If My Heart Had Wings: A World War II Love Story / Nadine Taylor

An enthralling true story of star-crossed love, the brutality of war, corrosive family secrets and a young widow’s journey to finding herself that seamlessly combines the wartime drama of The Lost Soldiers, the romance of Daughters of War and the mystery of The Photograph!

At the height of World War II, 22-year-old Nina Raff receives the devastating news that her husband has perished in a fiery plane crash. Running from grief, she upends her life, moves across country and remarries far too soon. Then, for the next twenty years, she hides her sadness and doggedly ignores the past in order to appease her jealous second husband.

But when her teenage daughter suddenly discovers a long-hidden wedding photo, an unforgettable story of love, loss, oppression and family secrets comes tumbling out, compounded by an engrossing mystery about the pilot’s death that the daughter is determined to solve.

Perfect for fans of Lisa Wingate, Sandy Taylor or Shirley Dickson -- or anyone who is captivated by the drama and romance of the World War II era!


“Loved it! The Greatest Generation all have their secrets in this endlessly fascinating & compelling memoir.” - Reedsy Discovery

“Superb! A wonderful story of devotion and tough times…special because it’s not only about a lost soldier, but also about those left behind who must deal with that loss forever.” - National World War II Museum

“I found the U.S. Army Air Force wartime missions fascinating, especially the treacherous Hump flights over the Himalayan Mountains … The clarity of the wartime-era photographs in this book is remarkable; the pictures of major players lend a vivid 40s vibe.” - San Francisco Book Review

[Taylor has] mastered a conversational yet detail resonant style of prose. I know I can hear my mother and grandmother in her writing, musing and conversing.” - Misanthropester.com

"If My Heart Had Wings is a loving tribute to family, first love and finding one's roots. Well written and edited, this was a joy to read." - Marion Marchetto, author of The Bridgewater Chronicles

"This book is subtitled 'A World War II Love Story'... but it is so much more than that… I recommend it to anyone who likes World War II tales and stories about strong women who never give in to adversity." - Vine Voice

What readers are saying about If My Heart Had Wings:

“I loved this book from start to finish!

“A truly wonderful account of the life (and death) of one of our young American pilots and what happened to his young widow. Definitely worth reading!”

“Compelling, unique and easy to read, this is a special story about the Greatest Generation. But ALL generations can relate to its themes of young love, loss, struggle and rediscovery. Wonderful read!!”

“Each chapter left me wanting to find out what happened next, so I finished it in one sitting. It's the best book I've read all year!

“This is a real page turner. It would make a terrific movie. Hallmark take note!! 5 stars!!!”

“What a compelling, romantic book– filled with longing and well-researched historical information!”

I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a tale of war time romance, disappointments, life’s sometimes harsh realities, and a reckoning of old vows.”
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