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Wings of a Dream

Wings of a Dream

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Debut Author Delivers Sweet Heartwarming Historical Fiction

Rebekah Hendricks dreams of a life far beyond her family's farm in Oklahoma, and when dashing aviator Arthur Samson promised adventure in the big city, she is quick to believe he's the man she's meant to marry. While she waits for the Great War to end and Arthur to return to her so they can pursue all

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Debut Author Delivers Sweet Heartwarming Historical Fiction

Rebekah Hendricks dreams of a life far beyond her family's farm in Oklahoma, and when dashing aviator Arthur Samson promised adventure in the big city, she is quick to believe he's the man she's meant to marry. While she waits for the Great War to end and Arthur to return to her so they can pursue all their plans, her mother's sister falls ill. Rebekah seizes the opportunity to travel to Texas to care for Aunt Adabelle, seeing this chance to be closer to Arthur's training camp as God's approval of her plans.

But the Spanish flu epidemic changes everything. Faced with her aunt's death, Arthur's indecisiveness, and four children who have no one else to care for them, Rebeka is torn between the desire to escape the type of life she's always led and the unexpected love that just might change the dream of her heart.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441233806
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/01/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
196,330
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Anne Mateer is a three-time Genesis Contest finalist who has long had a passion for history and historical fiction. She and her husband live near Dallas, Texas, and are the parents of three young adults.
Anne Mateer is a three-time Genesis Contest finalist who has long had a passion for history and historical fiction. She and her husband live near Dallas, Texas, and are the parents of three young adults.Visit www.annemateer.com for more information.

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Wings of a Dream 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 64 reviews.
CherishD More than 1 year ago
Wonderfully written story! Loved how this was based somewhat on real events, the lives so deeply affected by the Spanish Flu and the horrible war...and really loved watching how the main character grew--not always pleasant or making the right choices, but ultimately willing to do the right thing and admit her shortcomings. Hated to see this story end! 
KBHyde More than 1 year ago
Wings of a Dream is an engaging story with a likable heroine and a couple of equally likable romantic prospects. But its great strength is its historical setting--the Spanish Influenza epidemic that decimated the country towards the end of WWI. The author treats this heartbreaking time with accuracy and sensitivity, weaving it deeply into the fabric of her story. A most satisfying read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of your better books. Wish you had more to offer with this kind of story. It was a nice Christian love story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good wholesome, entertaining book, recommended for all to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
it got a bit long at the end, but I enjoyed the book.
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It needs to stop.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Characters are shallow and not likable. This waste of time was dumped within a couple chapters. Thank goodness it was free. I would have felt cheated if I had paid for it!
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Very enjoyable.
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This was a really good story. Kept my interest all of the way through. I would love to read more about the family. Awesome read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was one of those book I could not put down. Very good book and heartwarming.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. Didn't want it to end. I would read more books by Anne Mateers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful story. Can't wait to read more of this authors books.
DeeDee47 More than 1 year ago
I like books that are related to relying on the Lord to help lead us to the right decisions to make in our personal lives.
Christine_Lindsay More than 1 year ago
Wings of a Dream by Anne Mateer is one of those beautifully written books that just stands out in a crowd. I loved it and can¿t recommend it highly enough. This story took me to a time in history that has not be touched all that much by Christian fiction¿the pandemic of the Spanish Flu in 1918. This novel is a delightful story of a young woman with dreams who ends up caring for a family of children while their only living parent¿their father¿is serving in the war in Europe. It is also a sweet romance that does not disappoint. But the element that stands out for me the most is the author¿s gift of characterization and the narrative¿brilliant writing that takes us through the growth of an immature 19-year-old into a warm and vibrant woman who is ready to be the life partner of a good and honorable man. Wonderful debut novel.
Henry_McLaughlin More than 1 year ago
In 1918, Rebekah Hendricks has dreams. Big dreams. Dreams to fly beyond the confines of the family farm and small town Oklahoma. Dreams of big cities, of a life of excitement and adventure. When a visiting aviator, Arthur Samson, comes calling, she believes he¿s the man she is meant to marry, the man to carry her to the fulfillment of her dreams. But he is called to serve in the Great War. An urgent message is received that her mother¿s sister, Ada, is very sick. Rebekah leaves small town Oklahoma for small town Texas where she finds the Spanish flu epidemic has claimed her aunt. Rebekah is faced with caring for four children who have no one else and Arthur¿s wishy-washiness about their relationship. The children win her heart and Rebekah faces a decision between her dreams of escape and adventure and the unexpected love that might change her heart. Author Anne Mateer paints a vivid picture of life on the farms and in the small towns of Oklahoma and Texas while a violent war overseas calls on all to sacrifice and a devastating illness attacks seemingly without limit. She populates her story world with characters who are complex and flawed just like real people, characters with dreams of their own, dreams to fly on their own adventures, dreams of love and family. In a compelling story, Rebekah faces one challenge after another from her aunt dying to the children getting sick and other childhood misadventures to the love of her life walking away. As I read the story, I asked myself, ¿What other problems can the author throw at this girl? Can she make it worse?¿ Yes, she does, piling on tension and difficulties that keep you turning pages to see what happens next and how will Rebekah handle it. With each challenge, we see Rebekah grow and mature. Each crisis teaches Rebekah more about herself, about people and relationships, and about the God who loves her. In Rebekah, the author shows a person deal with crises beyond anything she¿s ever experienced. From death through being a single parent of four, from running a farm through a broken heart, Ms. Mateer takes us on Rebekah¿s journey to a life with more excitement and adventure than she ever dreamed possible.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago