By Sarah Sundin
By no means lovely sufficient to thrill her attractive mom, Allie will do something 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 prior to being shipped in a foreign country. Walt and Allie meet at a marriage and their love of song attracts them jointly, prompting them to start a correspondence that might 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 retain them aside? 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 global struggle II.
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Because you don’t have a job? No, of course not. ” She moved forward. “My mother can’t spare me around the house. ” He scooted up to join her, and his bucket left a circle in the rich brown soil. “Yeah. My best friend from the University of California too. ” Her voice was low, and she looked to him with wide eyes. “I—I suppose it’s unpatriotic to say so, but I think it’s horrible. ” “Yeah. ” “I thought I was the only one who felt this way. My parents say it’s for Mariko’s safety. ” Walt shook his head and kept his voice down too.
Stupid, stupid, stupid. He plunked a strawberry in his pail, unaware if it was ripe, only aware of Allie in the next row of strawberry plants. Ordinarily, he didn’t like trousers on women, but he liked them on Allie. She wore some pink thing tied around her head to keep her hair back, which didn’t work. She brushed little curls back from her face, and strawberry juice streaked across her cheek. Sure looked cute. Yeah, one stupid deal. Two left feet? Not even true. He did fine when that USO girl dragged him out to dance, and never once did he smash a girl’s toes.
Baxter Hicks did his duties as business manager. They entered the waiting room, which blended Spanish Colonialism and modern streamlining. A wood-beamed ceiling peaked overhead, and iron chandeliers illuminated hundreds of men in Navy white and blue or Army khaki and olive drab. None of the men cast Allie a second glance. Yet when Mother rose partway from her seat and beckoned with a gloved hand, she attracted dozens of stares with her blonde beauty. Father gave Allie his seat. “Your ticket? ” She smiled at his protectiveness and settled into the deep leather chair.