Welcome to the Within These Lines Blog Tour! This marks one of nineteen stops on the Fantastic Flying Book Club (FFBC) blog tour hosting Within These Lines by Stephanie Morrill, a historical saga set during a trying era for Japanese Americans–WWII after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Stay tuned to discover more about the book and author, read my review, enter a giveaway to win one of five (5) copies of the book + signed bookplate + preorder poster, and visit other stops along the tour. Now, let’s sift through the letters of a dark time in American history!
Welcome to the Between Before & After Blog Tour! This marks one of eighteen stops on the Fantastic Flying Book Club (FFBC) blog tour hosting Between Before & After by Maureen Doyle McQuerry, a historical mystery alternating between early and mid 1900s. Stick around to discover more about the book and author, read my review, enter a giveaway to win one of five (5) copies of the book and signed bookplate, and visit other stops along the tour. Now, let’s rifle through the pages of some tragic history and mysteries!
Welcome to the These Rebel Waves Blog Tour! This marks one of twenty-four stops on the Fantastic Flying Book Club (FFBC) blog tour hosting These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch, a historical fantasy set in the dark era of The Inquisition. Stay a while to learn more about the book and author, read my review, and find other stops to visit along the tour. Now, drop anchor, grab your magical plants, and let’s fight the forces of evil!
Welcome to the League of American Traitors Blog Tour! This marks one of fifteen stops on the Fantastic Flying Book Club (FFBC) blog tour hosting League of American Traitors by Matthew Landis, a historical thriller surrounding the descendant of Benedict Arnold. Stick around to learn more about the book and author, read my review, enter a giveaway to win a copy of League of American Traitors, and visit other stops along the tour. So, grab your shovels and let’s start digging up secrets!
Welcome to the Blacksouls Blog Tour! This marks one of several stops on the Fantastic Flying Book Club (FFBC) blog tour hosting Blacksouls by Nicole Castroman, the much-anticipated sequel to Blackhearts, an origins tale of Blackbeard the pirate. Below you’ll find out more about the book and author, read my review, have a chance to enter a giveaway to win a copy of Blacksouls (Yay!..I mean, Arrr!), and visit other stops along the tour. Ready? Well, weigh anchor and get underway! Continue reading
Flight of Dreams by Ariel Lawhon
Published: February 23, 2016 by Doubleday (first published February 16, 2016)
Other work(s): The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress; Eye of the God
Genres: Historical Fiction, Adult Fiction, Mystery
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.
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Expected Publication: January 12, 2015 by Random House
Other work(s): N/A
Rating: 4/5, PG-13
At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the next he was a patient struggling to live.
When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi’s transformation from a medical student asking what makes a virtuous and meaningful life into a neurosurgeon working in the core of human identity – the brain – and finally into a patient and a new father.
What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when when life is catastrophically interrupted? What does it mean to have a child as your own life fades away?
Paul Kalanithi died while working on this profoundly moving book, yet his words live on as a guide to us all. When Breath Becomes Air is a life-affirming reflection on facing our mortality and on the relationship between doctor and patient, from a gifted writer who became both.
An intensely thought-provoking, heart-rending memoir of another life ended too soon.
In When Breath Becomes Air, 36-year-old Paul Kalanithi, a budding neurosurgeon, eloquently reflects upon his life-long search for meaning and his attempts at a meaningful life, while facing a future made uncertain by terminal illness. Though lung cancer ultimately claimed his life, Kalanithi revealed that it did not claim his identity, his ambitions,… Continue reading