- Title: Flying in Love
- Author: Chalon Linton
- Genre: Contemporary Christian Fiction
- Series: Air Force Pilots Series
- Paperback: 200 pages
- Publisher: Covenant Communications (June 8, 2020)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1524413054
Will Paige decide to share her heart or fly solo?
Paige Hall's happy ending may just be in sight. She has been dating her boyfriend for months and feels confident their relationship is going in the right direction until she catches him kissing another woman. Humiliated and hurt, Paige retreats from the dating scene and pledges to never fall hard again as she throws herself into her work as a speech therapist. Her vow is upended in a grocery store parking lot when she is nearly run over by a handsome and very apologetic air force pilot.
Captain Jake Summers is everything a girl could dream of: charming, considerate, and hardworking. Despite Paige's determination to avoid falling into another relationship, her resolve is no match for the whirlwind romance that ensues. When Jake is not flying, he and Paige are inseparable, and Paige begins to believe in happily ever afters again. But when the couple faces a heartrending loss, they must find strength in each other and in their faith or risk losing a once-in-a-lifetime love.
I truly loved this book. I could relate so well to the main character as she was a teacher, she'd had her heart broken, and was very wary about giving her heart away again. Paige's insecurities felt so real to me. Readers will feel her vulnerability deeply as she meets a new man who could steal her heart away. Paige was a great character and felt very realistic. She is smart, kind, and a great person. When she meets the handsome pilot Jake Summers, you could feel how hesitant she was to fall in love again. Jake at first seems the perfect man in so many ways. There were a few things that happened that were out of his hands that built conflict between the two characters. Oh, there are things that'll bring out strong emotions in readers. I know I was brought to tears several times and angsty moments are also included. This sweet, clean romance has some moments that bring the sparks out as the romance builds.
This Christian romance explores themes of trusting in God, showing faith, being loyal, and communicating honestly with those you love. Being able to open your heart and take risks is also developed in the plot. I'm excited about this series to learn more about military life. I know there are many sacrifices made by spouses and families. Flying in Love is a great addition to my list of "must-read books" for Summer 2020.