With the war on in Germany, the government decides that male pilots shouldn’t be “wasted” on non-combat activities. Women are taught the skills to fly and ferry aircraft on U.S. soil. After Sally Ketchum’s barnstorming lover dies, she enrolls in the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots and meets a whole crew of ladies who can fly just as well as any set of “pants” out there. It’s steady work for rebellious women and you can be sure Congress sends an agent to monitor the gender upheaval. Karl Friedrich’s debut novel, Wings, spins a detailed, romantic adventure that will please aviation and historical fiction fans alike.