It's Time to Meet Miss Coltrane
I LOVED The Flight Girls by Noelle Salazar (Follow her on BookBub). I laughed. I cried. I laughed while crying. And because it was historical fiction, I learned. What more can you ask for?
How about great characters?! And that's where Miss Audrey Fitzgerald Coltrane comes in.
I wasn't sure what I thought of Audrey when I first met her. She seemed a bit shallow. Maybe a bit spoiled. A little too self-involved, caring more about her flying than anything else. I wondered if I would grow to like her. I soon discovered that there was a lot more to her than met the eye - and guess what? She learned that about herself, too.
Audrey was a progressive woman stuck in a time when women were only given a chance because the men were busy fighting in war. Despite doing amazing things, women across the country received few accolades, and when the war finally came to an end, were expected to retreat again to kitchens across the US.
Audrey turned out to be smart, funny, generous, loving, and brave. She knew what she wanted, and she worked hard to get it. She learned that following ones dreams doesn't mean that you have to throw everything else out the window. In fact, you just may be able to have your cake and eat it, too.
I highly recommend this book. (I listened to the audio version). If you read it, let me know what you think!
Teri M Brown, author of An Enemy Like Me and Sunflowers Beneath the Snow connects readers with characters they'd love to invite to lunch.
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