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The Woman Who Rode the Wind
by Ed Leefeldt
France during the Belle Epoque. When determined dreamers conquer the skies in the first flying machines, a daring new breed of adventurers capture the imagination of the world as they reach for the stars - and awaken a new instrument of destruction. One woman, driven by love and the need to redeem the tranished legacy of her father, becomes the unlikely heroine who ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published November 1st 2001 by Lighter Than Air, L.P.
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Sep 20, 2009 Tara Chevrestt rated it really liked it
I found this novel cute and entertaining but a bit amateurish. I can see the Young Adult crowd enjoying it. It starts in France during 1901 and a a very rich man proposes a contest and whomever can fly around the Eiffel tower wins big money. The reader is then introduced to a variety of characters, Mary Ann, an innocent naive American girl, Harding, a drunk newspaper reporter, Alain, dashing and rebellious aviator, and of course a villain, a German that wreaks havoc and destruction. There are ...more