Title: The Barnstormer
Author: Jane Lewis
Genre: Historical Romance
Pilot Frankie Howard, can do no wrong when he’s flying and showing off his daredevil aerobatic skills. On the ground, trouble follows him wherever he goes, especially trouble with women. Frankie adores his best friend's sister, Ruth Ann, and endures her come-ons and rejections in an effort to capture her love. When he finds out she has a new beau, he accepts the defeat until fate steps in and changes their lives forever.
Ruth Ann Douglas lives a charmed life as the spoiled daughter of the town pharmacist. She bewitches and teases all the boys, especially her brother’s best friend, Frankie. Her dream of becoming an actress takes her to an acting school in Atlanta where she meets Ronald Waters, a young actor. Ronald wants to win her heart, but Ruth Ann can’t forget the handsome barnstormer and the small town she tries to leave behind.
Ruth Ann drifted to sleep and woke when Frankie
silenced the engine of the airplane. “We got here quick.
I’m glad I missed the landing. It scares me to land and
“I didn’t know. I thought you liked to fly.” He
unfastened his seat belt.
“I do, after we’re in the air and before we land.”
She waited for him to come around and help her out of
His Ford coupe sat alone in the parking lot. He put
her suitcases in the car and headed into the hangar. “I
have a couple of things to do before I take you home, I
won’t be long.”
She followed him. She roamed the building to
make sure Al wasn’t hiding. “I’ll wait in here with
you.” Her heart raced with excitement while her
stomach quivered from nerves. She wanted to kiss him,
wanted him to kiss her.
Frankie stepped to his desk and studied a piece of
She followed him, took the paper out of his hand,
and placed it on the desk. She captured his hands and
placed them around her waist.
He stepped back. “What’re ya doin’?”
She tiptoed and put her hands behind his neck and
pulled his head toward her. She kissed him. The touch
of his lips sent a shock wave through her body. He took
control and devoured her mouth in a demanding kiss.
She reveled in his scent. He smelled like musk, spice,
motor oil, and the sky.
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Jane Lewis dreamed of being a romance writer since she read her first romance novel. She wrote articles for her school newspaper, articles for a music magazine and composed and arranged music.
When she isn’t writing, re-writing or editing her next romance novel, she enjoys cooking, playing music, yoga, weight training and hanging out with her real-life hero, her husband.
She writes Historical Romance with strong heroines and happy ever after always.
She is a PAN member of Romance Writers of America and Georgia Romance Writers. She was a 2016 finalist in the Hearts Through History, Post-Victorian/World War II category for her first romance novel, Love At Five Thousand Feet.
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