The Flight of Hope
Marlee Foster’s life was just getting started. She couldn’t wait for the return of her husband from deployment. After all, he’d be there just in time for the birth of their daughter. The welcome home party is full of joy, but on the way home, tragedy strikes…
When Marlee loses her husband...more
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THE FLIGHT OF HOPE: Is a gut wrenching full length contemporary romance novel by H.J. Bellus.
Kick starting us off in the ‘Prologue’ the author has set the stage up for an emotional heart breaking read.
In this we meet tomboy Marlee aka Birdie and her best friend Bentley Foster, two childhood friends that loved each other even before they knew or understood what love meant, we see them as youngsters fishing at their favourite place at the pond, to their senior years at high school, to newly w ...more
The Flight of Hope did that for me.
Marlee is a strong woman who is dealt more pain than any one person should EVER have to deal with.
Heidi delivers this story in an epic way that brings you tears, joy, pain, and an overall decision on what really matters as we walk through life.
I've read a lot from Heidi and I'm not kidding when I say this is by far her best work. It's a story unlike anything. You have t ...more
Marlee is the strongest woman I know. I absolutely loved her character from the beginning to the end.Her character w ...more
I can't take it anymore !
" The stare of my husband's brown eyes piercing me sends me over the edge "
I get the idea - we have to understand the strong connection between the characters , in order to understand the devastation afterward , but this is too much .
It was like drowning in a maple syrup pool , mixed with the most cliche sentences about love .
My favorite line is:
"The accident left so many scars and marks upon my skin. It’s my story, but not my ending any longer."
Let me tell you, this book gutted the hell out of me! The Flight of Hope is a intense, emotional read and I recommend to keep tissues at hand. Consider you warned.
Marlee has the perfect life. A loving husband, her soulmate and childhoodfriend. And a daughter soon to be born. And in the blink of an eye her world gets destroyed. Bentley and Hope were killed in a car accident. Marlee is a empty shell, has not ...more
Truly this book is an emotional roller coaster that left me red-eyed, emotionally raw and will absolutely stay in my heart forever.
When you read the prologue and just know this story is going to be heartbreaking. We get chapters in great detail of Marlee's past life but then it felt as soon as we reached Marlee's present, everything seemed rushed and so the story kind of fell flat for me.
Blown away is not a strong enough description of how I feel about what I just read.
HJ Bellus has taken everything I thought I understood about her writing style (yep, I have read all of her books so far) and taken it up so many notches that I don't know if there is a pole high enough for the level she has taken her ...more
Marlee Foster found love at such an early age. One can say she had it all. A blessed childhood, an amazing family, and a life that anyone would envy. She fell in love with her best friend and they were truly soul mates. Being a military wife is not easy and just when things were going in a direction they were excited about....life throws her a he ...more
I was really looking forward to this book!! And had very high expectations, unfortunately I feel let down.
Now don't get me wrong it is written very well and and the storyline is a tearjerker!
The first part of the book is 5*, 11 out of 10! Knowing Marlees husband, Bentley is going to die, anticipating it at every moment, I was expecting it at all times but it actually happened when I least expect it!
Bentley is amazing... it's soo hard not to love him, and belive me I tri ...more
Those are just some of the ways I can describe this book.
The Flight of Hope has embedded itself into my heart and soul, and I don't want to ever let it go.
HJ Bellus has penned an absolutely beautiful novel about loss, love, and learning to live again.
Marlee is a character that is captivating. Maybe not in the way most think though. She's unique, quirky, and a best friend you coul ...more
Yes this book is emotional and pulls at all your strings, but this is life. We all know a Marlee out here. She is strong and gets knocked down. She struggles to live but finally finds hope and life hits her again. What I can't get past is the beauty of the struggles, the cries, the laughs and finally the hope. I will have more of my emotional review o ...more
What would you do if you lost everyone that meant something to you? I know what I would do, exactly what Birdie did, RUN!
Running never solves a problem, but when you just to go where no one knows you, it's the thing to do. And you never know, running may just put you in the place you are always meant to be.
This book was such an emotional read, I highly recommend. I look forward to reading more from Ms. Bellus.
I actually enjoyed this book. I was nervous going in, wasn't sure what to expect (no, I didn't read the blurb, just trusted a friend when she said I had to read it).
Marlee has been through so much. We know that from just the prologue. But what she continues to endure and what she goes through to find her happiness is impressive.
Marlee and Bentley have a storybook romance. Falling in love as children, they know they will always be together. That's just how it will always be.
Until one n ...more
I finished The Flight of Hope yesterday and I knew I couldn't write a review just then, so I came to Goodreads, posted that I was done reading, put it on my favorites shelf (cuz this book is certainly a favorite now!!) as well and gave it 5 fan-dam-tastic Stars!!! Then I needed to calm my nerves..I had tears running down my face and that thick knot in my throat...my heart was broken!!! But Y'all this story is sooo beautiful...SOOOO B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L!!!
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