It’s a pleasure today to be joining the blog tour for I’ll Be Home for Christmas by MW Arnold, the third in his Broken Wings series: published by Wild Rose Press on 20th October, it’s now available for kindle and in paperback via Amazon in the UK and US. My thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the invitation and support.
I really enjoyed the first book in this lovely series, A Wing and a Prayer – a World War 2 saga, a cozy mystery, set around the day-to-day operations of the Air Transport Auxiliary. There was such authenticity to its wartime setting, wonderful characters, along with a compelling murder mystery and investigation, all delivered with humour and a real lightness of touch (you’ll find my review here). And the second in series, Wild Blue Yonder, was every bit as delightful – you’ll find my review here. I’m so sorry I can’t share another review today – I was away at Exeter for the literary festival, and just couldn’t fit in the reading – but I’ll be really looking forward to catching up later, as this is a series I’m thoroughly enjoying.
Let’s take a closer look…
A mysterious key left by her murdered sister, leads Air Transport Auxiliary pilot Betty Palmer on a journey of discovery and danger. Given up to an orphanage upon birth, the parents she’s long thought had no part in her life force themselves back in, purely out of greed and self-preservation.
Penny’s life is unexpectedly turned upside down by a potentially life-changing situation, which causes her wounded husband to question their marriage. No-one seems safe in this year of turmoil in the middle years of the war, as some relationships face breaking point whilst others become stronger.
Kidnap, crashes and dogfights, the girls of the Air Transport Auxiliary Mystery have never faced such dangers. To survive may not be enough as they must find the strength to rise above the most trying times yet of their lives.
About the author
Mick spent fifteen-odd years roaming around the world, courtesy of HM Queen Elizabeth II – gawd bless her – before becoming a civilian and realizing what working for a living really was.
He loves traveling, and the music of the Beach Boys, Queen, Muse, and Bon Jovi. Books play a large part in his life, not only writing, but also reading and reviewing, as well as supporting his many author friends.
He’s the proud keeper of two Romanian Were-Cats bent on world domination, and enjoys the theatre and humoring his Manchester United-supporting wife.
Finally, and most importantly, Mick is a full member of the Romantic Novelists Association. I’ll be Home for Christmas will be his third novel with The Wild Rose Press.