Tuesday, May 17, 2016


The Secrets of Flight - Maggie Leffler

Product Description(Amazon.com)
This captivating, breakout novel—told in alternating viewpoints—brings readers from the skies of World War II to the present day, where a woman is prepared to tell her secrets at last.
Estranged from her family since just after World War II, Mary Browning has spent her entire adult life hiding from her past. Now eighty-seven years old and a widow, she is still haunted by secrets and fading memories of the family she left behind. Her one outlet is the writing group she’s presided over for a decade, though she’s never written a word herself. When a new member walks in—a fifteen-year-old girl who reminds her so much of her beloved sister Sarah—Mary is certain fate delivered Elyse Strickler to her for a reason.
Mary hires the serious-eyed teenager to type her story about a daring female pilot who, during World War II, left home for the sky and gambled everything for her dreams—including her own identity. 
As they begin to unravel the web of Mary’s past, Mary and Elyse form an unlikely friendship. Together they discover it’s never too late for second chances and that sometimes forgiveness is all it takes for life to take flight in the most unexpected ways. 
Paperback: 368 pages 
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (May 3, 2016) 
Language: English 
ISBN-10: 006242792X 
ISBN-13: 978-0062427922

MY THOUGHTS: This is my book clubs choice for May.  This was a delightful book to read.  Totally enjoyed it.  The author takes through to lives, Mary's and Elyse's family's.  Mary is telling her story of being a WASP pilot during WW2.  Elyse's family is going through a divorce and the death of her grandmother.  What amazing thing brings these 2 people together, they want to become writers, so Mary hires Elyse to write her story.  But there is something else that is special about them.  Mary is certain fate has brought her and Elyse together.  I loved all the charcters and the story line is so believable.  You wouldn't believe the ending, so you'll have to read the book to find out what connects Mary and Elyse.  I give this book 5....

This book is for 1 of my reading challenges.....
52 Books in 52 Weeks


  1. This sounds like the type of book I'd enjoy reading! Thanks for an excellent review.

  2. This sounds like the type of book I'd enjoy reading! Thanks for an excellent review.


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