30 review for Victory for the Ops Room Girls

  1. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

    Victory for the Ops Room Girls by Vicki Beeby is an excellent WWII-era historical fiction saga that is the conclusion of the fabulous trilogy: The Women’s Auxiliary Air Force. I loved, loved, loved this series. The first book focussed on Evie. The second, on May. Finally with this book, Jess gets her time to shine, and we get to see how it all ends for this heartwarming group of men and women. I loved meeting up with the girls, Alex, Milan, and Peter. I have always enjoyed the fierce love, devot Victory for the Ops Room Girls by Vicki Beeby is an excellent WWII-era historical fiction saga that is the conclusion of the fabulous trilogy: The Women’s Auxiliary Air Force. I loved, loved, loved this series. The first book focussed on Evie. The second, on May. Finally with this book, Jess gets her time to shine, and we get to see how it all ends for this heartwarming group of men and women. I loved meeting up with the girls, Alex, Milan, and Peter. I have always enjoyed the fierce love, devotion, loyalty, and patriotism that this group has demonstrated in this series. They have all progressed so naturally as they are tested personally and professionally. Here we see Jess trying to find out where she fits in, who she is, and what she wants out of life. I loved her relationship with Milan, the twists and turns in regards to her past and the present-day obstacles that she faces. The suspense, the mystery, and the chemistry within this narrative is spot on. I enjoyed seeing Jess grow up, work through her complicated past and emotions, and for her to come out on top. I loved the ending and could not think of anything better. A perfect fit for a perfect series. 5/5 stars Thank you NG and Bookouture for this wonderful arc and in return I am submitting my unbiased and voluntary review and opinion. I am posting this review to my GR and Bookbub accounts immediately and will post it to my Amazon, Instagram, and B&N accounts upon publication.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Novelle Novels

    Perfect end to the series and I loved hearing Jess story..

  3. 4 out of 5

    Vicky

    A brilliant end to the saga.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Katie

    what a wonderful series! really enjoyed all three and was so happy with how it ended for the girls!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Jeanie

    NetGalley Member Review Cover Image: Victory for the Ops Room Girls Victory for the Ops Room Girls by Vicki Beeby Pub Date: 22 Jul 2021 Review by jeanie m, Reviewer Last updated on 13 Jun 2021 My Recommendation With grateful thanks to netgalley for an arc in return for an honest opinion. Having read the first and second book in this fabulous series I was delighted to get an early copy of the third one, was absolutely brilliant catching up with Jess May and Evie back at there old station where they all met NetGalley Member Review Cover Image: Victory for the Ops Room Girls Victory for the Ops Room Girls by Vicki Beeby Pub Date: 22 Jul 2021 Review by jeanie m, Reviewer Last updated on 13 Jun 2021 My Recommendation With grateful thanks to netgalley for an arc in return for an honest opinion. Having read the first and second book in this fabulous series I was delighted to get an early copy of the third one, was absolutely brilliant catching up with Jess May and Evie back at there old station where they all met a few years have passed and the girls have followed different paths in the WAAF there older and wiser, May and Evie both in relationships only Jess being the single one but things are about to change and all for the better, what a truly fabulous catch up this has been and an outstandingly beautiful trilogy can't praise it enough and highly recommend. Don't forget! Come back to your Review on the pub date, 22 Jul 2021, to post to these retailers.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Shreedevi Gurumurty

