Best Daughters of the Night SkyAuthor Aimie K Runyan –

A novel inspired by the most celebrated regiment in the Red Army about a woman s sacrifice, courage, and love in a time of warRussia,Katya Ivanova is a young pilot in a far flung military academy in the Ural Mountains From childhood, she s dreamed of taking to the skies to escape her bleak mountain life With the Nazis on the march across Europe, she is called on to use her wings to serve her country in its darkest hour Not even the entreaties of her new husband a sensitive artist who fears for her safety can dissuade her from doing her part as a proud daughter of RussiaAfter years of arduous training, Katya is assigned to the th Night Bomber Regiment one of the only Soviet air units composed entirely of women The Germans quickly learn to fear nocturnal raids by the daring fliers they call Night Witches But the brutal campaign will exact a bitter toll on Katya and her sisters in arms When the smoke of war clears, nothing will ever be the same and one of Russia s most decorated military heroines will face the most agonizing choice of allAimie K Runyan is a historian and author who writes to celebrate history s unsung heroines She is the author of two previous historical novels Promised to the Crown and Duty to the Crown She is active as an educator and a speaker in the writing community and beyond She lives in Colorado with her wonderful husband and two usually adorable children To learnabout Aimie and her work, please visit aimiekrunyan