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I highly recommend it for mother-daughter book clubs with girls aged 9 to 13.
Something else I really liked about Promise the Night is that it was a very fast read - I didn't want to put it down for one moment.
It was wonderful to be able to talk to my girls about the fact that this book was based on a true story.
Today's middle schoolers often lack real world role models to challenge their character development. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Linda Jett
I enjoyed the juxtaposition of scenes from Beryl Markham's childhood and her flight westward across the Atlantic. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
I liked this book. It's rather entertaining,interesting and easy to read. This book will make you smile for sure.Very positivePublished on December 19, 2012 by Katia
I loved this book. I bought it for my pre-teen girls and they loved it too. It was wonderful to be able to talk to my girls about the fact that this book was based on a true... Read morePublished on December 12, 2012 by Mona
I got this book free through LibraryThing's Early Reviewers program.
This is an excellent story, full of all sorts of roaring African adventures that will keep 9-to-12s... Read more
Beryl Markham was one of the famous pilots of the golden age of aviation, even becoming the first pilot - male or female - to fly the East-to-West route across the Atlantic Ocean... Read morePublished on February 25, 2012 by SusieBookworm (Susanna P)
Michaela MacColl has done it again. Promise the Night was an absolutely fabulous read that I just adored. Read morePublished on February 19, 2012 by Erica
Promise the Night by Michaela MacColl is a fictionized account of Beryl Markham's childhood growing up in British East Africa. Read morePublished on February 10, 2012 by Lori Katz
Books like this are why historical fiction is my absolute favorite genre. Starting out reading this book based on a real-life heroine, horse breaker and airplane pilot Beryl... Read morePublished on January 27, 2012 by Renee Chaw