The Flight Girls

The Flight Girls

A stunning story about the Women Airforce Service Pilots whose courage during World War II turned ordinary women into extraordinary heroes 1941. Audrey Coltrane has always wanted to fly. It's why she implored her father to teach her at the little airfield back home in Texas. It's why she signed up to train military pilots in Hawaii when the war in Europe began. And it's why A stunning story about the Women Airforce Service Pilots whose courage during World War II turned ordinary women into...

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Title:The Flight Girls
Author:Noelle Salazar
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:0778369226
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

The Flight Girls Reviews

  • Jacqueline Simonds
    May 23, 2019
    I picked up an ARC of this book at my job in a bookstore. After 100 pages, I declared a book divorce. Yes, it's that bad. First, let's talk about the fact this book is so poorly edited, it made me, a former editor, nearly cry. No, I didn't find piles of typos. I found piles of anach...
  • erinn
    Jul 22, 2019
    I LOVED this book. Read it in two days as I could not put it down. I enjoyed the story, The characters, and the WWII historical setting. I enjoyed imagining that if I had lived during that time that I?d be like the main character, Audrey, brave, flying planes to do her part in the wa...
  • Ruth
    Apr 11, 2019
    Was happy to see an advance copy in my mail box. Thanks for that. I was even happier after I finished the book in less than 24 hours! Wonderful characters and very informative. I did wonder about the reference on page 113 about people having learned about Pearl Harbor on their tele...
  • Sarah Booth
    Jul 27, 2019
    I basically picked this book up at work and started reading it when I had a spare moment, but after I got started I couldn?t put it down. Being a female pilot in a man?s world and WWII was a pretty big deal. Our heroine Audrey was flying since she was 12. She was lucky to have a fa...
  • Sarah
    Jul 19, 2019
    What a beautiful and captivating way through this historical fiction novel to learn about the largely unacknowledged women that provided this critical service for our country during WWII! Audrey and her friends are an inspiring group of women from all different walks of life that come ...
  • DeAnn
    Sep 01, 2019
    4.5 soaring stars I really enjoyed this historical fiction tale of women pilots in WWII. The story centers around Audrey, a Texas woman who has been flying since she was a young girl. She ends up training pilots for WWII and then ferrying airplanes across the country. There was inte...
  • Lauren Stoolfire
    Jul 18, 2019
    The WASP are a fascinating part of WWII and I love reading about them, fiction or nonfiction. If you're looking for an inspiring and well researched historical fiction featuring women's efforts in during war, The Flight Girls by Noelle Salazar is worth your time. ...
  • Janet
    May 09, 2019
    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do ?. A stunning story about the Women Air...
  • Stephanie (Stephanie's Novel Fiction)
    Jun 22, 2019
    I knew when I read the synopsis for The Flight Girls that I would enjoy this book immensely, and I wasn't wrong. My husband is an Air Force veteran with a private pilots license, so it's safe to say that I've spent plenty of my time in and around lots of planes over the past 25 years, ...
  • Abby Cavenaugh
    Aug 11, 2019
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this book!!!! I?ve been fascinated with the WASP pilots in World War II for YEARS & granted, I wanted to write a book about them first but I can?t be mad at Noelle Salazar. This is a brilliant, though fictional story of amazingly strong women, who were ahead of...
  • Brenda - Host of Traveling Sisters & Friends
    Jun 26, 2019
    We had the honour of Noelle Salazar joining us in the Behind the Pages group for a Q & A. She shared some amazing insight to The Flights Girls. To find out more about The Flight Girls you can find the group here https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/... The Flight Girls makes ...
  • Lady Em
    May 22, 2019
    So here we have the American Cousin of the equally awful "Spitfire Girls," whose pilots were consumed by romantic fantasies and getting their lipstick on correctly. I suppose this dreadful and ultimately insulting drivel featuring a collection of ubiquitous "Girds" will continue to ...
  • Karen Trosterud
    Aug 30, 2019
    I LOVED this book!!!! UNPUTDOWNABLE!!!! Amazing writing!!! Such a wonderful story!! ...
  • M.A. Guglielmo
    Aug 23, 2019
    A historical novel with a women's fiction perspective, The Flight Girls is simply amazing. The story follows a young woman from Texas who leaves a life of privilege to fly military planes for the US Army in WWII. The writing is lovely and lyrical, and the main character Audrey is so ap...
  • Laura
