We Fly Beneath the Stars: An utterly heartbreaking and powerful WW2 novel based on a true story (Paperback)
1942, Europe: Based on the true story of a female-only bomber battalion, this is a totally heartbreaking and unforgettable story about sacrifice, sisterhood and a love that transcends war.
When the love of Tasha's life, Luca, joins the air force to fight against the evil Nazi invaders, she knows she has to follow her heart-and him-into battle. Headstrong, impulsive and a daredevil, she's the perfect recruit.
Tasha's sensible older sister Nadia plans only to stop Tasha's madness and bring her home. But a chance encounter puts her in a plane, soaring above the clouds, and she also finds her calling.
Underestimated by their superiors, Nadia and her sister find themselves in airplanes barely fit to fly, being sent on perilous missions with little hope of return. But before long their battalion is being nicknamed 'the Night Witches' by the Nazis, their ownership of the skies second to none.
But danger is up in the storm clouds with them, and when both sisters are shot down behind Nazi enemy lines, and taken to a brutal prison camp, they expect to never see their beloved homeland again.
Until Tasha's eyes meet across the wire fence with someone she never expected to see again: the love of her life, Luca.
But with love comes peril... Will one sister have to sacrifice everything to save the other?
Absolutely unputdownable historical fiction, perfect for fans of All the Light We Cannot See, The Ragged Edge of Night, and The Tattooist of Auschwitz.
Readers love Suzanne Kelman:
"OMG I felt the fear and the terror within the pages as if I was there living it... Heartbreaking... By the end of the story I was so moved and in tears." Confessions of a Bookaholic ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"I was truly swept away... Spellbinding ... Powerful and captivating from the first page to the last, and it deserves more stars than can be rated. I could not put it down and missed a lot of sleep ... Even after finishing the story, I have not stopped thinking about it... Totally awe-inspiring... Loved, loved, loved." Musician's Poet ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"Absolutely heartbreaking... Filled with sadness, love, courage and sacrifice-I couldn't put this book down." Stardust Book Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"Oh my goodness Evocatively unsettling yet hauntingly beautiful... Incredibly powerful... I read this book with bated breath. I cried, I grieved and I hoped... I was left heartbroken." Robin Loves Reading ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"Three words: Have. Tissues. Ready... Fantastic... The emotion that pours from the pages is absolutely heart-wrenching. I loved every minute of this book, even though it left me a sniffling mess by the end." Fireflies and Free Kicks ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"I LOVED THIS BOOK ... I recommend this book to everyone that loves historical fiction." NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"Exceptional... Heart-wrenching... Captivating... Had me on the edge of my seat... I was reduced to tears... Top of my list of books I have read." Carol Clasper ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