By Sarah Sundin
By no means lovely sufficient to thrill her attractive mom, Allie will do whatever to realize 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 sooner than being shipped in another country. Walt and Allie meet at a marriage and their love of track attracts them jointly, prompting them to start a correspondence that would switch 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? a far off Melody is the 1st e-book 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 international battle II.
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Eighteen through the Tehachapi Mountains. And the best part—in a few minutes we’ll be at the Tehachapi Loop. Track runs in a full circle. ” The boys flattened their noses against the window. 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 stood and held out his hand for Allie’s bucket. “Hey, everyone. ” Instead of the cold cut of a bucket handle across his palm, warm pressure enveloped his hand. Allie—she thought he was helping her up. His throat clamped shut. Oh Lord, not now. Don’t let me freeze now. Allie got to her feet and released his hand. ” He swallowed hard. Maybe the deal wasn’t stupid if he couldn’t talk when he touched her. ” Not what? He reeled his mind back. ” “They think church membership makes them Christians, but in eighteen years at St.
Her cheeks warmed at her own boldness and the group’s laughter. Betty requested “Tangerine,” and Allie obliged with Latin flair. She had desired and earned her position, but Walter’s frown pricked at her heart. Perhaps the piano bench was also his haven. He cleared his throat when the song concluded. ” “Very well. ” He motioned her off the bench, opened it, and pulled out a stack of papers. “Yeah, here they are. My brother Ray—his fiancée plays, so he arranges duets. ” Although he had issued a challenge, Allie saw a compromise.