Saturday, November 06, 2021



Ginny McAllister is ninety eight years old and she has one last wish for her granddaughter, and that is for her to finish a treasure hunt that reveals things about her past.  Ginny was one of the first female pilots at Pearl Harbor.  It’s morning on December 7th in 1941 and Ginny is flying in her plane above the Pacific Ocean when she notices an aircraft approaching her.  She recognizes the red symbol and realizes the plane is a Japanese fighter plane.  She is able to land her plane untouched.  In 2019, Pearl Harbor Robyn Harris is heartbroken from the death of her grandmother that raised her.   Soon Robyn finds comfort in a letter her grandmother Ginny left for her.  In the letter are clues to a treasure hunt, and the clues are scattered all around the Hawaiian Island.  Robyn finds herself swept away by the trail of letters she discovers, revealing the truth about Ginny’s time in the service during World War II.  

This story was so inspiring and  because it was based on true events, it made it heartwarming and beautiful.  This book definitely hits all the emotions, I didn’t want it to end.  It is a rapid page turner that must be moved to the top of your to be read pile.  I devoured this book in one sitting.  This is an amazing and fantastic read, I absolutely loved it.  The characters were so relatable and inspiring and the ending will take your breath away.  The detailed description of Pearl Harbor portrayed by the author, was precisely accurate and transported me back to Hawaii.  Wow, truly an amazing story.

Thank you Anna Stuart for such a wonderful, heartwarming and engrossing story.  I truly enjoyed every bit of this book.  A phenomenal and absolute must read.  I loved everything about this story!  I highly recommend this book.


Rating: 5 out of 5.


Author:  Anna Stuart
Publisher: Bookouture 
Publication Date: November 5, 2021 
Pages: 363 
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Ninety-eight-year-old Ginny McAllister’s last wish is for her granddaughter to complete a treasure hunt containing clues to her past. Clues that reveal her life as one of the first female pilots at Pearl Harbor, and a devastating World War Two secret.

1941, Pearl Harbor: On the morning of December 7th, Ginny is flying her little yellow plane above the sparkling seas when she spots an unknown aircraft closing in on her. She recognises the red symbol of the Japanese fighter planes almost too late. Somehow, she manages to land unscathed but the choices she is forced to make in the terrible hours that follow have tragic consequences…

2019, Pearl Harbor: Heartbroken Robyn Harris is reeling from the death of the strong, determined grandmother who raised her. Her only comfort is a letter written in Ginny’s distinctive hand which details a treasure hunt, just like the ones she used to set for her as a little girl. Except this time, the clues are scattered across the beautiful island of Hawaii. Despite her grief, Robyn finds herself intrigued as she follows the trail of letters, revealing the truth about Ginny’s service during the Second World War.

But Robyn’s whole world is turned upside down when she’s faced with a shocking secret which has the power to change the course of her own life…


Anna Stuart lives in Derbyshire with her campervan-mad husband, two hungry teenagers and a slightly loopy dog. She was hooked on books from the moment she first opened one in her cot so is thrilled to now have several of her own to her name. Having studied English literature at Cambridge university, she took an enjoyable temporary trip into the ‘real world’ as a factory planner, before returning to her first love and becoming an author. History has also always fascinated her. Living in an old house with a stone fireplace, she often wonders who sat around it before her and is intrigued by how actively the past is woven into the present, something she likes to explore in her novels. Anna loves the way that writing lets her ‘try on’ so many different lives, but her favourite part of the job is undoubtedly hearing from readers.

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