By Sarah Sundin
By no means beautiful adequate to delight 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 abroad. Walt and Allie meet at a marriage and their love of tune attracts them jointly, prompting them to start a correspondence that would 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 maintain them aside? Melody is the 1st booklet 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 conflict II.
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Really? ” He plunked out a measure, then tried a different fingering. “Say, you know Betty paired us for the wedding—the two leftovers. Do you want to . . ” She laughed. ” He made a face. “I—I’m sorry. That didn’t—” “No, no. ” Her greatest anxiety about the week concerned the wedding reception. ” Walter grinned and extended his hand. ” Allie shook—he had a pleasant amount of strength in his grip, not overpowering like George or insubstantial like Baxter. When they resumed, Walter picked up speed and liveliness.
She winced and concentrated on her fingering. However, she had a feeling Walter would understand. “Cotillion. The boys—well, they only wanted to dance with the pretty girls. ” His shoulders drew up, but he didn’t miss a note. “I got the same reaction, but the girls also rolled their eyes in pain. Smashed toes, you know. ” “Oh, I wish I could have, but Mother insisted. She was the belle of every ball, so she didn’t understand. At least Father took pity and arranged a date for me my senior year. But then Baxter spent the evening talking to Mr.
Walt asked. ” Grandpa shook his head. “Nope. Ray’s a quiet soul. ” Walt’s shoulders felt straighter and broader. Grandpa thought he could handle combat. “Okay, boy, put those Army muscles to use. ” Walt sprang forward, eager to prep the biplane for flight. The men worked in silence, another reason Walt loved the farm. Grandpa never talked much. In Walt’s opinion, his parents had named the three boys well. Ray after Grandpa Garlovsky, soulful and musical. Jack after Dad, outgoing and driven. And Walt after Jacob Walter Novak, although he was glad his parents had reversed the names.