Thursday, August 25, 2022

Books from the Backlog - Flight of Dreams

Today I'm linking up with Carole from Carole's Random Life of Books for Books from the Backlog.  I really enjoy the chance to feature a book that's been hiding in the piles of books for far too long!

Goodreads:  Flight of Dreams by Ariel Lawhon

Blurb:  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.

Why It Needs to Come Off the Shelf:  I read another book by this author and enjoyed it and this one sounds interesting but it's just been gathering dust on my shelf.


  1. This author's name is quite familiar - like I read something by her. Need to check that out. I like the storyline here and think this one sounds like an interesting read.

  2. Nice choice! I have always wanted to know more about The Hindenburg

  3. This sounds incredibly interesting! If you have enjoyed this author's work in the past ,there is a good chance this one will work for you. I hope that you enjoy it!

  4. I haven't read it but it sounds good.

  5. I read it and was intrigued by it. Had me searching online for the actual disaster. Recommend.