|Plot Summary of The Best of Times: A Novel of Love and War|
The author has produced a well-crafted and poignant World War II love story involving a young American fighter group commander and a much older English lady. But beyond this classy romance, the author has done his homework and shows he understands the European air war against the Nazis and what made the aircraft he piloted, the P-47 Thunderbolt, a great combat aircraft.
The story is set in England in 1943 when the American Air Forces first entered the conflict and determined to prove that daylight strategic bombing could hasten, if not bring about, the defeat of Germany and her allies. Even young readers, said to find history "dull," will learn much about the air war while enjoying the love story.
This synopsis report prepared by Robert Huddleston
|Chapter Analysis of The Best of Times: A Novel of Love and War|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 50%
Tone of story
Time/era of story:
- Air Force
- WW II
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?
- pilot, airforce
- fort/military installation
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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