Saturday, December 5, 2015

A Flying Affair by Carla Stewart

Ever since Mittie Humphreys agreed to join dashing barnstorming pilot Ames for a joyride in his airplane, her lifelong love of horses has been surpassed by one thing--a longing for the skies. It seems she's not the only one--with Charles Lindbergh making his victory tour in the Spirit of St. Louis, aviation fever is spreading across the country. Mittie knows flying is the perfect focus for the soaring ambition and taste for adventure within her, and whenever she can slip away from her duties on her family's prosperous Kentucky horse farm, she heads to the airfield.

Considering their shared passion, it's no surprise that Ames begins to vie for Mittie's time. But when handsome British aviator Bobby York offers her flying lessons, he is equally surprised-and beguiled-by Mittie's grit and talent. Driven to succeed, Mittie will do whatever it takes to compete in the Women's National Air Derby alongside Amelia Earhart. But when Calista "Peach" Gilson, a charming Southern belle, becomes her rival both professionally and in love, Mittie must learn how to navigate her heart's romantic longings as well as the skies.

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Carla StewartAbout the Author

CARLA STEWART is an award-winning author of six novels. With a passion for times gone by, it is her desire to take readers back to that warm, familiar place in their hearts called "home." Carla's novels from FaithWords include Chasing Lilacs, for which she won the American Christian Fiction Writer's Genesis Award, Broken Wings, Stardust, Sweet Dreams, and her most recent work, The Hatmaker's Heart.
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My Thoughts
Mittie Humphreys is a rather free spirit. Much to the disdain of her socialite mother. She loves the horses on her father's horse training farm, especially her own horse Gypsy. When the book starts, we find her tacking care of the day to day running of the family business because her father has been injured. During the first few chapters we jump into the story of Mittie and her new found passion for flying. This is where it all begins.
Reading this book was somewhat fascinating. The historical standpoint is something I really enjoyed. I loved reading about the old planes and the things the first flyers used to do. There is a lot going on in this book. Some of what happened in this book seemed a little far fetched to me. For instance (without spoilers) Mittie always seems to find herself in compromising situations. You will see what I mean when you read it. It just seemed like the things that happened couldn't possibly happen to one person in the course of a year. There was also somewhat of a mystery element that I liked. I just wish that she had completed that part of the story better. As I said before I really enjoyed the historical element and the writing was very good. Overall the book kept me coming back, which is definitely something you want in a book. A good book with lots of action.
I was blessed with this book by TBCN in exchange for my review. A positive review was not required.

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