Love by Design

Love by Design (Dressmaker's Daughters, #3)Love by Design by Christine Johnson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Set between WWI and WWII, this historical hits a unique time frame for a romance. More WWII romances are hitting the market, I’ve reviewed and enjoyed several, but this one is unique. Jen Fox, the heroine, must find a way to earn a living. Before WWII, not many women had to support themselves. While men left to fight in WWI, it wasn’t the mass exodus that WWII was. Women were still expected to marry and raise a family.

Jen Fox wants to fly. Her goal to obtain her pilot’s license has driven her since her father passed away. But flying lessons take money and that’s something she’s short of.

Dan Wagner is a nationally-known stunt pilot who wants nothing more than to leave that life behind. But he needs money, and the chance to sign on to an exposition to the North Pole means enough money to help his family keep their Montana ranch solvent. He’s sure about one thing, he’s not going to take another woman up in his airplane.

This story has spunky back-and-forth play between Jen and Dan. Their relationship is complicated by guilt they both hold from the past. Good story! Well worth reading.

Published by Pegg Thomas

Pegg Thomas lives on a hobby farm in Northern Michigan with Michael, her husband of *mumble* years. They raise sheep and chickens; keep a few barn cats, and Murphy the spoiled rotten dog. A life-long history geek, she writes “History with a Touch of Humor.” Pegg is published in the Barbour historical romance collections. Pegg also works as Publisher of Smitten Historical Romance, an imprint of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. When not working or writing, Pegg can be found in her barn, her garden, her kitchen, or sitting at her spinning wheel creating yarn to turn into her signature wool shawls. Pegg won the Romance Writers of America's Faith, Hope, & Love Award for 2019, was a finalist for the 2019 ACFW Editor of the Year, and a double finalist for the 2019 ACFW Carol Awards.

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