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Monday, October 31, 2011

Wings of a Dream

This book was so interesting that I finished over half of it in one sitting!  

The story is told through the eyes of Rebekah Grace Hendricks who is bored to tears with life in the sleepy little town of Downington, Oklahoma.  Rebekah longs for excitement and adventure and when an opportunity arises for her to temporarily get out of Downington, she thinks it’s the big break she’s been waiting for.  Sure that the life she’s always wanted awaits her, Rebekah eagerly travels to Texas to care for her ailing aunt and be closer to the man she loves.  However as life there unfolds, it’s not exactly as Rebekah thought it would be.  She is forced to grow up quickly and assume responsibilities that she never expected to encounter.

Rebekah goes through a lot in this book and it stretches her character beyond what she thinks she can survive.  But her circumstances also open her heart in ways she never imagined.  Overall, this is a beautiful story of self sacrifice and finding love in unexpected places.   By the end of the book, I was holding my breath, praying that it would all work out for Rebekah.   While I enjoyed the entire story, the last half of the book for me was the best.
I highly recommend this book for fans of historical fiction!  And I am looking forward to more books by this author in the future.

From the Back of the Book:
Rebekah Hendricks dreams of a life far beyond her family's farm in Oklahoma. While she waits for the end of the Great War, Rebekah seizes the opportunity to travel to Texas to care for Aunt Adabelle, sure that her glamorous and exciting life is about to start. But the Spanish flu epidemic changes Rebekah discovers she must choose between her desire to escape the type of life she's always led and the unexpected love that just might change the dream of her heart.

Disclosure of Material Connection:
I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers.  No payment was received nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. 

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