Susan has the talent for creating bold characters that leap out of the pages at you. Characters whose emotions you can share with them. Once again she created people you can clearly see in your mind's eye.
This novel is completely different than her last, Whistling Past the Graveyard, and this is something to be noted. Many authors will recreate similar stories with different characters and I feel it shows great writing energy to totally step out of the familiar.
This is a novel written about three "orphans". Orphaned by life or by abandonment of family they did not want, they find each other and become a family. They all have deep issues and hurts, but together they explore life in a grand adventure, while watching each other's backs.
Another winner by Susan. I recommend you grab yourself a copy.
Simon & Schuster
July 7, 2015
From the bestselling and award-winning author of Whistling Past the Graveyard comes an adventure tale about two daredevils and a farm boy who embark on the journey of a lifetime across America’s heartland in the Roaring Twenties.
Set in the rapidly changing world of 1920s America, this is a story of three people from very different backgrounds: Henry “Schuler” Jefferson, son of German immigrants from Midwestern farm country; Cora Rose Haviland, a young woman of privilege whose family has lost their fortune; and Charles “Gil” Gilchrist, an emotionally damaged WWI veteran pilot. Set adrift by life-altering circumstances, they find themselves bound together by need and torn apart by blind obsessions and conflicting goals. Each one holds a secret that, if exposed, would destroy their friendship. But their journey of adventure and self-discovery has a price—and one of them won’t be able to survive it.
As they crisscross the heartland, exploring the rapidly expanding role of aviation from barnstorming to bootlegging, from a flying circus to the dangerous sport of air racing, the three companions form a makeshift family. It’s a one-of-a-kind family, with members as adventurous as they are vulnerable, and as fascinating as they are flawed. But whatever adventure—worldly or private—they find themselves on, they’re guaranteed to be a family you won’t forget.