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A Sister’s Courage

(The Victory Sisters #1)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  83 ratings  ·  27 reviews
It’s 1939 and the threat of war hangs over Britain…

A spirited young woman, Raine Linfoot has always had an overriding ambition to take to the skies. Her hero, Doug Williams, teaches her to fly when she is just 17. With her pilot’s license it seems as though the sky’s the limit for Raine … until war breaks out.

Raine knows that her place is not at home and she is determined
Paperback, 400 pages
Published January 21st 2020 by Avon (first published November 28th 2019)
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Louise Wilson
Nov 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Victory Sisters #1

All Lorraine Linfoot ever wanted to do was to become a pilot. When she was seventeen years old she persuades her hero, Doug Williams to teach her to fly. When the war broke out in 1939, she enlisted in the Ait Transport Auxiliary. Her mission is to fly fighter planes out to the men on the front line. Doug's plane has been shot down. He's been reported as missing. Laine (Lorraine) realises the war could also break her heart.

I really liked this story that showed how only a
I love reading Historical Fiction set during WWII. This book highlighted women’s bravery and how these women were able to help in the war efforts. It is 1939 and our heroine is Lorraine ‘Raine’ Linfoot who at a very young age was always fascinated with flying, despite her mother’s adamant opposition. Her determination landed Raine with the ATA (Air Transport Auxillary) that trains women to help the men in the front lines.

Molly Green’s writing was inspirational and beautiful. I loved the
It's 1939 and the threat of war hangs over Britain. And all Lorraine "Raine" Linfoot wanted to do since her father took her to the flying circus when she was 14 was to be a pilot. But it's a man's world and the general consensus is that women can't fly planes...a view shared by her highly strung French mother.

In the first of what promises to be a heartwarming, feel-good series, A SISTER'S COURAGE is Raine's story...her journey from a young idealistic 14 year old to the woman who defies the odds
While I enjoyed the premise of A Sister's Courage, the first in Molly Green's Victory Sisters series, I

had to continually remind myself how young Raine Linfoot was. The heroine of the book may have been a pilot during World War II, shuttling planes between airfields, but she was only seventeen when she joined the Air Transport Auxiliary. By the end of the book, she was only twenty. There are reasons I found her rude and abrupt, sometimes quite selfish, not the easiest person to like.

Angela Williamson
A Sister's Courage by Molly Green was an engaging, entertaining and very informative book.
Lorraine "Raine" Linfoot began learning to fly at 17 with her Father's support and her Mother's unhappiness at such an inappropriate pastime for a girl.
In 1939, the only way Raine could assist with the war effort was to join the Air Transport Auxiliary, a new group of women who flew planes to the front lines so men weren't taken away from the important job of fighting the Germans. These brave women had to
Sarah Davalt
I received this book as an Advanced Reader's Copy (ARC) through NetGalley. It will be published November 28, 2019.
Lorraine “Raine” Linfoot is the main character. Her mother, Simone is very French, her Father, Robert, who is older than Simone and English. She has two younger sisters, Suzanne (Suzy) and Veronique (Ronnie). This is described as being about the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA), which is the British Version of the WASPS. However, it is more about Raine and her love life than the ATA’s
Jan 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Book: A Sister's Courage
Pub date: 1/21/20
Review: I'm a huge historical fiction fan so when this book was offered to me, I jumped at the chance. When I picked this book I was unaware it was a series so I pleasantly surprised when I found out there will be a second book.

What I loved about this book:

1. My favorite part of this book was the characters, they were both realistic and relatable. As the book follows Raine throughout the war, I
Jan 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020, coming-of-age, ww-2
Thank you to Avon Books and TLC Book Tours for a free copy to review!
Raine's determined spirit and love of flying, make it easy for the reader to connect with her. She has the selfless quality that inspired many of the WW2 generation to enlist despite the risks or dangers involved. Every historical fiction I read about WW2 seems to teach me something more about this pivotal point in time. In this case, an insider's view is offered of what life was like for the young women who enlisted to
First in a trilogy about three sisters in Britain and how they embrace the challenges of World War II
Madalina Negrea
Dec 18, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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The plot was too predictable, too thin. I liked Raine, an obstinate, determined character, ready to do what it takes to fulfill her dreams but I did not find the two men in her life (Doug and Alec) agreeable enough. They did not fight for her, they presumed she loved them because they were pilots/ heroes.
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Airplanes, Friendship, and Romance

I really enjoyed reading this story about the lady pilots flying for the ATA (Air Transport Auxiliary). It was good to hear how women helped during the war shuttling airplanes to the bases for the male servicemen to fly. Not only did they prove to be as good pilots as the men, they could fly every different kind of aircraft.

