Volunteering in the Amazon to escape a broken heart, American R.N. Camille Ringold fears she has lost the chance to be married to a doctor and live well in suburbia. Serving two weeks with missionaries living out a sacred calling, she considers whether a more meaningful life might be hers.
When the Wings of Help plane is hijacked, she and missionary pilot Luke Strong escape into the jungle. Priorities change as experiences of faith mount. Where is the intersection of God's will and her selfish desires?
Returning to Alabama, she discovers the controlling side of her rejected sweetheart. He covers his lies with rationalizations. Dangers of the Amazon fade compared to threats from the man she once wanted to marry.
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About the Author
Lee lived in Brazil a total of twelve years, including two postings to São Paulo while her husband worked for Citibank. Other foreign postings were Greece, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Indonesia, and Spain. She studied nine languages and visited over forty-five countries. The Carvers now reside in Texas and are still active in Brazilian aviation missions.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I started reading this book before the Superbowl. I figured I'd read a few chapters and then watch the game. Before I knew it, it was dark outside. I'd forgotten about the game, and I'd even forgotten to eat. In my opinion, that's the mark of a fabulous book. I fell in love with the characters, and the writing was so vivid that I felt like I was actually in the jungle with them. I highly recommend this book!
I find it hard to believe Lee Carver's characters are fictional! They are so alive and real on the page. The story never comes to a slow point. Just when you think you are ready to lay the book down, it blasts off in another exciting direction!!! I highly recommend this missionary tale of hope and love!!!
I wasn't sure what to expect when I started reading this book. I've read a few things by Ms. Carver and enjoyed them, so I started the story, hoping it would be good since I hadn't read a missionary romance before. It exceeded my expectations. I went to bed late because I was reading, and I spent all morning the next day finishing the book because I wanted to know how the story ended. Each chapter showed me parts of the Amazonas, and how much most missionaries love what they do. I highly recommend Love Takes Flight. It's an excellently written story. I received this book from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Ms. Carver brings us an eye opening glimpse of missionary life as Camille Ringold ventures on a short mission trip to Brazil. Deathly afraid of flying, she finds herself with The Wings of Help group and its attractive missionary pilot, Luke Strong. He coaxes her through take offs and landings and she marvels at his knowledge, strength and relationship with God. She went on this two week trip to forget her past yet he has dedicated his entire life to his calling. But the mission field changes Camille. Helping the sick gives her new purpose as she beings to wonder if she could live her life here, too. When their plane is hijacked and Luke becomes ill with malaria, she misses not one, but two flights home. Her state side job is in danger and when she returns to Alabama, she quickly finds out her life is in danger, too. She’s in more peril at home than in the jungles of Brazil. Luke who has also flown home for the winter months and to recuperate under his mother’s care rushes to Camille’s side. Is he just looking for someone who will return to the mission field with him or someone who will be his lifelong partner? Will Camille manage to untangle herself from her past? From Anaconda bites to broken bones to malaria, all cared for under impossible conditions, this inspirational look at the mission field leaves the reader with a deep appreciation of their own more fortunate circumstances. Ms. Carver’s amazing ability to paint the scenery as well as the development of her character’s emotions using her poignant words touches the heart.