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Cherished Wings

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This book was not only a fast read, but it was so beautifully written, I brought me to tears sometimes. Beautiful WWII story. Past and Present. Survival. Love. Second Chances.  I will include this book and the author on my favorite list.
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This was a wonderful and sentimental story set during present day Albion, New York in 2013, and its Home front during World War Two. Sara Kennedy discovers a navy aviator's wings hidden amongst her grandmother's possessions. She then enquires about it to her bedridden grandmother, Frances Kennedy, at the hospital. Upon viewing the wings, her grandmother turns wistful and reluctantly shares her memories of her long lost love. The novel then takes the reader back in time to October 1943 to near mid 1944, where a younger Frances Jones, known as Frannie or Fran to close associations, is working as a secretary at The Novelty Shoppe to do her bit to support the US war effort, with her brother Hank and brother in law serving overseas. On one fine occasion, her best friend Amy Lake, convinces Fran to attend a night out dancing with her, her brother Red, who is a naval aviator, along with his buddy Jack McOmber. Both men are on leave from the war. While Fran is a serious young woman, Amy is the complete opposite. Both ladies then go out with the two men, and suddenly Fran finds her world and life changed irrevocably as she falls in love with Jack and he with her, despite surrounding complications. However, war and love aren't always compatible, as heartbreak and heartache is never far away. Through hearing her grandmother's tale, Sara finds her views on love changing as she discovers the power of everlasting love, something she isn't familiar with, since she was left embittered by a divorce. Sara spends her time on her publishing company and her family, but nothing or no one else to be precise. But as Sara finds out the ending of her Gran's story, she is forced to confront how she has lived her life, precisely whether or not it has made her truly happy, and what she can do to not repeat the past's mistakes. Overall, a fantastic novel of love, loss, second chances and renewal. The novel connects the past and the present seamlessly.
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Set in 1943, this book was both interesting in that it was thought provoking as it reminded us how life was for those serving in WWII and how significant it was on those at home.  As this is the first in the series, I am definitely looking forward to reading more.  My thanks to NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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This was the beautiful love story of Fran and Jack during WWII.  It is very atmospheric and was hard for me to put down. There is a wonderful twist at the end.  
Many thanks to Soul Mate Publishing LLC and to NetGalley for providing me with a galley in exchange for my honest opinion.
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A beautiful love story told with a dual timeline of WW II and the present. A story of love, loss and second chances. A quick read, one that was hard to put down. Thank you to the publisher and Net Galley for the opportunity to read an advance copy.
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A beautiful tragic love story that carries over five centuries. It is a heartwarming tale that occurred to many during and after World War II. A  gifted author.
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Cherished Wings by Tracey L. Dragon. What a beautiful historical fiction love story. I loved the story did not want to put the book down but seen was on my kindle on ipad I had to charge it. I cannot wait to read Amy’s story when I can afford to buy it or find it in the library. Thankyou very much for writing the story.
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This was a quick read that was based in wwII as well as the present. I totally guessed the twist but it was good. Thank you to netgalley for the arc.
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Thank you get gallery for the book! What a wonderful story,this style should be made into a movie for tv!.The characters are so real and you think you are watching and know.these peobple!.History was well researched into fiction that I absolutely love! It's a must read for all!!
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Thank you net galley for the advance reader copy of this novel.    This was a dual timeline novel set in present and WWII.   I enjoyed the WWII story of a rapid fire romance between Fran and Jack.   I didn't like that they forever kept their relationship hidden from others and felt like the novel kept leading to that explosion but never happened.   I also felt the present timeline was a been unrealistic with the deathbed reunion.   Overall a cute story and I will read the second story about friend Amy.
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Absolutely loved this book! The story flows, the characters are fascinating and I couldn't tear myself away. Highly recommended.
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