Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wings of a Dream by Anne Mateer

This week, CFBA is introducing Wings of a Dream by Anne Mateer.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Rebekah Hendricks dreams of a life far beyond her family's farm in Oklahoma, and when dashing aviator Arthur Samson promised adventure in the big city, she is quick to believe he's the man she's meant to marry. While she waits for the Great War to end and Arthur to return to her so they can pursue all their plans, her mother's sister falls ill. Rebekah seizes the opportunity to travel to Texas to care for Aunt Adabelle, seeing this chance to be closer to Arthur's training camp as God's approval of her plans.

But the Spanish flue epidemic changes everything. Faced with her aunt's death, Arthur's indecisiveness, and four children who have no one else to care for them, Rebekah is torn between the desire to escape the type of life she's always led and the unexpected love that just might change the dream of her heart.

MY THOUGHTS:
Rebekah was so
likable, just an ordinary girl, wishing for an extraordinary life...and always being disappointed or hindered in her plans. So many of the characters seem to endure so much suffering, yet each are able to find joy despite their circumstances. The story flowed smoothly and even brought me to tears - goodbyes always do that to me!

Set amid the often forgotten Spanish influenza outbreak, Wings of a Dream was a sweet story of dreaming for something else in life, but realizing all you've ever truly wanted is right in front of your nose. I absolutely loved this beautiful and charming debut novel by Anne Mateer!

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AND FOR YOU, a peek into the book:

Wings of a Dream

Thank you to Anne and Bethany House, through CFBA, for sending me a copy to read and review!

Also reviewed on Amazon and Christianbook.

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