Friday, February 15, 2013

The Aviator's Wife Blog Tour: Spotlight/Giveaway

The Aviator's Wife
About the Book:
The Aviator's Wife by Melanie BenjaminFor much of her life, Anne Morrow, the shy daughter of the U.S. ambassador to Mexico, has stood in the shadows of those around her, including her millionaire father and vibrant older sister, who often steals the spotlight. Then Anne, a college senior with hidden literary aspirations, travels to Mexico City to spend Christmas with her family. There she meets Colonel Charles Lindbergh, fresh off his celebrated 1927 solo flight across the Atlantic. Enthralled by Charles’s assurance and fame, Anne is certain the celebrated aviator has scarcely noticed her. But she is wrong.
Charles sees in Anne a kindred spirit, a fellow adventurer, and her world will be changed forever. The two marry in a headline-making wedding. Hounded by adoring crowds and hunted by an insatiable press, Charles shields himself and his new bride from prying eyes, leaving Anne to feel her life falling back into the shadows. In the years that follow, despite her own major achievements—she becomes the first licensed female glider pilot in the United States—Anne is viewed merely as the aviator’s wife. The fairy-tale life she once longed for will bring heartbreak and hardships, ultimately pushing her to reconcile her need for love and her desire for independence, and to embrace, at last, life’s infinite possibilities for change and happiness.
Drawing on the rich history of the twentieth century—from the late twenties to the mid-sixties—and featuring cameos from such notable characters as Joseph Kennedy and Amelia Earhart, The Aviator’s Wife is a vividly imagined novel of a complicated marriage—revealing both its dizzying highs and its devastating lows. With stunning power and grace, Melanie Benjamin provides new insight into what made this remarkable relationship endure.
Praise for The Aviator’s Wife:
“Vivid and mesmerizing, The Aviator’s Wife takes us behind the scenes and into the heart of the woman who loved and married Charles Lindbergh. That was her destiny – a life that took her soaring into the skies and then plunged her to earth, a story of both triumph and pain that will take your breath away.” —Kate Alcott, author of The Dressmaker
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About the Author:
Melanie Benjamin
Melanie Benjamin is the author of the nationally bestselling Alice I Have Been and The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb.
Her latest book is the historical fiction, The Aviator’s Wife.
Benjamin lives in Chicago, where she is at work on her next historical novel.
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Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

This sounds interesting and I like that it is from the wife's pov. Thanks for sharing this one Melissa.
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Unknown said...

I really like the sound of this book and what a Great Cover!!!


Brooke Showalter said...

This sounds like such an interesting book! Thanks for the chance to win.

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holdenj said...

I enjoyed Benjamin's take on Alice and think this looks really good too. Thanks for the chance to win.

Unknown said...

I liked "The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb", and have always found the life of Anne Morrow Lindbergh to be interesting.

Kim@Time2Read said...

I've been wanting to read this since I heard about it. Thanks for the chance to win.

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Teddy Rose said...

I think I would absolutly love this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Anita Yancey said...

I have been seeing a lot of reviews on this book. It sounds really good, and I'd love to read it. Please enter me. Thanks!


Susan @ The Book Bag said...

I really want to read The Aviator's Wife - thanks for the chance to win a copy! suzebomb(at)