Morgan Glennon since he was a little boy has wanted to be a pilot. He gets his chance after Pearl Harbor. He enlists right after he completes his freshman year in college. He is living his dream because of a father he never met.
Georgia Carter wants so badly to get her pilots license but its hard for women in the 1940ís to achieve this. She takes a job as a waitress close to an air strip hoping they will give her lessons. When she joins the WASPís, she feels she is doing her part to help end the war.
Morgan begins to lose heart and faith when he see his buddies die in the war. One woman will have the ability to bring him back mentally to be effective in the war effort.
Readers are transported to World War II. Each chapter is either about Morgan or Georgia, they tell the reader their story in their words. Anticipation in the reader builds wanting them to meet and knowing some point they will, gives the reader satisfaction.