About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Mrs. Witherspoon Goes to War (Heroines of WWII #4) by Mary Davis

Mrs. Witherspoon Goes to War (Heroines of WWII #4)

A WASP Goes Above the Call of Duty to Free Captive American Soldiers
Full of intrigue, adventure, and romance, this new series celebrates the unsung heroes—the heroines of WWII.
Peggy Witherspoon, a widow, mother, and pilot flying for the Women’s Airforce Service in 1944 clashes with her new reporting officer. Army Air Corp Major Howie Berg was injured in combat and is now stationed at Bolling Field in Washington D.C. Most of Peggy’s jobs are safe, predictable, and she can be home each night with her three daughters—until a cargo run to Cuba alerts her to American soldiers being held captive there, despite Cuba being an “ally.” Will Peggy go against orders to help the men—even risk her own life?


I was familiar with the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) who were active during World War II but this book has given me a new perspective of this group of brave, competent, and often under-estimated women. Being a WASP made women feel like they were contributing to the war effort, and there was no one more determined than the heroine of this book. Peggy Witherspoon's husband had died while fighting in this war, so how better to honor his memory?

Author Mary Davis shares a story that is both heartwarming and heart-stopping, and I was completely caught up following Peggy and the other WASPs during a five-month period in 1944. They are involved in a lot of different efforts, but their story takes a serious turn when Mama Bird (Peggy), Brownie, and Nightingale undertake a dangerous mission to free three soldiers who are being held captive in Cuba. What an adventure!

Mrs. Witherspoon Goes to War is filled with excitement, danger, and suspense, but we're also given a glimpse of the many emotions that Peggy experiences during this eventful time. Davis offers a poignant portrayal of Peggy's grief, frustration, and loss of faith, but the promise of romance offers her new hope. Will Peggy discover a new purpose and restored faith in the waning days of World War II?

It's evident that the author spent a lot of time researching this book and I recommend it to all who enjoy historical fiction. Mrs. Witherspoon Goes to War is a great addition to the Heroines of WWII series from Barbour Publishing.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Mary Davis is a bestselling, award-winning author of over two dozen novels in both historical and contemporary themes, eight novellas, two compilations, three short stories, and has been included in ten collections. She has two brand-new novels releasing in 2019. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and is active in two critique groups.

Mary lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband of over thirty-four years and two cats. She has three adult children and two grandchildren. She enjoys board and card games, rain, and cats. She would enjoy gardening if she didn’t have a black thumb. Her hobbies include quilting, porcelain doll making, sewing, crafting, crocheting, and knitting. 

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