27. February 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Historical Fiction, Tracy

Velva Jean Learns to Fly by Jennifer Niven, 410 pages, read by Tracy, on 02/27/2012

I was really glad to see that the author of Velva Jean Learns to Drive had written a sequel. The first book is the story of her growing up in the mountains of North Carolina. All she wanted to do was to become a singer and sing at the Grand Ol Opry in Nashville.The sequel continues with her driving to Nashville and learning that it’s not that easy to get a recording contract. Unfortunately World War II starts and she and her brother decide to take flying lessons.¬† Velva Jean joins an all women pilot training program called the WASPS. Flying planes gets into her blood but she never stops singing and writing songs. Despite¬† sexual harassment and sabotage she and her fellow pilots are determined to succeed. I really enjoyed this book and hope there is another.

Velva Jean Learns to Fly

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