Carla Stewart has written a novel that soars above the normal novel in ways that are intriguing, engaging, and compelling. A Flying Affair takes place during the Prohibition Era, the Amelia Earhardt Era, the Charles Lindburgh Era, and the novel brings all of these together into a cohesive story that is hard to put down.
Mittie Humphreys wants to fly with her whole being. While being on the back of a horse gives her some semblance of flight, it's not the whole enchilada to her. When Ames Dewberry shows up in town in a barnstorming gig, he takes her up in his plane and lets her take the controls. This feeds her desires even more. About the same time, Bobby York comes to open a flying school and both men find Mittie to be the cat's pajamas. Mittie enjoys the company of both men and values both their friendships, but for some reason Mittie falls in love with Ames, even though he's rather sketchy at times.
Most of the time, authors tip their hands on the romantic interests of the heroines and the reader knows whom she will marry. Carla has mastered the art of keeping readers involved in the book from start to finish. Her characters are compelling, well developed, and deep. The history Carla has added into the story only adds more depth and color to the story and makes it better.
This is a clean novel that would probably sell well on the secular market as well as the Christian market. While faith is not integral to the story, it is a clear undernote. Five Stars, Two Thumbs Up, and a flying lesson or two.
My thanks to FaithWords for allowing me to read and review this book.