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Liddy Hall is a determined young woman living in the U.S. during WWII. Like many women during this time, Liddy has to deal with the heaviness of the war while she tries to provide for herself and her family. Unlike many women, she’s applied to the Women Airforce Service Pilot program. Her excitement about the possibility of being accepted into the WASP is mixed with the ap ...more
Kindle Edition, 236 pages
Published January 18th 2012 by Story Creek Books
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Wendy Hines
Mar 05, 2012 Wendy Hines rated it it was amazing
I read and reviewed Cynthia's first novel, My Way Home, and absolutely loved it. So, I was really excited about her new novel, Wings. I was not disappointed - I adore it!

It's WWII and Liddy Hall is just trying to survive. Her father's in a home and she's trying to pay the hefty expenses of his care while also trying to have some money leftover to pay her own bills. She's spent most of her life with airplanes and has a desire to own a pair silver wings.

When the Army begins seeking female pilots,
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jgyweniverel
Jun 10, 2012 jgyweniverel marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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I would sincerely love this book. I learned about the WASPs about two years ago, and I am so grateful that their stories are being told and that they are now being recognized by both th military, and the USA. I can't believe some of the stories that I have heard about not only their bravery, but the prejudice they endured by the men in the military during WWII. I am not saying anything bad about our military back then, I applaud them for their bravery, but to sabatoge their planes which in the e ...more
Terri Anderson
Dec 27, 2015 Terri Anderson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I really enjoyed reading this book which I downloaded to my Kindle because it was free. There is a lot of information about the WASPs -- women pilots during WWII, and the characters were interesting, fully-formed personalities. The heroine, Liddy Hall, learned to fly from her flight instructor father at an early age. When America entered WWII, she wanted to contribute and was able to become a member of the WASPs. The story follows her throughout her service and introduces other women with whom s ...more
Eileen
Jun 01, 2012 Eileen rated it really liked it
This was a lovely historical novel about women flyers during WWII. It had a bit of romance in it - but never got maudlin.

Great for an afternoon read with a bit of actual history thrown it! It also makes me want to dig into the history of these women. The novel suggested that some women's programs went on in time, while this one folded.

Why?

Joan Podleski
Sep 01, 2012 Joan Podleski rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As the daughter of a WWII woman marine, I was fascinated by this tale of women flyers. It's a good read and brought back lots of memories of stories Mom used to tell about the sisterhood of these military women who pushed so many boundaries.
Christine
Sep 10, 2012 Christine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Very pleasantly surprised by this book! Had a hard time puttng it down most days. I enjoyed learning while reading this book. The women went through some amazing things. Very courageous time for all the women and the men who served!
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Cynthia was born in Los Angeles and raised in northern California and Arizona. Her early life in California, living across the street from a vineyard, working in her father’s large vegetable garden and growing up around a menagerie of animals—dogs, cats, chickens, a horse, a cow, and a very surly goat—infused Cynthia with a love of country life and of watching things grow.

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