What I’m Reading: Fly Away

I just finished up the book Fly Away by Kristin Hannah.

I’ve read a couple other books by her and have enjoyed all of them.  This was no different…I enjoyed this book too.

The author is great at weaving the story lines of several different characters all together to create one unified story.  There are honestly about four stories going on all at once.  I typically am not a fan of books that talk about after life but this one did a good job.

Here’s what Amazon had to say, “Tully Hart has always been larger than life, a woman fueled by big dreams and driven by memories of a painful past. She thinks she can overcome anything until her best friend, Kate Ryan, dies. Tully tries to fulfill her deathbed promise to Kate—to be there for Kate’s children—but Tully knows nothing about family or motherhood or taking care of people.

Sixteen-year-old Marah Ryan is devastated by her mother’s death. Her father, Johnny, strives to hold the family together, but even with his best efforts, Marah becomes unreachable in her grief. Nothing and no one seems to matter to her . . . until she falls in love with a young man who makes her smile again and leads her into his dangerous, shadowy world.

Dorothy Hart—the woman who once called herself Cloud—is at the center of Tully’s tragic past. She repeatedly abandoned her daughter, Tully, as a child, but now she comes back, drawn to her daughter’s side at a time when Tully is most alone. At long last, Dorothy must face her darkest fear: Only by revealing the ugly secrets of her past can she hope to become the mother her daughter needs.

A single, tragic choice and a middle-of-the-night phone call will bring these women together and set them on a poignant, powerful journey of redemption. Each has lost her way, and they will need each one another—and maybe a miracle—to transform their lives.

An emotionally complex, heart-wrenching novel about love, motherhood, loss, and new beginnings, Fly Away reminds us that where there is life, there is hope, and where there is love, there is forgiveness. Told with her trademark powerful storytelling and illuminating prose, Kristin Hannah reveals why she is one of the most beloved writers of our day.”

After getting that quote from Amazon I found out that this book is actually a sequel.  I had no idea when I read it that it was a continuation of a story.  I do know one thing…I am heading over to the online library to see if they have the audio book.

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1 thought on “What I’m Reading: Fly Away”

  1. I’m not sure if I can read this sequel until after Christmas – I read the first one, and sobbed like a baby. It was such a good book, and I am glad that she has written another one. I’m glad to read your recommendation though, I will get it and wait to read it later.

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