    JESS IS ABOUT TO FACE HER BIGGEST BATTLE JUST AS THE WAR NEARS ITS END.With Jess newly promoted to Filterer Officer at RAF Fighter Command HQ, she is delighted to be reunited with Evie and May. However, now that they can enjoy socialising in London, Jess fears her friends will discover the secret she keeps there.When Jess bumps into Milan unexpectedly, sparks are reignited - did she make a mistake, finishing with him in Amberton? But matters are complicated when a film company arrives at Bentley JESS IS ABOUT TO FACE HER BIGGEST BATTLE JUST AS THE WAR NEARS ITS END.With Jess newly promoted to Filterer Officer at RAF Fighter Command HQ, she is delighted to be reunited with Evie and May. However, now that they can enjoy socialising in London, Jess fears her friends will discover the secret she keeps there.When Jess bumps into Milan unexpectedly, sparks are reignited - did she make a mistake, finishing with him in Amberton? But matters are complicated when a film company arrives at Bentley Priory to make a morale-boosting movie about the RAF. The lead actor is none other than Leonard Steele, a man from Jess’s past who could ruin everything she has worked so hard to build… As her past and present collide, will Jess find the strength to fight for her future?RAF Bentley Priory was a non-flying Royal Air Force station near Stanmore in the London Borough of Harrow. It was the headquarters of Fighter Command in the Battle of Britain and throughout WWII.RAF Rudloe Manor,was a Royal Air Force station located north-east of Bath, England, between the settlements of Box and Corsham, in Wiltshire.After the Sudeten crisis with Germany,emigration was strictly controlled and former air force personnel were not allowed to leave the country. But many Czechoslovak airmen got themselves smuggled into Poland and France.After France fell on 22 June 1940, many Czechoslovak airmen escaped to the United Kingdom.The RAF quickly created new squadrons formed of Czechoslovak pilots. The first fighter unit was No. 310 Squadron RAF, which was formed on 10 July 1940 and immediately joined in the Battle of Britain,followed by No.311-313.Czechoslovaks quickly adapted to the structure, tactics and aircraft types of the RAF.The Goldfish Club is a worldwide association of people who have escaped an aircraft by parachuting into the water, or whose aircraft crashed in the water, and whose lives were saved by a life jacket, inflatable dinghy etc.Royal Air Force Film Production Unit produced propaganda films depicting RAF personnel and aircraft both on the ground and in aerial action during WWII.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Barnes Torie

    🖤 Review 🖤 Book: Victory for the Ops room girls Author: Vicki Beeby My Rating: 3⭐ From Blurb: With Jess newly promoted to Filterer Officer at RAF Fighter Command HQ, she is delighted to be reunited with Evie and May. However, now that they can enjoy socialising in London, Jess fears her friends will discover the secret she keeps there. When Jess bumps into Milan unexpectedly, sparks are reignited - did she make a mistake, finishing with him in Amberton? My thoughts 💭 Okay so from the three books in the 🖤 Review 🖤 Book: Victory for the Ops room girls Author: Vicki Beeby My Rating: 3⭐ From Blurb: With Jess newly promoted to Filterer Officer at RAF Fighter Command HQ, she is delighted to be reunited with Evie and May. However, now that they can enjoy socialising in London, Jess fears her friends will discover the secret she keeps there. When Jess bumps into Milan unexpectedly, sparks are reignited - did she make a mistake, finishing with him in Amberton? My thoughts 💭 Okay so from the three books in the series this was the one I was the most excited to read. It focused on my favourite character from the Ops girls Jess. Jess is that character that throughout the series maintains that stereotype 1940s aura that we've all come to know. The victory rolls, the style and glamour. However as you've gotten to know her you realise there is so much more under the surface. Again this was another one that was so easy to read. It didn't take too much attention and helped me spend the day ignoring external stresses. The storyline was intriguing, However a little drawn out. I got a little tired of Jess's inner monologue about 'not being good enough' but Milan's story was heartfelt enough that I made my issues with the book less prominent. Another cute easy read that helped me pass the day.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Mike White

