The book is not just a dry recounting of Dickey Chapelle’s story. The writing is moving, engaging, and gripping. The author captures Dickey’s personality and her drive. The reader learns about the many firsts that Dickey accomplished as well as the disturbing “unknown” behind-the-scenes events that the US participated in throughout many wars and conflicts across the globe. Her life spans WWII through the Vietnam war. An amazing life! An amazing story!
First to the Front by Lorissa Rinehart, (List Price: 32, St. Martin’s Press, 9781250276575, July 2023)
Reviewed by Robin, A Novel Escape in Franklin, North Carolina