Mais títulos a considerar

Carrinho de compras

Agora terá o tratamento VIP!

Item(ns) indisponível(eis) para compra
Confira o seu carrinho. Pode remover os itens indisponíveis agora ou deixar que nós o façamos no Checkout.
itensitem
itensitem
Classificações e comentários sobre o livro (11 16 classificações de estrelas
11 rever
)

Classificação geral

4,6 fora de 5
16
5 Estrelas 4 Estrelas 3 Estrelas 2 Estrelas 1 Estrela
13 1 1 1 0

Partilhe as suas ideias

Já partilhou o seu comentário para este item. Obrigado!

Estamos a analisar o texto que enviou. Obrigado!

Conclua a sua opinião

Todos os comentários sobre o livro

  • 0 pessoa achou esse comentário útil.

    0 pessoas consideraram este comentário útil

    0 de 0 pessoas consideraram este comentário útil

    Obrigado pela sua opinião!

    Eminently readable tale of the Blitz💥

    Indomitable strength through war and personal suffering🛩🌥 By the end of this story I was so moved and then I read Kelman's afterward and it took me that bit further to tears. For an American, especially one of a younger generation, the terror and loss the British people endured under the onslaught of Hitler's intense bombing campaigns is hard to imagine, though it's sadly rivaled presently by the wanton destruction in Syria and Yemen. This story provides a window into those dark days through the lives of three young women working for the British war effort in London. Each has her own, individual duty and fear to confront. I found Scottish Lizzie's story the most heartrending as she searches for a lost child and finds bittersweet love. Young mother Julia suffers separation from her husband as he goes to war and within days faces the difficult choice of how best to keep her young children safe and content even if it means further separation. Diana grapples with a strenuous duty keeping London's anti-aircraft balloons afloat and a difficult distancing from her father who still bears the physical and psychological scars from his service in the trenches in WWI. Romance does bloom and is a key part of their story. But their friendship and support of each other through dark times are the glue that pulls their separate stories together into a bigger, moving tableau of the sacrifices British women endured as their world tumbled around them. Literally. I started this book comparing it to Kelman's 2019 release A View Across the Rooftops, which I loved. Initially I found Lizzie, Julia and Diana's story less of a draw, especially while Kelman details their adjustment into their new wartime duties and routine. But as Lizzie meets flyer Jack and the German bombs rain down thick and repeatedly, I was totally immersed in their struggle. And those moments, snatched hours of happiness, particularly for Lizzie and Jack, the calms in the midst of the storm and destruction of war .... just sublime😌. Strong female protagonists, action, love, betrayal and grievous loss -- Kelman has created a truly moving tale filled with the indomitable spirit of three women committed to saving their world from chaos even at great self sacrifice. In its own way, I believe it's just as compelling and unforgettable as A View Across the Rooftops. Thanks to publishers Bookouture and NetGalley for sharing an advance copy of the book; this is my voluntary and honest opinion.
  • 0 pessoa achou esse comentário útil.

    0 pessoas consideraram este comentário útil

    0 de 0 pessoas consideraram este comentário útil

    Obrigado pela sua opinião!

    Historical Fiction WW II London Blitz

    Lizzie Mackenzie departs Scotland to join the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force in England, she’s sad to leave her uncle’s Hamish’s croft but she's excited to start her training and she has no idea she’s about to meet two other brave women and the three women will become best friends. London 1940, after Lizzie finished her WAAF’s training she becomes a plotter at a sector station operation rooms, they kept track of the type, number and direction of incoming German planes. Her friend Diana Downes is part of an all women’s team operating a barrage balloon called Bertha and they used balloons to defend the London sky from German bombers. Julia Sullivan works for the government at The War Office building at Whitehall as a typist, it’s a top secret job and she can’t tell anyone what she does. During WW II English people had to keep going, life was lived one day at a time, they still went to work despite not getting a lot of sleep, many were shift workers, they put up with food shortages and were constantly worried about their loved ones. I really enjoyed how the story followed the three friends from when they first met, their wartime jobs and romantic relationships they had during the war. Julia was married to John, he’s fighting in Africa and she sent her two young children Tom and Maggie to stay with an Aunt in the country. During a bombing raid Lizzie is trapped in the basement of a theatre, Jack Henson trips over her in the dark, they spend the night talking and start dating. Diana meets the corporal Len Shelley; and she’s not sure if they ever be more than good friends? By reading Under a Sky on Fire, you understand what life was like in England during WW II and the sacrifices everyone made including adults and children. The incredible determination, faith and enduring spirit of English people during the nightly bombing raids of London. I gave Under a Sky on Fire five stars and I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
  • 0 pessoa achou esse comentário útil.

