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A flying affair : a novel / Carla Stewart.

By: Stewart, Carla [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookEdition: First edition.Description: xii, 304 pages ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9781455549993 (softcover); 1455549991 (softcover).Subject(s): Women air pilots -- Fiction | Nineteen twenties -- Fiction | Man-woman relationships -- Fiction | United States -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction. | Love stories.DDC classification: 813/.6 Other classification: FIC014000 | FIC027050 | FIC043000 | FIC042030 Summary: "Award-winning author Carla Stewart returns to the 1920s in this vivid historical novel about a female pilot navigating love and life. Daredevil Mittie Humphreys developed her taste for adventure on horseback, on her family's prosperous Kentucky horse farm. But her love of horses is surpassed by her passion for the thrill of the skies, especially since the dashing pilot Ames first took her up in his plane. When handsome British aviator Bobby York offers her flying lessons, he is equally surprised--and beguiled--by Mittie's grit, determination, and talent. Soon, Mittie is competing in cross-country air races, barnstorming, and wing-walking. But when Calista "Peach" Gilson, a charming Southern belle, becomes her rival in both aviation and in love, Mittie must learn to navigate her heart as well as the skies. "--
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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.<br> <br> 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.<br> <br> <br> <br> <br>

"Award-winning author Carla Stewart returns to the 1920s in this vivid historical novel about a female pilot navigating love and life. Daredevil Mittie Humphreys developed her taste for adventure on horseback, on her family's prosperous Kentucky horse farm. But her love of horses is surpassed by her passion for the thrill of the skies, especially since the dashing pilot Ames first took her up in his plane. When handsome British aviator Bobby York offers her flying lessons, he is equally surprised--and beguiled--by Mittie's grit, determination, and talent. Soon, Mittie is competing in cross-country air races, barnstorming, and wing-walking. But when Calista "Peach" Gilson, a charming Southern belle, becomes her rival in both aviation and in love, Mittie must learn to navigate her heart as well as the skies. "--

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It is the 1920s, and Charles Lindbergh is inspiring amateur aviators across the country-Mittie Humphries, for example, who dreams of becoming a barnstormer. But since her father's accident, she's been caring for their show horses on their Kentucky farm. When she meets charming pilot Ames Dewberry, he seems just the man to help her achieve her aspiration of flying. Soon Mittie is soaring through the skies while foolishly losing her heart to Ames. VERDICT Inspired by the true-life adventures of such pioneering female aviators as Amelia Earhart, Stewart (The Hatmaker's Heart) allows readers, through the wonderfully drawn character of Mittie, to experience firsthand the challenges female pilots faced in a male-dominated profession. Afficionados of historical fiction and women's fiction will enjoy soaring into the wild blue yonder with Mittie. © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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