I was hunting for a good book. I’ve cancelled the renewal of my Audible subscription. It’s one way I can trim the budget. I have a few credits left but have been saving them for “THE BEST BOOK EVER”. So far the cancelling hasn’t been something I regret. I’ve been working harder to find books through other free online sources like Hoopla Digital.
I found this book there.
It’s Catching the Wind by Melanie Dobson.
So did I like the book???
YES!! It’s likely under the genre of christian fiction. I don’t mind christian fiction as long as it isn’t super preachy. This one isn’t at all. It mentions it here and there but it isn’t the main focus of the story. It’s more like how many live their day to day life.
The book is a WWII book. It is a story of lost and found on several fronts. The story goes from WWII times to present day. I love that. I think it gives the reader a bit of a break for when things on either front get a little heavy and there’s a need to escape the hard part of the story.
Here’s what Amazon had to say:
“What happened to Brigitte Berthold?
That question has haunted Daniel Knight since he was thirteen, when he and ten-year-old Brigitte escaped the Gestapo agents who arrested both their parents. They survived a harrowing journey from Germany to England, only to be separated upon their arrival. Daniel vowed to find Brigitte after the war, a promise he has fought to fulfill for more than seventy years.
Now a wealthy old man, Daniel’s final hope in finding Brigitte rests with Quenby Vaughn, an American journalist working in London. He believes Quenby’s tenacity to find missing people and her personal investment in a related WWII espionage story will help her succeed where previous investigators have failed. Though Quenby is wrestling her own demons―and wary at the idea of teaming up with Daniel’s lawyer, Lucas Hough―the lure of Brigitte’s story is too much to resist. Together, Quenby and Lucas delve deep into the past, following a trail of deception, sacrifice, and healing that could change all of their futures.”
I liked the book and was happy to see that Amazon readers did too. They gave it 4.8 stars. For me the book did have a lot of characters and listening to it as an audiobook when I was busy gardening had me needing to stop and replay to catch which character did what. I don’t think I would have had the problem if I was concentrating more on the audio or reading it. I very much liked the book and will be listening to another book of hers, Hidden Among the Stars.
I am reading “Send Down The Rain” by Charles Martin. I am really enjoying this book.
Does the local library have an online library? My library in Fairbanks has audiobooks online that I can download to my phone or iPod and listen to. It’s similar to checking out a book from the library. They have a time limit, some of them are like 2 weeks and then they delete off your device. All I had to do was get my library card and then download the audiobook app. They have thousands of books!
Jo, another digital site is Libby. Since I see you’re already using Hoopla, you must have a library card. You need a current library card to utilize Libby also. If you can’t find it through Hoopla sometimes you can find it on Libby. Good luck. I do audiobooks because I can cross stitch while listening.
Thanks for the review. Sounds like a good book. I bookmarked Hoopla to look into later. Being on the road, it’s hard to read a good book – no room! I have a Kindle but sometimes the books offered for free aren’t all that great.
I like audio book too. I can get so much done while listening, whether I’m doing the dishes or sewing . I can be entertained. I live alone ,so I can do what I want, and bother no one.