Book #3: The Aviator’s Wife (Goal 50)

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The Aviator’s Wife

by: Melanie Benjamin

Last year the teachers at my school put together a small book group to read a book every semester. This would be an adult fiction or nonfiction book that would be “fun” reading instead of reading school material. I read the books the group picked a couple of times but for this book I decided not to participate in the group. I had a teacher friend that owned the book and highly recommended the book so after having the book on my night stand for about a year I decided to pick it up. This book was a good informative book about the life of Charles Lindbergh and more importantly his wife Anne. This book explains how the two meet and had children. It also explains the trails that they faced through out their life time because they were such a well know power couple. I really enjoyed reading this book and painting the image of how life was back then. I felt at times that the book dragged on a bit. I would recommend this book to adults that enjoy historical fiction.

Summary from Amazon:

When Anne Morrow, a shy college senior with hidden literary aspirations, travels to Mexico City to spend Christmas with her family, she meets Colonel Charles Lindbergh, fresh off his celebrated 1927 solo flight across the Atlantic. Enthralled by Charles’s assurance and fame, Anne is certain the aviator has scarcely noticed her. But she is wrong. Charles sees in Anne a kindred spirit, a fellow adventurer, and her world will be changed forever. The two marry in a headline-making wedding. In the years that follow, Anne becomes the first licensed female glider pilot in the United States. But despite this and other major achievements, she is viewed merely as the aviator’s wife. The fairy-tale life she once longed for will bring heartbreak and hardships, ultimately pushing her to reconcile her need for love and her desire for independence, and to embrace, at last, life’s infinite possibilities for change and happiness.

Love and Peace

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