Bomber Pilot, a realistic and touching love story, skillfully evokes the atmosphere of London in 1943, as the stalwart Brits maintain a cherry bravado while bombs bring death and destruction to the magnificent city. In Bomber Pilot, William Wheeler, a former pilot in the U.S. Air Force, draws on his own experiences to create an original novel that is heartfelt and moving.
The main character of Bomber Pilot, Lieutenant Bill Weyland, finally achieves his goal of joining the courageous people of England in their struggle against Hitler. On his first night in London, he meets a strikingly beautiful young English woman named Mary Carlton, a former child actress raised fatherless by a tyrannical mother.
Mary and Bill quickly realize that they cannot resist each other. The love that grows between them is pure and heartfelt, even though both have pasts that must be reconciled. As they embrace by night, they never forget that at dawn Bill must fly off to face the enemy. They have no choice but to cherish each precious moment together; their hopes for the future dare not be past tomorrow. Yet the terrible day will come when Mary must look beyond the present to make a decision that will forever change the course of her life.
The bittersweet love story of Bomber Pilot contrasts dramatically with the riveting scenes of aerial combat to make it an unforgettable novel of World War II. [via]