I am excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for Radar Girls by Sara Ackerman. I received a free electronic copy for honest review from the publisher. Thanks so much to MIRA and Sara Ackerman for letting me be a part of this fun tour!
Author: Sara Ackerman
Published by: MIRA
Released: July 27, 2021
Source: Electronic Review Copy through Netgalley from Publisher
Synopsis: An extraordinary story inspired by the real Women’s Air Raid Defense, where an unlikely recruit and her sisters-in-arms forge their place in WWII history.
Daisy Wilder prefers the company of horses to people, bare feet and salt water to high heels and society parties. Then, in the dizzying aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Daisy enlists in a top secret program, replacing male soldiers in a war zone for the first time. Under fear of imminent invasion, the WARDs guide pilots into blacked-out airstrips and track unidentified planes across Pacific skies.
But not everyone thinks the women are up to the job, and the new recruits must rise above their differences and work side by side despite the resistance and heartache they meet along the way. With America’s future on the line, Daisy is determined to prove herself worthy. And with the man she’s falling for out on the front lines, she cannot fail. From radar towers on remote mountaintops to flooded bomb shelters, she’ll need her new team when the stakes are highest. Because the most important battles are fought—and won—together.
This inspiring and uplifting tale of pioneering, unsung heroines vividly transports the reader to wartime Hawaii, where one woman’s call to duty leads her to find courage, strength and sisterhood. (Synopsis from Goodreads)
My Thoughts: I'm always a fan of a good historical fiction, especially ones that tell stories of forgotten or overlooked details. I was not familiar with the Women's Air Raid Defense before reading this book, and I really enjoyed learning about it. I had no idea this group made up of women even existed, but it was really cool learning about the role they played in history. The role they had in keeping the United States safe during the horrors of WW2. They were a strong group of women.
I liked our main character Daisy. She has a lot of grit and determination. I enjoyed following her story and rooting for her throughout the book.
I also really loved the descriptions and setting of Hawaii. The author really made it come to life and color the page. I read in the Author Bio that she was born and raised in Hawaii, she knows her setting so well. I'm jealous that I've not experienced Hawaii because it looks and sounds like an awesome place.
I thought this book was great! If you like Historical Fiction, WW2, and a group of female soldiers, then you've got to read this one!
Sara Ackerman writes books about love and life, and all of their messy and beautiful imperfections. She believes that the light is just as important as the dark, and that the world is in need of uplifting and heartwarming stories. Born and raised in Hawaii, she studied journalism and later earned graduate degrees in psychology and Chinese medicine. She blames Hawaii for her addiction to writing, and sees no end to its untapped stories.
Thanks for checking out my Blog Tour Stop for Radar Girls by Sara Ackerman. Thanks so much to MIRA and Sara Ackerman for letting me be a part of this fun tour. I'd definitely add this one to your reading list.