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A flight of golden wings / Beryl Matthews.

By: Matthews, Beryl [author.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London : Allison & Busby, 2016Copyright date: ©2007 Description: 351 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780749018085 (paperback); 0749018089 (paperback).Subject(s): Great Britain. Air Transport Auxiliary -- Fiction | World War, 1939-1945 -- Great Britain -- FictionGenre/Form: Romance fiction. DDC classification: 823.92 Summary: "It is September 1939. Britain is at war. Ruth Aspinall, a gifted pilot, is determined to join the Air Transport Auxiliary, an organization of civilian pilots who ferry aircraft to wherever they're needed. Meanwhile, over in America Jack and Lucy Nelson, both experienced pilots themselves, are keen to join too. After a perilous journey by sea, Jack soon has his first experience of the London Blitz before being posted to White Waltham, where he quite literally bumps into Ruth. Despite a few false starts, Ruth soon realizes she has fallen in love with Jack. But with death and heartbreak all around them, the cautious Jack can't put his heart on the line when it could all end in tragedy and loss. But by 1944, the tide of war is changing. Jack is sent to France to deliver a Spitfire, but his plane never arrives. Heartbroken, Ruth must accept that the love of her life may never return..." - BOOK JACKET
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A&B are delighted to welcome Beryl Matthews to their women's fiction list

Originally published: Sutton: Severn House, 2007.

"It is September 1939. Britain is at war. Ruth Aspinall, a gifted pilot, is determined to join the Air Transport Auxiliary, an organization of civilian pilots who ferry aircraft to wherever they're needed. Meanwhile, over in America Jack and Lucy Nelson, both experienced pilots themselves, are keen to join too. After a perilous journey by sea, Jack soon has his first experience of the London Blitz before being posted to White Waltham, where he quite literally bumps into Ruth. Despite a few false starts, Ruth soon realizes she has fallen in love with Jack. But with death and heartbreak all around them, the cautious Jack can't put his heart on the line when it could all end in tragedy and loss. But by 1944, the tide of war is changing. Jack is sent to France to deliver a Spitfire, but his plane never arrives. Heartbroken, Ruth must accept that the love of her life may never return..." - BOOK JACKET

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Booklist Review

Ruth Aspinall's adored older brother loves flying. When he dies in a car crash, Ruth determines to become a pilot herself. She's a natural and soon qualifies as a member of Britain's exclusive Air Transport Auxiliary. Female pilots are still rare in the late 1930s, so Ruth and her female colleagues have to work hard to keep their jobs. But when World War II breaks out, Ruth is kept busy delivering spare planes to airbases around Britain. When a contingent of American pilots arrives, Ruth finds herself strongly attracted to one of them, Jack Nelson. But with the uncertainty of war, Jack is reluctant to commit to a relationship. When his plane goes missing over France, Ruth realizes how deeply she loves him and vows that if he returns, she will force him to declare his feelings for her, wartime or not. Matthews skillfully evokes the desperation and despair--as well as the heady, crazy moments of happiness--of WWII Britain, adding lively characters, punchy dialogue, gentle humor, and the perfect happy ending. Fine reading for historical-romance fans. --Emily Melton Copyright 2007 Booklist