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Hope Flies on Broken Wings [Kindle Edition]

L. F. Falconer
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Book Description

It's the last summer of Collie's innocence.

The poignant tale of a naive young girl's first love affair with the lonely and troubled son of an evil man. Collie is the middle class daughter of a tinker and she unexpectedly loses her heart to Dugan, a young fisherman. Collie tries to follow her heart despite the disapproval of her hypocritically devout mother and the bigotry of the townsfolk around her.
Dugan, meanwhile, is torn between his love for Collie and his knowledge that their relationship is dangerous for her. Then comes the night that changes everything.
A story of dramatic love and equally dramatic loss as seen through the eyes of two innocent, but defiant adolescents, and through its simple medieval setting it brings to light many of the societal issues of today, including domestic violence, child abuse, bigotry, class segregation and religious intolerance.

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Reviewed by Alice DiNizo for Readers Favorites

"Hope Flies on Broken Wings" is a tragic love story about choices made that will haunt the reader long after the story has been read.  Collie and Dugan are star-crossed lovers and the others in the story, Collie's parents and Dugan's friends, Arrick who wants Collie and Dorn who sells weaving goods next to Collie at the market, are all totally believable characters who give meaning to "Hope Flies on Broken Wings".  The plot line proceeds to the end and we learn a few lessons, too, as Collie muses on page 232, "We cannot truly appreciate another's pain until we have felt it for ourselves, yet the lessons of suffering can be too much of a burden."

Product Details

  • File Size: 438 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc. (July 25, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008R53TQ2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,051,196 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.3 out of 5 stars
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful read September 1, 2012
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I really enjoyed this book. It grabbed my attention right from the beginnig and kept it the entire time. I couldn't put it down. The authors ability to decribe things makes you feel as if you are seeing/hearing/feeling as if you were there with the characters. I would defnately recommend this book to everybody!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Romance February 12, 2013
By ange
Format:Paperback
I would love to sit down and read a book but can never get into it to stick with it.
This book is AMAZING! The love, the hurt, the romance, the everything!I read it too fast though and now wanting more! Going to order Exit Strategy now and hoping for more to come soon.
Thanks!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just Absorbed October 30, 2012
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I like to savor a book. I read slow and enjoy every word. With some books I get bored and think ok, move on already, but not with this one. It's a great story with vivid characters and setting. I could almost smell the ocean and feel the sand as I read. I know, I exaggerate, but all the imagery was so clear in my head. Most of all, I love reading a first time author. You get a real sense of their storytelling ability and this author is going to be great! I won't give away the story; you just have to read it for yourself.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A great read October 15, 2012
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This isn't the type of book that I would have usually picked out to read. But I am very glad I did. It turned out to be a very good and fast read. The story line is captivating and holds the reader in until the very end. I would love to read a sequel to this book to see what happens to the young girl. I look forward to reading other books by this author.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great read September 5, 2012
By NLW
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This book was a very easy read. The author included all I could want, a love story, a different place in time, a villain, happiness, sadness, tragedy... The author definitely leaves you wanting more. Hoping she writes more soon, I am sure I would enjoy her next book as much.
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More About the Author

A desert rat from birth, L.F. Falconer lives in her hometown of Fallon,Nevada with her husband, Michael. For over forty years she has been published sporadically in various Northern Nevada newspapers, recently deciding to actively pursue her first love: fiction. In 2012,her first novel, Hope Flies on Broken Wings, a tragic romance set in a medieval world made its debut. Exit Strategy, a dark, psychological thriller swiftly followed in 2013. Then came the much-requested dramatic sequel to Hope Flies on Broken Wings as Collie's story continues in Hope Rises from the Ashes. Her latest offering is a collection of short, dark stories, many set within her home state of Nevada.

When she's not doing her small part in the training of naval fighter pilots at NAS, Fallon, Falconer enjoys gardening (a true desert challenge), oil painting, and exploring the Nevada desert and old mining camps.

"I've always found magic in the written word. When I write, I don't know that I embrace any particular genre. If I get caught in an inspiration, I tend to just run with it. To me, a great story is all about the characters. I love to read for character, and I believe I write that way, too."

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