    The final book in the wartime Ops Room Girls trilogy. The story of Jess, a Filter Room girl, and her friends Evie and May, covering the period Autumn 1944 to Summer 1945. The filter room is where the aerial battle is mapped out on a table from radar and observer reports, and the ‘girls’ are those who place counters showing the positions of the aircraft located. Jess loves Milan, a Czech reconnaissance pilot, and he loves her, but she has avoided him because she has a guilty secret she thinks will The final book in the wartime Ops Room Girls trilogy. The story of Jess, a Filter Room girl, and her friends Evie and May, covering the period Autumn 1944 to Summer 1945. The filter room is where the aerial battle is mapped out on a table from radar and observer reports, and the ‘girls’ are those who place counters showing the positions of the aircraft located. Jess loves Milan, a Czech reconnaissance pilot, and he loves her, but she has avoided him because she has a guilty secret she thinks will cause him—and her friends—to reject her. London is suffering aerial bombardment from V1 and V2 missiles which are logged in the Filter Room, so Jess has reason to fear for her family. Milan too is concerned for his family. Prague has been under Nazi occupation since 1938 and in February 1945 is accidentally bombed by American forces heading for Dresden. The book is well written and researched. For a different fictional perspective of the same period see Robert Harris’s V2. Although it’s the third of a trilogy I was easily able to orient myself and catch up with the relationships. Romance is not a genre I usually read, but I enjoyed reading the girls’ concerns and adventures. Though I may want to read the other two books!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Jewels

    As usual in my reviews I won't rehash the plot - plenty of other reviews like that out there if that is what you are looking for! Having read the previous two books in this series, I was delighted to be invited to read this - the finale. As in the earlier books, there were several layers to the plot, and we are reunited with familiar characters from the earlier books, as well as meeting new faces. I love the author's style - the writing is very descriptive and creates an atmosphere, and the charac As usual in my reviews I won't rehash the plot - plenty of other reviews like that out there if that is what you are looking for! Having read the previous two books in this series, I was delighted to be invited to read this - the finale. As in the earlier books, there were several layers to the plot, and we are reunited with familiar characters from the earlier books, as well as meeting new faces. I love the author's style - the writing is very descriptive and creates an atmosphere, and the characters come alive. This book focused on Jess, and we learn more about her back story. The section featuring the Czech pilots brought home the realities they faced - fighting for the allies but not knowing how their own families were faring back home, very moving. This is a nice easy read, mixing elements of friendship, romance and history, and peopled by believable characters. I am sad to think this is the end of the series - perhaps the author will make a few special editions in the future? My thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for an ARC. All opinions my own.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Kathryn Rice

    Thank you so much, Victoria Beeby, for writing these books! They gave me the insight I've been searching for to discover what my mother experienced during World War II as a member of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force. She passed away before I had a chance to ask her personally. These books captured me more than any others I've read because several names are similar to my mother and her friends. Thank you again! K. Rice Thank you so much for writing these books, Victoria Beeby! They gave me so much Thank you so much, Victoria Beeby, for writing these books! They gave me the insight I've been searching for to discover what my mother experienced during World War II as a member of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force. She passed away before I had a chance to ask her personally. These books captured me more than any others I've read because several names are similar to my mother and her friends. Thank you again! K. Rice Thank you so much for writing these books, Victoria Beeby! They gave me so much insight into what my mother experienced during World War II that I've been searching for since she passed away, before I had a chance to ask her myself. Also some of the names of the characters are similar to my mother's and her friends she had during the War. Thanks again! K. Rice

  11. 4 out of 5

    Maggie

    This is the third & final book in the Ops Room Girls trilogy. As the war crawls towards the end this book focuses on Jess, the glamorous outgoing one but behind that façade Jess struggles with a secret that she thinks will mean that she will lose the love & respect of her best friends. As she watches her friends plan their futures with their boyfriends she struggles with her feelings for Milan the Czech pilot & when someone from her past reappears her life is thrown into turmoil. Jess did get on This is the third & final book in the Ops Room Girls trilogy. As the war crawls towards the end this book focuses on Jess, the glamorous outgoing one but behind that façade Jess struggles with a secret that she thinks will mean that she will lose the love & respect of her best friends. As she watches her friends plan their futures with their boyfriends she struggles with her feelings for Milan the Czech pilot & when someone from her past reappears her life is thrown into turmoil. Jess did get on my nerves at times with her belief in the way she would be judged. (Perhaps that is my mind-set rather than the mid 40's!) I really enjoyed Milan's story. I have enjoyed this trilogy. Thanks to Netgalley & the publisher for letting me read & review this book.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Kathy E

