By Judy Kundert
Genre: Women’s Fiction
It’s 1967, and Katherine Roebling is a Chicago-based stewardess caught between the hold of highflying travel and the call of her Native American ancestors just as the women’s movement is taking the US by storm. As she vacillates between an ever-present mystical ancestral feather and her alluring stewardess life of excitement and travel, she embarks on a journey from one adventure to the next―each episode bringing her closer to her predestined calling. A chance meeting with a college student from Athens, Greece at a Chicago Playboy Mansion Press Party and her visit to the Oracle of Delphi intertwine with Katherine’s discovery of the treasure inside herself. Ultimately, she gains wings that allow her to glide over society’s barriers; she abandons the so-called glamorous life she’s been living, creates her own path, and embarks upon a new career at the Smithsonian in DC―one that will take her on a miraculous experience of personal growth and uncharted paths.
Sky Queen was a surprising, gem of a novel. It’s a love story, a story of a woman overcoming prejudices, and a bit of a mysterical story as well. I loved the combination. It makes the reader think and gives us a bit of fantasy to fall into.
Katherine is a brave woman. She struggles through the 60s in Chicago, during a time where she is not equal. She is determined to make it without a man and I found her inspiring.
I loved the bits of magic sprinkled throughout. Katherine’s Native American background plays a crucial role in the plot, and I enjoyed the way Judy Kundert wrote this.
Overall, I really enjoyed Sky Queen. I recommend giving it a read!
*I received a free copy of this book from Sage’s Blog Tours in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and unbiased.*
Judy Kundert, a recipient of the Marquis Who’s Who Excellence in Authorship award, loves storytelling, from folk and fairy tales to classics for elementary school children. She authors award-winning middle-grade novels designed to inspire and intrigue children. After she left her career as a United Airlines stewardess, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University, Chicago and a Master of Arts from DePaul University, Chicago. Most recently, she completed a master’s Certificate in Public Relations and Marketing from the University of Denver. For fun, she likes reading (usually three or four books at a time), watching movies from the oldies to the current films, traveling, biking, and hiking in the vast Colorado outdoors with her husband. Learn more at www.judykundert.com.
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