This book was chosen as a nationwide publicity event to promote e-book lending in libraries. I hope the event was a success, but I wish a better novel had been chosen. Malone's writing is passable, and he provides enough plot turns to keep things moving along, but his characters are a bit hollow at times, somewhat overdrawn at others.
This novel tells the story of Annie Peregrine Goode, a young woman driven to fly. Annie was left at the home of her aunt in North Carolina by her con artists father when she was seven. He promised to come back, but only showed up a couple of times briefly in later years. Annie was raised by her aunt Sam and her housemate and friend Clark Goode, a pediatrician. But her father Jack had always told her she was a flyer, and from her first foray into the sky at the age of nine, she knew it was true. She took flying lessons and was accepted at Annapolis and became a pilot for the navy. This much we learn early in the novel as Annie is returning to the family home for her 26th birthday, trying to make it before a storm hits.
But this birthday has much more in store for her, setting Annie off on the journey of her life, on the trail of her father, and his latest escapade which involves danger, federal agents, a persistent Miami vice cop, and Cuban history. Annie only wants to know one thing, who was her mother, the one piece of information her father has consistently withheld from her. But the truth brings so much more for Annie, and changes the course of her life forever.
A story that will bring tears to your eyes, make you laugh out loud, and heave a sigh as the story closes. A story that has romance, thrill, and mystery. A story to thoroughly enjoy.
Borrowed this e-book for the big library read. Not my usual genre, but a good story. Expected it to be a light fast read, maybe Maeve Binchy type of book, but it was much more involved and kept me interested most of the way through. All the flashbacks meant I had to concentrate a bit to keep the story straight in my head!
The character's names did give away their role in the story though. Goode? Rook? Hart? A bit obvious!
The formatting was a bit disappointing - alignment changing in the middle of blocks of text, large gaps at random, and breaks in the middle of sentences and even words. I tried reading it on an e-reader and a computer but it was the same for both.
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