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Product Details

  • Paperback: 322 pages
  • Publisher: AgeView, Inc. (May 14, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 061561888X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615618883
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #889,388 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jeanette Vaughan is well established as a writer and story teller. Not only is she published in the periodicals and professional journals of nursing, but also in the genre of fiction. Out on her sheep farm, she has written several novels and scripts. She is the mother of four children, including two Navy pilots. She lives in a Victorian farmhouse out in the pastures of northeast Texas with her sheep, chickens, donkeys and sheep dogs.

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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. Out on her sheep farm, she has written several novels and scripts. Her screenplay "Angel of Mercy" won the outstanding nursing research award from Texas Tech University Health Science Center. In addition, she was named Distinguished Alumni for the school of nursing in 2001 for her written work and volunteerism for the Sydney Olympic Games. Her debut novel FLYING SOLO won fourth place in the 2013 Reader's Favorite International Book Awards for southern fiction. FLYING SOLO also was a finalist in the Beverly Hills Book Awards. Her second novel, SOLO VIETNAM was just awarded the silver medal for historical fiction by the Military Writer's Society. Jeanette has practiced nursing in the fields of critical care and trauma. She is the mother of four children, including two Navy pilots. She lives in a Victorian farmhouse out in the pastures of northeast Texas with her sheep, chickens, donkeys and sheep dogs.



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If you want a gripping story, than look no further than this page turner that keeps you on the edge of your chair.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Ronald L. Christopher on August 2, 2012
Format: Paperback
Sassy, absolutely sassy. I will state here that this story is written as a novel but in my opinion it is a true story told with name changes only of the real people, of this journey of a young woman taken in by the riches and wealth of a starch crazy family and of course, the misleading of her own mother whom we find out is not her real mother after all. The conduct of the husband reveals no love for his new wife from their beginning to their end. The main character, Nora, is sort of a renegade, wanting a few things for herself out of life, which I admire so she sets out to achieve what few women of her time achieved. She wanted to fly. But this desire led her to another desire in which, as the saying goes, actions and consequences, much like the wiper blades on a windshield, back and forth, back and forth. Sassy I say, with very explicit and explosive details of her romance which she undertook to find true love, but the consequences of her actions led to new adventures, some enjoyable and some not so enjoyable, but she persisted in her quest.
She is catholic, as is her family--and her new lover and his family. Twist and turns presents problems for Nora, things like divorce is disallowed by her church, presuming of course that one should suffer rather than feel free and loved. For this the church levies consequences but rather than continue to live in hell, Nora accepts those consequences and chooses a different and difficult route but she refuses to give up her religion, with a few exceptions that is. I can almost read her mind as she tried to separate her love of flying for the love of being truly loved.
There is some raw language, vulgarity if one wishes, in the first part of this story but without it, the sense of what really took place would be lost.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By My Cozie Corner {Book Reviews} on February 21, 2013
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'Flying Solo' takes us to New Orleans and Tyler Texas in this novel, although fiction it's based upon true events. An inspirational love story where the characters are strong, believable and come alive on the pages. A real page turner that grips you and doesn't let go. Highly recommended for all readers.

This review is based on a complimentary copy from the author which was provided for an honest review.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By dwatt on February 1, 2013
Format: Paperback
Story about a strong woman set in New Orleans with Catholic elements in it. It wasn't just the weather that was steamy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Carol B. on February 1, 2013
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This novel quickly grabs your attention and keeps hold of it until the very end. Fly away with Nora to the New Orleans of the 1960's. Sassy, saucy, and seductive. A great read beginning to end.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Renee A. on July 28, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
Flying Solo is a well written, well thought out book written by Jeanette Vaughan. The author went to great lengths and detail to reveal what its like to live in a glass house that hides its frailties with money. Outsiders looking in would cut off their right arm to have what they think they see. Not realizing that what they're witnessing is a facade. Sure that almighty dollar wields power, but it can't and never will compensate for the lack of love. Flying Solo reveals an extraordinary unsuspecting love story that's incredibly engaging and equally intense. It gives hope, then tears at the hearts strings when attempts to build on it is met with opposition. The characters in Flying Solo had to have come alive in Jeanette's mind because she wrote in such vivid detail about all the excitement, intimacy,anguish, expectations and pain associated with love. I could see in my minds eye every place and scene she was talented enough to take me and describe. It would be a cinch to keep elaborating on this book, but until you pick it up and read it you can't truly appreciate the magnificent story she has put together. Flying Solo is a very entertaining and unpredictable book that I highly recommend.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Marinda on July 11, 2014
Format: Paperback
The book was fantastic and well written! Vaughn does a great job in allowing the character's to come to life. You get a great sense of what the character's are going through so you can really understand and relate. Its a page turner, couldn't put it down. It's a great story of what real people go through and the consequences that follow. I've already started reading her second book and can't wait to finish all 3. The book is captivating and it will keep you on your toes wondering what will happen next. I would recommend this book for anyone to read! Its an AWESOME book!!! I hope one day this becomes a movie! It would be a blockbuster hit for sure!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bodicia on January 10, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
As well as being an entertaining story this descriptive book about what life was like for a woman in 1960′s New Orleans was very interesting from a social point of view. I couldn’t help but admire Nora’s fortitude as she stood up to her brutish husband and socially dictated existence and did things her own way. As the story progressed I found myself in two minds about some of her choices but then it was a different time for women, especially those from the religious and social background she came from.

Intriguingly this novel is based on a true story and I would love to know if the real Nora found the contentment and happiness she deserved.

Jeanette’s writing was really easy to get stuck into and I read this book in a few hours. The story was compelling and I was eager to know what happened next; very difficult to put down. The story makes you think about how much things have changed in the majority of the western world on issues such as divorce and also about how religious beliefs can be such a deciding factor for some people when there are difficult decisions to be made. Thought provoking and very readable. An unusual love story.
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