The Romance Studio -
an incredible book! I literally read it in one day (and it's not a short
book). Even though my favorite genre is historical romance, I usually do not
particularly like the WWII era. I am not too fond of wartime situations.
However, this phenomenal story changed my mind! There are so many
extraordinary events in this story that there is no way to chronically
convey them without completely giving the story away. I would never do that
because this remarkable story needs to be experienced first hand. Ms.
Lorna K. Grant has an unquestionable winner in this novel. Make sure you
take advantage of this narrative!"
Coffee Time Romance
- 4 Cups
paints a wonderful picture of wartime romance, with realistic plotting,
likable characters, and just the right balance of hopeful perseverance amid
the danger and devastation of war. Lovers of historical romance will enjoy
this heart-warming story.Ē
Fallen Angel Reviews
- 4 Angels
ďA Pair of Wings is a poignant
story set against the background of war. The strength of the story lies in
the characters and the accuracy of the time period. It is very easy for
readers to understand and empathize with the pain and hope the characters
feel as they react to the very real devastation of war. The men and women
portrayed are feasible and likable. Even though Colleen and Danielís love
blooms quickly, the future is uncertain. Ms. Grant depicts their
tests and trials in such a way that readersí hearts canít help but be
touched. Not only must Colleen and Daniel confront the physical
complications implied by war, but also the harsher emotional lessons that
come from being confronted with loss and death. Readers may not always like
the decisions made by the characters, but they are consistent with the
personalities Ms. Grant has crafted and the reality of the human
spirit during struggles. The plot moves along at a comfortable pace and
allows readers to be drawn into the entire story. A Pair of Wings
will leave readers moved by the depth of love and friendship Colleen and
Daniel discover, while also serving as a reminder that life and love are
never to be taken lightly.Ē
- Winner Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award
ďA Pair of Wings is a
wonderful book set against WWII that showcases the loyalty and strengths of
lovers from the Greatest Generation. It makes me wish for more books from
this time period. I canít wait to see what Ms. Grant comes up with next.Ē
- USA Today Best Selling RITA Finalist
Pair of Wings is a wonderfully moving story about the power of love,
the value of friendship and the resiliency of the human spirit during
desperate times. Set in WWII London, the characters will grab your
heart as they face danger and treachery where they least expect it. Keep
a stack of hankies close while you read this tender, gripping tale."
Kally Jo Surbeck -
2005 EPPIE Winner for For the Love Of...
"With fantastic attention to detail Lorna K. Grant has
crafted a hauntingly lovely war time romance with
A Pair of
Daniel and Colleen are two characters who both tug at your heart and beg for
your support in following them in their quest for love."
Lori Avocato -
Award-Winning Mystery Author
"Lorna Grant takes us back in time to WWII when lives intersected on the
battlefields and hearts were broken amid the war. Grant's story pulls
the reader into the romance, the fears, the joys of those who bravely served
their country. As an ex-Air Force nurse myself, I thoroughly enjoyed the
tale of the Army nurses and could vividly picture their lives during the
war--and the loves they found. A great, warm sensual read!"
- 5 Stars
"A Pair of Wings is a must-read. It will
tug at the heart strings and seep into the soul of the reader. Please keep a
box of Kleenex handy for this one. The prayer is so touching, it
should move you to tears. I know it did for me. Lorna K. Grant
has a rare gift. She stirred up such deep emotions in the characters,
and brought each emotion out for the world to experience and enjoy on page
after exciting page in this heart-felt novel."
- 4 1/2 Stars
"In this heartfelt romantic story, Lorna K. Grant
proves she is an author who can call forth a myriad of emotions from
readers. As I watched Colleen and Daniel's lives during the dark
days of World War II, I found myself cheering them on at times while other
moments had me become teary. Ms. Grant definitely shows how war can give as
well as take from someone. A Pair of Wings is an outstanding story about the
enduring power of love, and will stir reader's own emotions from the first
to last page."
- 3 Stars
"The settings are by turns beautiful and brutal.
Grant does a wonderful job of touching on the human cost of war, the risk of
loving in the midst of it, the power of friendship and the triumph of the
Merline Lovelace -
USA Today Best-selling Author
"Lorna Grant's A Pair of Wings is a poignant romance
that takes us back to a time when the world was at war and the future so
very uncertain. What a stirring tribute to the men and women who sacrificed
so much for the freedom we now enjoy!"
Award Winning Author
"Lorna Grant pens a poignant tale of ever-lasting love through the misery
and sadness of war in her novel
A Pair of
Her characters are full and rich and her attention to detail make the book
come alive with the sights, sounds and smells of the era. A Pair of Wings
is a touching WWII love story you won't want to miss!"
will be a trip down memory lane for some readers. Ms. Grantís
characters clearly deliver all of the qualities of life and love in the
40ís. A Pair of Wings has sad and glad moments and left me near
tears at some times and laughing at others. Ms. Grant never loses
sight of the fact that this story is a romance.
Ms. Grant delivers a fine piece
of writing, and, from strictly a readerís opinion, this novel was as near
perfection in editing, style and deep characterization as any Iíve read.
Simply put, I just loved Daniel and Colleenís story and highly recommend
this nostalgic trip down memory lane."
Romance Reader at Heart
- 4 Roses
"Lorna K. Grant has done an exemplary job of conveying
both time and place in her WWII themed release, A Pair of Wings. Evoking fond memories of Saturday matinee movies featuring the b/w wartime
dramas from the 1940's and early '50's, A Pair of Wings is a potent
mixture of bittersweet romance and wartime drama, dashed with humor and a
lot of sass. Both Daniel and Colleen are great romantic leads and
perfect for each other. Supported by the secondary characters and love lives
of Colleen's fellow nursing buddies, Ruth, Melanie and Vivian, along with
Daniel's high-flying best friend, Rick, Ms. Grant immerses the reader in the
sights, language, sounds and atmosphere of the swinging, big band wartime
era of the 40's. With a hint of the paranormal and its touching
prologue and poignant last chapteróthe latter which made me cryóA Pair
of Wings is a wonderfully written story of everlasting love and
enduring devotion, proving that, in the end, true love really can conquer
I have a new favorite author and a romance
novel that I know Iíll reread until the cover gets ratty. Several of the
scenes (when Daniel is waiting at the train, the soldierís last words to
Daniel, when Daniel brings news of Rickís demise and of course the scene on
Christmas Eve) will haunt me forever. Iíve never been so completely
swept away by a romance story before reading A Pair of Wings.
Grant has researched the time frame well and
inserts historical details in a way that brings the story to life for the
reader. I will look for more books by this author.