Pilot Frankie Howard, can do no wrong when he’s flying and showing off his daredevil aerobatic skills. On the ground, trouble follows him wherever he goes, especially trouble with women. Frankie adores his best friend's sister, Ruth Ann, and endures her come-ons and rejections in an effort to capture her love. When he finds out she has a new beau, he accepts the defeat until fate steps in and changes their lives forever.
Ruth Ann Douglas lives a charmed life as the spoiled daughter of the town pharmacist. She bewitches and teases all the boys, especially her brother’s best friend, Frankie. Her dream of becoming an actress takes her to an acting school in Atlanta where she meets Ronald Waters, a young actor. Ronald wants to win her heart, but Ruth Ann can’t forget the handsome barnstormer and the small town she tries to leave behind.
True to period & wonderful to read
Frankie and Ruth Ann stormed into the barn of my heart! I enjoyed these characters and was caught up in their lives so easily and fully. I did not want the book to end.
Jane’s writing transported me to 1936/7. Her expression of the characters’ thoughts seemed period perfect.
The characters are quite focused when attending to the everyday details in their lives. Their actions are deliberate and simple not rushed and chaotic as many people appear today. The way Jane described the details of the characters’ behavior allowed me to see the them as they moved about their lives. At first it was slightly disconcerting but quickly I learned to slow down & throughly enjoy the moment.
Sweetness is what I continue to come back to when remembering the characters.
Looking forward to the next book!