Thursday, September 15, 2011

Wings of a Dream



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 end of the Great War and Arthur's return, her mother's sister falls ill. 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 everything. Faced with her aunt's sickness, Arthur's indecisiveness, and four children who have no one else to care for them, Rebekah discovers she must choose between her desire to escape and the type of life she's always led and the unexpected love that just might change the dream of her heart.

My Review:

This is a wonderful coming-of-age story. Hemmed in by the monotony of farm-life and a domineering mother, Rebekah is aching to test her wings. She's so young in the first chapter. So naive and starry-eyed and self-centered. But Mateer takes Rebekah on a surprising journey that doesn't just change her, it transforms her. 

There's tons I'd love to say about the romance, but am afraid of giving something away. Suffice to say that I found it spell-binding and confusing and a tad discombobulating. (Do I have you intrigued?) It would make a great discussion for a book club. I'm dying to talk to someone who has read the book because...well, just because it begs to be talked about. :-)

With its rich characterization and vivid descriptions that evoke an era long past,  Wings of a Dream will take your imagination on a flight of fancy that will hold you enthralled until the very last page.

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of Wings of A Dream leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. Please include the book title in the subject line of your email. Draw will be held on Saturday September 17, 2011. (I'm having computer problems at home so I won't be able to post the winners on Sunday like I usually do. I'll do the announcement from work on Saturday instead.) Good luck!

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".  


  1. Thank you so much for the chance to win this. This looks like an amazing book. I would love to read this. Thanks again.


  2. I've heard this is a great book. Thanks for the chance to win it!

    sunshine6892 at hotmail dot com

  3. It really is, Cathy! A great debut novel. Good luck!

  4. I am just itching to read Wings of a Dream by Anne Mateer. Please enter my name into the drawing.

    Thank you,

    dandtdearing [at] earthlink [dot] net

  5. Hmm... Yes Kav, I am intrigued.

    crazi.swans at gmail dot com

  6. Would love a chance to win this one too....


  7. There seems to be so much going on in this story and all good. The backdrop of war does give Rebekah a chance to seize opportunities and make sacrifices. Thank you for the chance.


  8. Good luck everybody -- draws tomorrow!

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