"This was a sweeping romance filled with rich details and nuance, and it was ultimately romantic. Carrie Lofty always delivers something unique and magical in her historicals. For me this was a winner." B+
Has, The Book Pushers
________ "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." A
"From the lingo, to the war-time shortages, to the clothes, to the recreational pursuits, to the thought processes and feelings of those living and fighting for survival at the time just before the Normandy invasion, reading it felt real."
"From the first electric moment to chance meetings, these two found something special in a very chaotic and hard time."
________ "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
________ "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."
"Ms. Lofty captured the time with precision and emotion. I recommend that you read this beautiful love story, but make sure you have a box of Kleenex handy."
Under the Covers
"Joe is not just the hero of this story, he's a true hero in every sense of the word. Now that I've read this book, I have a craving for more. More of this time period, movies, books, music, whatever I can devour! "
Book Lovin' Mamas
"His Very Own Girl is a historical romance no fan of the genre should miss, and Carrie Lofty is one of the best authors you can find out there. She has that remarkable ability that transforms normal stories to something extraordinary."
For the curious, be sure to visit my Facebook page for photo albums devoted to the Unites States's largest WWII re-enactment event at Rockford, Illinois, and my flight on a B-17. I even have raw footage of my flight, which was taken for research rather than aesthetic reasons. It's so loud! And the plane is smaller than one would imagine. Just goes to prove how many liberties movies like Memphis Belle took. There was no way to conduct a conversation without bellowing!
Re-enactors at the Rockford WWII Days in September, 2010, on a genuine Sherman tank.
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