Release day: His Very Own Girl
Today is the official release of His Very Own Girl by Carrie Lofty (ebook, Pocket). Here’s the blurb:
After war took the lives of Lulu Davies’s parents and her fiancé, she promised herself she would guard her heart carefully and concentrate on her great love–flying the biggest and best airplanes as a British civilian pilot. She’s content to strive for greatness in the skies, and dance with a few GIs on the way.
Brawny, quiet American medic Joe Weber signed up with the paratroopers to escape his checkered past. The first test of his medical skill takes place when he rushes to the scene of a plane crash. He’s stunned to come face-to-face with a spirited, dark-haired beauty.
Their flirtation breaks all of Lulu’s rules, but dance by dance, week by week, walk by walk, she falls in love with this honest, vulnerable man on the run from his demons. The lovers only have one night together before Joe departs for the front lines. Only time and hope will tell if her love will return unharmed, and if they can overcome their pasts to forge a beautiful life together in peace-time.
Carrie dropped by today to tell us a little this book:
Oh, gracious, I adore this book. If ever I’ve written a ‘book of my heart’, this was it. His Very Own Girl is a genuine historical romance! It just happens to be set in World War II England. I learned so much in writing this book. I learned how medics were among the most selfless unsung heroes of all military branches, how civilian pilots, including dozens of women, helped save Britain, and how very few of their stories have ever been told, let alone in a romance. During my research, I even took a flight on a B-17 bomber–a ‘Flying Fortress’. That flight ranks as one of the highlights of my life, let alone my writing career. I hope you’ll journey with me into the 20th century for a story that lives up to every expectation of what a romance should include: a brave hero, a clever heroine, and a happy ending for the ages.
All ARRA members who leave a comment on this post will go in the draw to win one of two copies of this book. The giveaway closes on 4 September 2012. ( The winner was Kaetrin)