A Letter From Pearl Harbor By Anna Stuart

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A Letter From Pearl Harbor: Based on a true story, an absolutely heartbreaking World War Two page-turner By Anna Stuart

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Book/Novel Author: Anna Stuart

Book/Novel Title: A Letter From Pearl Harbor

 

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Ninety-eight-year-old Ginny’s last wish is for her granddaughter to complete a treasure hunt containing clues to her past. Clues that reveal her life as one of the first female pilots at Pearl Harbor, and a devastating World War Two secret.1941, Pearl Harbor: On the morning of December 7th, Ginny is flying her little yellow plane above the sparkling seas when she spots an unknown aircraft closing in on her. She recognises the red symbol of the Japanese fighter planes almost too late. Somehow, she manages to land unscathed but the choices she is forced to make in the terrible hours that follow have tragic consequences…2019, Pearl Harbor: Heartbroken Robyn Harris is reeling from the death of the strong, determined grandmother who raised her. Her only comfort is a letter written in Ginny’s distinctive hand which details a treasure hunt, just like the ones she used to set for her as a little girl. Except this time, the clues are scattered across the beautiful island of Hawaii. Despite her grief, Robyn finds herself intrigued as she follows the trail of letters, revealing the truth about Ginny’s service during the Second World War.But Robyn’s whole world is turned upside down when she’s faced with a shocking secret which has the power to change the course of her own life…Inspired by true events, this is a heartbreaking and unforgettable WW2 novel about love, loss and bravery. Perfect for fans of The Alice Network, The Nightingale and Kathryn Hughes.Readers love A Letter From Pearl Harbor:‘I LOVED it!… I LOVED it!… This book has it all!… page-turner… I highly recommend this book. If you enjoyed The Alice Network or The Nightingale, this is a must-read for you!!’ Withabookinourhands.com, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘WOW!!!… 5 Star Book!… amazing… I was hooked. I couldn’t stop reading… rich in detail, beautifully written and hugely absorbing.’ Oh.Happy.Reading, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘This book has it all… kept me on edge the whole time. I devoured this book in one day! I also loved, loved, loved the ending!!!!!’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘So inspiring… heart-warming and beautiful… Hits all the emotions, I didn’t want it to end… a rapid page-turner… I devoured this book in one sitting… an amazing and fantastic read, I absolutely loved it… phenomenal and absolute must read.’ Page Turners, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘Wow! I’m at a loss to describe the feelings I’m having after reading this book… a beautiful and heartbreaking mix of fiction with true events.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘Blown away… I love the mix of history and a riveting story… you will shed a tear or two… fantastic… I just wanted to keep turning the pages to see what would unravel next.’ Curled Up with a Good Book, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘Heart wrenching page-turner!… completely captivated… exceptional… A heart-warming, beautifully written tale of strong women— that will linger with you long after the last page.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘Wonderful… I loved this… didn’t want it to end… A truly wonderful book, terrific characters and an inspiration. Loved it!’ Linda Strong Book Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘Gripping story… will take you on an emotional journey… wonderful… the pages turned quickly… a heart-warming read.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I’m not much of a reader…but once I got into it, I loved reading it…took a little bit but realized it kinda had a This is Us vibe…

I enjoyed learning about how the WASP came about. The story was uplifting and touching. Knowing it was based on a true story helped make it more interesting.
This book has the Qualties of a documentary, I do enjoy those! If I had my life to live over, I would become a female pilot
I’m half way through the book and have really liked the story so far. My one complaint is the editing. Even though most of the characters in the first half of the book are from the USA, they are written as speaking with British terminology. Jack and several other male characters used the word “bloody” when swearing about something. No American would use the word that way. Malie referred to her mother as “Mum”; again, not a word most Americans would use. We would more commonly say “Mom.” Another example was Ginny referring to lipstick as “lippy.” Then there was the editing issue in chapter 27 regarding Lily’s father coming to Texas to watch her graduate. The reason given for him not going was because German U-boats were sinking ships in the Atlantic Ocean. To get to mainland US, he would have crossed the Pacific, not the Atlantic. Small editorial issues, but they were distracting.

 

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