Some Recent Reviews of On Wings of the Morning

Five StarsI’ve received several very kind and favorable reviews of On Wings of the Morning, and I wanted to share them with you Faithful Readers. Here they are, and I want to thank them one and all:

Excellent book! December 7, 2013
by
Tim W. Bellury (Georgia)
I’m kind of a WWII buff, so I really enjoyed this book. I have a book written by Harold
Weakley about the bomb runs over Germany and Dan has done his homework. I like a
book that flows well and is easily read. Couple that with a story line that makes you
eager to turn the page and what you have is “On Wings of the Morning.” Dan has hit
a home run and I am pleased to know that Dan has a sequel coming out….can’t wait!

 A heart-warming story about a WWII B-17 Pilot from Wisconsin. November 27, 2013

by
 Thomas E. Farris (Indiana)
My dad flew B-17 missions in WWII as a Navigator. Since he passed away a number of years ago, I have been immersed in reading about and gaining a better understanding about the air war over Europe. This book was a well written depiction of what really happened thousands of times over with a really interesting and unique twist(you’ll have to read it yourself to find out). Coincidentally, the main character in the book recovered from his plane crash at the same air base as where my father was stationed – the 486th Bombardment Group in Sudbury, Suffolk England. I really enjoyed reading this!
Can’t wait for the rest of the story!, November 15, 2013
by
K. H. Roberson (Virginia)

Easy reading, history lessons, sweet romance — please don’t makes us wait too long for the next in the series.

  Review of On Wings of the Morning November 12, 2013
by
Ken Duck (Virginia)
This is a great WW II adventure story that has the action one expects of a war story but includes a good view of how people lived during the pre-war era including romance. I must say there are some unexpected developments that the author provides in spinning his tale. As a small child during WW II, this book brings to the forefront some forgotten memories from living during this time and evokes remembrances of my own parents who were contemporaries of the principal characters, had they been real. My Dad was a sailor in the Pacific Theatre and I vividly remember: the day he departed for his service, when he returned uninjured; when we got the telegram that he was going overseas; the day President Roosevelt died (my Mother wept); the announcement of the war ending; the telephone call that my Dad was back in San Francisco; and my coming home from school to find Dad there. The book is a good read and clearly the author did a lot of research before weaving a credible tale around the historical facts and timeline.
Engaging!
by Alyssa Brown (Virginia) On face value, this is a well-written tale of the tragedy and triumph of World War II pilot Otto Kerchner. In Verner’s masterful hands; however, complexity is woven in to the fabric of the story. Whether it is through the account of the strong role played by women in the war effort, the facets of faith in the midst of adversity, or the lessons in humanity and humility that all military men and women face, On Wings of the Morning is a page-turning satisfying read.

A flight back in time… October 24, 2013

by Nancy S. Kyme (Virginia
)

Dan Verner has effectively captured the simplicity and complexities of a bygone era with endearing characters, a realistic scenario, and an unforgettable story. Even more so, Verner has captured the mystery and excitement of flight at a time when flying was so new, it’s possibilities were more easily imagined by a little boy than the adults around him. Verner’s narration is honest and forthright. His storytelling is trustworthy and his tale is easily and enjoyably consumed. As a private-pilot, I appreciate the accurate flying scenes. I highly recommend this book and I commend Verner for giving voice to the plight of returning warriors bearing visible scars of combat.

Great Novel! October 23, 2013

by
Lee DeArmond (North Carolina)

Dan Verner has written a great novel about one of “the greatest generation”. We all know someone who was part of this group who sacrificed their youth to fight in order to free the world from tyranny. The main character, Otto, is extra special because he comes home bearing the scars of war and yet rises above all his disabilities to start and run a successful business doing what he loved. Woven in the vivid description of a WWII pilot is a sweet love story.

Great Read! October 23, 2013

by
Alyson S. Lawyer
This novel is a beautiful story for readers of all ages. After a terrible tragedy there is love and hope. Also touching are the characters and family relationships.
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About huckfinn47

I taught high school English for 32 years, all at Robinson High School in Fairfax, VA. My students called me "Mr. V," and I was fortunate to have some terrific young people in my classes. I have made contact with some of them, particularly on Facebook, and enjoy seeing what they're up to. My other nickname, given to me by our then assistant pastor Jim Vaught, is Lieutenant Dan, after the Gary Sinise character in Forrest Gump, one of my favorite movies. I never got anywhere near military service, so the name is somewhat ironic. I greatly admire our troops and respect their sacrifices. On the Wings of Morning is my first novel worth talking about.
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2 Responses to Some Recent Reviews of On Wings of the Morning

  1. Fantastic reviews!!!! Bring plenty of books for the Tackett’s Mill Holiday Arts Market! You are destined to be a hit:

    Tackett’s Mill Center, at the corner of Old Bridge Road and Harbor Drive, presents its First Annual Winter Holiday Arts Market, THIS SATURDAY, December 14th from 11am to 3pm. Inside “2233 Tackett’s Mill Drive”, down near the scenic lake and Old Mill, we will have fine artists, award winning authors, organic coffee, and a Prince William Youth Symphony Trio. The Old Mill will feature Santa and his helpers and photos by Botteri Photography. Uncle Fred’s BBQ will be in the parking lot and a small winter Farmer’s Market will be in the Courtyard. Come out and support Lake Ridge’s original town center as we embrace the holidays and the arts!

  2. huckfinn47 says:

    Thanks, NK! See you there and then!

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