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Poor Splendid Wings

4.16  ·  Rating Details ·  43 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
A tale of romance in WWII wartime England with a dashing hero, Michael Owens, and a highly romantic heroine, Victoria Craig-Bell.

Ms. Veryan's only historical not set in Georgian or Regency England.
Hardcover, 512 pages
Published September 1st 1992 by Severn House Publishers (first published 1992)
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Oct 16, 2012 Janga rated it it was amazing
Heartbreaking in places--but such a great read! I'd love to see it reissued as an ebook.
It's hard to find this long out of print book and I treasure my copy! The only WW2 story Veryan ever wrote, it still has all the hallmarks of her great novels - a blend of romance intrigue and adventure with characters that jump off the page. The scenes in the air battles are heart pounding. There are some deeply sad scenes - and the idea of how war affects soldiers, and civilians is brought home without being overdone.

I fell in love with the hero, Mike. Also the second hero, Joe. Also the "dar
Oct 02, 2015 Sheila rated it really liked it
I was fortunate to get this through my library. Veryan is one of my very favorites, and this departure from her usual Georgian period does not disappoint. There is some lovely romance here, some thrills, chills, a mystery, and some all too real depictions of the waste that is war. I really cared about her characters.
Jan 19, 2008 Melanie rated it really liked it
I haven't read this book in years but I have been searching online forever to try and buy it - it is very hard to find. It is a historical romance during WWII and it is so touching and fulfilling to read. If you can find it, BUY it!
Apr 30, 2009 Danielle rated it liked it
I managed to hunt down and read almost every single Patricia Veryan novel there is, when I was a teenager. It's hard to remember anything specific about them, other than the fact that I liked them. I'd classify them as romantic mysteries.
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Aug 15, 2009 Jodi Henley rated it did not like it
Shelves: boring-stuff
God, this thing was horrible. I think she is best suited for the Regency and Georgian period. It amazes me that it's become a collectible.
I cannot believe I managed to find a copy. This book is hands down the hardest of hers to find.
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Patricia Veryan was born in London and moved to the United States after the Second World War; she now lives on the West Coast and is the author of many historical novels.
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