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.