First Chapter, First Paragraph & Tuesday Teaser: Flight of Dreams by Ariel Lawhon

fistchapFirst Chapter, First Paragraph, is a meme hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea.  I read about Flight of Dreams by Ariel Lawhon from another blogger’s Tuesday Teaser and was blown away by the blogger’s enthusiasm. Here’s how the book begins:

FlightofDreamsU.S. Commerce Department Board of Inquiry — Hindenburg Accident Hearings — May 10, 1937 — Naval Air Station, Main Hangar, Lakehurst, New Jersey

Please inform the Zeppelin company in Frankfurt that they should open and search all mail before it is put on board prior to every flight of the Zeppelin Hindenburg.  The Zeppelin is going to be destroyed by a time bomb during its flight to another country.

Letter from Kathie Rusch of Milwaukee to the German embassy in Washington, D.C., dated April 8, 1937.


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books and a Beat.
Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Here’s mine from the same book:

This is Max’s first flight as postmaster, having inherited the position from Kurt Schonherr for this year’s flight season, and he inspects the room carefully to make sure everything is in order. . .

Three hours ago he was given a small package, one hundred newly printed marks, and a promise that if the package is kept safe until their arrival in New Jersey, he would receive another hundred.  p.18

The outcome of this book is already known but the events and characters, their varied reasons for being on this flight, are what create the richness and, yes, even suspense as the plot unravels.  Would you keep reading?

About mysm2000

Having taught elementary school for more than 25 years and been involved in many amazing technology and curriculum projects, I find I've developed a myriad of interests based on literature I've read and music I've heard. I've followed The Wright Three to Chicago, Ansel Adams to Colorado, The Kon Tiki Expedition to Easter Island, Simon & Garfunkel lyrics to New York City, Frank Lloyd Wright to Fallingwater, Pennsylvania, and have only just begun.
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22 Responses to First Chapter, First Paragraph & Tuesday Teaser: Flight of Dreams by Ariel Lawhon

  1. I like it! I can’t remember reading anything on this subject. I’m interested. Thanks for sharing.


  2. Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads says:

    This sounds so good! I may have to add it to my TBR. Historical fiction is always a good choice 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. ljennison says:

    I’d definitely read on. I am not that familiar with the incident other than that it happened. Glad you like it! And thanks for coming by!


  4. I’m interested in knowing more and would keep reading.

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  5. I would keep reading. This book has been sitting on the stack for awhile!


  6. mysm2000 says:

    Hope you get to it soon — you’ll really like it.


  7. Alice Audrey says:

    Sounds like one of those fictionalized history things that make past events more human. Yeah, I’d read on.


  8. Colletta says:

    Nice teaser! I’d keep reading. It sounds interesting. Thanks for stopping by!


    Liked by 1 person

  9. I’ve been eyeing this one…I read and enjoyed another book by this author, so I’m in. Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog.


  10. Kay says:

    Yes, I’d keep reading. This book has been on my list for quite a while. It sounds so suspenseful, even though we know the outcome. Nice pick!


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