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May 3, 2016

The Secrets of Flight by Maggie Leffler

review by Susan Roberts

The Secrets of Flight

It is so wonderful to read a book with an older main character. I get so tired of reading books about 20 somethings that reading about 87 year old Mary is a breath of fresh air. And to top that its a wonderful book with two strong main characters. Along with Mary and her secrets, there is 15 year old Elyse who wants to be a writer and who becomes Mary's friend and helper. A very strong bond is built between the two characters as Mary shares the secrets of her life with the teenager. The author did great research into the women pilot's of WWII and more needs to be written about these often forgotten heroic women. There is much more in the novel and in Mary's life than her time as a pilot and with Elyse's help, she is able to reveal it all. This is a wonderful book. Its both a coming of age story of Elyse but also an summation of life story for Mary.

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Susan Roberts, reviewer. Susan grew up in the Detroit area but after deciding that city life wasn't for her she moved to North Carolina after college. She and her husband have several acres of land and they enjoy gardening and canning vegetables in the summer. They travel extensively and just returned from a month in Paris. Susan reads almost anything (and the piles of books in her house prove that) but her favorite genres are Southern fiction, women's fiction and thrillers. You can connect with Susan on Facebook or Twitter.

Book info:
available formats: ebook & print (368 pages)
published: May 2016 by
ISBN13: 9780062427922
genres: historical fiction
source: LibraryThing

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  1. This one piqued my interest when I was looking at new and upcoming releases for this month. I'd wondered if it would be a repeat of others in this time period. I'm happy to see it sets apart from the rest, and I'm a little tired of the 20 something's out there, too.