Love Takes Flight

Love Takes Flight

by Lee Carver


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781503378872
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/02/2014
Pages: 412
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.84(d)

About the Author

Lee Carver lived in the Brazilian Amazon for six years, the hardest and best years of her life. She and her husband served in retirement as volunteer missionaries with a Brazilian organization, Asas de Socorro (Wings of Help), formerly MAF-Brazil. Her husband flew this novel's amphibious ten-seat Cessna Caravan over jungle area half the size of the United States. Their home in Manaus—the largest city in the world with no road to it—was a free guesthouse for missionaries, pilots, mechanics, and medical volunteers. She went on missions, speaks the language, and knows the people whose story she tells.
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.

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Love Takes Flight 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
PSDT More than 1 year ago
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!!!
GingerS219 More than 1 year ago
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.
VPCaine More than 1 year ago
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.