British Pilot Anson Roe will ignore borders and strain relationships to land a career in Ag-aviation. But when he dreams of crashing his airplane in a remote corner of the world, all he can think of is the whereabouts of his journalist girlfriend, Vivianne Keene. He awakens at a small airstrip in rural America, a year backward in time, suffering from apparent heatstroke and random amnesia. Brought to his knees, he is rescued by a World War II Spitfire pilot and poet, John Gillespie Magee, Jr., and makes a shocking discovery.
Mere flesh and bone could barely contain John Magee's lifeforce as he grew into a young man. A self-made intellectual as a teenager, he didn't expect to live past his twenties. When stranded in America at the onset of Britain's war with Germany, he was hellbent on returning to England and his love, novelist Elinor Lyon. At age 19 he finally went back as a pilot officer with the Canadian Royal Air Force. Exuberant with newfound freedom and powered by a Supermarine Spitfire, he "trod the untrespassed sanctity of space ... and touched the face of God," thus birthing his sonnet, "High Flight," the aviator's anthem for more than 75 years. Blending history with fiction, John Magee's own words on love and death in A Day in Eternity resonate for all time.
The poetry of [John Magee] is magically woven into the story. ...The transcendence of time and place, and the building of the characters as they grow, ascend, and fly through the rising action, is stimulating. — Cheryl E. Rodriguez for Readers' Favorite
The philosophical element adds significantly to the plot, while also making the book inspiring. — Reviewer, Online Book Club
Kathryn Gabriel Loving's The Logos of Soul, A Novel on the Light and Sound, was a finalist in the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. She has written several historical non-fiction books and lives in New Mexico.