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The White Rose - Mary Ann Cook
The White Rose
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THE WHITE ROSETheirs was a love forged in the fiery cauldron of war as they fought alongside each other in the savage skies over the frozen steppes of Stalingrad.She Would Fight for Her CountryLilya Litvyak answered the call to arms as Hitler's armies stormed across Mother Russia.? Enlisting in... show more
THE WHITE ROSETheirs was a love forged in the fiery cauldron of war as they fought alongside each other in the savage skies over the frozen steppes of Stalingrad.She Would Fight for Her CountryLilya Litvyak answered the call to arms as Hitler's armies stormed across Mother Russia.? Enlisting in the Red Air Force, she quickly mastered the Yak-1 fighter.? With the Soviet Union teetering on the brink of collapse, Lilya and her best friend, Katya Budanova volunteered to join the all male 73rd Fighter Regiment.? There, in the murderous skies over Stalingrad, Lilya and Katya battled the sexism of their comrades and faced the fury of Hitler's Luftwaffe.?With an enormous white rose painted conspicuously on the side of her fighter, Lilya engaged the enemy with a deadly ferocity.? Feared by the German pilots, she became known as THE WHITE ROSE of Stalingrad and was the first woman in the world to become an ace, a fighter pilot who destroys 5 or more enemy aircraft in aerial combat.He Vowed To Protect His HeartDeath was Captain Alexei Salomaten's constant companion.? A veteran ace fighter pilot, he was fearless in the air.? But his comrades were dying and each loss left a bitter scar on his heart that would never heal.? So he brooded, drank to forget and avoided friendships.?Yet when the beautiful, strong-willed Lieutenant Litvyak joined his squadron his fate was sealed.? The stunning blonde beauty flew at his side, then into his shielded heart as she guarded his life with her own.Each knew that to fall in love was to risk the ultimate heartbreak --the agony of losing a loved one.? Yet their passion would not be denied.? Flamed by desire, together they summoned the courage to love.A work of fiction inspired by the lives of Lieutenant Lilya Litvyak, Hero of the Soviet Union, and Captain Alexei Salomaten.
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Format: ebook
ASIN: 155321230000097045
Publisher: Long Gray Line Publications
Edition language: English
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