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His Very Own Girl by [Lofty, Carrie]
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"His Very Own Girl depicts the era of WWII vividly; it's one of the strongest historical romances I've read. I want others to read it . . . with tissues at the ready. Grade: A-" ~ Dear Author

"I am a sucker for historicals. I am also a sucker for women being able to move outside their traditional roles and not just succeed but excel. I am also a sucker for a happy ending. Lofty provided everything and more. Grade: A" ~ The Book Pushers

"His Very Own Girl is on my list of the best of 2012. I've loved other Carrie Lofty books. I've ranked them high on the power of the story, the complexity of the characters, and the grace of the prose, but even among an impressive volume of work, this one is special." ~ The Romance Dish

"From the first electric moment to chance meetings, these two found something special in a very chaotic and hard time." ~ Smexy Books

"Lofty has brought WWII to life with His Very Own Girl. Incredibly well written, this book will take you back...and cement Carrie Lofty's place as a must-read author." ~ Reading Between the Wines

From the Author

Battlefield medics rank among the quiet heroes of military service. Because parachute regiments dropped into surrounded positions, their medics were often embedded with the same company. Joe was lucky. Others were frequently moved, never having the chance to bond with men they were tasked with treating.

Female pilots from around the world flocked to Britain to "do their bit" with the Air Transport Auxiliary. Men declared F4--unfit for military service--were also welcome. These selfless civilians freed countless pilots from ferrying duties. The organization was the first British agency to offer equal wages for men and women, yet the ATA's contribution to the war effort has been largely forgotten.

So many men and women plunged into marriage when the world seemed destined for destruction. I hope this book does justice to the lovers and the unsung heroes of World War II.

As always, I look forward to your comments! I welcome you to visit CarrieLofty.com and to follow me on Twitter (@CarrieLofty).

Product Details

  • File Size: 4151 KB
  • Print Length: 413 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Star (September 4, 2012)
  • Publication Date: September 4, 2012
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006IDG2I2
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #800,752 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The central conflict of this romance was not class, kidnapping, arranged marriage. No one is surprise!pregnant.

This is a book about two people working their way through World War II. Joe is a reluctant paratrooper medic, and Lulu is delighted to be ferrying planes around where they need to go.

They have an acknowledged mutual attraction, but Lulu is wary. She has been badly burned by the psychological damage the war has caused, and so she has a one-night-only policy. Joe has a dark secret that makes him skittish about anyone wanting to be with him. Both of them are adults, but alone in the world.

The thing that they actually have conflict about is their vision of the future. Lulu loves flying, and fears what her world will contract down to at the end of the war. Joe is very much a man of his era, and has trouble conceptualizing manliness without being very protective of women. He hates that the war has "forced" women to work, hates that they are in danger, hates that Lulu tells him over and over again that her work is more important to her than a potential relationship with him. She is having fun, but on her terms, her own methods of staying safe.

Through the whole book, even when they are unwrapping prophylactic kits and making whoopie, the fun shuts down when they touch on what they might be to each other after the war. Her job is a dealbreaker for both of them.

The history is super satisfying, and each of the characters was distinctive and crisp. I love Joe's mental self-castigation:
He wanted to touch her, kiss her, lay her down across the bar... Jesus, his imagination had no manners.
In contrast, Lulu: She let out an exhale that bordered on a hoarse scream, then pulled a face at the controls. "Very well, if you insist. Plan B.
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By Amanda on September 28, 2012
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Llllllllloved it.

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OK ok I'm kidding. Well. Mostly, I'm kidding.

His Very Own Girl is the first WWII book I've read. Now that I think about it, I don't think I ever read a WWI plotted book either. I'm usually a Victorian or Edwardian era romance reader. I'd never really thought about that before now.

Anyway, it was really fun to see this different world that was so craftily created. Probably one of my favorite parts about the entire book was how detailed it was. I could so easily visualize the scenes and the characters. The flight scenes were fantastic and easy to understand for someone that knows nothing about the technical side of flying. Carrie Lofty did an amazing job with that. It kept my engaged and interested.

The chemistry between Lulu and Joe was easily felt as well. It made me happy that I could feel their desire and intrigue for one another. Lulu's thoughts on keeping men at a distance were easy for me to identify with, even without having been in her particular situation. She was an incredibly strong character, doing history changing things.

Joe, oh Joe. Such a good guy. Gentlemanly, honorable and protective with a touch of uncertainty. He had a rough past that he sometimes seemed to be unable to overcome. I wanted to hug him when he would get into a down in the dumps mood. He was so afraid that his past would turn people away once they learned of it. I did want to shake him at times but even his faults were endearing.

I really loved the differences in Lulu and Joe's personalities but in the things that were important, they seemed to mesh well. There story is really lovely. It's perfect for anyone looking for something a bit different, with strong female characters and dashing men.
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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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I "ADORED" this story. It was beautifully crafted and flawlessly written. As a WWII story, part of the conflict came from the war itself, but Carrie Lofty took it beyond that and I was quickly drawn into the complex and compelling lives of Lulu and Joe.

Lulu is a British pilot, Joe, a US medic - drama and angst right there. By the end of chapter one these two felt like dear friends. I laughed with them, cried with them and wondered right up until the end if a HEA could ever be possible under the excruciating conditions of the war in which they found themselves. I have to say, it was one of the most believable romances I've ever read. And what a gorgeously sensual romance it was! 5 stars all the way and I will certainly read more from this author in the future.
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