Flight of Dreams by Ariel Lawhon
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.
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Ariel Lawhon creates a very descriptive group of passengers, each with a story to tell, suspicious characters floating around with intriguing secrets, and a BIG mystery to solve for the reader of what really happened on May 6, I really enjoyed this novel and the fact that the author included several real people, events and conversations in the telling and, most importantly, did not change their fate in her fictional account of that disastrous day in history. On the down side, the story was rather slow building and a bit tedious at times, until it reached the last quarter that is, but was still worthy of 4 Stars in my book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions.
Rate this book. With everyone onboard harboring dark secrets and at least one person determined to make sure the airship doesn't make the return trip, Flight of Dreams gives an utterly suspenseful, heart-wrenching explanation for one of the most enduring mysteries of the twentieth century. On the evening of May 3, , Emilie Imhof boards the Hindenburg. As the only female crewmember, Emilie has access to the entire airship, from the lavish dining rooms and passenger suites to the gritty engine cars and control room. She hears everything, but with rumors circulating about bomb threats, Emilie's focus is on maintaining a professional air What Emilie can't see is that everyone - from the dynamic vaudeville acrobat to the high-standing German officer - seems to be hiding something.
For her second outing, Lawhon The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress once again reimagines a front- page news event, filling in the entertaining backstory with passion, secrets, and nail- bitin. If you' re a fan of historical fiction or the Hindenburg, then don' t miss " Flight of Dreams". I knew absolutely nothing about the Hindenburg disaster before reading this, and now I feel absolutely enlightened, and a little terrified that this could have happened. Lawhon' s tireless research on the subject shows in the story she has written. Do not book with E- Dreams, they will steal your money. The characters in the book are the same as the actual people who were on board the Hindenburg on that fateful day in May,
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