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Her Last Flight

– tekijä: Beatriz Williams

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Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous! Very loosely based on Amelia Earhart life but Irene Lindquist (our heroine) lives, though she has disappeared from life. Chapters alternate between 1937 and 1947. Irene flew her early flights with Sam Mallory and he is also MI. Janey Eerett, a photojournalist, is writing a book about Sam Mallory and finds her in Hawaii. So the story of Irene and Sam unfolds through the alternating chapters as Janey's story is also revealed. It's got drama, comedy, mystery, heartbreak, love, loss and survival. ( )
  bogopea | Oct 24, 2020 |
I am a huge fan of Beatriz Williams and anxiously await each of her books. I love the way she takes specific moments in history and brings them to life through complex female characters who challenge what was expected of them during these times. From Lily Dane in A Hundred Summers to the Schuyler Sisters of The Secret Life of Violet Grant, Tiny Little Things and Along the Infinite Sea, Williams writes women who are determined not to be constrained by the limitations of their gender and who, in their own ways, never give up on love. Her Last Flight features two such women - Janey Everett and Irene Foster - in my favorite book of hers yet.

Janey is a photojournalist in 1947 investigating what happened to famed aviator Sam Mallory who flew in the Spanish Civil War and never returned. She ends up in Hawaii in search of Irene Lindquist, whom Janey believes is the legendary Irene Foster, Sam's protégé and flying partner whose own disappearance a decade earlier during an around-the-world flying race remains one of the world's biggest mysteries. The story is told in alternating timelines, from Janey's POV in 1947 as her search for Sam unfolds, and through excerpts from her future book which tells Sam and Irene's story from the 1920s-1930s.

Both Janey and Irene are amazing characters, strong and fierce women who go after what they want, and the supporting cast - from Irene's publicity-obsessed manager and Janey's Spanish paramour during WWII to Sam's manipulative wife and Irene's alcoholic father - is equally as colorful. Williams has a true gift for writing dialogue - I couldn't get enough of Janey's snappy comebacks and witty turns-of-phrase which were at times laugh-out-loud funny and at others, just devastating. I also loved all of the details about the early days of aviation - from how dangerous and expensive it was to how the pilots had to keep topping themselves to stay relevant - and was surprised and excited to learn what happened to Octavian and Sophie Rofrano from Williams' earlier book, A Certain Age.

There are two plot twists in Her Last Flight that literally made me gasp out loud - I didn't see them coming AT ALL - but they both made perfect sense looking back on the story builds. I could not put this book down and read it in the course of two nights which was both good and bad - while I couldn't wait to see how it would wrap up, I also didn't want it to end.

This is my first 5-star read of the summer. Pick up Her Last Flight. You won't be disappointed.

Thank you to NetGalley, William Morrow and the author for an advanced copy of the book. ( )
  ReadingIsMyCardio | Aug 26, 2020 |
I found this book to be quite fascinating. I have always been interested in flying and it’s history. This book made me think about Amelia Earhart and oddly enough she is mentioned in the author’s note. I hope that this is truly what happened to Amelia to an extent. Her story always interested me and this book did too. It was engaging and went back and forth between the past and the present. I would recommend others to read this book. ( )
  snickel63 | Aug 21, 2020 |
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I wasn’t a huge fan of the first Beatriz William’s book I read (Wicked City), but there was something about her writing style that drew me in. So I thought I would take a chance on “Her Last Flight.” I wasn’t disappointed. The alternating viewpoints and time give the reader a view of Irene Foster’s flying career and the journalist’s desire for a story.
One of the twists in the book was pretty obvious to me but I wasn’t expecting how it would all come together in the end. ( )
  LDVerbos | Aug 12, 2020 |
Love and aviation are the twin themes of this dual-time novel. I enjoyed this one (to be fair, I enjoy most of Beatriz Williams' novels) and I appreciated the star-crossed romance between a female pilot and her married copilot, which blossoms when the two of them crash land on a deserted island. Of course, tragedy and heartbreak are just over the horizon, as one might expect of a story which kept me turning the pages. Overall, this novel made for good reading and my inner feminist enjoyed that the main female character was a famous pilot. ( )
  wagner.sarah35 | Jul 27, 2020 |
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