched. Thankfully, no boring technical discourses on flying, planes and such. The day to day duties of flying must have been pretty mundane, as they were never in the war, but they are no less dangerous. (Their services were used mainly as support--to test and deliver sometimes rickety planes, to tow targets for fighter pilot practice and sometimes be targeted themselves! and get this--demonstrate [...]

    3. Wow, Munro can write touching stories as well as humorous ones. I was skeptical of this book at first, of the author surpassing Grace Falls, but she did. With the historical backgrounds, portrayed prejudices and discrimination problems, Silver Wings is a even more full bodied story. I am truly impressed and shall now embark on the third book of the author, Stars Collide.

    4. What a lovely story. Well paced, great characters, brilliant subject. Despite some typos and grammar problems the book was still an absolute joy to read. And despite a few teary moments it left me feeling oh so warm and fuzzy inside. I could totally see this being filmed as a movie, or better yet a TV series. I'd watch the hell out of it. These characters will stay with me for a while I think.

    5. How to rate this book! How to give a fair review. It's flaws were many and I want to be a nasty hypocrite and just talk about that and not talk about the embarrassing fact that I sneakily kind of liked it. I was going to read just one chapter late last night and I dived in and read half a book before my eyes almost gave out and I fell asleep dreaming of women on bunks.It was the likable characters that got me in. The writing was terrible. I am not sure, maybe the author is capable of stringing a [...]

    6. Rarely do I give 5 stars, but this is really a wonderful book spanning the years. A sweet romance featuring 2 women who volunteered to served as WASPs (Women Airforce Service Pilots) during WWII. Lily and Helen met and fell in love during a time when interracial marriages were illegal in many states, so 2 women in love was not even considered remotely acceptable. One learned some important history on women in the military while experiencing a sweet love story. I laughed,I cried, and am thoroughl [...]

    7. I lived in Lubbock, Texas for almost three years and drove through Sweetwater on my way back home to Houston many times. The description of Sweetwater made me homesick for the dusty, windy, hot plains of West Texas. The story was touching. I didn't expect to cry at the end. I did. This book made me feel closer to my wife and appreciate the ease with which we lived out and proud in Lubbock. I also liked that it was historical fiction and seamed to capture a snapshot of what life might have been l [...]

    8. My number one book I have read so far. I know I love all the books that I have been reading since christas but this one, oh boy, it makes me cry of even remembering the story and just now I was telling to my wife about it and I started crying, it's THAT GOOD.This book was a surprise from my wife, I didn't expected and it was the most amazing, heart breaking, wonderful book I have read in a while. Lily and Helen gave me heart eyes, game a heart attack and it made my litthe gay heart made liittle [...]

    9. I thought this was an excellent story, both because of the historical information and the personal story of the individual women.I already knew about the British equivalent to the WASP, the Air Transport Auxiliary that had 166 women pilots, but had no idea there was such a massive equivalent in America.As well as the romance, the story of the women also included quite a few other interesting aspects about the bigotry towards gender, race and sexuality both in the military and the wider society o [...]

    10. Very poorly written (was it even proofread?). The characters are likeable enough, but everything is too unrealisticly rosy and fluffy (not that I like forced angst or anything, but this felt like an idealized view of the time, even the issue of men's oppression of women is treated in a superficial and fluffy manner, explaining it with ignorance rather than power and hate). What I hated the most is the very white mindset: everything is whitesplained and white-centered, the main character of color [...]

    11. The premise of this book was really interesting - I'm intrigued to learn more about WASPs. I enjoyed the characters she created, and the challenges they faced that were true to the time period. That said, I couldn't get past the significant number of typos and grammatical mistakes throughout the pages.

    12. Just brilliantI really liked HP Munros other books and this was just as good. The characters in this and all of the other books are so well written and well developed. The story was different to what I usually read and gave a different perspective to the war period. Definately recommended!

    13. Hot Heartwarming and HistoricMy partner and I read this book for a book club. It fleshed out the characters of three strong women during WWII in the USA. At times the sex scenes were so descriptive that fans were needed, so perhaps there is an age limit. It is very well written and reveals the lack of true women in history, the hidden heroes. I would love to suggest this as a good-hearted for any open-minded adult.

