The Long Flight Home (by Alan Hlad) … amazing story of individuals who are willing to sacrifice everything to bring hope and inspiration alive

I find myself drawn to historical fiction books based on WWII.  This one was a different focus in that it highlighted the use of homing pigeons. I was struck from the very beginning with the knowledge that most of the pigeons would never return. But the individuals who were part of the National Pigeon Service were willing to sacrifice their birds for the efforts to fight again Hitler’s Reign of Terror. The author does a wonderful job of bringing the horrors of war … fear, starvation, and the overwhelming sense of the unknown … and balances it out with courage, hope, and resilience. What an amazing story that reminds the reader that there are individuals who are willing to sacrifice everything to bring hope and inspiration alive.

Thank you to NetGalley and John Scognamiglio Book for my advanced review copy. All opinions and thoughts are my own.

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