Jack saw the ground rushing up to meet him. He glanced fleetingly at Katie Beth's picture and whispered, 'Forgive me,' as he tried to level her out before she hit. Only able to pull the massive plane up slightly, he knew the landing was going to be rough. Too rough. 'God, help me.'
Jack and Katie Beth have been friends their whole lives, but they are the last to realize they are in love. When they go to their senior high school dance separately but leave together, no one else is surprised in the least. What does surprise them, however, are the choices Jack and Katie Beth make after the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor. Katie Beth and Jack are passionate about each otherbut more passionate about the roles they will play for their country. Raised in a time when love for God, family, and country takes priority above all else, they are forced to come to terms with which of these loves will ultimately win out. Only time will tell if their sacrifices will keep them separated forever.
Through Katie Beth and Jack, Kathleen Sherwood tells the perfect love story. Set against the intensely emotional backdrop of World War II, On the Wings of the Eagle is a soaring, breathtaking novel about love, commitment, and faith battling the never-ending nightmare of war and its devastating effects. Sherwood has woven actual war stories, shared with her by friends and family, into her tale, which give this book a powerful, thought-provoking foundation. The people you meet and the places you will travel to within the pages of On the Wings of the Eagle will stay in your heart well beyond the last page.
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