Thursday, September 22, 2011
Wings of Promise
WINGS OF PROMISE
Her spunk has always gotten her through tough times. But does she have what it takes to go the distance?
Kate Evans may be a woman in a man's profession, but as Alaskan bush pilots go, she's one of the best. If only her personal life wasn't so complicated. Torn between her affection for fellow pilot Mike Conlin and doctor Paul Anderson, Kate longs for clarity in her heart. But when a terrible tragedy occurs, her mind may be made up for her.
Full of high-flying adventure and tender personal moments, Wings of Promise will sweep you away to the Alaskan skies.
Kate Evans is back in this captivating sequel to Touching the Clouds. No worries if you haven't read the first one though. Wings of Promise makes a great standalone read as well. Leon excels at creating memorable characters -- and not only the hero and heroine. She knows how to create a community of memorable characters and I enjoyed getting reacquainted with them.
Kate is still feisty and brave and driven. She's grown through the struggles of her past and is in the perfect place at the perfect time for her life to really come together. At least, that's what she thinks at the beginning of the book. Oh, there's still a thread of insecurity plaguing her and Leon describes her burgeoning relationship with Paul with great insight and emotion. But rural Alaska in the 1930's has become a testing ground of sorts for Kate and her future.
Wings of a Promise was hard to put down at times and just as hard to pick up at others because Leon played with my emotions. I swear I hyperventilated once or twice! LOL. I love immersing myself in a book, even when I'm emotionally wrung out by the end!
High praise for Bonnie Leon. If you haven't tried one of her books -- you're missing out on something good.