Thursday, June 12, 2014

Fly Away Book Review

I have a wonderful new book to share with you today called Fly Away written by Kristin Hannah that you will enjoy reading.
Tully Hart has always been larger than life, a woman fueled by big dreams and driven by memories of a painful past. She thinks she can overcome anything until her best friend, Kate Ryan, dies. Tully tries to fulfill her deathbed promise to Kate---to be there for Kate’s children---but Tully knows nothing about family or motherhood or taking care of people.  
Sixteen-year-old Marah Ryan is devastated by her mother’s death. Her father, Johnny, strives to hold the family together, but even with his best efforts, Marah becomes unreachable in her grief. Nothing and no one seems to matter to her . . . until she falls in love with a young man who makes her smile again and leads her into his dangerous, shadowy world. 
Dorothy Hart---the woman who once called herself Cloud---is at the center of Tully’s tragic past. She repeatedly abandoned her daughter, Tully, as a child, but now she comes back, drawn to her daughter’s side at a time when Tully is most alone. At long last, Dorothy must face her darkest fear: Only by revealing the ugly secrets of her past can she hope to become the mother her daughter needs. 
A single, tragic choice and a middle-of-the-night phone call will bring these women together and set them on a poignant, powerful journey of redemption. Each has lost her way, and they will need each one another---and maybe a miracle---to transform their lives. 
An emotionally complex, heart-wrenching novel about love, motherhood, loss, and new beginnings, Fly Away reminds us that where there is life, there is hope, and where there is love, there is forgiveness. Told with her trademark powerful storytelling and illuminating prose, Kristin Hannah reveals why she is one of the most beloved writers of our day. 
My Thoughts:
This was a very powerful book that will give you pause to consider what your life is like and how it compares to others around you. I think we always think we have the worst of this and that, but there are actually people out there who have it a lot tougher than we do.
This story will take you through several women's lives and the mistakes that they made but it also will show you how they had the courage and strength to finally come out on the other side of tragedy.
Sometimes, I think we punish ourselves too much because we are not superwomen, but really, there is no such thing. We are all human and as humans, we make bad choices or decisions that backfire on us but we have to realize that it's just a minor setback and not make a mountain out of a molehill. Everything runs it's course and sets itself right, we just have to have patience and I know that's a hard thing to do when you want it fixed right now, this minute.
Read these women's story and take a leap of faith that if they can conquer their demons, then anything is possible.
Happy Reading!
About the Author:
Kristin Hannah is an award-winning and bestselling author of more than 20 novels including Winter Garden, True Colors, and the blockbuster Firefly Lane.
Her novel Home Front has been optioned for film by 1492 Films (produced the Oscar-nominated The Help) with Chris Columbus attached direct.
Kristin’s next release is the paperback edition of Fly Away (St. Martins Prss; March, 25, 2014) followed by her highly anticipate new release tentatively titled The Nightingale, slated for release in January 2015.  
Kristin was born in September 1960 in Southern California and grew up at the beach, making sand castles and playing in the surf. When she was eight years old, her father drove the family to Western Washington which they called home.

After working in a trendy advertising agency, Kristin decided to go to law school. "But you're going to be a writer" are the prophetic words she would never forget from her mother. Kristin was in her third-and final-year of law school and her mom was in the hospital, facing the end of her long battle with cancer. Kristin was shocked to discover that her mother believed she would become a writer.

For the next few months, they collaborated on the worst, most clichéd historical romance ever written. After her mom's death, she packed up all those bits and pieces of paper they'd collected and put them in a box in the back of her closet. Kristin got married and continued practicing law.
Then Kristin found out she was pregnant and was on bed rest for five months. By the time she'd read every book in the house and started asking her husband for cereal boxes to read, she knew she was a goner. That's when her husband reminded her of the book she'd started with her mom. Kristin pulled out the boxes of research material, dusted them off and began writing. By the time their son was born, she'd finished a first draft and found an obsession.
The rejections came, of course, and they stung for a while, but each one really just spurred her to try harder, work more. In 1990, Kristin got "the call," and in that moment, she went from a young mother with a cooler-than-average hobby to a professional writer, and has never looked back. In all the years between then and now, she has never lost her love of, or her enthusiasm for, telling stories. Kristin feels truly blessed to be a wife, a mother, and a writer.

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from you. 


Ann said...

I like reading books about relationships, any kind. Romantic, friendships, family...

Misha Estrada said...

I love romance, suspense, fantasy, you name it.

Debs Desk said...

I love Kristin Hannah. Please include me in your giveaway.