Historical Fiction

Flight of Dreams

by Ariel Lawhon

Quick take

The travelers' dreams suddenly seem possible and we root for them even as we confront the chapter-by-chapter countdown to the disaster.

Why I love it

Why did the Hindenburg self-destruct on May 6, 1937? As it was about to land in New Jersey, the Hindenburg, "the world's largest lighter-than-air craft" burst into flames, plunging to the earth and killing thirty-six people. Was the disaster a result of sabotage, and if so, for what purpose? Political advantage, personal revenge or something else? Ariel Lawhon comes up with a fascinatin...

Member thoughts

54% Love
35% Like
6% Dislike
  • Patricia B.

    Marietta, GA

    "Eventhough you knew the ship was going down, I was totally engrossed in the guest's and employee's lives. The little mysteries among them were great twists and turns."

  • Melanie A.

    Issaquah, WA

    "One of my favorites so far and have recommended it to many others. Although I finished it long ago now, the visual and auditory imagery remains with me especially the sounds at the end of the book. "

  • Emily R.

    Houston, TX

    "Such a good story!"

  • Stacy G.

    Los Angeles, CA

    "Very interesting! Loved knowing how it would end, but still curious about what led up to the fateful event. A great choice!"

  • Rebekah E.

    Georgetown, TX

    "This book was exactly what I needed at the time I read it. I absolutely loved it!"

  • Kelly R.

    Indianapolis, IN

    "A riveting story about the passengers and crew aboard the Hindenburg. Great pacing and an entertaining read. "

  • Lela G.

    Cleveland Heights, OH

    "Very interesting and entertaining."

  • Shannon T.

    Sterling Heights, MI

    "How imaginative - the whodunit of the Hindenburg! Fun and mysterious."

  • Noreen A.

    Boston, MA

    "I was woefully misinformed on facts about the Hindenburg before reading this book. I loved the fact and fiction so intricately woven into this historical novel. And I cried. A lot."

  • kelsey t.

    Addison, TX

    "This book solidified my love for Historical Fiction."

  • Rachel Y.

    San Francisco, CA

    "An amazing piece of history that is still a mystery to us all. A fun, historical fiction book. I love books with different character POVs. "