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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (459 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Margit Liesche Narrator: Christine Williams Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Pucci Lewis was used to ferrying fighter planes and to undercover work. But in the dark hours of World War II, she is dispatched to Hollywood, where big stars and studio moguls are working with Washington to merge entertainment and propaganda.

A documentary on the Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASPs) is underway, and Pucci is stepping in for a sister WASP who has been hospitalized after her plane was sabotaged. When a big-name director dies, possibly murdered by Nazi operatives, military intelligence asks Pucci to learn what she can from the inside. She has her suspicions about the so-called housekeeper of Bela Lugosi, a rising starlet with a history with the Hungarian resistance, but Pucci doesn’t trust the girl. Pucci will have to maneuver through movieland and its narcissistic denizens to find the truth.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Engaging…Liesche provides plenty of interesting WASP lore while deftly mixing the real and imagined.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[An] engaging series…Narrator Christine Williams portrays Lewis’ direct, personable manner with Rosie-the-Riveter resolve and capability…the narration is an enjoyable frolic in a time and place sparkling with glamour and intrigue. The story is peppered with details about the patriotic contributions of American women and the film industry in the 1940s.”

    AudioFile

  • “Details of the WASP program and Hollywood’s contributions to the war effort add to the story of a patriotic young woman in an unconventional job.”

    Booklist

  • “Liesche packs her wide-eyed adventure with tidbits about aeronautics, vintage Hollywood and the war, honoring the underappreciated women who made such a difference.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Caitlin | 2/8/2014

    " I love it. Great story. This is one of me Favorites. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Savvy Jones | 2/4/2014

    " So beautiful and real. Literally almost cried. You should definitely read this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Abby | 12/12/2013

    " Not really what I expected at all. Really has a cynical and somewhat more real view on the effects of teenage deaths. Really appreciated the ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Elizabeth | 12/2/2013

    " Marthe Jocelyn captures perfectly the struggles of a teenager trying to be cool while still having her feelings. The language, the connection between the members of Nat's gang of friends, the honest relationship she has with her older sister Claire ring so true which is why the ending is deeply satisfying. Brava. "

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About the Author

Margit Liesche, the daughter of Hungarian refugees who arrived in the United States in 1947 following eight years of missionary service in war-torn China, grew up with her parents’ tales of isolation, escape, and the arduous journey aboard a military ship to America. She lives in Marin County, California.