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Love at Five Thousand Feet

Narrated by: Dawson McBride
Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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After her mother’s death, Dottie Lester moves to her parent’s hometown of Saplingville, Georgia, with her alcoholic father. She wants to escape and go to live with her aunt in Macon, but first, she must get her father settled in his new job. When Dottie meets a handsome pilot and falls in love, her goal changes, but it is still no match for his desire to leave their small town behind and fly for a commercial airline.

Victor Douglas, United States Army Air Corps pilot, returns to Saplingville to help his ailing father. He has been flying his own JN-4 Jenny bi-plane for years. That and his army experience qualify him to apply for a job as a commercial airline pilot and win a coveted job offer, but how can he leave his father now, or a budding romance with the pretty new girl in town?

©2017 Pamela Hudson (P)2017 Pamela Hudson

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Love at 5K feet

This audiobook was beautifully written and narrated. Set in in the mid 1930’s. Families and love. Wonderful story.Totally enjoyed this audiobook.

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Be still my heart...

The year is 1934 and Dottie Lester has moved to Saplingville, GA with her father after the death of her mother. Dottie is exhausted, working at the local five n dime, to support her alcoholic father. Her only support system is the landlady at the boarding house where Dottie and her father are staying. She’s considering leaving her father and moving to Macon with her aunt when she meets Victor Douglas.
Former military pilot, Victor, is biding his time helping in his father’s pharmacy until he can land his dream job with a commercial airline. Then he meets the lovely Dottie...
The pair begin to date and it appears that the relationship is taking off...will Victor choose the job or the girl?
There is the underlying theme of following God’s plan for your life that leaves you guessing Victor’s decision. The ending seemed a bit rushed but that did not take away from the story.
Looking forward to reading/listening to Frankie and Ruth Ann’s story.
I received a complimentary copy of this book and this is my honest review.

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Love this honest story

The simple life can and is perfect in this story. I truly felt I was there with them! Perfectly written.

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Can she change his dream?

Victor Douglas has a plan to leave his home town. Dottie Lester just moved to Saplingville, Georgia with her father. Will he change his plans when he meets the woman he can't stop thinking about? Can she change his mind and get her father to change? When Victor and Dottie meet it'll be Love at Five Thousand Feet.

Victor is helping his father at the pharmacy, but is determined to do what he loves, fly. His dream job is to be a commercial pilots for the new Delta Airlines. His best friend is trying to change his mind and start an airport in Saplingville. Dottie Lester and her father are living in the local boarding house and she's hoping that her father will change his drunken ways. She's can't seem to get him to stop drinking. Dottie has started working at the five and dime store across the street from the Douglas pharmacy. Victor and Dottie have noticed each other and feel a pull to each other. He's trying to keep his distance because of his plans to leave in the near future. She's taking care of her father and embarrassed by his behavior. They meet and walk home together after work and getting to know each other. Victor wants to date Dottie until he leaves. They get to know each other and start talking and their emotions get stronger. Victor must deal with the expectations of his father wanting him to take over the business. His uncle gives him an alternative to his dream that goes along with his best friend's idea. He decides to take Dottie to meet his family. His sister Ruth Ann doesn't like her and makes that known and tries to sabotage their relationship. Everyone else likes Dottie. Victor takes Dottie on her first flight. A letter is sent and a response comes from the airline. Victor flies to Atlanta for an interview. Dottie's father is still drinking and she's had enough so decides to go stay with her aunt. Victor gets a job offer. He must decide what to do because of his feelings for Dottie. He steps in to help with her father's problem. He makes his feelings for what his sister has done clear. When his father has a heart attack and can't work Victor must take over running the pharmacy and finds out what his father's plans are. He works up his courage to talk to his father about his future and the future of the pharmacy. A new employee comes to work at the pharmacy and he lives at the boarding house. Victor and Dottie have broken up since he's going to Atlanta and she's going to her aunt's house. He gets jealous of the attention Dottie gets from the new pharmacist. Victor rethinks his dreams when he realizes he loves Dottie and he wants to stay around for his father's health. A talk with his best friend and uncle brings a new airport to Saplingville. Dottie has gone to her aunt's. Victor comes to see her and they fly back to Saplingville, to get married and start their family.