    14. Wow. Stories like this, about love that lasts a lifetime make me question myself how I’m faring in the love department, and ponder on how will it be in the next decades. It makes me hopeful. Anyway, I’m glad I finally read this book. The author sure knows how to write a good one. 5 stars. Happy landings!

    15. I love this book. Found it by chance and always enjoy re-reading it! Short and sweet. I give it 4 as I wish it had been better edited. As is common with Kindle versionsThere are quite a few transcription errors and drops of useful things like commas.

    16. I learned history whilst reading this book. I never expected that. I also fell in love with the characters. I would highly recommend this book. this is by far one of my favorite books read so far.

    17. Wow!! I am an emotional wreck. I have stayed up late the past 2 nights reading this as I could not put it down. I loved every bit of this moving story. I loved the history, I loved all of the characters, every single oned of course the epic love story. I laughed and I cried (and I don't consider myself a crier). A very moving read that I could not recommend more. Excellent!

    18. Outstanding Book about a WW2 FlygirlIf ever there was a book that I desperately want to see as a movie, it is Silver Wings. Action, romance, history, music, it would be outstanding. For those that don't know, this book is about a group of women who leave behind their civilian lives to join the WASPS as female pilots to help in the WW2 effort. The two main characters fall in love and that's wonderful, every bit, but the scene stealer is the author's ability to take us back to take us back to that [...]

    19. Fair warning: the merits of this book do not lie in its writing, in fact the book is littered with far too many little mistakes that break up the flow of the writing and sometimes impact on the reading process as some sentences lose meaning/sense. When starting the book I actually thought that the mistakes and the slightly stilted writing might damage my enjoyment of the book. However the draw of the book was, for me, its cast of characters. By which, I don't simply mean the main two characters [...]

    20. Of course I only read this sort of book for book club, but as far as the lesbian romance genre goes, I thought it was pretty good. Yes, it had A LOT of grammatical errors, largely comma splices and missing commas, but that's pretty common in small press books like this. Also, it was balanced by quite good historical research, so I was willing to overlook it, especially since it didn't effect my reading too much (strangely). Funnily, we just read The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion a coup [...]

    21. I really enjoyed this book. It's a charmingly told and well researched story about the WASPs - Women Airforce Service Pilots - who served in the second world war. As well as educating me on something I knew nothing about, it was a lovely story following the lives of six women who trained together and the difficulties they experienced not only in being accepted as female pilots but also in their personal lives. The developing romance between two of the women adds spice to the tale. I'm not surpri [...]

    22. Outstanding read!!!So I previously read Stars Collide by this author and it was addictive. This book was not only historical but told a fantastic love story of two women whose love for flying and love for each other transcended the time in which they live. The author did a great job of painting the picture of very full characters with back stories and a wonderful attraction that just build. Highly recommend this one.

    23. This is a great book. I love historical fiction and it is even better when it contains a sweet, lesbian romance.The author has clearly done her research and it is well written, with likeable characters and believable scenarios. The way the WASPs (Womens Airforce Service Pilots) were treated during the war was quite shameful.I would definitely read more of Ms. Munro's work.

    24. Honestly? It was terrible. I can't comment on the authors other books but the writing in this one was embarrassing. Don't even get me started on all the mistakes! Did anyone proofread this book? The idea was good but it was executed poorly. Just once I would like to read a book in this genre that is actually written well!

    25. This was a fantastic read. Kept me laughing and crying with joy. The level of detail and character development was just right to continue the story without making it too short or drawn out. The writing itself and imagery invoked kept me from wanting to put it down.Heartwarming,compact and complete.

    26. Beautifully writtenI enjoyed this story very much and was happy to see it was focused on the main characters and didn't take you back and forth through time. First book by this Author that I have read, sure it won't be the last.

    27. I read about some of these amazing pilots during my military training. It was even more enlightening to read about the individual experiences. This story makes me appreciate the hard work in researching this era. Thank you for sharing your talent in this wonderful story.

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