Friday, May 3, 2024

WALKING ON HIDDEN WINGS by Rachel Scott McDaniel, Reviewed by Winnie Thomas

Talented author Rachel Scott McDaniel swept me away to New York in the 1920s in her newest book, Walking on Hidden Wings. The plot was imaginative, the characters were colorful, engaging, and multi-layered, and the history was fascinating.

“I must align myself with a worthy spouse because that was what one did when situated on the highest rung of the social ladder. I wanted nothing more than to kick the infernal ladder over.”

When socialite Geneva Ashcroft and newspaper owner Warren Hayes enter into a marriage arranged by her father, Geneva begs Warren to teach her to fly his plane. She is devastated a few weeks later when his plane crashes. When she is suspected of his murder, she embarks on a mission to find the real culprit. Warren’s tender care and love toward Geneva was so sweet, and I admired Geneva for her courage, tenacity, and willingness to buck against the social system.

With plenty of suspense, action, history, and romance, this story has something for everyone. It was easy to immerse myself into the tale and the historical era. I’ve read several of McDaniel’s books and enjoyed them all. I recommend this book to those who enjoy historical Christian fiction.
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy from Kregel Publications. All opinions are my own. 4.5 stars


Back Cover Blurb:
Geneva Ashcroft Hayes's marriage to a newspaper mogul might have been arranged, but the New York socialite is devastated when her husband's plane crashes a few short months after their nuptials. When the authorities suspect murder, Geneva sets out on a wild mission to find his killer--and to prove it wasn't her!

When mysterious notes surface pointing to Geneva's guilt in his death, they only strengthen her resolve. She has little to go on except for a detective friend's cryptic list of locations connected to her dead spouse. When the friend also disappears, she trades her sparkling gowns for coveralls and pilot goggles.

Armed with a new name and career as a wingwalker and barnstormer, she travels from town to town in hopes of unearthing clues and locating her missing friend. But Geneva discovers that her past may not belong to her . . . what she once believed as truth may be nothing more than lies and deception.

Kregel Publications, April, 2024
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