Flying Solo: an unconventional aviatrix navigates turbulence in life

Romance, General Fiction, Classics

By Jeanette Vaughan

Publisher : AgeView Press

ABOUT Jeanette Vaughan

Jeanette Vaughan
Jeanette Vaughan is an award winning writer and story teller. Not only is she published in the periodicals and professional journals of nursing, but also in the genre of fiction. Her favorite characters are Baby Boomers. Out on her sheep farm, she has written several novels and scripts. H More...


French Cajun Nora Broussard Greenwood was born with the wanderlust.  However, her adventurous spirit doesn’t fit the sedate expectations of 1960s catholic New Orleans suburbia.  On a whim, she takes flying lessons to become a pilot.  Nora discovers the liberating freedom of flight, but an illicit affair with her pilot instructor complicates all.  Confronting her ruthless husband for a divorce, Nora is temporarily grounded.  Cast out of her home sans her children, she is threatened with her life.  Desperate to regain them, she steals her husband’s plane.  Trials and tribulations erupt as she navigates the turbulence her life has become.  In a bizarre twist of fate, she survives by serving as caregiver to her lover’s sickly wife; hoping he will fall further in love with her as his soul mate.  But is that to be?   Nora must make the most difficult decision of her life in order to get things back on track.   Based on a true story.

Sometimes, the choices we make in our lives have devastating consequences. Nora finds this out as she tests the boundaries of 1960s New Orleans. Women's lib was not yet in full force. When she decides to learn how to fly a plane, it doesn't sit well with the expectations of her powerful, well to do husband. I met the woman on whom this book is based in 1980. Her story was riveting, begging to be told. Sassy, sexy, Nora takes us on a romp through Mardi Gras, the French Quarter, and 1960s high society. A glass houses frailties are exposed as she confronts domestic violence, Catholic tradition and adoption all in the name of love. Enjoy traveling with her in the cockpit as she overcomes it all!

“In all of my years as a professional aviation journalist, I have yet to read a novel as expressive and compelling, heart-pounding and adventurous as Flying Solo.  The words of Jeanette Vaughan will propel readers skyward toward discovering their own ‘love and life’ desires.”

-          Amy Gallagher, Published Aviation Journalist

AirMed & Rescue Magazine

"This true story made into a 5 star novel really kept me on the edge of my seat"     -  Joanna Keating-Velasco

"I really enjoyed this book. I do have to say that I felt sad that this book ended . . . I certainly hope that there will be a sequel.  I would LOVE to see Nora Jean's further adventures, if she ever flies again."
-  M "CultofStrawberry" Amazon Top 500 Reviewer