22 January 2020

A Sister's Courage | Book Review


It’s 1939 and the threat of war hangs over Britain…

The most ambitious of three sisters, Lorraine ‘Raine’ Linfoot always dreamed of becoming a pilot. As a spirited seventeen-year-old, she persuades her hero Doug Williams to teach her to fly.

When war breaks out in 1939, Raine is determined to put her skills to good use. She enlists in the Air Transport Auxiliary, becoming one of a handful of brave female pilots flying fighter planes to the men on the front line.

Raine embraces the challenges of the job, despite its perils. But when Doug is reported missing after his Spitfire is shot down, she realises the war could tear apart not only her country, but also her heart…

A gripping story of family, friendship and courage, perfect for fans of Natasha Lester, Lizzie Page and Call the Midwife.

Publisher: Avon
Release Date: January 21, 2020



In Molly Green’s A Sister’s Courage, Lorraine “Raine” Linfoot pursues her dreams of flying, despite the obstacles standing in her way. When war arrives, there are few opportunities for a female pilot, but she has every intention of contributing to the war effort. To make her life a little more complicated, a couple men vie for her affections, and her family encounters a few troubles of its own.

Now, I think I have just read too many great World War II books because to me, A Sister’s Courage failed to deliver the “gripping story” that the blurb promises. The perspective of a female pilot intrigued me, but I quickly found that Raine’s story moves too slowly and with more detail than necessary. Add to that the facts that Raine remains unlikable the whole story, the romance develops inconsistently, and the flying tends to take a backseat to the other drama in her life, and it did not end up being a book I enjoyed or now recommend.


I received a complimentary copy of this book and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.


Molly Green is a seasoned author of fiction and non-fiction. She has sold lipstick in a Denver store, modelled in Atlanta, assisted the UN Narcotics Director in Geneva, chauffeured a Swiss Gnome in Zurich, assisted a famous film producer in the UK, and cooked in a sanatorium in Germany. She now lives and writes in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.



  1. I'm sorry this one wasn't a hit for you but I appreciate you taking the time to reading it! Sara @ TLC Book Tours

  2. With you on this one - did not like the characters although I usually love "women in war" books.