Welcome to Memorable Monday! The purpose of Memorable Monday is to showcase an influential book read in the past that still sticks with you today. This fun Monday morning post is hosted by the lovely Becca at The Becca Files.
This week, I am featuring:
Wings of a Dream
by Anne Mateer
I remember that this book drew me in because of its gorgeous cover. I also thought the premise sounded engaging. I did struggle with the first 100 pages. I found that it took me a long time to get into the book because, to me, the first 1/3 of the book is rather slow. But then around the 40% mark, the book picks up and I could not put it down! So, I do recommend this read. Just keep in mind that for me it began rather slow, but I was more than satisfied by the story’s ending. In fact, the last 2/3 of the book is so good, I gave this novel a 4/5 star rating. Sometimes, we readers just have to be a little patient with a book. I found that was the case with this one.
About the Book
Debut Author Delivers Sweet Heartwarming Historical Fiction
Rebekah Hendricks dreams of a life far beyond her family’s farm in Oklahoma, and when dashing aviator Arthur Samson promises 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 flu epidemic changes everything. Faced with her aunt’s death, Arthur’s indecisiveness, and four children who have no one else to care for them, Rebeka 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.
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