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Book Beat – A Flying Affair

Flying AffairIn 1927, Mittie Humphreys is busy with her family’s famous Morning Glory Farms in Kentucky, where the finest horses are raised. When Charles Lindbergh is scheduled to visit Louisville, Mittie is expected to be a proper society girl and help arrange teas and balls. However, the visit only awakens Mittie’s longing to fly. British aviator Bobby York agrees to give her flying lessons, but when dashing barnstormer Ames Dewberry comes to town, he steals her heart. With Bobby’s patient steadiness, he teaches her to fly well enough to enter an air race – one of the Flying Flappers, the daring female pilots. However, things start to go wrong at the farm, in the race, and with the two men who vie for her love.

What a fun read! Mittie is a daring, avant-garde heroine, full of vim and vigor. Bobby and Ames are perfect romantic foils, each compelling in different ways. In A Flying Affair, Carla Stewart has captured the excitement and danger of early aviation, plus all the roar of the Roaring Twenties. The research forms a solid foundation, but the characters take the story! I loved this book and highly recommend it.