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On A Wing and A Prayer
By Jackie Weger

A 22 carat gem…. Even better than Eye of the Beholder… BOOKBOT99… The Tryanny of Reading 
Parnell Stillman, ace pilot, is man to the bone in a lackadaisical kind of way. He has the ability to fly through anything except solid mountain. He lives alone because people are not to be trusted—especially women. Flying is his high road until one sleet-filled morning--it isn’t. Mischance forces his plane down in a frozen wilderness. He can survive, but his cargo is another matter--an annoying social worker and five orphans--the most irksome freight he’s ever hauled in his life. 
Rebecca Hollis is distraught. The orphans have missed their chance for parents. They can't miss Christmas, too. She determines to force the obnoxious, disagreeable, self-centered pilot to do whatever is necessary to insure the survival and rescue of the orphans by Christmas Eve… Even if it means making the noble gesture of keeping her mouth shut—or other womanly things. 
But the pilot isn’t having it. No way. No how. He’d rather dance with a grizzly or wrestle a puma than give his heart over to a sly, conniving, wily do-gooder. He has no intention of playing the hero. 
Rebecca has other ideas—lots of them! All artful and disingenuous—one of which is bound to work…she hopes.