Friday, December 29, 2017

Flight 259

Flight 259: A Contemporary Christian Romance Novel 

The Hope Series #1

Kindle Edition

by Staci Stallings


  • Print Length: 369 pages
  • Publisher: Spirit Light Publishing 
  • Publication Date: August 8, 2017
  • ASIN: B0716RG5TT

Life has not been fair to Jenna Davis. After losing everything she considered her world three years ago, her only hope has been holding on and trying to survive. When she finally decides she must find a way to go on with life, she boards a plane destined to visit a friend across the country. But she hadn’t counted on meeting a handsome stranger and his young son on the flight, nor could she have prepared herself for what life would throw at her next. Can Jenna find love again after tragedy strikes or is she destined to go from one tragedy to another forever?

Scott Browning was devastated when his marriage broke up. With his young son, Lane, he is learning to pick up the pieces and go on with life. On his way home from a visit to his parents, Scott meets a young woman who will change everything, just before his own life is thrown into question. Most couples think about love at first sight. Could this one be love at first death?

My thoughts: FLIGHT 259 was part of the Whispers of Love romance collection (which I am a verified buyer of) but it dissolved and the authors published separately. I am reading these stories slowly (as I have time) as there was like eleven or twelve different stories in the collection. 

Jenna and her mom don't get along and Jenna doesn't even try. I think she could've been a lot nicer to her mom, but she wasn't. It didn't exactly endear Jenna to me, even though she was sweet as sugar to everyone else and went above and beyond. I do understand Jenna's grief, I also understand her mom. 

Scott is not the most understanding Dad in the world, and he, like his dad had anger issues. I understand the get it done mentality that most men have, and the lack of patience with kids. 

Okay, the accident - this is pre-9-11 so the airport, airplane scenes are not exactly up to current - but it is realistic to the 1990s.  However, I fail to see how a laptop case is strong enough to keep a grown man lodged into his seat so that a woman had to swim back to rescue him. I had to suspend belief there and in several other places. 

Overall, it was an engaging story - would they survive? Would they get together? Would Scott and his ex-wife reconcile?  Will they make peace with their parents?  It was edge-of-the-seat at times. 

Not the best story I ever read. Choppy at times. Lots of different point of views. But not the worst story either. Definitely engaging. 

I bought this in the Whisper's of Love collection.  I was not required to write a review. 

1 comment:

Marilyn R. said...

Sorry to hear another collection dissolved shortly after being published.

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