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Flying Home

What if everything you ever thought was true about your past, wasn't true at all?

Liana Winn has always felt like an outsider in her family. As a child she was adopted by relatives after her parents' plane accident in India, but now that she is as an adult, her disjointed memories—and nightmares—of the past continue to make it impossible for her to bridge the wide gulf she still feels with her adoptive family. She is plagued by questions about her parents' deaths and wonders if that event is the reason for her inability to form deep personal relationships. Although her adoptive brother Christian has become her greatest friend and supporter, she even has difficulty bonding to him. Needing someone means love, and losing those you love hurts too much.

When Liana meets the successful businessman, Austin Walker, who has risen above his own difficult childhood on a Wyoming farm, she is certain their business will not extend to friendship. Yet she cannot deny their powerful connection and the feeling of hope he offers.

But the ghosts of the past will not rest for Liana, and when she travels to India in search of answers, she makes a shocking discovery at her parents' gravesite that just might mean the end of everything she's ever believed.

A satisfying, beautifully-woven story from best-selling author Rachel Ann Nunes.

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What Others Are Saying

Since this book's release, I was interested to read it. I've read several of Rachel's book, but this one is written for the national market—published by the Shadow Mountain imprint by Deseret Book.

Compared to her other novels, Rachel really delved into the characterization in this book (which I really like). I think many LDS genre books are way too short-too short to hold an intriguing plot and too short to fully develop more than one character.

The story is about a woman, Liana, who was adopted as a child by her relatives. She doesn't why she continues to have nightmares and flashes of memories about her childhood. Her parents were both killed in a plane crash in India.

At first glance the premise was interesting, but I wondered what could really be so shocking when she goes to her parents gravesite. Well, I was very surprised and didn't see the twist coming.

I also enjoyed the descriptions of the country of India—in fact Rachel did all the descriptions very well, from Las Vegas area to a farm in Wyoming.

There are no obvious LDS characters in this book, no conversion story to God, but it is one woman's story of coming to grips with her past and finally accepting where she came from.
  —Heather Moore of UT
Rachel Ann Nunes has gracefully woven the past with the present in her
new book "Flying Home." The giant chasm that is between Karyn and her older sister Clarrisa opens this compelling story. It allows a glimpse of the fierce love that is between sisters, even when they are estranged, and the gaping hole that is left when one sister is gone with no chance of reconciliation . . . It is absolutely refreshing to read a romance book that is not filled with intimate scenes. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good love story. (For full review see AML List archives.)
  —Karen Hamilton
I love this book a ton! Haha. I couldn't put this book down at all! I love it! I totally recommend it to other people! Wow!
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Author's Comments

This is my first book targeted toward the general book market. My editor feels like this is the best novel I've written so far. I hope the sales support that belief. I learned so much about India and Ukraine while writing this book, some of which I've been able to include. Enjoy!

Sample Chapter

Saturday August 29, 1981

Unalterable and unforgiving as a gaping hole in a cemetery, the event would forever after st  (more...)

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General Info

Shadow Mountain, Softcover Tradeback, Women's Fiction, 330 pages.
First printing in August 2007
ISBN 978-59038-798-6 Type other info here