Your Gift to Me by Bonnie Bartel Latino & Bob Vale
Emotionally scarred years after her husband died in a fiery Special Operations helicopter crash, Gulf War widow and Alabamian, Emily Ann Meade, is having a near-life-experience. She clings to her vow never to get involved with another man committed to a dangerous profession … until she meets F-16 pilot, Ted Foley, in Hawaii. Although they are mutually attracted, the charismatic widower’s fighter wing in Japan recently lost two pilots in unexplained air crashes.
Allowing her mind to wander through fields of dreams on which she can’t afford the emotional mortgage, Emily lowers her barriers. She discovers Ted’s greatest virtue: he makes the ordinary feel sacred. Healing in shared confidences solidifies their bond. When another crash reignites her fears, the relationship shatters. Unless Emily finds a path through her emotional minefields, she risks never discovering she is rejecting the only type of man to whom she is attracted, a man who leads by example and from the front. And that man’s life could be in danger! Like STEEL MAGNOLIAS and TOP GUN, this inspirational love story and military mystery celebrates the human spirit’s capacity to triumph over tragedy.
“ . . . What would you get if Stephen Ambrose, Patricia Cornwell, and Max Lucado teamed up to create a story? The result, I suspect, would turn out to be something very close to the compelling narrative found in Your Gift to Me.” ~ New York Times best-selling author, Andy Andrews.