Friday, December 7, 2007
Flying Home by Rachel Ann Nunes
Since this book's release, I was interested to read it. I've read several of Rachel's book, but this one is written for the national market--published by the Shadow Mountain imprint by Deseret Book.
Compared to her other novels, Rachel really delved into the characterization in this book (which I really like). I think many LDS genre books are way too short--too short to hold an intriguing plot and too short to fully develop more than one character.
The story is about a woman, Liana, who was adopted as a child by her relatives. She doesn't why she continues to have nightmares and flashes of memories about her childhood. Her parents were both killed in a plane crash in India.
At first glance the premise was interesting, but I wondered what could really be so shocking when she goes to her parents gravesite. Well, I was very surprised and didn't see the twist coming.
I also enjoyed the descriptions of the country of India--in fact Rachel did all the descriptions very well, from Las Vegas area to a farm in Wyoming.
There are no obvious LDS characters in this book, no conversion story to God, but it is one woman's story of coming to grips with her past and finally accepting where she came from.