K’Anne Meinen describes life on a ship of that time in effective detail. The beatings, paltry meals, tepid drinking water, hammock sleeping, and the latrine bucket. My goodness, it was a rough experience. Well written and breath taking.
I loved reading this book and dreaded reaching the ending. Imagine my delight finding the sequel was available to read immediately. Happy, Happy; Joy, Joy!!! The use of flashbacks was some of the best I have ever read because of the author ‘s judicious usage. They enhanced the story and were never confusing. I appreciate this author and now will read book 2 in this series.
I received this series as a gift, and I want to let you know that this is one for the ages. The settings are all described with such detail that you can smell the sea spray coming over the ship’s bow. The characters are so rich and well thought out.
I enjoyed this book . This book has adventure Mel was a well developed character. Sorry if a women making her own way. Being kidnapped to work as unpaid leave labor on a cargo ship. Mel a strong intelligent determined. Very good start to series.
This book is full of action and adventure with a backdrop of romantic conflict that makes it hard to put down. I really enjoyed this story and it made me want to find out more about what happens next. I highly recommend this book.
I really enjoyed this, even life in the 1940’s wasn’t easy.I really liked the two main character’s and the kids. They complemented each other, the in-laws didn’t like them at all. Overall a well written story and highly enjoyable, I look forward to seeing what K’Anne comes out with next.
What a wonderful story that an old timer like me could totally relate to. The times after World War II were definitely not accepting of two women living together. These two not only lived together but were successfully raising their children. A story worth reading.
I was given the opportunity to read tHis story in exchange for an honest opinion. My opinion? What a beautiful story. There is a real innocence to it. The perfect relationship. I love the “we’ll figure it out as we go’ attitude. These ladies compliment one another perfectly. This would be my kind of relationship. Beautifully written and thank you for allowing me to read it. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a little something to spend a few quiet hours on.
I really enjoyed reading this book. I don’t usually choose historical fiction, but I loved reading about how different life was back in the 40’s for these women and it was fascinating to find out how their relationship developed and how they overcame all of the difficulties they faced while struggling to build a life on their island. I highly recommend this book.
FLIGHT has been out a week and 5-star reviews are coming in!
K’Anne’s books get 5-stars!
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story with lots of twists and turns!
April 2, 2019
Format: Kindle Edition
I really enjoyed reading this book. I love a good mystery and the author did a great job creating an intricate plot with a wide range of characters. Just when I had my mind made up about one of the characters, she threw in a plot twist that made me understand her motivation and begin to like her a lot more. There are some interesting moral questions that arise and reading about the different settings where the story takes place kept me very intrigued.
5.0 out of 5 stars Jess is ‘badass’
March 31, 2019
Format: Kindle Edition
I was honored to read K’Anne Meinel’s Flight in exchange for an honest review.
What can I say? I loved the story. I loved the characters. I especially loved when the heartbreaks turned into wonderful new beginnings. I have just spent the last 8 hours finishing this story. I would reread it in a heartbeat, and would recommend it to anyone looking for a good read packed with the love of ‘family’, their dedication to one another… with a lot mystery along the way.
Thank you Ms. Meinel for allowing me to read your work. I enjoyed it.
5.0 out of 5 stars Well written
March 31, 2019
Format: Kindle Edition
Another great story from K’Anne Meinel. The characters were well rounded and quite interesting. The plot is very believable and had a few twists that I didn’t see coming. I look forward to reading more from this author.
Amazon Customer ★★★★★
5.0 out of 5 stars Keeps you wanting to read more!
March 30, 2019
Format: Kindle Edition
Excellent book, kept me wanting to read more, didn’t want to put the book down. I love all the characters and the story. Great author and excellent book!!!!
4.0 out of 5 stars Strong characters in a great story
March 31, 2019
Format: Kindle Edition
Just when you think you have a grasp on the storyline, Meinel throws another twist in the fire. Her characters continue to surprise you. Meinel has created a great story with a unique curve and characters that you are drawn to, characters you really dislike with a passion, and others you are ambivalent about. She tackles tough subjects and handles them very well. If you are looking for a book to immerse yourself into, check out Flight. You won’t be disappointed.
I really liked the entire series, the character’s are awesome from both time periods and I have to say I would like to see another on the vetted side just to know what happened after the fire, even if it’s just a novella. I highly recommend the entire series, it’s great reading.
Wonderful story! Excellent writing! Fey and Allyssa once again pull you into their lives, and you don’t have the will to leave until the last page is turned. You must read this book. No other way to say it.
