By Sarah Sundin
By no means lovely adequate to thrill her stunning mom, Allie will do something to realize her approval--even marry a guy she does not love. Lt. Walter Novak--fearless within the cockpit yet hopeless with women--takes his final furlough at domestic in California prior to being shipped out of the country. Walt and Allie meet at a marriage and their love of song attracts them jointly, prompting them to start a correspondence that may switch their lives. As letters fly among Walt's muddy bomber base in England and Allie's mansion in an orange grove, their friendship binds them jointly. yet can they untangle the secrets and techniques, commitments, and expectancies that continue them aside? Melody is the 1st publication within the WINGS OF GLORY sequence, which follows the 3 Novak brothers, B-17 bomber pilots with the USA 8th Air strength stationed in England in the course of global battle II.
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Walter looked her way, eyebrows arched. Warmth crept up Allie’s cheeks. What was more embarrassing—her musical faux pas, her isolation, or his pity? ” Allie let out a breath she didn’t know she’d held. In the dining room she took the seat shown her between Jim Carlisle and Art Wayne. How awkward—two strangers. To avoid attention, she studied the china—a bit thick but simple and elegant and presented on embroidered linens. After grace, Walter laid his napkin in his lap. “Roast beef. ” Pastor Novak chuckled and sliced the roast.
So, Allie,” Jim Carlisle said from her left. ” Everyone laughed, and Allie looked about. ” Betty peered around from Jim’s other side. “We didn’t get that far, Allie darling. ” George formed a fist before his chest. ” Art passed Allie her plate. His mustache twitched. ” George winked at Allie. ” Walter tore off a chunk of roll. “Walt had another role,” Jim said. ” Allie spread butter on her baked potato. ” She sucked in her breath. What an awful thing to say. Her gaze flicked around the table, but everyone laughed.
Hmm. Promise you won’t tell? ” When the boy nodded, eyes wide, Walt leaned closer. ” The boy’s nose scrunched up, and the women laughed. Walt joined them. “We’re still training. How about you, buddy? ” “Fresno. We’re staying with my grandparents for the duration. Papa just got inducted,” he said with the nonchalant pride of a boy with a new word. ” He did a vrooming, ack-acking fighter imitation, echoed by the younger boy across from him. Donnie’s mother shushed them both. Walt squatted next to the seat, and the boys fired questions faster than a machine gun.
A Distant Melody (Wings of Glory) by Sarah Sundin