Introducing Flight of Dreams

Today’s post by Ariel Lawhon | @ArielLawhon

I spent the entirety of last year writing a new novel. And while I talked about that process some here, for the most part I kept my thoughts and fears and excitement to myself. I wanted to keep the novel close for that short amount of time that it belonged solely to me. I wanted to pour my energy into the book itself (sometimes this is the hardest part of writing) instead of talking about the book. But it’s now a completed thing with a life of it’s own and will be published exactly four weeks from today. So I wanted to take a minute to officially introduce FLIGHT OF DREAMS and let you know how you can win an early copy, along with some other goodies, from my wonderful friends at Doubleday.

My lovely publisher is running a Chatterbox giveaway from now until the end of January and has graciously offered to let one of you fine readers win one of the limited book boxes. See the photo and details below for entry.

And without further ado, I present to you, FLIGHT OF DREAMS.


Flight Cover RevealFrom a dazzling new voice in historical fiction, FLIGHT OF DREAMS is an utterly suspenseful, heart-wrenching novel that vividly brings the last voyage of the Hindenburg to life.

On the evening of May 3rd, 1937, ninety-seven people board the Hindenburg for its final, doomed flight to Lakehurst, New Jersey. Among them are a frightened stewardess who is not what she seems; the steadfast navigator determined to win her heart; a naive cabin boy eager to earn a permanent spot on the world’s largest airship; an impetuous journalist who has been blacklisted in her native Germany; and an enigmatic American businessman with a score to settle. Over the course of three hazy, champagne-soaked days their lies, fears, agendas, and hopes for the future are revealed.

FLIGHT OF DREAMS is a fiercely intimate portrait of the real people on board the last flight of the Hindenburg. Behind them is the gathering storm in Europe and before them is looming disaster. But for the moment they float over the Atlantic, unaware of the inexorable, tragic fate that awaits them.

Brilliantly exploring one of the most enduring mysteries of the twentieth century, FLIGHT OF DREAMS is that rare novel with spellbinding plotting that keeps you guessing till the last page and breathtaking emotional intensity that stays with you long after.

You can pre-order a signed copy of FLIGHT OF DREAMS from my friends at Parnassus Books.

You can read an excerpt of the novel here.

Or, if you’re an audiobook fan, you can listen to the AMAZING John Lee read the first chapter here.


Chatterbox Giveaway

Giveaway includes:

  • Hardcover copy
  • Discussion Guide
  • Travel notebook and pen
  • Travel cosmetics case
  • Set of 4 coasters with drink recipe

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About Ariel Lawhon

Ariel Lawhon is co-founder of She Reads, a novelist, blogger, and life-long reader. She lives in the rolling hills outside Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband and four young sons (aka The Wild Rumpus). She is the author of THE WIFE THE MAID AND THE MISTRESS and the forthcoming HINDENBURG (both published by Doubleday).

36 Responses to Introducing Flight of Dreams

  1. Heather Adams January 26, 2016 at 10:17 am #

    I’m so excited for you and the release of FLIGHT OF DREAMS! I’ve read an ARC and it’s fantastic – my favorite of your books so far. You are so talented, and this is a suspenseful story with great mystery elements that keep us guessing.

  2. Ann Bresnan January 26, 2016 at 10:17 am #

    Flight Of Dreams sounds great and I would love to win a copy! Thanks for the opportunity.

  3. Christa Allan January 26, 2016 at 10:17 am #

    Pre-ordered, and I’m anxious to open the cover and start the journey!

  4. Katie January 26, 2016 at 10:17 am #

    Love historical fiction. Looks like an interesting read.

  5. Lana January 26, 2016 at 10:17 am #

    Love historical fiction!

  6. Michelle January 26, 2016 at 10:17 am #

    Sounds like an interesting read!

  7. Emily Lewis January 26, 2016 at 10:17 am #

    I feel like the mystery surrounding it is what is most intriguing!!! I cannot wait to read this novel!

  8. Anne Berenson January 26, 2016 at 10:17 am #

    Flight of Dreams sounds like a good book and I look forward to reading it. I would love to win a copy! Thanks for this giveaway and wonderful opportunity.

  9. Barb from CNY January 26, 2016 at 10:17 pm #

    Congratulations! I have been waiting for this since I finished The Wife, The Maid and the Mistress! Can’t wait to start this!

  10. Jane Kennedy January 26, 2016 at 10:17 pm #

    Can’t husband preordered last September!

  11. Jessica January 26, 2016 at 10:17 pm #

    I would love to read more about the Hindenburg itself — it’s strange to think that blimps once carried passengers.

  12. Cori January 26, 2016 at 10:17 pm #

    I’m excited to learn more about this moment in history from your boom. Congratulations! What an exciting time for you.