    0 pessoas consideraram este comentário útil

    0 de 0 pessoas consideraram este comentário útil

    Obrigado pela sua opinião!

    Heart warming

    Under a Sky on Fire is a story of tenacity, endurance, love and friendship. Above all it is a story of bravery during World War 2. Lizzie, Julia and Diana all meet by chance as they join the war effort and they become fast friends who share hardship, good times , laughter and tears. I can't imagine living in London during the Blitz and being bombed every night. I felt like I was in the shelters with them. The British people were remarkable in their strength and fortitude, all of which is portrayed by the three women. Suzanne Kelman is a born story teller and I for one am a big fan and can't wait for her next book. Please take time to read the authors notes, they add to the story.
  • 0 pessoa achou esse comentário útil.

    0 pessoas consideraram este comentário útil

    0 de 0 pessoas consideraram este comentário útil

    Obrigado pela sua opinião!

    Friendship and hardship during The Blitz

    Three young women, from different parts of Britain are in London to "do their bit" for the war effort. Julia Sullivan has just seen her husband John off to France then sends her 2 children to stay with an aunt in the Cotswold's, where she hopes they will be safe if London is bombed. Lizzie Mackenzie, from an isolated island off the coast of Scotland is in the big city for the first time in her life, attempting to make a fresh start. Diana Downes lives with her Mum and Dad in Birmingham, her Dad still dealing with the horrors of his service in the trenches of WW1.. These 3 women find each other through serendipity and form a friendship, which they will need as the Blitz begins. Lizzie is assigned to work the maps that allow the RAF to track the incoming Luftwaffe and strategically deploy the RAF. Diana is assigned to a barrage balloon crew, with the difficult job of keeping the huge and hard to maneuver object in place to protect London. Julia gets assigned to the typing pool in the Prime Minister's War bunker and ends up typing some of Churchill's most iconic speeches. During the course of the war these women deal with fear, uncertainty and learn to really depend on each other and support each other when tragedy happens. They also learn to move on and discover within themselves an inner strength they didn't know they had. By the end of the book Britain wins the war and these three friends pick up their lives and take the first steps into the future, knowing they have each other all the way. There are so many stories set during WW2, but I love to read them and this was a lovely story of the power of friendship and women supporting each other during one of the most difficult times in history. Thank you NetGalley for the ARC.
  • 0 pessoa achou esse comentário útil.

    0 pessoas consideraram este comentário útil

    0 de 0 pessoas consideraram este comentário útil

    Obrigado pela sua opinião!

    Friends for Life

    A very heartwarming story of friendship. Three young women working for the war effort in London meet and become friends for life. Lizzie from Scotland left with a secret for a new life, Diana joined against her father's wishes and Julia's husband was somewhere out there fighting the war and her children sent away to the country. They bond together and eventually end up living with Julia . These women lived through the worst of the war called "The Blitz". Fifty six days of bombing raid over London out of fifty seven days. They learned to trust and lean on each other. They were there for each other through bad news and good. When Lizzie rescues a small child from the disaster following a bombing they all bond with her to provide her a home until her family is found. They remained friends all their lives and always remembered those days and years of the war. They got together once a year to talk about their bond of friendship, The people they'd lost, the ones they'd loved, and the women they had become. This was a wonderful read, I loved the characters and the history. I would recommend this book. Thanks to Suzanne Kelman, Bookouture, and NetGalley for allowing me to read a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
16

Pode ler este item em qualquer um dos seguintes dispositivos e aplicações da Kobo:

  • COMPUTADOR
  • eREADERS
  • IOS
  • ANDROID
  • TABLETS
  • WINDOWS