Review: Flying Angels by Danielle Steel

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Last Updated on December 5, 2022 by Mary Elle

Flying Angels is the latest book out by Danielle Steel, and if you’re a Danielle Steel fan it’s probably on your list!

Is Flying Angels a worthwhile read? Only you can answer that for yourself!

But my review may help you to decide. In this post, I’ve got a short synopsis of the book along with my thoughts on what I liked best, what I didn’t like, and whether or not I think this is a worthwhile read.

Flying Angels by Danielle Steel

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The latest Danielle Steel novel, Flying Angels, was just released a short time ago, and this one is in the historical fiction genre, unlike her last few books which were set in a more contemporary time period.

Not only is it historical fiction, but it’s set in the WWII period.

Now, if you happen to be someone who thinks that there is too much WWII fiction out there, don’t worry. This book takes a slightly different twist than many others.

I, personally, love WWII historical fiction and can’t seem to get enough of it. But, there is a lot of it now and I understand why some are getting a bit tired of it.

The surprising thing for me was that, despite all the WWII historical fiction novels I’ve read, I learned something new in this one.

Synopsis of Flying Angels

December 7, 1941, and the attack on Pearl Harbor changed many lives, including Audrey Parker’s, whose beloved brother, a Navy pilot, was stationed in Hawaii when Pearl Harbor was attacked and the nation found itself on the brink of war.

Audrey and her best friend Lizzie are fresh out of nursing school and decide to do whatever they can to serve, so they enlist in the Army and join the elite Medical Air Evacuation Transport Squadron, where they will embark on a new adventure, but also risk their lives every day by flying perilous missions.

Becoming friends with four other courageous young women who are all part of their Squadron, they will navigate the perils of war while bonding with each other and creating friendships that last through war, love, and even death.

They’re called the Flying Angels, and will bravely risk everything to help the wounded soldiers that they evacuate every single day.

Flying Angels – What I Liked

There were so many things I liked about this book.

First of all, was the fact that, although I’ve already read so many books in the WWII Historical Fiction genre, I still learned something new in this one. I find that time period in our history extremely interesting, and I always welcome learning about some new piece of history that I didn’t previously know about.

This time, that new piece of history was about the Flying Angels as they are referred to in this book. In reality, they were called the Winged Angels, and I don’t recall reading another book where the “flying nurses” were featured. I wasn’t aware that they had flight nurses to evacuate the wounded soldiers by air.

Every time I read something in this particular genre, it just reminds me how incredibly courageous all the men and women who served were on a daily basis.

I also especially like the characters who I felt I got to know and understand very well.

And lastly, I liked the time period the book is set in, the WWII years of the early 1940s as well as the location, mostly in England and France.

Flying Angels – What I Didn’t Like

Honestly, I can’t think of anything I didn’t like about this book.

Even though the time period is one I read about often, I find it fascinating so I never get bored with it.

Flying Angels – Read, ReRead or Reject?

And now for my 3 Rs of book reviews. Read, ReRead or Reject?

What is my honest opinion about Flying Angels?

A definite Read!

For me, Flying Angels is another very solid Danielle Steel read. Here are all of Danielle Steel’s books in order.

I can’t wait to see what’s next from Danielle Steel.

You can see all of her books here on Danielle Steel’s Amazon author page.

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