What I’m Reading: Radar Girls

I listened to a lot of audiobooks while I quilted all of the quilts on the longarm while I was off due to a Covid exposure in August.  I’m finally catching up on getting all the reviews of the books done.  Today I’m here to tell you about Radar Girls by Sara Ackerman.

Radar GirlsWhen I knew I was going to be off from childcare and at the quilting machine a lot, I went to my online library and downloaded four books.  I didn’t read a bunch of reviews, I just picked anything that looked good…as in the cover looked good.

When I opened this one up and started listening I was pleasantly surprised to know my favorite narrator was reading it.  Her name is Cassandra Campbell.  She has read so many of my favorite books.  I think narrators, performers actually, have a bit of a pull and star power all on their own.  She is so often reading the books that I love to listen to and many of them are best sellers.

Now about the book.  I liked it.  There was a little more of a “romance” take on it than I prefer.  No big sex scenes or anything like that but it was a lot of “boy meets girl” type of story.  There was a plot beyond that but there was more of that element than I typically read.

The story takes place just as the Pearl Harbor bombing happens.  I’ll let Amazon tell you rest…
Daisy Wilder prefers the company of horses to people, bare feet and saltwater 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 listener to wartime Hawaii, where one woman’s call to duty leads her to find courage, strength, and sisterhood.”

Amazon readers give the book 4.4 stars.  I’ll say 4.2.  I liked it but was a little predictable.

If you are interested you can find the book HERE.

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