Photo by Trashy Betty Photography

Love At Five Thousand Feet

After her mother’s death, Dottie Lester moves to her parent’s hometown of Saplingville, Georgia with her alcoholic father. She wants to escape and go to live with her aunt in Macon, but first, she must get her father settled in his new job. When Dottie meets a handsome pilot and falls in love, her goal changes, but it is still no match for his desire to leave their small town behind and fly for a commercial airline.

Victor Douglas, United States Army Air Corps pilot, returns to Saplingville to help his ailing father. He has been flying his own JN-4 Jenny bi-plane for years. That and his army experience qualify him to apply for a job as a commercial airline pilot and win a coveted job offer, but how can he leave his father now, or a budding romance with the pretty new girl in town?

Excerpt:

Her love of flying, and her love for Victor

intensified as the bi-plane ascended. She rode high

above the earth with him at the controls of her life and

her heart. A disappointment crept over her when she

spotted the runway and recognized the now familiar

descent of the bi-plane.

The Barnstormer

Pilot Frankie Howard can do no wrong when he’s flying and showing off his daredevil aerobatic skills. On the ground, trouble follows him wherever he goes, especially trouble with women. Frankie adores his best friend's sister, Ruth Ann, and endures her come-ons and rejections in an effort to capture her love. When he finds out she has a new beau, he accepts the defeat until fate steps in and changes their lives forever.
   
Ruth Ann Douglas lives a charmed life as the spoiled daughter of the town pharmacist. She bewitches and teases all the boys, especially her brother’s best friend, Frankie. Her dream of becoming an actress takes her to an acting school in Atlanta where she meets Ronald Waters, a young actor. Ronald wants to win her heart, but Ruth Ann can’t forget the handsome barnstormer and the small town she tries to leave behind.

Excerpt:

She closed her eyes, and let her thoughts drift. She pictured the Barnstormer in his leather coat and goggles taking off in the Jenny. The airplane soared above her and she twirled around, around, around, staring at the biplane soaring in the sky.

The Lady Flyer

Lisbeth Douglas works as a pilot, mechanic and flight instructor. As a Lady Flyer in the 1930's, she works in a male-dominated profession. Fearful of ridicule she keeps her dream of becoming a test pilot a secret. A cocky airplane salesman arrives in Saplingville and sets up shop at the airport. He steals her heart but will never take possession of her dreams.

Paul Williams is more comfortable designing airplanes than flying them. To please his father, he takes a job as an airplane salesman. His boss sends him to the deep-south where he meets a ravishing, daredevil of a woman. His heart takes a nosedive at the first sight of her. How can he give up his controlling ways and let her soar?

Excerpt:

She dropped the paper on her desk and stood.  “Morning. Where are you off to this week?” He stepped close, the scent of Dunhill for Men cologne, the lavender, cedar wood, and touch of leather filled her nostrils. He stood before her impeccably dressed while she floundered in her handmade coveralls. He ran his index finger over the hand she had braced on the desk.  Her breath caught as the electricity traveled up her arm.

Cover Art by:  Debbie Taylor

Photo by Trashy Betty Photography