By: Jeanette Vaughan
French Cajun Nora Broussard Greenwood was born with the "wanderlust" like her father. Nora's father passes away when she is a young girl leaving her to be raised by her mother. She grows up in the expectations of the 1960s Catholic News Orleans suburbia. Being a good Catholic is everything to them. Nora marries into a very wealthy, influential family to a man she thought she knew until she marries him. He is very abusive, a real brute, unloving, and uncaring except for his precious Country Club life. They have four children, the oldest is twelve year old Kayce. She, like Nora, is strong willed and head strong.
On a whim Nora decides to take flying lessons, unheard of for a women in the 1960s. Flying for her is the freedom she so desperately needs in her life. She has never experienced anything like it. She will never be able to tell her husband that she is learning to fly. The instructor is a man she briefly met when she was on her honeymoon years ago with her husband. It doesn't take long for them to realize there is more there than either can say no to. An affair begins and soon Nora is in love with this man.
Soon after the affair begins Nora gets a phone call from the doctor telling her that she is pregnant again, not knowing the daughter is on the other end listening. The daughter is furious with her mother for letting this happen but Nora convinces her not to tell anyone yet. What is Nora to do? She knows that the baby is her married lover's. She also knows that he would never leave his invalid wife and six kids. Only her best friend knows. Nora hides the pregnancy for several months until she can no longer hide the fact. While the kids are at her best friends she decides to ask her husband for a divorce. He goes ballistic and throws her out and all her stuff in the front yard. She goes to her friends house, hiding when her husband comes and takes the kids determined that she never have custody of them. He threatens to kill her when he finds her.
Cast out of her home without her kids she is desperate. She has no money, no job. How will she support her kids if she does get them back? And what of her lover, does he support Nora through all of this? Her life has been turned upside down. What will Nora do? Will her daughter keep her secret through out all of the turmoil? She must make the most difficult decision of her life. Nora comes up with a daring plan to save herself and get her kids back, but will it work?
Several characters keep coming up in the story, in some very strange ways, that relate back to her own childhood and adult life. They will be instrumental in helping her with her daring escapade to get her kids and her life back on track.
Caution: This book contains some very sexual content and strong languange!