cover image Flying in Love

Flying in Love

Chalon Linton. Covenant, $15.99 trade paper (200p) ISBN 978-1-5244-1305-7

Linton (Adoring Abigail) brings a chaste Regency sensibility to this tender contemporary military romance. After a romance ends in crushing disappointment, California school teacher Paige Hall comforts herself with her faith and her family, though her fraught relationship with her mother is little help. After Air Force pilot Jake Summers nearly runs over Paige in a parking lot, he persuades her to accept a dinner date as an apology, despite Paige’s newfound belief that the only good men are to be found in Jane Austen novels. Their courtship faces many obstacles—Paige’s trust issues chief among them—all set against a backdrop of Paige’s BFF Mandy’s wedding preparations. Though exposition about Jake’s work occasionally becomes clunky, Paige’s crisp narrative voice and the charming chapter titles (“I Stargazed,” “I Apologized (Twice)”) create the effect of reading through a good friend’s blog. Sweet without being cloying, this is sure to appeal to fans of G-rated romance. (June)