Many women wanted to do what they could to help out
the war effort during World War II. Despite the fact that women were not
allowed to fly planes in combat, they were allowed to fly them over
friendly territory through the Air Transport Auxiliary. Maddie and Julie
come from different backgrounds, but manage to become fast friends.
Each woman gets to tell her part of the tale and neither one knows what
is happening to the other, despite the fact that they are in the same
French town. One in hiding with the French Resistance, and the other as a
captured spy subjected to interrogation from the Nazis. Wein has
written an intelligent and captivating novel. The two main characters
draw you into their world, demanding that you keep reading to see where
the story goes, if both women make it out alive, to determine what is the truth and to connect all of
the pieces from one woman's story to the other. Fans of historical fiction, spies and World War II will love this book.