Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Review: Flying in Love by Chalon Linton


A Contemporary Christian Fiction

Air Force Pilots Series

Will Paige decide to share her heart or fly solo?

Paige Hall s happy ending may just be in sight. She has been dating her boyfriend for months and feels confident their relationship is going in the right direction until she catches him kissing another woman. Humiliated and hurt, Paige retreats from the dating scene and pledges to never fall hard again as she throws herself into her work as a speech therapist. Her vow is upended in a grocery store parking lot when she is nearly run over by a handsome and very apologetic air force pilot.

Captain Jake Summers is everything a girl could dream of: charming, considerate, and hardworking. Despite Paige's determination to avoid falling into another relationship, her resolve is no match for the whirlwind romance that ensues. When Jake is not flying, he and Paige are inseparable, and Paige begins to believe in happily ever afters again. But when the couple faces a heartrending loss, they must find strength in each other and in their faith or risk losing a once-in-a-lifetime love.

My Thoughts:

This was a sweet, charming, and heart tugging novel that I enjoyed so very much. What happens when your heart is broken and your dreams are snatched away? That is exactly what has happened to Paige and we watch her struggle as she makes her decisions, some of them hard, picks herself back up, and decides to move on. So it is no surprise that Paige remains cautious when she and Jake Summers accidentally meet and Jake pursues her.

As they travel down this new relationship road they both experience ups and downs. Life circumstances weigh on them and often get between them. I thought this story did a really good job of showing how a true love for one another can manifest. Both characters grow and change for the better. There were many moments where I felt for Paige- cheering, shedding a tear or two, and wanting to smack Jake for her as well. Falling in love can be easy, but truly loving someone takes work and getting to know that person is crucial.

This story also highlights a little about the military and the unexpected life it gives- I am not a military spouse but I cannot imagine how hard it can be and I am ever more thankful for them and their sacrifices. The secondary characters and both families and their dynamics made this story all the more special.

This is one of my favorite reads for this year and my first author Linton read. I look forward to escaping into one of her Regency novels.

I was provided this novel courtesy Covenant Communications through Interviews and Reviews. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.

About the Author:

Chalon Linton

Chalon Linton is an air force spouse, a mother of four, and a fan of all things romance. Jane Austen has long been a favorite because who can resist handsome men in tailcoats? Manners, wit, and true love, combined with a faith in God, guide her stories to a happily ever after. She has met friends from around the globe and is grateful for each experience that adds to her own faith in the goodness of people. Chalon currently lives with her handsome husband in Southern California.

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