Flames over France
I love bargain books – they feed my need to read without breaking my budget – and I’ve picked up a number of first-rate reads for less than a dollar and several for nothing. I also love to share my finds with my friends, and I want to share them with my readers . . . which is easy when it’s a book I’ve already read but not so easy when it is a book I haven’t read because these offers are usually limited, often for a day or so. What a dilemma! So, here’s my solution: I’ll try posting some, like this one, where I’ve only read a sample but which are offered by publishers that I have found to be reliable or are recommended by others I have found to be reliable, when I can’t find one I have read and can recommend.
Let me know what you think. Your feedback will help me decide whether to make this a regular feature or to stick with reviewing books I have had time to read and review.
Flames over France by Robert Jackson, 224 pp.; Kindle edition published by Endeavour Press in 2016; originally published by Severn House in 1997. Endeavour’s 99-cent Deal of the Week (99 pence in the UK).
Book description: May 1940: Flight Lieutenant Ken Armstrong is deployed to an airfield in France. His arrival coincides with Hitler’s invasion of France and the Low Countries. He picks up victory after victory but nothing he can do will be enough to turn the tide. Armstrong befriends the pilots he fights beside but is forced to watch them drop out of the sky each day. The battle for France will be lost. But that doesn’t mean the war is over. Armstrong and his men are determined to fight tooth and nail against impossible odds. In this tale of dignity and bravery when all hope seems lost, Armstrong must do what needs to be done. As a former pilot and Squadron Leader himself, Robert Jackson masters the plot and brings history to life in fantastic detail. This is the second novel to feature the charismatic Flight Lieutenant Ken Armstrong, following on from Flames over Norway.
Endeavour Press is an independent digital publisher in the United Kingdom, and, while not every book published coincides with Sis’s personal taste, she has found all of them to be well-written and well-edited. The publisher’s free weekly newsletter provides information on a variety of discounted and free ebooks each week. Readers can sign up to receive the newsletter at www.endeavourpress.com.
About the Author: Robert Jackson (b. 1941) is a prolific author of military and aviation history, having become a full-time writer in 1969. As an active serviceman in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve he flew a wide range of aircraft, ranging from jets to gliders.