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Summary

World War II brings together six remarkable young flight nurses, who face the challenges of war and its many heartbreaks and victories as unsung heroes, in this inspiring novel from number-one New York Times best-selling author Danielle Steel.

Audrey Parker's life changes forever when Pearl Harbor is attacked on December 7, 1941. Her brother, a talented young Navy pilot, had been stationed there, poised to fulfill their late father's distinguished legacy. Fresh out of nursing school with a passion and a born gift for helping others, both Audrey and her friend, Lizzie, suddenly find their nation on the brink of war. Driven to do whatever they can to serve, they enlist in the Army and embark on a new adventure as flight nurses.

Risking their lives on perilous missions, they join the elite Medical Air Evacuation Transport Squadron and fly into enemy territory almost daily to rescue wounded soldiers from the battlefield. Audrey and Lizzie make enormous sacrifices to save lives alongside an extraordinary group of nurses: Alex, who longs to make a difference in the world; Louise, a bright mind who faced racial prejudice growing up in the South; Pru, a selfless leader with a heart of gold; and Emma, whose confidence and grit push her to put everything on the line for her patients.

Even knowing they will not achieve any rank and will receive little pay for their efforts, the "Flying Angels" will give their all in the fight for freedom. They serve as bravely and tirelessly as the men they rescue on the front lines, in daring airlifts, and are eternally bound by their loyalty to one another. Danielle Steel presents a sweeping, stunning tribute to these incredibly courageous women, inspiring symbols of bravery and valor.

©2021 Danielle Steel (P)2021 Recorded Books, Inc.

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A heartfelt wartime story

Loved the story, although tremendously sad at times, that is what war is all about.
The narrator was excellent but this story was about Flying Angels and I would have preferred it to be told by a woman, it was confusing at times always being a male voice and I feel a female voice would have been more authentic and given more feeling to the story.

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  • deidra r. wilkinson
  • 26-12-21

C-rating

A book about 4 women truly should have been narrated by a woman. How irritating that a man with a deep voice attempt to impersonate young women’s voices. Distracts from an already skeletal story. Needed more fleshing out.

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  • Patricia Mickelsen
  • 27-11-21

Long wait for disappointing book

For years I was an avid Danielle Steel reader. I have a huge collection from the first to her 12th in hard bound. After a while her books became boring with no surprising story lines. I knew exactly what was going to happen after the first couple chapters. I have decided the waiting for her next book is over for me I am sad to say.

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  • Vicki Nathan
  • 21-12-21

This one was hard to get through

I've been reading Danielle Steel books since day one and for the most part really love them. This one though, was really hard to get through. The story just got kind of boring and very surface story lines, especially when dealing with WWII. I guess it was more about friendship that anything else, but I found it quite boring.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 21-12-21

Needed an epilogue

There should have been a short epilogue about 5 to 10 years after. I was waiting to see how all of the lives did after the war.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-02-22

Great book on nurses & WWII

I really wish this was recorded by a woman? Seems odd to hear a man trying to do so many female characters? The main characters are all women?

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  • bulldogmomma
  • 15-12-21

OMG...CORNY!

Was this written in her high school freshman class assignment for fiction? Unbearably dramatic, silly and predictable.

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  • M. L. Urton
  • 03-12-21

So disappointed!

I have enjoyed many Danielle steel novels, but this one in no way held up to her usual expertise. The characters were one dimensional, the plot was trite, and the narrative was relentlessly repetitive. Yuck!

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  • Rick
  • 01-12-21

Nice, but not thrilling

Predictable plot, some little surprises, but would make a good beach read. Narration bland.

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  • Dean F.
  • 23-04-22

women of strength

the role strong independent women had during the war. I very much enjoyed the story and the reader. the story flowed well, it kept my interest. the book had good history involved. it will make you want to look up the role women played in the war.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-04-22

Amazing Story

What an awesome story. kept me riveted. Definitely worth taking the time to read.