Monday, June 30, 2008

Flying Home by Rachel Ann Nunes

"What if everything you ever thought was true about your past, wasn't true at all?

Liana Winn has always felt like an outsider in her family. As a child she was adopted by relatives after her parents' plane accident in India, but now that she is as an adult, her disjointed memories--and nightmares--of the past continue to make it impossible for her to bridge the wide gulf she still feels with her adoptive family. She is plagued by questions about her parents' deaths and wonders if that event is the reason for her inability to form deep personal relationships. Although her adoptive brother Christian has become her greatest friend and supporter, she even has difficulty bonding to him. Needing someone means love, and losing those you love hurts too much.

When Liana meets the successful businessman, Austin Walker, who has risen above his own difficult childhood on a Wyoming farm, she is certain their business will not extend to friendship. Yet she cannot deny their powerful connection and the feeling of hope he offers.

But the ghosts of the past will not rest for Liana, and when she travels to India in search of answers, she makes a shocking discovery at her parents' gravesite that just might mean the end of everything she's ever believed."

I enjoyed this book by Rachel Ann Nunes. She builds the characters well and really makes the reader care about what happens to them. The mystery in the story kept me guessing until the end and I found the solution satisfying. Throughout the story I wondered why Liana found it so difficult to fit in, but her slowly revealed background explains the reasons. The author weaves a beautiful story and when I didn't want to reach the end. Lucky for the reader, the second book, Fields of Home is available.

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