Octogenarian Mary Browning is all alone in the world, with the exception of a weekly writing group at the local library. Teenager Elyse Strickler feels all alone in the world as only a teen surrounded by friends and family can. She joins the writing group because she desperately wants to become a writer, despite being told by her family that it isn't a viable life choice. Mary instantly feels drawn to Elyse, as she is the image of Mary's sister Sarah as a young girl. This connection compels Mary to hire Sarah to type her life story - something she has kept hidden all these years. As a young woman, Mary became a member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots, the fulfillment of dream that would change Mary's life forever . . . and not necessarily in positive ways.
The story weaves between Mary's and Elyse's viewpoints and between the present and the past, creating a compelling narrative that makes the book almost impossible to put down. As the tale progresses, the reader begins to get hints of how Mary's story intersects with Elyse's, culminating in a strong tale of redemption and second chances
Very highly recommended!