Having been hurt in love before, Nelson Wainwright's main goal in life is to make four-star general. But he's not without family responsibilities; after the death of his brother, Nelson becomes the guardian of his 4-year-old nephew, Ricky. Ricky's nanny, Lena, receives a visit from her niece Audrey Powers, who becomes immersed in their lives.
Smitten with Audrey yet driven by his own career goals, Nelson wonders if it's indeed possible to have it all. One underlying problem Nelson has is an agonizing pain in his neck that he refuses to get treated. What significance will his bullheadedness play in his career?
The caring and sensitive portrayal of Nelson distinguishes FLYING HIGH as an excellent read. His desire to form a family with Audrey is especially touching. FLYING HIGH is a moving story fit for any keeper shelf. (Sep., 280 pp., $6.99)