Glamour Girls: A Novel
by Marty Wingate
As a teenager, farmer’s daughter Rosalie Wright wanted to become a pilot. She was encouraged by her father. During WWII, Rosalie got her wish. she became a second officer transporting aircraft cross-country for the British Air Transport Auxiliary. These pilots never saw action but suffered hardships and losses. Rosalie falls in love with an RAF pilot, Alan Chersey, but isn’t certain of their future together. Another pilot nicknamed Snug is also interested in her. After marriage women would be expected to quit flying, but that is definitely not Rosalie’s plan.
The novel is inspired by real-life pilot Mary Wilkins Ellis and the other female WWII pilots (168 in total) who became known as Attagirls. This is a story of family, friendship, adventure and romance.