Talking about Danielle Steel is like taking a walk down memory lane. I read The Promise in my teens, and I still remember the impact it had on me. Although all her books are not available on the Kindle, Wings is one of my favorites that is. Danielle Steel ruled the 1980s and 1990s and gave us a glimpse into the world of the rich and the famous, and the passions that ruled their lives. Wings brings a more down to earth protagonist, but has love and heartbreak at its core.
Cassie O’Malley has grown up around planes. Her war veteran dad owns a private airfield near Chicago but is against his daughter becoming a pilot. Nick works for her dad and is much older, and takes Cassie under his wing. He teaches her to fly and soon Cassie is winning medals in air shows. It doesn’t take long for her to be noticed and soon she is famous and married to a rich tycoon. But she has always loved Nick. As war looms again, Nick and Cassie both sign up for the Air Force. Will they survive to see each other again?
The story seemed reminiscent of Amelia Earhart’s life. It was impossible to not be affected by Cassie’s character, especially as an impressionable youngster. I drifted away from reading Danielle Steel books sometime during the turn of the century. But there is no doubt this is one great prolific author that you must read if you like the romance genre. Relationships and family dynamics are at the heart of any Danielle Steel book, and Wings is no exception.