For Kent Goddard, life is what he has to do...and his dreams are on hold. The death of his father leaves him as 'man of the house' and supplemental breadwinner for his mother and younger brother. He advances in his job as a traveling salesman for a plumbing supply company, but what he really wants to be is a lawyer.
On one of his trips to the west Texas town of San Angelo, he meets Celeste Riley. He knows she's what he wants, too, but he can't make a commitment to her now...or for a long time to come.
After Pearl Harbor, he finds himself back in San Angelo at the bombardier training school, and he wastes no time making Celeste part of his life again. But the secrets he's kept from everyone one find their way into the light, and his anger at himself threatens their relationship.
Then he's off to Europe to fly daylight bombing raids, leaving Celeste to pick up the pieces in an unexpected way.
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