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April 17, 2019

Flygirl by R.D. Kardon ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

This wonderful novel is about sexual discrimination in the aviation area in the early 90s. I would like to think that we've come a long way with women's rights since the early 90s but some of the situations in this novel are still happening to women in the workplace today.

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January 2019; Acorn Publishing; 978-1947392229
audio, ebook, print (308 pages); women's fiction
Tris wanted to be a pilot. She gave up her teaching job to fly for a small airline but was relegated to a position as first officer with no idea when she would be promoted to captain. She takes a job with a company that flew corporate flights and had a bigger airplane that would enable her to learn even more and put her goal of becoming a pilot closer to reality. She is faced with discrimination from the male pilots at every turn - from them noticing her physical attributes instead of her ability to fly to being talked down to because she was a woman. Tris keeps her eye on the prize - her goal to become a pilot - and despite her personal demons, shows her skill as a pilot on every trip she takes.

This was a very enjoyable novel full of very real people. It was interesting to see Tris fight the battle of workplace discrimination on a daily basis and to see her continue to fight to achieve her dream. It was very interesting to read about flying and the author went into a lot of interesting detail about piloting an airplane. Overall the best part of the novel was the character of Tris who continued to follow her dreams dispute the roadblocks that were put in her way by her male counterparts.

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Susan Roberts lives in North Carolina when she isn't traveling. She and her husband enjoy traveling, gardening and spending time with their family and friends. She 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. Susan is a top 1% Goodreads Reviewer. You can connect with Susan on FacebookGoodreads, or Twitter.

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  1. Donna,

    Thank you for visiting today. It's nice to see new bloggers at my little niche. How did you come across my blog? I thought you might be a fellow A2Zer but you don't have any posts here or maybe you have another blog devoted to challenges. Oh well...I see that you are quite the bookworm. I haven't read a book in a few years. I never was a big reader but I used to do on occasions. I prefer creative outlets like you discovered with my art sketches of characters from The Little Mermaid animated movies & TV series this month that I'm doing for the A to Z Challenge. Photographer is another passion but for the past two years I haven't done much of that because of complications in our lives but I do occasional snap a picture with my iPhone. Well, it was certainly nice to meet you and I hope you'll join me again. My blog door is always opened. :)

    Curious as a Cathy

    1. I'm doing the challenge on Instagram this year. You check out our photos here