Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Book Review - Her Last Flight by Beatriz Williams

Her Last FlightHer Last Flight by Beatriz Williams
Release Date June 30, 2020

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Synopsis: In 1947, photographer and war correspondent Janey Everett arrives at a remote surfing village on the Hawaiian island of Kauai to research a planned biography of forgotten aviation pioneer Sam Mallory, who joined the loyalist forces in the Spanish Civil War and never returned. Obsessed with Sam’s fate, Janey has tracked down Irene Lindquist, the owner of a local island-hopping airline, whom she believes might actually be the legendary Irene Foster, Mallory’s onetime student and flying partner. Foster’s disappearance during a round-the-world flight in 1937 remains one of the world’s greatest unsolved mysteries.

At first, the flinty Mrs. Lindquist denies any connection to Foster. But Janey informs her that the wreck of Sam Mallory’s airplane has recently been discovered in a Spanish desert, and piece by piece, the details of Foster’s extraordinary life emerge: from the beginnings of her flying career in Southern California, to her complicated, passionate relationship with Mallory, to the collapse of her marriage to her aggressive career manager, the publishing scion George Morrow.

As Irene spins her tale to its searing conclusion, Janey’s past gathers its own power. The duel between the two women takes a heart stopping turn. To whom does Mallory rightfully belong? Can we ever come to terms with the loss of those we love, and the lives we might have lived?

My Thoughts: Wow is an understatement to the magnificence of this story! This was so far away from my normal reading genre and I loved it! I didn't have high hopes going in because of this not being my norm but found that I actually enjoyed learning about the planes and flying and it did bring back memories of when I was younger how I used to dream of being in the Air Force so I could jump from planes. I tend of dreaming of things closer to land now a days!

The characters were well chiseled out and I loved how the story kept jumping between the two ladies and their snarkiness and dual timelines. It was put together remarkably and wasn't confusing as I would have thought. I read in awe of the story behind Sam Mallory's life and disappearance and hated for it to come to a close!

A story of love, loss, flight, and so much more!

I was given a copy in exchange for an honest review.

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1 comment:

  1. i love when a book surprises me. your review makes me want to read it too
    sherry @ fundinmental