On Wings of the Morning
Marie Bostwick
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East meets West across time and tradition as three young American women and their Indian immigrant mothers take first steps toward true sisterhood, shattering secrets and sharing joy and tears in Marie Bostwick's
On Wings of the Morning

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On Wings of the Morning
Marie Bostwick
288 pages
November 2007
rated 5 of 5 possible stars

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This heartwarming story follows the lives of two people who love flying and whose lives interweave at various points in their history. Morgan Glennon grew up in a small Oklahoma village and at a young age developed a passion for flying. Morgan is illegitimate, and his mother won't tell him the identity of his father. This has caused him much heartache as he grows up and decides to become a professional pilot, eventually playing a part in the war against Japan during World War II. He meets Georgia Welles, a widow who is also a WASP (a female pilot who carries out deliveries and other tasks), and finds himself interested in her. However, Georgia is quite remote from him, and he doesn't understand why. Half of the chapters are written from Georgia's point of view, and we understand that her illegitimacy and her difficult mother have greatly affected her belief in love. Georgia pours her energy and talent into flying, yet she can't forget about Morgan.

When Morgan goes missing in action, Georgia realizes her feelings for him, and when Morgan believes he is going to die, he reconsiders his life and what is important. The shock of discovering the identity of his father followed by his forced landing makes him reconsider some of his ideas about life and God and Georgia.

A firm Christian thread runs through On Wings of the Morning, with both hero and heroine behaving morally and with integrity. The author doesn't lay the spiritual side on too thick; it's a gentle leavening of the story which helps the characters to understand a little more of their position in relationship to the world and to each other. The detail of flying in America in the 1930s and '40s is fascinating, particularly with regard to Georgia's role as a WASP. This is a gentle and touching love story, a sequel to Fields of Gold, the story of Morgan's mother, but it works excellent as a standalone novel. It's a book to savor and enjoy.

Originally published on Curled Up With A Good Book at www.curledup.com. Helen Hancox, 2008

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