Only One Lie by Audrey J. Cole ~ 5⭐

Genre: Historical Fiction ~ Release Date: December 27, 2022

REVIEW: I really enjoyed Only One Lie by Audrey J. Cole. In fact, most of her books have captivated my imagination while reading them making it impossible to put them down. This was the first Historical book by Ms. Cole and right at the top of my list for favorite genres. I was so excited to jump into this book. I finished it a bit ago but, with Christmas preparations, I’m a little behind right now. 

For the first try at Historical Fiction, I’m giving her a huge A+ for effort. I loved the story and the history of women in aviation that really got it’s start during the Second World War. Women had a big part of ferrying planes for the war effort. They also became instructors for future women pilots. I especially liked this part of the book and how the main character went about trying to acheiving her dream against her parents wishes. The hoops she had to jump through and the difficulty of it all. 

There was a kidnapping and a few murders, a cheating spouse and a love story and the power that money brings is all in this book. There is a lot going on and the characters will keep you interested. You want to know what they are up to. Some of them are pretty downright awful. The main character is Vera and I took a liking to her right away. My grandma was named Vera and I could very well see her in this role. She was a spitfire and was not afraid to be a pioneer in her line of business. 

If you are looking for a book that is not your typical book, this one is it. If you don’t read a lot of Historical Fiction, Only One Lie is a good way to get your feet wet. It is not heavy on the history. It is just lightly mixed in the batter. There was so much going on in Vera’s life and the she handled herself well. I highly recommend this book! Until next time…Happy Reading! 

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SYNOPSIS: From the author of The Pilot’s Daughter and The Final Hunt comes a thrilling, suspense-driven mystery set in World War II-era Seattle.

Seattle, 1942. News of the war is interrupted by the kidnapping of young Max Ellis, heir to the wealthiest banking family on the west coast. When the boy’s parents comply with the ransom demands, the kidnapper is found dead and Max remains missing.

For newlywed Vera Chandler, the story hits close to home—her husband Hugh is just six months into his job as the Ellis’s private pilot. Within days, Hugh is deployed to the Pacific as a navy pilot, while Vera’s flying instructor and best friend joins the Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron. Left alone, her parents’ words haunt her: If you really wanted to serve your country, you wouldn’t have dropped out of nursing school.

In an exchange for a favor Vera can’t refuse, she is pulled into the Ellis family affairs by the desperate mother of the missing child. The Ellis family, Vera learns firsthand, is as dangerous as they are rich. Soon, she is in a race to save the child’s life, and it could be the only way she can save her own.

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