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Radar Girls
Radar Girls | Sara Ackerman
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An extraordinary story inspired by the real Women's Air Raid Defense, where an unlikely recruit and her sisters-in-arms forge their place in WWII history. Daisy Wilder prefers the company of horses to people, bare feet and salt water to high heels and society parties. Then, in the dizzying aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Daisy enlists in a top secret program, replacing male soldiers in a war zone for the first time. Under fear of imminent invasion, the WARDs guide pilots into blacked-out airstrips and track unidentified planes across Pacific skies. But not everyone thinks the women are up to the job, and the new recruits must rise above their differences and work side by side despite the resistance and heartache they meet along the way. With America's future on the line, Daisy is determined to prove herself worthy. And with the man she's falling for out on the front lines, she cannot fail. From radar towers on remote mountaintops to flooded bomb shelters, she'll need her new team when the stakes are highest. Because the most important battles are fought--and won--together. This inspiring and uplifting tale of pioneering, unsung heroines vividly transports the reader to wartime Hawaii, where one woman's call to duty leads her to find courage, strength and sisterhood. "Ackerman's winning historical novel is fast-paced and rife with nonstop action, romance, and suspense." --Publishers Weekly on The Lieutenant's Nurse
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Lynnsoprano
Radar Girls | Sara Ackerman
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An easy read, much lighter than a lot of the WWII fiction I‘ve read the past couple of years. The Women‘s Air Raid Defense was a real group in Hawaii, and the story deals with women who were part of that group. It‘s more a story about relationships and friendship, with mostly likable characters, along with a romance and a minor mystery in the background. Not great literature, but a diverting read.

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Lynnsoprano
Radar Girls | Sara Ackerman
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It‘s a dreary day here. I just got my flu shot, and so it‘s a perfect afternoon to start a new book.

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Lynnsoprano
Radar Girls | Sara Ackerman
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For the first time in forever, hubby and I went to the library and browsed, rather than just pick up holds, so I have an actual #libraryhaul 😄 Now to figure out which to read first.

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kissmehardy
Radar Girls | Sara Ackerman
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This didn't absolutely hook me, but I was interested and invested enough to finish. I loved the girls and their bonds, even if Daisy started a bit too "I'm a tomboy and I don't fit in!" for me. (Not so much through her own actions. Just how Ackerman wrote her.) And the setting was new for me! #historicalfiction #latergram

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Reecaspieces
Radar Girls | Sara Ackerman
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AmyReadsAlot
Radar Girls | Sara Ackerman
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Loved the time spent including the cultures for both the residents of Hawaii and others. There was also a certain amount of care spent to share the effects of the war on Japanese-American descendants living on the islands. I liked that all aspects of the war from the patriotism to the horrors were included in this story. Overall, for me, the best part of Radar Girls was the female friendships developed through the stress of war and uncertainty.

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JHSiess
Radar Girls | Sara Ackerman
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╚»★🌴 𝗩𝗮𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 🌴★«╝⁣

Growing up in Hawaii, 𝗦𝗮𝗿𝗮 𝗔𝗰𝗸𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗮𝗻 heard stories about what life there during World War II. The Women's Air Raid Defense was established after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Local women, military wives, & mainland recruits worked radar control centers on the islands, guiding planes landing on darkened runways. Ackerman tells a fictionalized version of their bravery in 𝗥𝗮𝗱𝗮𝗿 𝗚𝗶𝗿𝗹𝘀.⁣

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SilverShanica
Radar Girls | Sara Ackerman
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Another one that‘s out of my normal wheelhouse. An excellent read if you enjoy WWII fluffy semi romance, semi war story books. Learned a few new things, like the women that worked as WARDS, working the radar stations and helping to keep the Hawaiian islands safe after Pearl Harbor.

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SilverShanica
Radar Girls | Sara Ackerman
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Have enjoyed doing some #audiopuzzling while hiding from the heat this past few days. It paid off, as I‘ve now finished this 2000 piece Ravensburger called World of Books. Looking forward to gluing and framing this one.

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SilverShanica
Radar Girls | Sara Ackerman
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I am posting one book per day from my to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new - don‘t judge me I have a lot of books.
Join the fun if you want. This is day 175.
#bookstoread
#tbrpile
#bookstagram

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