For Love and Glory opens in 1940 as Lange DeLony, a civilian pilot working for a crop-duster company in south Texas, is down on his luck—no car, no money saved, and his estranged wife has just been killed in an automobile accident. With his self-esteem at low tide, he reads in a local newspaper that the British military is recruiting American pilots to fight and fly in the Royal Air Force. Since the United States has not yet entered the war, Lange decides to join the RAF. He needs a fresh start, to find his purpose, to regain his own self-worth, and not least, to earn his father's approval. He is posted to a fighter squadron east of London. On the train headed there he meets a Canadian woman named Allison "Mackie" MacLeod, a pilot in the British ATA, Air Transport Auxiliary. What begins as a hasty wartime fling turns into an intense love affair. With the backdrop of danger from the war, they start a life together. Once the United States enters the fighting, the danger intensifies, each fighter mission becomes more treacherous. Lange's single, all-consuming desire is to survive the war and get back to Mackie and their dream of a shared future.
Well-researched for historical accuracy, For Love and Glory is a novel for adult male and female readers alike. Told in multiple points of view, the plentiful battle scenes are intertwined with a timeless love story and extended family concerns.