  13. Susan C. January 26, 2016 at 10:17 pm #

    I loved her first novel and can’t wait to get my hands on her new release as well!

  14. Katherine Jones January 26, 2016 at 10:17 pm #

    I eagerly await immersing myself in this lovely read!

  15. Bonnie K. January 26, 2016 at 10:17 pm #

    I’m just amazed that so many people were willing to take a flight on this airship. As much as it is fascinating and the view incredible, I don’t know that I would have had the courage to go on it. I love historical reads and have had this book on my wish list since I’ve first heard about it. I look forward to reading it.

  16. Angie M January 26, 2016 at 10:17 pm #

    Reading about past history is always an interest to me. Hope to win so I can dive right into this book 🙂

  17. Evelyn H January 26, 2016 at 10:17 pm #

    I can’t wait to read this book. Looks great.

  18. Katie January 26, 2016 at 10:17 pm #

    Love historical fiction, great giveaway!

  19. Cristi January 26, 2016 at 10:17 pm #

    So excited to read this!

  20. Rikki Andrews January 26, 2016 at 10:17 pm #

    This book sounds very intriguing, I can’t wait to open it and read it, great giveaway.

  21. Christine January 26, 2016 at 10:17 pm #

    Historical fiction is my favorite! This book looks like a really good read – I would love to get the chance to win it!! Great giveaway!

  22. Carl January 26, 2016 at 10:17 pm #

    The most interesting aspect of the story for me is that this was becoming such a popular mode of luxury travel at the time of the accident. After that it pretty much dropped off the map. If the Hindenberg explosion had not happened it might have gone on to become even bigger and more popular for many years.

  23. Kim Janke January 26, 2016 at 10:17 pm #

    Loved her first book and can’t wait to read this one!

  24. Laura Christianson January 27, 2016 at 10:17 am #

    Saw the preliminary review on Katherine Jones’s site. Looks interesting.

  25. Britney Adams January 27, 2016 at 10:17 am #

    I’m excited to read this intriguing story!

  26. Vicki G. January 27, 2016 at 10:17 am #

    I actually don’t think I know anything about the Hindenburg disaster so I find it all very interesting!!

  27. Katie Gingerich January 27, 2016 at 10:17 pm #

    I know next to nothing about this event. I’m excited to read your book so that I can get a better understanding of what really happened.

  28. Brooke January 27, 2016 at 10:17 pm #

    Can’t wait to read your new book Ariel! I love learning a little bit about history through fiction. I am anticipating this will be another fascinating bit of history just like your other books!1

  29. Susan G January 27, 2016 at 10:17 pm #

    Can’t wait to read your new book! I love historical novels!
    So many books…so little time.

  30. Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories January 28, 2016 at 10:17 am #

    I loved the atmosphere and unique fictionalization of historical events in Ariel’s first book, The Wife, The Maid and the Mistress. I can’t wait to see what she does with the Hindenberg story. I can’t say I know much about it but love historical fiction (and that cover is just gorgeous).

  31. BJ January 28, 2016 at 10:17 pm #

    I am so excited to read this book. With your last book, you got me started on historical fiction, a genre I had not read much of before. I am interested in the Hindenberg, because I know very little about it. Love history with a bit of mystery.

  32. Connie Saunders January 28, 2016 at 10:17 pm #

    I enjoy historical fiction because I always learn as I am being entertained. I know very little about this topic and I am intrigued to learn more. Thanks for a great giveaway and congratulations!

  33. Jenny Belk January 28, 2016 at 10:17 pm #

    I am not on Twitter, but would love to read this book. I am a huge fan of historical fiction and this is a part of history I am fascinated by.
    Thanks for the chance. Wishing you huge success with this book.

  34. Melissa Crytzer Fry January 28, 2016 at 10:17 pm #

    I find that the more historical fiction I read, the more fascinated I become with history overall. For instance – the Hindenburg (of which we’ve all heard), I know very little — other than its demise. I recently read historical fiction about Chernobyl under the same circumstances (know the big-picture behind the event, but no details). I always want to know about the PEOPLE behind those events — their emotions and reactions and backstory. I believe historical fiction should be required reading in high school history classes (how much MORE would students retain!?! How much more would they retain?!). I’m sure Flight of Dreams will be among those I endorse for that purpose and for the quality of the writing! Loved Wife, Maid, Mistress, Ariel!

  35. Davida Chazan January 30, 2016 at 10:17 am #

    This book is on my TBR list right now. I got the ARC from NetGalley and as soon as I finish the book I’m reading and then the short story collection, that’s my next book! I can hardly wait!

  36. Bloomin'Chick Jo February 5, 2016 at 10:17 am #

    I’m reading the ARC now and I’m completely ensconced in the story! Thank you for transporting me to a time in history that fascinates me, but on a much more personal level than the history books have ever done.

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