On the evening of May 3rd, 1937, Emilie Imhoff makes headlines around the world as she boards the famous luxury airship, the Hindenburg for an historic three-day transatlantic journey from Germany to North America.
As the much-celebrated only female crew member and public face of the Hindenburg's international promotional campaign for -The Queen of the Skies', Emilie's access to the entire airship as stewardess enables her to see and hear everything, including rumours of bomb threats.
But Emilie is focused on keeping a secret that she cannot afford to share with anyone. Her life depends on it. It blinds her to the fact that everyone on board has something to hide – from Max, the navigator who is madly in love with her, to an enigmatic, high-ranking German officer who has everything to lose. Gertrud, a feisty journalist blacklisted in her native Germany, has stumbled on the scoop of her life, and a suspicious American businessman and inquisitive cabin boy are not the only ones who want to discover what she's found.
There is at least one person determined to ensure the airship doesn't make the return trip.
As the tense countdown begins to the story's terrifying climax, each character shares his or her perspective in this taut and dazzling flight of imagination, romance and suspense that will keep you guessing until the final, gripping page.
In the hands of a master storyteller Flight of Dreams delivers a tantalising alternative explanation behind one of the most enduring mysteries of the twentieth century.
As The New York Times Book Review said of Lawhon's last novel, The Wife, The Maid and the Mistress, -this book is more meticulously choreographed than a chorus line. It all pays off'.
An epic tale of love, war and intrigue, set against a glamorous backdrop where women are the heroes and there is a signature cocktail. What's not to love?
Ariel Lawhon is co-founder of the popular website SheReads.org and author of The Wife, The Maid and The Mistress. A novelist, blogger, and lifelong reader, she lives in the rolling hills outside Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband, four sons, and black lab"who is, thankfully, a girl.
Flight of Dreams
Author: Ariel Lawhon