Monday, August 8, 2016

Summer Reading Challenge: Clear to Lift by Anne A. Wilson

This summer, members of the Vise Library are participating in a Summer Reading Challenge. We have received copies of several books from publishers for honest reviews. We hope that you enjoy these reviews (and books)!  This week's book is Clear to Lift by Anne A. Wilson!

About the book:

Navy helicopter pilot Lt. Alison Malone has been assigned to a search and rescue team based at Naval Air Station Fallon, Nevada, near the rugged peaks of the Sierra Nevada, and far from her former elite H-60 squadron. A rule follower by nature, Alison is exasperated and outraged every time she flies with her mission commander, "Boomer" Marks, for whom military procedures are merely a suggestion. Alison is desperate to be transferred out of the boonies, where careers stagnate, and back to her life and fiancé in San Diego.
Alison's defenses start to slip when she meets mountain guide Will Cavanaugh during a particularly dicey mission. Will introduces her to a wild, beautiful world of adventure that she has never known before. Stranded on a mountain during a sudden dangerous blizzard, Alison questions every truth she thought she knew about herself. When Will braves the storm to save her life, she must confront the fact that she has been living a lie. But is it too late to change course?
Full of action and adventure, dangerous and heart-stopping rescues, blizzards and floods, family secrets and second chances, Clear to Lift by Anne A. Wilson is a thrilling woman's journey as she finds confidence, truth, love, and herself against the majestic backdrop of the Sierra Nevada.

Clear to Lift is an amazing story about self discovery, love and adventure.  Alison is used to playing it safe, even in her profession of as a helicopter pilot.  A lot of her reservations are due to her past, but when she is assigned to a search and rescue team those boundaries are tested.  This is where she meets Will.  He is a well renowned mountain guide and Alison discovers a chemistry with him that she has never experienced (even with her fiance).  Alison questions what she believes and what it really means to be "safe." This book is full of adventure and intense rescue missions.  I loved the emotional journey Alison faces as well as the rescue journeys she encounters.  There is one scene near the end that will leave your heart pounding and feeling like you were on the rescue mission yourself.  A truly wonderful book with wonderful characters and scenery!

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About the author:

Anne A. Wilson is the author of Hover and Clear to Lift. She was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, and graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a degree in ocean engineering. She served nine years active duty as a navy helicopter pilot, including three years flying search and rescue, where she specialized in high altitude, technical mountain rescue. Following her military service, she worked for four years in the semiconductor industry. Currently, she and her husband own a triathlon coaching company, Camelback Coaching, and she specializes in teaching adults how to swim. Anne lives in Fountain Hills, Arizona, with her husband and two sons.

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