Parachute Girls

A WWII Love Story

Fiction - Historical - Event/Era
188 Pages
Reviewed on 08/28/2015
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Author Biography

JENNY HAMMERLE is a sixth-generation Floridian, on her father's side of the family, who grew up on a working cattle ranch. On her mother's side, however, she is the granddaughter of a British war bride. Her grandmother, Frances Hesketh, found her home here in America after World War II. Parachute Girls is loosely based on her grandmother's real-life experiences.

Jenny lives in the small town of Celebration, Florida where she writes full-time from home. She is the mother of two wonderful little boys. In her spare time, she coaches cheerleading and still works with her father on family ranches.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Tracy A. Fischer for Readers' Favorite

In Parachute Girls: A World War II Love Story the newest book by author Jenny Hammerle, we follow protagonist Kay, a young woman in Manchester, England, during World War II. She and her friends, Constance, Theresa, Veronica and Hilda, have joined the war effort by working in a sewing shop that makes parachutes and pants for the soldiers. Kay and her friends decide to start sewing messages of support into the pockets of each of the pants they work on, and one of Kay’s messages makes it to an American GI named Ray. Ray decides, as a lark, to try to find this Kay, and find her he does. At first, Kay is turned off by the flirtatious American, but Ray has fallen in love with her at first sight, and is determined to make her his bride. In a love story written with a war in the background, Parachute Girls is a read that you won’t want to put down.

Author Jenny Hammerle has done a wonderful job of developing characters and a storyline that readers will truly fall in love with. Parachute Girls is a sweet and delightful love story, and one that had me turning the pages from the very beginning. Author Hammerle is skilled at scene building, and I felt I was truly in the World War II time period when I was engrossed in this story. I highly recommend this book, and am very much looking forward to what this promising author, Jenny Hammerle, has in store for her readers.