Walking on Hidden Wings by Rachel Scott McDaniel Book Review

Walking on Hidden Wings by Rachel Scott McDaniel Book Review

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Walking on Hidden Wings by Rachel Scott McDaniel is a wonderful historical fiction novel with mystery and romance.


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Walking on Hidden Wings

Author: Rachel Scott McDaniel

Pub. Date: Apr. 23, 2024

Genre: Adult Historical Fiction

Pages: 328

Rating: 5 stars

Spice: none

Content Warnings: toxic relationship, plane crash mentioned, blood, miscarriage, infidelity, kidnapping, gun violence, & death


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.


Book Review

Thank you to Kregel Publishing and the author for this gifted copy and ARC of Walking on Hidden Wings by Rachel Scott McDaniel. All opinions are my own.

When the author reached out to me and described what this book was about, I was really interested. However, I didn’t know that I would end up loving it as much as I did!



This book is so interesting, romantic, and mysterious. I loved everything about it!

The 1920s New York historical setting was so fascinating to me. I especially enjoyed learning more about flying and how it was to be both a woman and pilot during this time. There were also some other fun historical details throughout the story that I loved, but I won’t spoil anything.

The romance was so well done! I have read very few books with this romance trope, but I really appreciated it. The characters were so sweet, and I love how they grew and learned to communicate.

I really enjoyed the mystery aspect of this story and never could guess what would happen next with the plot. I suspected so many different people, and I was still surprised at the end.

The author did a great job weaving the characters’ Christian faith throughout the story in a natural way, and I appreciated how the characters grew in their faith.

The dialogue between characters was so good, and I laughed out loud quite a few times at the things that Geneva would say.

Final Thoughts

Overall, I would recommend this book to anyone! I feel like a lot of people would enjoy this book because it is a great combination of genres.

I don’t know if the author is planning to write a sequel to this book with the way some things were left at the end, but I would be really interested to learn more about Geneva’s sister.


Where to Read & Purchase

You can purchase a copy of this book at the following retailers:

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Amazon [affiliate]

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Barnes & Noble


Have you read Walking on Hidden Wings or any other books by Rachel Scott McDaniel?

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