This book tells the story of Anne Morrow, who became the wife of aviator Charles Lindbergh. The daughter of a diplomat, Anne is sure the handsome, acclaimed "hero" will fall for her much prettier sister when they meet at a diplomatic function. Much to her surprise, it is she who he seems to be drawn to. He secretly takes her up in a plane quite early in the morning when the press and photographers, who bother him at every turn, will leave them alone. They have a very hard time finding the time to be alone as they are stalked by the press, and if they try to hide, the press makes stories up to feed to their readers.
The book casts an unflattering light on the Charles Lindbergh we have all read about. He came from a home of tough love, and refused to allow Anne to coddle the children, or even to pick them up if they cried. His attitude towards his children, including verbally belittling them quite often, was quite cruel; however, we are reminded he was treated the same way. He left Anne alone much of the time, leaving and not telling her when he'd be back.
When their first son is born, Anne is thrilled, although the child is closer to his nanny, as Anne only sees him a couple of times a day. His famous kidnapping and murder are touched upon in the book, and it is then we see the human side of both Anne and Charles.