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on Aug. 29, 2011 :
This is the second book of a series on historical fiction about aviation. I actually liked this one better than the first one, I don't know if its because the writing style improved a bit or if the fact I was familiar with the people in the story and the author did a nice job of reminding you of each one or certain things from the first book without overdoing it. There were things I had never heard about when it came to the era of WWII and the other pilots who were not in the military but what they had contributed to help with the wars going on including women pilots. At the very middle of the story I cried and had no idea about some things brought up at that point which made me cry when I saw another view of how women pilots were treated even by the military. There's a sad twist near the end of the story.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)
on July 21, 2011 :
Winds of Fate continues Charles and Doretta Cross' story that began in DeBurgh's first novel, Riders of the Wind. It takes the reader through the WWII years from the security of the civilian airline to the heroic Hump operation over the Himalayas. It also takes the reader through the world of the WASPs and the lives of the female ferry pilots who flew military airplanes within the United States under the most difficult conditions.
It is a fast paced action/adventure/romance/historical fiction that depicts Charlie as an air transport pilot in China trying to survive one day at a time and Doretta as a WASP flying various types of airplanes facing discrimination and hardships of her own.
Winds of Fate captured my attention with its descriptive details and the entertaining dialouge between the characters. It was almost like I was there. I throughly enjoyed the novel and highly recommend it to other readers.
(reviewed long after purchase)