Joy Takes Flight: A Novel

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She longs for the skies, but life keeps pulling her back to earth. Will Kate finally find a future that satisfies?

Newlyweds Kate and Paul are settling in their Alaska home in the bush country. They rejoice when Kate finds she is pregnant, but soon it is clear that there are hurdles ahead. Should she continue in her dangerous profession as an Alaskan bush pilot? Can she really fall into the traditional role ...
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Joy Takes Flight (Alaskan Skies Book #3): A Novel

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Overview

She longs for the skies, but life keeps pulling her back to earth. Will Kate finally find a future that satisfies?

Newlyweds Kate and Paul are settling in their Alaska home in the bush country. They rejoice when Kate finds she is pregnant, but soon it is clear that there are hurdles ahead. Should she continue in her dangerous profession as an Alaskan bush pilot? Can she really fall into the traditional role of a wife? Then disaster strikes, life begins to unravel, and Kate fears she may have lost Paul for good.

Chock-full of airborne adventure, romance, and the inescapable drama of life, Joy Takes Flight is the exciting conclusion to Bonnie Leon's Alaskan Skies series.

Praise for the Alaskan Skies series

"An exciting and heartfelt inspirational story."--Booklist

"Readers who like adventure stories of strong women facing the odds will enjoy [Leon's] latest book."--Library Journal

"A thrilling and touching read."--Sarah Sundin, author of Blue Skies Tomorrow

Bonnie Leon is the bestselling author of many historical romance novels, including Touching the Clouds and Wings of Promise. She stays busy teaching women's Bible studies and speaking at writing seminars and conventions. She and her husband, Greg, live in Oregon.

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Library Journal
This third and final series installment (Touching the Clouds; Wings of Promise) finds Kate married to Dr. Paul Anderson. When she discovers she's pregnant, she must decide whether to continue working as a bush pilot. Meanwhile, Paul gets a call from San Francisco about his ill mother and has to take off, leaving Kate alone. When he doesn't return, Kate is filled with a new kind of dread. VERDICT Kate is as spunky as ever. Her predicament will propel readers forward until the very last page. Recommend the series to readers of Sarah Sundin.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780800733612
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/1/2012
  • Series: Alaskan Skies , #3
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 704,770
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Bonnie Leon is the bestselling author of many historical romance novels, including Touching the Clouds and Wings of Promise. She stays busy teaching women's Bible studies and speaking at writing seminars and conventions. She and her husband, Greg, live in Oregon.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2012

    Love it

    Great book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 23, 2012

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    A Satisfying Conclusion to Series

    Kate, a bush pilot in Alaska, has forged her position in an area where men pilots dominate. Before Kate and Paul, a medical doctor, marry he promises her she can continue her role as pilot. When a doctor is needed in any part of Alaska, she flies and he is the doctor she takes to where ever the need awaits. When tragedy hits the newlyweds, Paul blames himself. His brother calls him that their mother is near death and Paul returns to his former home in San Francisco. Kate, impatient that Paul hasn’t returned when planned, flies to San Francisco to urge him to return to Alaska. Can the two find a compromise that will meld them together? A great conclusion to Leon’s Alaskan Series of books. The vivid description of setting makes the reader feel the cold as Kate pulls her parka’s hood tighter around her face. Action-packed adventures, romance, and memorable characters.

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  • Posted August 1, 2012

    Joy Takes Flight by Bonnie Leon Here’s another good book

    Joy Takes Flight by Bonnie Leon
    Here’s another good book in the Alaska Skies series by Bonnie Leon. Bonnie brings reality to the airplane cockpit flying in and out of the primitive frozen Alaska runways .
    You hear the crunch and feel every bump as the wheels touch down or prepare for takeoff.
    The author brings readers to the skies and into the frigid valleys of Alaska but Bonnie Leon doesn’t live in there, and she’s not a pilot.
    How does an author write effectively from a location where she doesn’t live and a career she’s never experienced?
    Bonnie Leon says you pick brains and do research. Ah, but there’s more to Bonnie Leon than that. She also knows how to plot a compelling story. We get the feel of flying through blue skies, looking down on moose, bear—and the rustic cabin where a murderer probably is holed up.
    Bonnie characters are so true to life it feels like a close friend is telling (actually showing) you the story about real people. Newlyweds Kate and Paul fuss and have head butting arguments just like normal couples, but their love is deep, their risks and problems large.
    As with many Christian novels, there is spiritual pay dirt in this book and good advice on making sound marriages as characters discuss the challenges and the way to work them out.
    The story is wrapped in brilliant writing and inspiration. Writers will notice good craftsmanship, strong active verbs, and good examples of showing instead of telling.
    How you dodge bullets and an attacker when you’re flying a plane?
    The way to find out is to read this compelling book. A great read.
    Note: I was provided a review copy, but the opinions here are my own.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted January 31, 2013

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    Gasped. "Armorkit!"

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    Posted January 27, 2013

    Whitewing

    Whitewing chased after a squirrel. It disappeared. "Mouse dung!" She hissed. She looked up and saw Goldflame. "Mom?!" She gasped.

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    Posted January 31, 2013

    Icetail

    Yeah. Get used to spectacular miracles with me. I have my ways. She smiled at armorkit.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2012

    Disappointed

    I really enjoyed the first 2/3 of the book but once Paul went back to SF the book dragged on and on. I could barely stand it and skipped to the end for the reunion thinking that's it?!!!!!!

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  • Posted August 1, 2012

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    Joy Takes Flight is a gripping story filled with adventure and e

    Joy Takes Flight is a gripping story filled with adventure and excitement, but it also shows wonderful character development for both Kate and Paul as married life forces them to stretch. Those who have enjoyed the first two books in this series (and they DO have to be read in order) will love watching the sub-plots come to satisfying - although never easy - conclusions. I highly recommend this series.

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  • Posted June 25, 2012

    If you've been following Kate's adventures you won't want to mis

    If you've been following Kate's adventures you won't want to miss the conclusion to Leon's Alaskan Skies series. Although this book can stand alone I recommend starting the series from the beginning.
    I really enjoyed seeing Kate grow into her role as a wife and career woman in Joy Takes Flight. At first her attitude annoyed me, but her growth through the story was a delight to witness.
    Leon has a knack for making me feel like I'm right there with the characters in the book. Her descriptions and characterizations are fantastic.
    Special thanks to Revell for my review copy.

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