BROKEN WINGS is author Sylvie Kurtz's moving and vivid time-travel tale that explores the tantalizing possibility of rectifying past mistakes.
In 1944, Jakob Renke desperately loved beautiful Liesl Erhardt, who loved Kurt Castell. Jakob's jealousy numbed his moral judgment and he led an angry mob to think Kurt was a Nazi traitor. Only when the mob is lynching Kurt does Jakob realize what he has done. Jakob spends the rest of his life trying to find a way to fix the horrible tragedy he created.
After years of proving himself to his father, Colin Castle is confident in his new business venture. Colin and his elderly partner Jakob have created a 1948 replica plane and plan to sell the concept to investors. What Colin doesn't know is that Jakob's plan to undo a 50-year-old tragedy hinges on Colin's flying their test plane. After decades of planning, Jakob's experiment succeeds and an unwary Colin is flung back in time.
Following Kurt's murder, Liesl tried to hold onto his dream of winning the Trinity Trophy Race. She inherited his airport and is now the sole person blocking Billy Ackley from owning the entire area. If Liesl can't find a pilot to fly and win the race, she'll lose everything. Colin's unexpected appearance throws Liesl for a loop; his uncanny resemblance to Kurt tears at her heart.
Meanwhile, Colin experiences odd flashbacks to life as another man. Billy is determined to win the Trinity race and will do anything to prevent Colin from flying. Colin is torn between his love for Liesl and his determination to prove his father wrong. If Colin doesn't leave as scheduled, he may not be able to return to the future.
(Nov., 310 pp., $4.99)