    A lovely ending to the series of the Ops Room Girls, this is another one you just cannot put down. The characters of Evie, May and Jess together with their handsome Pilots Alex, Peter and of course the lovely Milan you simply live with them. It was lovely, that the Girls all got promoted and managed to work together once again. There always seems be a character that you don't like and that for me was Leonard Steele the handsome actor. Well all I can say is that you must read all three books whic A lovely ending to the series of the Ops Room Girls, this is another one you just cannot put down. The characters of Evie, May and Jess together with their handsome Pilots Alex, Peter and of course the lovely Milan you simply live with them. It was lovely, that the Girls all got promoted and managed to work together once again. There always seems be a character that you don't like and that for me was Leonard Steele the handsome actor. Well all I can say is that you must read all three books which are⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ recommended reads from me.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Liz (elizabethfleur)

    A bittersweet ending to The Women's Auxiliary Air Force series. I'll be sad that we won't get more stories from Evie, Jess & May, but this was an excellent conclusion. I loved getting to hear Jess's story, and thought the drama of it was the most entertaining of the series. I found some of it a bit repetitive, like mentioning how they're all the best of friends, but appreciate that this was of the time and to be expected. I look forward to reading other books by Vicki Beeby in the future. A bittersweet ending to The Women's Auxiliary Air Force series. I'll be sad that we won't get more stories from Evie, Jess & May, but this was an excellent conclusion. I loved getting to hear Jess's story, and thought the drama of it was the most entertaining of the series. I found some of it a bit repetitive, like mentioning how they're all the best of friends, but appreciate that this was of the time and to be expected. I look forward to reading other books by Vicki Beeby in the future.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Ernest J Sollis

    Excellent story, easy to read. I have now read all three books in this series and thoroughly enjoyed them all. Vicki has clearly done loads of research on the WAAF which shows in her writing. Her style is easy to read and very enjoyable. I can't remember how I came across book one in paperback but it was quickly followed by books two and three on kindle. It would be wonderful to have a book four dealing with life after the war. Excellent story, easy to read. I have now read all three books in this series and thoroughly enjoyed them all. Vicki has clearly done loads of research on the WAAF which shows in her writing. Her style is easy to read and very enjoyable. I can't remember how I came across book one in paperback but it was quickly followed by books two and three on kindle. It would be wonderful to have a book four dealing with life after the war.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Debbie Trammell

    Fantastic series This series in each book was emotional true to life acct of the WAAF during WW 2 just suberb on every level. This woman deserve so much praise for the work that they did and could tell no one about. This period was super hard on the whole world. Their part of the whole is what made victory possible. Vicki is a great story teller. Grab a copy of this series asap, you will not regret it.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Lindsey Simmons

    Fantastic read Fantastic read and conclusion to the Ops room girls series. As with the other books there's many twists and turns within the story. The author remains true to the characters and joins the lives of the girls seamlessly. I've loved the series and would recommend the books to anyone Fantastic read Fantastic read and conclusion to the Ops room girls series. As with the other books there's many twists and turns within the story. The author remains true to the characters and joins the lives of the girls seamlessly. I've loved the series and would recommend the books to anyone

  17. 4 out of 5

    D SHOVELLER

    I have really enjoyed this series of books following each of the girls through their years in the WAAF. The highs and lows with each book concentrating on one girl whilst incorporating their love and friendship with each other throughout. Beautifully written keeping your interest until the final page

  18. 4 out of 5

    Pat Fairbairn

    Brilliant I have now read all the 3 books in this series and i really enjoyed finding out about Evie, May and Jess, the story kept me hooked, i often had to read until the early hours just to find out what was going to happen next. A gripping story throughout the 3 books. Loved them

  19. 4 out of 5

    Kathleen Harrison

    Page Turner I was unable to put this book down. The characters were so real and the setting of WW 2 was interesting. The girls Friendship was genuine I felt as if I was a friend as well watching them getting on with life. I think the WAAF should get more credit as all if the women in the war.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Tracy

    This the 3rd book in The Ops Girls and final one I have absolutely loved these books following the 3 WAAF Girls through the war showing how hard they worked and not really getting credit for the lives they have also saved doing their jobs. Great credit to the Author Vicki Beeby can’t wait to read her other books.