The friendship between the lady pilots was heartwarming. Not only did they have each other's back, the actually cared about the well being
Amanda Youngs
If you like the idea of a wartime heroine who is desperate to work as a pilot, this could be for you. It is what it is, really - a simple story, heavy on the romantic interests and the desire to do as much as possible to help the boys in blue during a war, given that no woman can become a fighter pilot...

I read it because I had to (for work) and not because I chose to. I am probably the right age for the target market but I'm just not interested in stories of war and rationing and old-fashioned
Really Into This
Jan 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Thank you TLC Book Tours & Avon Books for our gifted review copy.

Raine is a hard-headed young woman with her sights set on becoming a pilot. But, it’s 1939, and Britain is on the brink of war. Working as an accountant at the local aerodrome isn’t enough – she wants to be in the cockpit. But, her mother and her boss have different ideas.

Veronique, the
Feb 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Raine Linfoot has one goal in life, to become a pilot. She is a proper teenager in 1939 England and her French mother wants her to have nothing to do with flying. Through her sheer determination, work, and the help of her father, Raine is able to get a job at the local air field and pay for flying lessons. She has a school girl crush on her instructor Doug, but he disappears in France after he joins the RAF. Broken hearted, she meets the attractive and infuriating Alec. Will she be able to open ...more
Feb 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Sister's Courage is the story of Raine (Lorraine) Linfoot beginning in 1939 England. Raine dreams of being a pilot and begins flying lessons at the age of 17. When war is declared, she joins the Air Transport Auxiliary, ferrying airplanes to military pilots. This is also the story of Raine's relationships with her parents and sisters, and her romantic interest in two very different men.

I wanted to read A Sister's Courage because I love World War II settings. I have never read a book about a
Jan 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Raine Linfoot is the oldest of three sisters living in England as the novel begins in the late 1930s. Her dream had always been to be a pilot ever since her father allowed her to take an airplane ride at a fair when she was younger. With no income and no way to pay for lessons, she felt like her dream wouldn't be realized. Plus her mother was totally opposed to her daughter learning to fly. She liked to watch the planes land at a nearby air strip and met Doug there who offered to teach her to ...more
Hallie Szott

In Molly Green’s A Sister’s Courage, Lorraine “Raine” Linfoot pursues her dreams of flying, despite the obstacles standing in her way. When war arrives, there are few opportunities for a female pilot, but she has every intention of contributing to the war effort. To make her life a little more complicated, a couple men vie for her affections, and her family encounters a few troubles of its own.

Now, I think I have just read too many great World War II books because to me, A Sister’s Courage
Dec 30, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Raine (Lorraine) Linfoot is the oldest of three daughters living at home with her accountant father and her French mother. He expects Raine to join him at the accounting firm where he works but Raine has other ideas, she wants to be a pilot. When her father loses a significant amount of money, they must move to a smaller home but it is near an airport and Raine longs to be able to take flying lessons. Her mother is dead set against it but her father supports her decision. She is able to find a ...more
Kathleen Gray
Nov 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fans of historical romances will enjoy this for its portrait of Raine, a young woman who flies with the ATA and loves two pilots- Doug and Alec. Raine began flying- taught by Doug, when she was only 14 and as WWII got worse, found herself involved with the ATA. There is some nice info about the organization and the relationships between the women are well done. This being a WWII romance, you know there's going to be some bad news- in this case when Doug goes missing. Alec, a flashier young ...more
Lisa Carlile
This novel is the 2st in a trilogy about 3 sisters set in the 1930's. The story follows Raine Linfoot who is the elsest of the sisters. Her dream has always to be a pilot but with no financial means to be one it seemed unlikely. When she hears about the women's air transport auxiliary it seemed like her answer. She is accepted into the training and becomes part of the group. The story follows the perspective of a female pilot but it moved a little slowly for me without much depth. Maybe it would ...more
Dec 30, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Helen Hollick
Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Emily Nicole
Jan 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I won this book in the giveaway and was absolutely charmed by the sisters in this story. I was truly inspired by the bravery and optimism given. Wonderfully written, I look forward to getting the next book in the series!
Jan 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting setting - life of British women who delivered planes for the military dffirt during WWII
Lorraine Clay
So boring unable to finish it.
Csimplot Simplot
Feb 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book!!!
Dwina Willis
Dec 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
During WWII, women were given roles they have never had before. One of these was working as a ferry pilot for ATA (Air Transport Auxiliary). A Sister's Courage is the story of Raine and other intrepid women who served in the ATA. Raine was one of three sisters, who broke with convention, and learned to fly when just a teenager. Through the eyes of Raine, you see how these women struggled with prejudice against women flying, how they did a remarkable job flying multiple airplanes without ...more
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