Wings of A Dream by Anne Mateer

Debut Author Delivers Sweet Heartwarming Historical FictionRebekah Hendricks dreams of a life far beyond her family’s farm in Oklahoma, and when dashing aviator Arthur Samson promised adventure in the big city, she is quick to believe he’s the man she’s meant to marry. While she waits for the Great War to end and Arthur to return to her so they can pursue all their plans, her mother’s sister falls ill. Rebekah seizes the opportunity to travel to Texas to care for Aunt Adabelle, seeing this chance to be closer to Arthur’s training camp as God’s approval of her plans.But the Spanish flue epidemic changes everything. Faced with her aunt’s death, Arthur’s indecisiveness, and four children who have no one else to care for them, Rebeka is torn between the desire to escape the type of life she’s always led and the unexpected love that just might change the dream of her heart.

File Size: 1263 KB
Print Length: 323 pages
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (September 1, 2011)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
ASIN: B005GMYA12

My thoughts:

Rebekah would love to follow her love Arthur to the training camp near Texas and when she learns her Aunt Adabelle is sick with the fever she is amazed her parents are willing to let her go take care of her.  Rebekah arrives just in time before he aunt passes away.  She learns she will be taking care of 3 children while their father is off at war.  All she wants if for Arthur to come get her or go see him.  When she does finally take the chance to see him she learns he is engaged.  Rebekah feels upset and used.  She will have to survive and help the children until their father can return then she will head back home.

When the kids father comes home Rebekah is asked to stay for a bit to help out so he can get back in tune with the farm and his kids.  She might just stay forever.  But who knows once Arthur shows back up it might all change.

A fast read and one you find yourself turning pages to find out what will Rebekah decide to do.