Riding the icy, moonlit sky—
They took the war to Hitler.
Their chances of survival were less than fifty percent.
Their average age was 21.
This is the story of just one bomber pilot, his crew, and the woman he loved. It is intended as a tribute to them all.
Flying Officer Kit Moran has earned his pilot’s wings, but the greatest challenges still lie ahead: crewing up and returning to operations. Things aren’t made easier by the fact that while still a flight engineer, he was posted LMF (Lacking in Moral Fibre) for refusing to fly after a raid on Berlin that killed his best friend and skipper. Nor does it help that he is in love with his dead friend’s fiancé, but she is not yet ready to become romantically involved again.
My Thoughts on Moral Fibre
It’s been a while since I’ve picked up a historical fiction, especially a WWII historical fiction. That was all I used to read in high school. This book felt like coming home. I really do love this genre. Plus, this was a really good pick to jump back into the genre with.
The character development in Moral Fibre was excellent. You could have convinced me that I was reading a biography. And I think that’s the most important part of a historical fiction. Kit was a complex character with a range of emotions that helped solidify the story. And I enjoyed the touch of romance throughout the story. I worried that it might overtake the whole plot, but it didn’t. The emotions were real and raw. It was excellent.
And let me say, I wasn’t expecting to love the aeronautical aspects, but I did. I’ve never been interested in planes, but this intrigued me. This book was well researched, but it never felt like a lecture. I learned a lot, and I had a fun time doing it.
My Rating: 4/5