Friday, May 14, 2021

Review and Giveaway: The Ack Ack Girl by Chris Karlsen


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The Ack Ack Girl
By Chris Karlsen
Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 221 Pages
February 14, 2021

Love and War

A country under attack and the story of one woman's fight to protect England and her heart.

1941. The German war machine has crushed all of Europe-only England holds fast. To force a surrender, the German Luftwaffe bombs cities and villages the length of the country. As the battle rages, Britain is in desperate need to put more pilots in the air.

To free up more men a new unit is formed: The Ack Ack Girls. These special teams of courageous women will now fight in the anti-aircraft stations. Determined to be part of the effort, Ava Armstrong, volunteers for one of the special teams.

Her unit just happens to be located near an RAF airfield teaming with pilots. Sparks fly, and not just from artillery, When Ava crosses paths with Chris Fairfield, a handsome and cocky pilot stationed there. But nothing is easy in time of war, not even love.

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My Thoughts:

Love in the time of war seemed to be quite the challenge, and maybe even a little more sweeter as couples lives were in constant danger. This story is told through the eyes of Ava Armstrong who was a woman living in Britain during the time of World War 2. There are some major events that happen to her that make her stand up and say enough is enough and to join up with the war effort against Germany. I have not heard of the Ack Ack girls before, I am quite amazed at their role and the danger they undertook as women to help their country.

What really gripped me was the strong emotion that these women had. They were not damsels in distress, nor did they want to be super women. They wanted their home and country back. They were tired of the destruction and death that was rained down on them and they wanted a bit of normalcy back. So they joined up in dangerous combat missions, that could take their lives, and fought back with their fellow countrymen. And along the way, some of them fell in love.

I received a copy of this novel from the author. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.

About the Author

I was raised in Chicago. My father was a history professor, and my mother, a voracious reader who passed on a love of history and books to me along with a love of travel.

I am a retired police detective. After twenty-five years in law enforcement, I decided to pursue my dream of writing. I write a historical-time travel romance series called Knights in Time and a historical suspense called The Bloodstone Series.

I also have a historical romance series called Love & War. A free copy of the first book in this series is available through my newsletter:

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1 comment:

  1. Huge thank you to Pause for Tales for the opportunity to feature The Ack Ack Girl and a special thank you to Boos Mum for the terrific review. It is much appreciated.
    Chris Karlsen