Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: July 10th 2012
Genres: Aviation, Coming of Age, Contemporary Women, Family, Family Life, Fiction, General, Girls & Women, Love & Romance, Siblings, Transportation, Young Adult
A sexy and poignant romantic tale of a young daredevil pilot caught between two brothers.
All her life, Leah Jones has been the grown-up in her family, while her mother moves from boyfriend to boyfriend, letting any available money slip out of her hands. At school, they may diss Leah as trash, but she’s the one who negotiates with the landlord when the rent’s not paid. At fourteen, she’s the one who gets a job at the nearby airstrip. But there’s one way Leah can escape reality. Saving every penny she can, she begs quiet Mr. Hall, who runs an aerial banner-advertising business at the airstrip and also offers flight lessons, to take her up just once.
Leaving the trailer park far beneath her and swooping out over the sea is a rush greater than anything she’s ever experienced, and when Mr. Hall offers to give her cut-rate flight lessons, she feels ready to touch the sky.
Leah Jones didn’t grow up in the best of circumstances, she’s always lived in a trailer near an airport. The constant sound of airplanes flying over her head became familiar and somewhat comforting, and even though it would drive others crazy, it drove Leah to action. She doesn’t know her father and her mother glides from man to man and doesn’t pay the bills. Leah is the only source of income in the house and begins hiding away money for flying lessons, knowing her mother would want the money to herself.
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As I have never read any books by this author, I can not tell you if this is better or worse than her other novels except by what I have read: If you are a big fan of Jennifer Echols, you’ll probably love this one too. If you disliked her other novels, you probably will not like this.