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The Lady in the Spitfire

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Returning from his first combat mission over Germany with a damaged B-17 and a wounded tail gunner, Lt. Jay Baronowsky of the US Eighth Air Force is forced to divert due to weather. In heavy cloud he nearly collides with an RAF bomber. On landing, he is shocked to discover that a woman piloted the RAF aircraft. However, he soon finds himself fascinated by the attractive an ...more
Paperback, 324 pages
Published July 20th 2006 by iUniverse
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Tara Chevrestt
This was not as good as I had hoped.. In the midst of the superb aircraft descriptions and air battles, there was too much drama regarding a "love" story that felt as tho it appeared out of thin air and many unlikeable characters and their own romantic issues thrown in.

Emily is a ferry/transport pilot during WW2. Her husband, Robin, also a pilot, has been shot down over France. She has no idea if he is dead or alive. Four months after Robin's disappearance, she has an almost mid air collision wi
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Lance Greenfield
Mar 30, 2010 rated it really liked it
Yet another WWII story of love and conflict

This book is one more reason for me to declare my love for historical fiction. The facts behind the female flyers that moved the aircraft to operational airfields were fascinating. However, without the story that Helena P Schrader, I would have struggled to wade my way through the dry descriptions.

The story brings the well researched facts to life. I have to say that the ending, well, the ending before the end of the book, is rather predictable. What wo
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Helena Schrader
Apr 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  (Review from the author)
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Helena was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the daughter of a professor, and travelled abroad for the first time at the age of two, when her father went to teach at the University of Wasada in Tokyo, Japan. Later the family lived in Brazil, England and Kentucky, but home was always the coast of Maine. There, her father’s family had roots, and an old, white clapboard house perched above the boatyard in ...more
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