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Goodreads asked Lee Carver:

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Lee Carver "Love Takes Flight" is the book of my heart. My husband and I lived in Brazil for 12 years, over half as volunteer missionaries following his early retirement in Sao Paulo. I wanted to illustrate in this novel that missionaries are real people--dedicated to service for God and yet imperfect like all of us. Another theme, which I hope didn't receive a soap-box delivery, was how a Christian can recognize God's call to some special service, like missionary life. How can you be sure enough to step out on that feeling and make it a conviction? All this is wrapped in fiction and sweetened with romance. Deep dark secret: the blue-eyed pilot is inspired by my husband, without whose knowledge of the amphibious Cessna Caravan and its jungle missions the book could never have been written.

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