The Historical Fiction Chronicles: March 2016 Releases

What will you be reading this March?  In case you haven’t heard, there are a bunch of interesting histfic reads being released in March.  And I can’t wait to get my hands on them.

Here’s a list of some that sound pretty promising (presented in order of release).

America's First Daughter

Hanging Mary

The Moon in the Palace

Mar. 1st – America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie; Hanging Mary by Susan Higginbotham; The Moon in the Palace (Empress of Bright Moon #1) by Weina Dai Randel

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Book Review: Flight of Dreams by Ariel Lawhon

Flight of Dreams

Flight of Dreams by Ariel Lawhon
Published: February 23, 2016 by Doubleday (first published February 16, 2016)
Series: N/A
Other work(s): The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress; Eye of the God
Genres: Historical Fiction, Adult Fiction, Mystery
Pages: 336
Rating: 3.5/5, R

On the evening of May 3rd, 1937, ninety-seven people board the Hindenburg for its final, doomed flight to Lakehurst, New Jersey. Among them are a frightened stewardess who is not what she seems; the steadfast navigator determined to win her heart; a naive cabin boy eager to earn a permanent spot on the world’s largest airship; an impetuous journalist who has been blacklisted in her native Germany; and an enigmatic American businessman with a score to settle. Over the course of three hazy, champagne-soaked days their lies, fears, agendas, and hopes for the future are revealed.

Flight of Dreams is a fiercely intimate portrait of the real people on board the last flight of the Hindenburg. Behind them is the gathering storm in Europe and before them is looming disaster. But for the moment they float over the Atlantic, unaware of the inexorable, tragic fate that awaits them.

Brilliantly exploring one of the most enduring mysteries of the twentieth century, Flight of Dreams is that rare novel with spellbinding plotting that keeps you guessing till the last page and breathtaking emotional intensity that stays with you long after.

The Hindenburg. A flying marvel filled with luxury. Held aloft with hydrogen gas. Shrouded in mystery. Bursting with secrets. Flight of Dreams takes us back in time to the year 1937 and into the three and one-half days of its fateful flight that ended in flames. All the while spinning a tale of mystery and intrigue.

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