    Jul 17, 2019
    This book was terrific! We first meet our heroine, Audrey Coltrane, in Pearl Harbor as she trains pilots for the military. Her experiences during the attack were riveting. She then joins the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) to ferry planes around the country to free up male pilots ...
  • Sara Ackerman
    Nov 12, 2018
    The Flight Girls captivated me from the first page and never let go. Salazar?s writing is lively and fresh, as we ride shotgun with a cast of memorable characters, an epic love story, and a powerful tale of courage and sacrifice by the Women Airforce Service Pilots during WWII. A s...
  • Julie Barnard
    Mar 24, 2019
    Great book - doesn?t publish until July, but definitely worth reading. ...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Jul 06, 2019
    I?ve said it before: the stories from WWII are endless, as are the numbers of people impacted. I never tire of these stories, and The Flight Girls is indeed a special one. ? ? ? ? Have you heard of the Women Airforce Service Pilots from World War II? In 1941, Audrey ...
  • Norma * Traveling Sister
    Jun 27, 2019
    Fascinating, touching & entertaining! THE FLIGHT GIRLS by NOELLE SALAZAR is an enlightening, powerful and emotionally compelling historical fiction novel that has us following along fictionalized character, Audrey Coltrane and her involvement in the WASP program (Women Airforce ...
  • Katie B
    Jun 27, 2019
    As soon as I saw the cover, I knew I had to read this book. I keep saying I need to lay off the World War 2 historical fiction for awhile, but the chance to learn a bit about the WASPs (Women Airforce Service Pilots) was an opportunity I couldn't pass up. Audrey Coltrane loves to f...
  • Dawn
    Jul 19, 2019
    At first, I thought this was a romance historical fiction and I was a little turned off. The story intrigued me however as I had never heard of Flight Girls. I'm so glad I kept reading. The romance that was in it turned out to be real and good for the story. I read this in a day or so ...
  • Jenna Bookish
    Jul 11, 2019
    My thanks to NetGalley and MIRA for sending me an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and are not influenced by the publisher. I?ll start this out by freely admitting that I seem to be in the minority opinion on this one. I read...
  • Lindsay - Traveling Sister
    Jul 01, 2019
    4 stars! Adventurous, heart wrenching and inspiring! Audrey Coltrane is a young female pilot whose passion for flying started when she was a child. When the war begins, she signs up to train military pilots knowing she is helping her country prepare for what may come. Facing con...
  • Sara (Sjthroughthelookingglass)
    Jun 09, 2019
    WWII Historical Fiction is quickly becoming a favorite genre of mine so I was thrilled to win an advanced copy of The Flight Girls from Goodreads. . The Flight Girls is an epic love story that follows the amazing courageous journey of fictional pilot Audrey Coltrane, starting with he...
  • Karren  Sandercock
    Jul 06, 2019
    Feisty Audrey Coltrane loves to fly planes and she has dreams of one day owning her own air field. Audrey's plans for her future don't include her settling down, getting married and having babies! The military has started hiring women to train male pilots in Hawaii and her dad encour...
  • Amanda -- TheFunSizeReader
    Aug 19, 2019
    The Fun Size Reader Instagram Please, if you love HF, read this book! I feel like any book I read in less than a day should be an automatic 5?. I could not put this book down. I had been in the mood for historical fiction, so I went to the store seeking this one out. I loved ho...
  • Holly Lawrenson
    Aug 28, 2019
    I loved this book...It was hard to put down. It was so well written and I fell in love with all the characters. These characters are all made up but became very real to me. It is inspired by real female pilots during World War II and it was very interesting to read about the WASP progr...
  • Megan Collins
    Jul 23, 2019
    THE FLIGHT GIRLS has been taking the world by storm (an instant bestseller!), and after reading it in two days, it?s easy for me to see why. I was completely transported to the 1940s when, due to the war effort, the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) program was initiated. I adored...
  • Emily
    Apr 20, 2019
    Easy 5 Stars. I daresay this will be one of my favorite books of the year. This book follows the fictional Audrey Coltrane before, during, and after her time as a WASP during WWII. The WASP program (Women Airforce Service Pilots) did jobs like ferrying military planes between bases, tr...
  • Sara
    Apr 14, 2019
    I ordered this book when I first heard about it, then I won a drawing for an Advance Reader's Edition! What a treat! At times I couldn't put the book down, at other times I needed to take a break after getting too wrapped up in it. Audrey is a character I cared about, I rooted for, I e...