I loved this book and I highly recommend it. I found myself enjoying each book in this series more than the one before it, and it’s hard to say which was my favorite. The author has developed such strong and realistic characters that you can’t help but feel like you know and care deeply about each of them. The childbirth scenes, which I usually hate, were actually really good!
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The opening of the book has Madison receive exotic flowers from a secret admirer. Discovering who sent her the flowers takes her back into the past when she spent time in Africa as a Nurse. There she first met the smart and enigmatic doctor Deanna Cooper and fell slowly in love with her. The fear of gossip and rejection has her end the relationship before they could figure out if their love could flourish.
Ten years later in a hospital in Los Angeles the two woman meet again, the life they led had changed and matured them. They form a tentative friendship in the sometimes hostile environment of a LA Hospital and old feelings start to raise their head.
The story has wonderfully developed characters that draw you in from the first chapter and have you fall in love with them. Exotic places throughout the the book draw you in and the description and narration make it easy to picture Madison and Deanna in the African countryside as well as working side by side ten years later.
K’Anne Meinel has a great way of showing all the little things that just happen in life and make up the big picture of a young woman maturing into adulthood.
I loved the way Amelia Patricks brings the individual characters to life with their own unique voice and draws you deep into the story.
This was a great story, I really enjoyed it. Great how it explained the beginning of the relationship. I would like to say more, but you need to read the book. No spoil alerts here.
Thank you K’Anne Meinel.
This was an excellent, well written book that I didn’t want to stop listening to and I definitely didn’t want it to end. I will definitely be reading and listening to more books written by K’Anne. The only reason I didn’t give 5 stars to the performance was because it seemed like some of the characters accents came and went!! Otherwise, fantastic all the way around!
Even better as an audiobook
I read this book several months ago and really enjoyed it. The narration made it even better. The story is fantastic, and the narrator really captured the characters.
If Wilbur Smith wrote lesbian fiction it would be like this. Easy listening, decent storyline.
This novel set in the 1840’s is a wonderful love story between two women in a time where it would not be tolerated.
This is a first for me I’ve never read a love story set back in my great-great-grandmothers day, and I was so very happy that I did. Both characters are very strong-willed and tough, they both fight for what is theirs. I loved this novel for the love you can feel throughout the story and K’Anne does a wonderful job on telling the story and making me care about them. The descriptions and certain words that were used back then where just icing on the cake.
This book transported me to that time and I felt like a fly on the wall the whole time.
I love historical romances, and this book is one of the best lesbian historical romances that I have read. I felt as if I were right beside the characters, feeling every emotion, and being tired for them after their hard work. This is a great read for those you like that Wagons West type of story.
This book is set in the mid – 1800s. It’s about two women who choose to travel west so that they can live their lives together as spouses in a time when two women could not have that kind of relationship. They have been friends since childhood and became lovers as adults. The descriptions of the travels and the lands and all the encounters along the way were phenomenal. It made me feel like I was right there with them. They were an excellent team and you could feel the love and intensity of the relationship together. I haven’t read many historical romances before. I also have never read any of this author’s books before. I did not want this book to end and can’t wait to read the sequel!
I received a copy from the author for an honest review. I loved this book so much. It’s historical fiction at it’s best . The women are so real and their love so real and honest and so much like my family’s love story. My great grandmother and her wife had 48 years of an epic love story that reminds me of this book. The historical details are so accurate and the supporting characters add so much as well. I will be rereading this book often and giving it as gift as well.
Before I begin this review in earnest, let me just say that I absolutely hated the cover art. The wagon train in the background does tie in with the story, but the sensationalized exploited looking woman in the foreground does not. Had I not read other books by the author that I enjoyed, I would not have given this one a try.
Now on to the story. This book is a bit like those by Laura Ingalls Wilder, with a lesbian twist. I found myself fascinating by the details of just how much preparation would have been needed prior to heading off on the Oregon Trail, the difficulties during the journey, and the added challenges Molly and Erin had with their brood. The author does a great job of setting the scene and creating characters, both human and animal, that the reader cares for. I am looking forward to reading the sequel, Pioneering.
Can’t believe I’ve I got to wait until August to see what happens next, lol. Erin and Molly along with the kids are great character’s. This is a well written story and I have to say I just loved the early history and I have no problem recommending this book. Keep up the excellent writing.
I enjoyed reading this book and I would highly recommend it. I do not normally read historical fiction, but since I really liked some of this author’s other books, I gave this one a try and was glad that I did. She did a great job placing readers into the 1800’s setting. This story does not have a lot of romantic tension but there is a very strong love story between the two main characters. This is not a standard plot, but this author’s books often have a less conventional story line, which is great if you want something a little different. I loved the way the author developed the characters and made the reader feel like they were back in time with them.