By Sarah Sundin
By no means lovely adequate to delight her lovely mom, Allie will do whatever to achieve her approval--even marry a guy she does not love. Lt. Walter Novak--fearless within the cockpit yet hopeless with women--takes his final furlough at domestic in California earlier than being shipped abroad. Walt and Allie meet at a marriage and their love of song attracts them jointly, prompting them to start a correspondence that may swap their lives. As letters fly among Walt's muddy bomber base in England and Allie's mansion in an orange grove, their friendship binds them jointly. yet can they untangle the secrets and techniques, commitments, and expectancies that continue them aside? Melody is the 1st publication within the WINGS OF GLORY sequence, which follows the 3 Novak brothers, B-17 bomber pilots with the U.S. 8th Air strength stationed in England in the course of global battle II.
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Uh-uh. ” George Anello’s laugh rang from the entryway. “Should have known. ” “Nonsense, darling. ” Fair, voluptuous Betty ran over and kissed her dark, lanky fiancé. After George shook Walter’s hand, he approached Allie with his uneven gait. ” His handshake bounced Allie’s arm like a jitterbug. “Hiya, Allie. How was the grand tour? ” She searched for the truthful solution to her dilemma. ” George laughed. ” Walter crossed his arms, a hint of a smile on his lips. ” He knew what she was doing. Nondescript buildings flew through her mind, in contrast to Riverside’s showcase of neo-classical, Mission Revival, and Spanish Renaissance architecture.
Oh, darling, not today, not three days before the wedding. ” “I won’t—” “But darling, the Army calls it hazardous for a reason. ” George sighed and took Betty in his arms. “All right. ” Oh brother. Walt wanted one more ride, but Grandpa was busy with chores, Dorothy had never gone up, and Allie was too proper for an adventure. Or was she? Allie hadn’t taken her eyes off the plane. Walt recognized that look. He’d seen it on the faces of his fellow cadets the first day of flight school. He stepped in front of her.
Soon the train broke out of another tunnel and entered the loop, spread around an oak-studded hill. Walt pointed out the features, glad he remembered his research for that civil engineering class. After the descent into the Central Valley and the stop in Bakersfield, Walt unwrapped his sandwich. His mom would have a fit if she saw him eat in the passenger car, but with the number of dining cars reduced for the war, he had no choice. He took a bite and closed his eyes in satisfaction. — yes, apple.