  21. 4 out of 5

    MS Julie Don

    Great reads I have loved reading these books . I must admit as I was coming to the end I read a little at a time to make it last longer . I would recommend these books as they have everything in there it's not just love there's also friendship heartache but lots which turned these books into a story . Thank you so much Vicky and I look forward to your next book Great reads I have loved reading these books . I must admit as I was coming to the end I read a little at a time to make it last longer . I would recommend these books as they have everything in there it's not just love there's also friendship heartache but lots which turned these books into a story . Thank you so much Vicky and I look forward to your next book

  22. 5 out of 5

    Michelle Bell

    Wow Well I didn't know if I would like this series of books, I read the first book and really enjoyed it. So I brought book 2 and 3 and it was fabulous reading them, I really couldn't put the books down. Where ever I was, my kindle on my phone was open and I would be reading these absolutely fabulous books. If you like ready about this era you really would like these books. Wow Well I didn't know if I would like this series of books, I read the first book and really enjoyed it. So I brought book 2 and 3 and it was fabulous reading them, I really couldn't put the books down. Where ever I was, my kindle on my phone was open and I would be reading these absolutely fabulous books. If you like ready about this era you really would like these books.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Lucy Dunphy

    A fitting end to an amazing saga. I'll miss catching up with The Ops Room Girls. I loved reading about each of the girl's lives and seeing how they evolved throughout the book. Jess was no exception. What a sweet but complicated girl who was ashamed about her past, but found a purpose, friendship and love whilst doing her bit for the war. I finished this book with such a smile on my face. War time fiction always fascinates me, getting a look into what life was like during those dark scary days o A fitting end to an amazing saga. I'll miss catching up with The Ops Room Girls. I loved reading about each of the girl's lives and seeing how they evolved throughout the book. Jess was no exception. What a sweet but complicated girl who was ashamed about her past, but found a purpose, friendship and love whilst doing her bit for the war. I finished this book with such a smile on my face. War time fiction always fascinates me, getting a look into what life was like during those dark scary days of the war, where you took nothing for granted. I'll look forward to reading more from Vicki Beeby in the future. Thanks to Netgalley for the opportunity to read this Advance Reader's Copy.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Mae

    Beautiful Ending Yes, beautiful ending to the trilogy of May, Evie and Jess, WAAF’s during WW2 in Great Britain Each book was about 1 of the 3, and the final book, which also had its ‘heart in the throat’ moments closes with each woman finding their lifelong dreams realized

  25. 5 out of 5

    D. Jane Akins

    A great end to this series. Finally Jess let’s her past go. This series is about 3 young women who met when they joined the WAAF at the beginning of WWII and built a lasting friendship. Be sure and read the series in order so that you don’t miss anything.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Rodney Bruce

    Finally of the Officer in Blue Not up to the standard of the previous 2 Rather a contrived ending 3 main characters - all promoted from the ranks together and posted together even though contrasting rolls a bit far fetched Disappointing conclusion

  27. 4 out of 5

    Kathie

    Loved the three books I like to read about women in roles of important. This was about world war 2 and my dad served in this war and received 2 purple hearts. Thank you for the journey.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Darcy M Hostetler

    Best friends are completed. I so enjoyed the trio of strong women and learning more about the WAAFs of WW2. Through it all the friends endured, grew, and came out better than ever. A fun series of books.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Susanne

    Sadly this trilogy ended on a disappointing note for me. Jess drove me crazy with her dithering and her indecision, the whole Leo plot felt far-fetched and the Prague bit as well. Skimmed through the last third or so, just to get it over with

  30. 5 out of 5

    diane hallam

    Great read A great end to the third book in this series, I've really enjoyed Vicki Beebys books and look forward to any future books she writes. Great read A great end to the third book in this series, I've really enjoyed Vicki Beebys books and look forward to any future books she writes.

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