Saturday, 8 February 2014

Flying, war and great humour

I was really excited to get the latest Fannie Flagg title The All-Girls Filling Station Last Reunion.  I have read all her books and laughed and cried through them. Her books have a wonderful view of life and you get swept away.

Flagg has used a little known aspect of recent American history as a framework for her story.

Sookie has just seen her last daughter get married and is looking forward to a quiter life .... or as quite as her eccentric mother Lenore will allow. You wait with bated breath to see what Lenore will do next and laugh out loud at her antics. She us a great comic creation but maybe not so great a mother.

Sookie's life is turned upside down when she receives a letter which unearths long buried secrets. Sookie begins a journey which takes her back to WW2, an all-girl filling station and the little known story of the female pilots who ferried planes around the USA for the military.

There are some great characters in this story, a real mix of comedy and pathos, I would recommend this story to fans of Fannie Flagg and those reading her for rhe first time. This is a book which puts a smile on your face and makes you laugh out loud. Read, enjoy, smile!

This book was given free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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