Book Review “I’ll be Home for Christmas” by M. W. Arnold

Broken Wings series, Book 3

I’ll Be Home For Christmas  – Broken Wings book 3

A mysterious key left by her murdered sister, leads Air Transport Auxiliary pilot Betty Palmer on a journey of discovery and danger. Given up to an orphanage upon birth, the parents she’s long thought had no part in her life force themselves back in, purely out of greed and self-preservation.

Penny’s life is unexpectedly turned upside down by a potentially life-changing situation, which causes her wounded husband to question their marriage. No-one seems safe in this year of turmoil in the middle years of the war, as some relationships face breaking point whilst others become stronger.

Kidnap, crashes and dogfights, the girls of the Air Transport Auxiliary Mystery have never faced such dangers. To survive may not be enough as they must find the strength to rise above the most trying times yet of their lives.

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I’ll Be home for Christmas is the third book in the Broken Wings series. I have not read the previous books in the series and I feel that you probably should read all the books in order to get the very best out of this book.

Initially I was confused by the characters that obviously had very strong relationships that have been forged throughout the series. I got to know the characters pretty quickly though and was drawn into the drama immediately. The friendships are well written and you can tell they really would do anything for each other. The historical side to this drama is well researched and as an area close to me I was really interested to find out about all the goings on at the airfields all around me. M. W. Arnold has an easy, flowing writing style that doesn’t over complicate the plot. I felt that I very quickly got to know the characters and they felt like old friends. Excellent descriptions and vivid story telling add to this story becoming a gripping one that builds on relationships in such a way that you begin to understand why love was sometimes forged so quickly. No one knew just how long this love would last.

A perfect series for readers who enjoy historically accurate War time drama, with strong female characters at their heart. A solid, well written saga that will hold your attention throughout.

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Author Bio:

Mick spent fifteen-odd years roaming around the world, courtesy of HM Queen Elizabeth II – gawd bless her – before becoming a civilian and realizing what working for a living really was.

He loves traveling, and the music of the Beach Boys, Queen, Muse, and Bon Jovi. Books play a large part in his life, not only writing, but also reading and reviewing, as well as supporting his many author friends.

He’s the proud keeper of two Romanian Were-Cats bent on world domination, and enjoys the theatre and humoring his Manchester United-supporting wife. Finally, and most importantly, Mick is a full member of the Romantic Novelists Association. I’ll be Home for Christmas will be his third novel with The Wild Rose Press.

Other books by M. W. Arnold from The Wild Rose Press, Inc.

A Wing and a Prayer

Wild Blue Yonder

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Twitter – Mick859

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With Thanks for the advance copy to ……

The Wild Rose Press, Inc

Rachel’s Random Resources

W. M. Arnold

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