Walking on Hidden Wings by Rachel Scott McDaniel ~ Book Review

May 7, 2024

About the Book

Walking on Hidden Wings Title: Walking on Hidden Wings: A Novel of the Roaring Twenties 
Author: Rachel Scott McDaniel 
Publisher: Kregel Publications 
Release Date: April 23, 2024 
Genre: Christian Historical Romance


Geneva Ashcroft Hayes's marriage to a newspaper mogul might have been arranged, but the New York socialite is devastated when her husband's plane crashes a few short months after their nuptials. When the authorities suspect murder, Geneva sets out on a wild mission to find his killer--and to prove it wasn't her!

When mysterious notes surface pointing to Geneva's guilt in his death, they only strengthen her resolve. She has little to go on except for a detective friend's cryptic list of locations connected to her dead spouse. When the friend also disappears, she trades her sparkling gowns for coveralls and pilot goggles. 

Armed with a new name and career as a wingwalker and barnstormer, she travels from town to town in hopes of unearthing clues and locating her missing friend. But Geneva discovers that her past may not belong to her . . . what she once believed as truth may be nothing more than lies and deception. 

"A tangled web, a sleuthing adventure, a rekindled romance . . . Walking on Hidden Wings has it all."

--Rachel Fordham, author of The Letter Tree 

"Fans of intelligent mysteries, butterfly-inducing romance, and the Roaring Twenties, prepare yourselves--Walking on Hidden Wings will sweep you away to the skies! McDaniel's lyrical prose is a delight, and readers will be fascinated by the daring beginnings of aviation. A true gem." 

--Joanna Barker, author of A Heart Worth Stealing

My Thoughts

Once again Rachel has written a book that is completely swoon-worthy and mysterious. I absolutely love the time period this story is set in. I mean how can you go wrong with the 1920's and this particular author has a knack for writing stories that are captivating while keeping the theme and scenery of this era. If you haven't read any of her books you are definitely missing out. 

We meet Geneva who feels like who feels like she suffocating in her posh surroundings. She yearns for adventure and love that is genuine. She finds both in Warren, her soon to be beau and husband. But things don't go as planned and we find her in a predicament that I honestly did not see coming. I don't want to divulge too much without giving the story away but you will definitely see Geneva go into an adventure as she tries to find out what truly happened to Warren?! (Intrigued yet? You should be!) 

This book truly has alot to love. There is heartache, mystery, adventure, love and hope. There is definitely a thread of God's love and forgiveness. The mystery will keep you guessing; at least it did for me. Oh, did I mention there were swoony moments that made you sigh out loud? 

Overall I really enjoyed this book. Rachel Scott McDaniel is one of those authors that I have read all books she has written and will continue to do so. I really do enjoy her writing and I am looking forward to what she pens next. 

If you enjoy romance and adventure set in the 1920's with wing-walking, barnstormer heroine then this is the book for you!! 

I received a copy of this book for review. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

About the Author

Rachel Scott McDaniel

Rachel Scott McDaniel is an award-winning author of historical romance. Winner of the ACFW Genesis Award and the RWA Touched By Love award, Rachel infuses faith and heart into each story. She currently enjoys life in Ohio with her husband and two kids.

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