The Spitfire Girls

The Spitfire Girls

Three skilled aviators determined to help win the war. Three brave women who know their place is not at home.

At the height of World War II, the British Air Transport Auxiliary need help. A group of young women volunteer for action, but the perils of their new job don’t end on the tarmac. Things are tough in the air, but on the ground their abilities as pilots are constantly questioned.

There is friction from the start between the new recruits. Spirited American Lizzie turns heads with her audacity, but few can deny her flying skills. She couldn’t be more different from shy, petite Ruby, who is far from diminutive in the sky. It falls to pragmatic pilot May to bring the women together and create a formidable team capable of bringing the aircraft home.

As these very different women fight to prove themselves up to the task at hand, they are faced with challenges and tragedies at every turn. They must fight for equal pay and respect while handling aircraft that are dangerously ill-equipped; meanwhile, lives continue to be lost in the tumult of war.

Determined to assist the war effort doing what they love, can May, Lizzie and Ruby put aside their differences to overcome adversity, and will they find love in the skies?

Title:The Spitfire Girls
ISBN:9781721356713
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    The Spitfire Girls Reviews

  • Erin

    Thanks to Netgalley and Amazon Publishing UK for an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review Focusing on three women- British ATA flyers First Officer Ruby Sanders and Commander May Jones and WASP Amer...

  • DJ Sakata

    Favorite Quotes:Ruby is no sidekick, nor is she relegated to office duties… She might look like a doll –in fact I was told by our doctor that a gust of wind might blow her over –but put her up i...

  • Jean

    When I brought this book, I thought it was non-fiction. When I started reading, I discovered it was a historical fiction book. Over the years, I had read a number of non-fiction books about the role o...

  • Bill Kupersmith

    I chose this book because it was about the women who flew for the Auxiliary Air Transport service in Britain during the Second World War. I've been fascinated with them since reading Elizabeth Wein's ...

  • Alaina

    I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Spoilers below. Maybe.The Spitfire Girls was surprisingly good! Once I started this ebook, I couldn't put it down. Not even to ...

  • Kathryn

    This is a novel that shares with us the courageous contribution women made in both England and the USA towards the WW2 endeavours. These women were willing to put their lives on the line and take on p...

  • Sue

    I read a lot of WWII books and it's always great to find one with a different perspective and to learn something new. This novel looks at the war from the view of the British Air Transport Auxiliary ....

  • Cam

    I started this book thinking .... ooo god please don’t let this be some sappy love story. But it wasn’t .... and I really enjoyed it. This is a historical fiction based upon truth. This is about f...

  • Natasha Niezgoda

    Bummer... Not What I Was Expecting!Synopsis: In the midst of WWII, several brave, young women volunteered to ferry fighter and bomber planes between military bases. These women are known as the ATA Gi...

  • Teresa

    I've read lots of books set in this time so have probably been spoiled for choice. Some research has gone into this book but I felt it needed a lot more to get the story right. It was overly sentiment...