Jane Lewis's book Love at Five Thousand Feet is the second book in the Saplingville, Ga series but the prequel to The Barnstormer. You see Victor and Dottie' Douglas's story and the contentious relationship between Frank and Ruth Ann. Love at Five Thousand Feet is a story of dreams that change and how the right person to love makes the decision easy. Family is something you love and don't like sometimes. Emotions run high for these two characters who must find their way through their family trails to come together and love one another. I look forward to listening to the next book in the Saplingville, Georgia series. I'm hoping to hear the story of the youngest, Elizabeth Douglas.

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High Flying Love

I really enjoyed listening to this book by Jane Lewis. The narrator, Dawson McBride has an easy storytelling style that makes this an enjoyable listen. His vocal style lends well to this historical love story set in the 1930s and he brought the characters to life. Ms. Lewis' characters are vivid and well-developed and the story well-paced. I had already read/listened to the second book in the series so I was already somewhat acquainted with Victor and Dottie.
Being a bit of a history junkie, I love this story set in the 1930s. The backdrop of the beginnings of aviation for use outside of the military is very interesting and Ms. Lewis has done her research. Victor returned from the air corp but his dream is to be a commercial pilot. However, his family comes first and he finds it hard to move on to his dream especially after he meets the new girl in town, Dottie Lester. While they are quickly drawn to each other there are roadblocks along the way.
Dottie lost her mother and to say her father didn't handle it well is an understatement, so in essences she becomes the parent to her father, Avery. Victor is the bright spot in her life, but his dream may get in the way of their future. I love the the characters in Saplingville and hope the author plans on more stories set in the small Georgia town.

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Never let a good thing go

This is a wonderful story. I loved the characters,Victor and Dottie. Loved the way it ended. This is a clean well written story of growing up and having to make difficult choices.

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Love and airplanes

Do you remember your first time in a plane? Fly with Dottie and Victor in this story set in the 1930's taking us to a simpler time, when lemonade on the front porch was the thing to do! I enjoyed this listen of Victor and Dottie's story. Victor is a pilot, and while home now has the dream of flying commercial airplanes. Dottie has had a tough time, and while Victor is home, he wants to help her be happy. Smitten, the two are falling for each other, but when that job comes to fruition, decisions have to be made, Will they admit their love? Will Victor live out his dream? It's a sweet, and wonderful romance, letting us live in a time that moves slower, they love hard and life is sweet.

Narrated by Dawson McBride, he has that slow, easy pace that just relaxes me. I love his storytelling, always flowing from character to character flawlessly and makes the listen so enjoyable. He is a one click for me and always looking for more.

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  • Megan
  • Charlottesville, VA, United States
  • 02-24-18

A love story that from the beginning feels classic

If you could sum up Love at Five Thousand Feet in three words, what would they be?

This story was like wrapping yourself in a blanket and watching an old black and white movie. It was nostalgic, sweet and had great characters.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Dottie all the way! She was well written, strong and I was filled with empathy for her.

Which character – as performed by Dawson McBride – was your favorite?

Victor. His voice is perfect for the man who loved to fly.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The entire book gave me such a feeling of comfort - not sure there was one part in particular.

Any additional comments?

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  • Pat F
  • Tulare, CA
  • 02-02-18

A Good Old Fashion Love Story!

Jane Lewis the Author and Dawson McBride the Narrator team up together to do an awesome job telling this old fashion love story. The characters are realistic with just enough drama, budding romance you can sit back and enjoy the storyline…. left me wanting more! Can’t wait for her next book…….

PF

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My first auible I love the story teller

Any additional comments?

I have the book and enjoyed it. I love books about back in the day stories and the people
who lived it. Dawson McBride did a great job, really brings it to life. I am looking forward to the next one. THE BARN STORMER