Carlton Chronicles 3
by Robert Webber
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 28 Jul 2021 | Archive Date 27 Aug 2021
“…our service operates in the background, and now it appears that there may be lurking in that milieu a malevolent spirit that we need to flush out…”
June 1940. The fledgeling Air Transport Auxiliary is rocked by a scandal that could ground the service before it has fully developed its wings. Teddy Carlton is approached by the acquaintance of an old school friend to help resolve the issue and thus embarks on a journey that sees her engaged in some of the most exciting work that a woman could perform in wartime.
Her voyage sees Teddy embroiled in the secret world of espionage while exploiting her nascent skills in flying until she becomes one of the country’s top ferry pilots and a respected agent of the Security Service. Heartache and joy are her constant companions throughout her service, but the love for her family and her country keeps Teddy focused on the ultimate goal – the defeat of Nazi Germany...
…and her husband only knew the half of it.
Available on NetGalley
Average rating from 2 members
Was so pleased to see another book in this series, and even better as it shows Alex’s wife, Teddy, war efforts. As with the previous books it is great read for those who love the details of history. In Teddy’s War we get a glimpse into the lives of women in WWII, especially those who loved to fly, but were too “delicate” to be part of the air force. It shows the progression of planes, how women were a big part of the ATA (Air Transport Auxiliary) – and it also shows the effects war has on mental health. Thank you to NetGalley and Matador for letting me have an early read in exchange for my opinion.
For those who enjoy learning about key events in history while also enjoying a good story, this is a good choice. The perspective of a female pilot in WWII is a fascinating one and the author does well to share the character’s experiences in a way which rings true to the very unusual time and context. will give the other titles in this series a go now, too.