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A Wing and a Prayer by MW Arnold


When Betty Palmer’s sister dies under suspicious circumstances whilst landing her Tiger Moth, Betty and three other women pilots of the Air Transport Auxiliary in WWII England unite to discover who killed her and why.

Estranged from her family, Penny Blake wants simply to belong. American Doris Winter, running from a personal tragedy, yearns for a new start. Naturally shy Mary Whitworth-Baines struggles to fit in. Together though, they are a force to be reckoned with as they face the mystery that confronts them.

Against the backdrop of war, when ties of friendship are exceptionally strong, they strive to unravel the puzzle’s complex threads, risking their lives as they seek justice for Betty’s sister.


My Review:

This is the first book in a new series set in World War II and featuring a trio of Miss Marples, friends who were thrown together when they became pilots in the Air Transport Auxiliary and ended up billeting with Betty Palmer. This is a wartime investigation into just what happened to Betty’s sister and also links into uncovering black market dealers.  Packed with secrets and mystery it is a fascinating story that had me turning the pages, not wanting to put it down.

The characters all have very different backgrounds, the mystery is engaging and it is great how you get to know and connect with these intrepid young ladies as the story progresses. There are potential romances, new friends, a brave dog and danger in this riveting read. I was totally engrossed in it and am very happy to realise that there will be more opportunities to catch up on these brave young ladies in future stories in this series – I can’t wait to read them!

Thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the invitation to join in the blog tour for this book which I have voluntarily read and honestly reviewed.

Purchase Links

Amazon UK- http://tinyurl.com/y2xhx4d4

Amazon US- http://tinyurl.com/y446pzgv

Amazon Aus- http://tinyurl.com/y5bqqtta

iBooks- http://tinyurl.com/y63fmdol

Nook – tinyurl.com/y324xdku

Author Bio –

Mick is a hopeless romantic who was born in England and spent fifteen years roaming around the world in the pay of HM Queen Elisabeth II in the Royal Air Force before putting down roots and realizing how much he missed the travel. This he’s replaced somewhat with his writing, including reviewing books and supporting fellow saga and romance authors in promoting their novels.

He’s the proud keeper of two Romanian cats, is mad on the music of Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys, and enjoys the theatre and loving his Manchester-United-supporting wife.

Finally, Mick is a full member of the Romantic Novelists Association. A Wing and a Prayer will be his second published novel, and he is very proud to be welcomed into The Rose Garden.

Social media links –


Twitter – Mick859

Instagram – Mick859

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One comment on “A Wing and a Prayer by MW Arnold

  1. Carla
    November 17, 2020

    Sounds like a great start to a new series. Nice review Elaine.


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