Book Review: His Very Own Girl

His Very Own GirlHis Very Own Girl by Carrie Lofty

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this book.

I have recently written a short story that takes place during WWII so I greatly appreciated the work that goes into researching this time period to make it authentic.

Lofty’s hero, Joe Weber, is written very true to his time and I utterly appreciated it. Nothing tends to get my goat worse than someone in an historical fiction who doesn’t sound time-appropriate. Well done, Author! Joe is strong – his physical presence is mentioned often – and charming but also controlled and dangerous. The reader will find out why…in stages.

Our Heroine, Lulu Davies, is a determined woman doing a hard job in war. I appreciated her fierce dedication to her work and the reasons behind it.

The story itself is well written, lets us into the hearts and minds of both Hero and Heroine, and brings us into the dark times of war in the European Theatre as well as the fear of those who were separated from those they love. We are also invited into a love story between two strong-minded people with different agendas. It wasn’t an easy ride for either of them, but it worked and felt real by the story’s end.

I’m rating this at 4.5 stars, which rounded up to 5.

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