Monday, June 11, 2018
Open Book - Love at Five Thousand Feet
Love at Five Thousand Feet was published in October 18, 2017 by The Wild Rose Press.
Jane came up with the title from the bi-plane that flies at 5,000 feet. “The heroine fell in love the hero while flying with him in his bi-plane,” Jane said.
The inspiration for Love at Five Thousand Feet came from Jane’s parents being from a small Georgia town called Cedartown. “We lived in Atlanta so going to visit my aunts, uncles and cousins was always like stepping back in time.”
The theme of Love at Five Thousand Feet is classic: Love finds you when you least expect it. Happy ever after does exist.
Love at Five Thousand Feet takes place in the fictional town of Saplingville, Georgia, a small southern town in 1934 with a Five and Dime and Drugstore located on Main Street. There’s a Cotton Mill located in town and farms. “The JN-4 Bi-plane is stored on a farm outside of town, and the Baptist Church was very important to the family,” Jane added. “This is a small town where everyone knows you and takes care of their neighbor. It is a quiet and safe town.”
In Love at Five Thousand Feet you’ll meet, Victor Douglas, the hero, who flew bombers in the United States Army Air Corp and returned home to assist his ailing father in the family Drugstore. The heroine, Dottie Lester, moved to Saplingville with her alcoholic father after her mother died. She works in Murphy’s Five and Dime. “Victor Douglas wants to get a job as an airline pilot,” Jane explained, “and Dottie Lester wants to get her father settled in a job so she can move to Macon and live with her Aunt and start a new life.”
You’ll also meet Frankie Howard, a former Barnstormer (stunt pilot in the flying circus). He’s in love with Victor’s sister Ruth Ann, but she won’t have anything to do with him. Ruth Ann Douglas is Victor’s sister. She wants to be an actress and plans to attend an acting school after she graduates high school.
Jane said Love at Five Thousand Feet is a story about a romance in 1934 South, it depicts the struggles and successes of people in a post-depression era, and the story shows how people lived without television, with only radio, movie theaters, and books for enjoyment, and how automobiles and airplanes were beginning to change the landscape of the United States. “There is a silver lining in everything,” Jane said. “People fought their way out of the depression as jobs became available. An alcoholic father finds redemption and a daughter who just lost her mother finds love and a family of her own.”
Love at Five Thousand Feet is part of a series, where Jane’s next book, The Barnstormer will be published later this year and she’s working on the third in the series, titled The Lady Flyer.
You can find more about Jane and her books here: www.janelewisauthor.com and https://www.facebook.com/janelewisauthor/
Let’s get a closer look at Love at Five Thousand Feet.
After her mother’s death, Dottie Lester moves to her parent’s hometown of Saplingville, Georgia with her alcoholic father. She wants to escape and go to live with her aunt in Macon, but first, she must get her father settled in his new job. When Dottie meets a handsome pilot and falls in love, her goal changes, but it is still no match for his desire to leave their small town behind and fly for a commercial airline.
Victor Douglas, United States Army Air Corps pilot, returns to Saplingville to help his ailing father. He has been flying his own JN-4 Jenny bi-plane for years. That and his army experience qualify him to apply for a job as a commercial airline pilot and win a coveted job offer, but how can he leave his father now, or a budding romance with the pretty new girl in town?
Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/love-at-five-thousand-feet-jane-lewis/1127095584?ean=2940158563348
The Wild Rose Press https://catalog.thewildrosepress.com/all-titles/5320-love-at-five-thousand-feet.html
GOOGLE PLAY: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Jane_Lewis_Love_at_Five_Thousand_Feet?id=XfM4DwAAQBAJ