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(Throckmorton Family #5)

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This is an ACE for ISBN10:1518707858 The Flying Phaeton

"The Flying Phaeton" is historical fiction that follows Nicholas Throckmorton from adolescence to maturity. His youthful innocence is destroyed by family tragedy and as the years pass, personal revenge transcends criminal violence and transforms to international comeuppance.
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Paperback, 292 pages
Published November 5th 2015 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Edward Hackemer
Nov 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Goodreads asks the author to submit a review of the title. Here it is!

It can be hard to be humble. I gave up. But I can be honest. I wrote it, read it, wrote some more, re-read it, corrected this and omitted that, added this and altered that. I think. I've done it a lot. I hope the reader enjoys the story as much as I enjoyed sticking the words onto paper. Believe, me: words stick. I have also discovered that erasers don't work on computer screens.

Sharon Huether
Nov 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this continued story of Nick Throckmorton, his love for all things mechanical, airplanes and his young family. He served in the Army Airforce for his country in WW II .
The story flowed, a real page turner.
I can hardly wait for the next story.
This book was a gift from the author for my honest review. Thankyou.
Gayle Slagle
Nov 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Flying Phaeton by Edward R Hackermer is a historical fiction that tells the story of Nicholas Throckmorton. I did not realize that this was a series book, but this did not alter my enjoyment in reading it. Nicholas is presented in an honest and forthcoming manner and addresses both the good qualities and the bad qualities of this World War II pilot. It begins with the basically loveless marriage of Nicholas to Nora; they have a young son, who Nicholas adores. The story follows Nicholas throu ...more
Judie Dooley
Oct 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I was given this book by the author in return for an honest review. Due to illness it took me much longer to read than it should have. I loved this book. I was so happy to read the continuation of Nicholas Throckmorton's life and adventures. In reading, we learn of his friends, his women and his enemys as he flys through the battles of WWII. Aside from being a great story it was a story of history and what was happening in the world at that time. The book also contained a CD of music that was po ...more
Sharon Heaverly Machuga French
This is a continuing story of the Throckmorton Family. It is historical fiction with such an accurate vision of the time and place where the stories take place. Mr. Hackemer's descriptive verse is so thorough that it made me feel that I had stepped back in time and was actually living among the people. This is the 5th book in the family saga and I have read them all this far. I have truly enjoyed the stories and Mr. Hackemer's sense of humor in his writing. Although you can read this book as a s ...more
Gloria Brooks
Mar 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Flying Phaeton was a very interesting historical fiction about Nicholas Throckmorton who was a pilot, I enjoy strong male characters and he is one, love historical novels and this was really good, loved the characters and interesting tid bits about war and that era. Love and a interesting read.
M.
Mar 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: good-reads
I really enjoyed this book and following the story through the years. Enjoyed the historical aspects as well. I look forward to reading others in the series.
Debbie Payne
Mar 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
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I received this book as a Goodreads Giveaway and although it has taken a long time to finally finish it, I really enjoyed it. The only problem I had with the book was the fact that this was a series book that I had not read any of the series before it. Generally I don't sign up for series book for that very reason. Hence the four star rating. What I liked even us more than the story were the songs and idioms of the era. In fact I played those more than once or twice. They reminded me of the song ...more
Debbi DuBose
The Flying Phaeton is the fifth book in the " Throckmorton Family Novels". This is the fascinating story of Nicholas Throckmorton's redemption. He is a charming lady's man; the World War II pilot; avenger of his family's honor; the provider of his wife, Nora, in name only; and the loving father of Alexander. Nick is the admirable hero of this exciting story. What happens in this book that will once again change the course of Nick's life? You will have to read it for yourself to find out! The mys ...more
Liz
Dec 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
I won a copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway.
This is a book that grew on me. At first, I didn't much care of Nick but I did get attached to him as the story progressed. Lots of history was covered from the late 1920s through the end of WWII and Nick was in the thick of much of it. It made this story so much more interesting and exciting. Really enjoyed the notes at the end of the book ... they helped recap the story and gave more color to the historical period. Thought the music was great t
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Hazel
I loved this book I could not put it down. I'm a big reader and read 12-20 books monthly. This book
Was different than normally read so I'm thankful I realized it as a give away.you really
feel you are living in the book as you read it, I still wonder and think about each character..
It has mystery excitement romance and even phycology in it.i encourage all of you to read this book.
I can't wait to read all of this authors books. He's a new favorite author for me.
Cathy
Nov 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Excellent! I think I enjoyed this the best of the three I have read and will definitely be reading books one and two very soon! I love the glossary and notes at the back, and the introduction to the "set" and "players" at the start of the book. I read a fair amount of historical fiction and this appears to be very well researched and written in the style of the period. It feels very authentic. Thank you to Mr Hackemer for providing me with a copy to read.
Roxanne
Nov 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is a Goodreads win review. From what I can gather this is a continuing story. It is historical fiction about Nicholas Throckmorton and his life. The book talks about his exploits as a pilot and his stormy personal life.
Duawana Wilson
Dec 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I won this book from Goodreads giveaway. Although I don't normally read this type book, I was pleased with this story. I was captivated from start to finish. I will definitely read the other books Edward Hackemer has . I have passed it along to a friend who loves this type of book.
Dan Lapensee
Jan 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway and it was one of the better books I read in 2015. The story captivated me from start to finish with the added bonus that the early years take place between Detroit and Mt. Clemens, Michigan where I've lived for the past 63 years.
Beth Yeary
After winning this book from Goodreads, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I did find the hero rather egotiscal, but that's just the way he was.

The only thing I wondered is if the author named the main character, Nick and Nora, after the characters in the Thin Man series?
Florence
Worth the read. Very good!
Pam Mooney
Dec 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
A wonderful historical adventure! I enjoyed so much following the characters throughout the 20's and 30's on to WW II. I loved the story within the context of historical events that I have read about and am familiar with. Although this book is part of a series it read very well as a stand alone book and really makes me want to go back and play catch up with previous editions. A good read.
Susan
Dec 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
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I won this book through Goodreads. Great 5th installment in a great series. Very engrossing and developed story. Loved it.
Mkittysamom
Jan 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow, so I did a complete re-read! This has been an incredible journey, reading about the life of Alexander Throckmorton..and his family's historical background! This book was about his father Nick..who has become a curious enigma..for awhile now. The Flying Phaeton, is about what happened to Nick after he parted from his Brother Leo. What an interesting life (actually for both brothers and Alex), and I kinda didn't like him (Nick)in the other books. He ran away from his son Alex and wife Nora. N ...more
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Edward R Hackemer lived in Western New York for 55 years before retiring from government service and moving to North Georgia; roughly halfway between Atlanta & North Carolina.
His college education was abbreviated by induction into the US Army in 1968. Ed's civilian employment history runs from paperboy, dishwasher, paper mill laborer, laboratory technician, warehous
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