I had done everything right. I had kept my cool. Bob and I had worked well together. We glanced at each other. Once we were level again, we sat, holding our breath, waiting for the confirmation of the awful news we knew was coming from the moment the little plane had spiraled out of our field of vision. These days, on our safe, computerized planes, the joke is that pilots are paid for two minutes a year. But there is some truth in it, and those were ours.Prologue, Page 6
In a nutshell
Born into a family of successful pilots, becoming one was part of Morag’s destiny. As she climbs the ladder towards becoming captain, a tragic accident sends her into a tailspin and she starts doubting her dreams. When her grandfather falls ill, she’s asked to return home to the tranquil Scottish Highlands to take over flying his local route in his rickety old plane. One day the weather goes South and Morag must crash land on a remote island. And island inhabited by a gruff and elusive ornithologist who she is forced to seek shelter with until help arrives.
Book Club Notes
This is a delightful escapist read that lifts you up and carries you into Morag’s world of aviation. From the small town where she learnt to fly, to the big city where she dreamed of becoming a captain, back to the small town which is where the story begins to hold its own. It’s got everything you want from a small-town novel – quirky characters, charming things that could only work in a town where everyone knows everyone, romance, heartbreak, disaster and humor. The perfect book to get carried away in.
You like aviation, stories set in small towns and disaster filled rom coms.
Writing – 8/10
Character Development – 6/10
Plot Twist – 4/10
Shareability – 7/10
The Nitty Gritty
A note on our book ratings
Storyline: How good is the storyline? Is it believable and complex or does it make you shake your head in its ridiculousness?
Writing: How well written is the book? Do you find yourself wowed by the writing or unimpressed?
Character Development: Do the characters evolve and grow through the book and are they multi-dimensional?
Plot Twist: Were you able to predict the end, or did the author give you some surprises along the way to keep you on your toes?
Shareability: How likely are you to share the book?