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Glamour Girls

(2021)
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USA Today bestselling author Marty Wingate's historical debut is "like reading a personal diary of the brave women who were unsung heroes of WWII," (Rhys Bowen, Royal Spyness mysteries) and will delight readers of Kelly Rimmer's The Things We Cannot Say and Noelle Salazar's The Flight Girls.

During World War II, farmer's daughter Rosalie Wright becomes a pilot assisting the RAF. But will a romantic rivalry send her aerial dreams plummeting to earth?

Ever since she was 10 years old, Rosalie Wright's eyes have been on the skies. But at the age of 18, on the verge of earning her pilot's license, the English farmer's daughter watches her dreams of becoming an aviatrix fly away without her. Britain's entry into World War II brings civilian aviation to a standstill. Then, Rosalie's father dies, leaving her, her mother, and her brothers to run the farm.

Everything changes when she learns that the Air Transport Authority is recruiting women pilots to ferry warplanes across Britain to RAF bases. Despite her mother's objections, Rosalie cannot resist the call of her country--and the lure of the skies. During her training on Gipsy Moth aircraft, Rosalie forms a fast friendship with fellow flyer Caroline Andrews. Her trusty Ferry Pilots Notebook by her side, Rosalie delivers to five airfields in a day--while fighting an endless battle against skeptical male pilots and ground crews.

She would much rather spend her time on the wing than on the arm of any man...until she meets gruff pilot Snug Durrant and RAF squadron leader Alan Chersey. Snug is a cynical, wisecracking playboy, and Alan is every WAAF's heartthrob...and Rosalie catches both their eyes. As the war drags on, and casualties mount, will love and tragedy send Rosalie's exhilarating airborne life crashing to the ground?

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"Glamour Girls will take you on a fascinating journey into the lives of female pilots in WWII Britain. Blending female friendship with romance and loss, this is vivid and heartfelt read!" - Sara Ackerman

"Glamour Girls feels so real it's like reading a personal diary of the brave women who were unsung heroes of WWII. Marty Wingate has managed to get the feel for wartime Britain spot on. Well done!" - Rhys Bowen

"A wonderful, heart-warming tale of the women of the ATA. Be prepared to fall in love with some very special characters, and experience adventure, heartbreak and love with them... I thoroughly enjoyed this novel." - Soraya M Lane

"Fans of strong women defying the odds will love Wingate's novel of Englishwoman Rosalie Wright's struggle to become pilot during World War II--there's friendship, romance, adventure, and wonderful attention to period detail." - Susan Elia MacNeal

"Marty Wingate delivers it all in Glamour Girls--wartime love, heartbreaking losses, endearing characters, fascinating period detail." - Candace Robb


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January 2021 : USA Hardback
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Title: Glamour Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Marty Wingate
ISBN: 1-64385-527-1 / 978-1-64385-527-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Alcove Press
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January 2021 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Glamour Girls
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Title: Glamour Girls
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January 2021 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Glamour Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Marty Wingate
Publisher: Alcove Press
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