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Beauty in Flight

(Beauty in Flight #1)

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  74 ratings  ·  54 reviews

Her beauty once opened doors, but the felony conviction now slams them shut. 

Harper Cloud used to love the gilded glamour of Las Vegas, but on the far side of prison, she sees the cracks in the veneer. These days, she keeps her head down and focuses on the elderly patients in her care. Even her new wealthy east-coast boyfriend, Derrick, can't entice her away. She's trust

Kindle Edition, 201 pages
Published January 22nd 2019 by JDO Publishing
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Jan 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2019
Wow! Cliff hangar alert!

Beauty in Flight was unique in that the suspense was in the margins. There was more of a feeling of tension and something ominous to come than actual action.

Main character Harper is a fabulous main character. She is street savvy due to her rough background but not hardened by it. I love her natural kindness for the elderly and on the flip side the zero amount of tolerance she has for anything shady.

The ending definitely leaves readers hanging. Thank goodness book two come
I decided to pick up this book after a goodreads friend (Staci) recommended it and glad I did. This was the first book I've read by Robin Patchen and the first of a series. Thought the action was not there from the start, there was a constant expectation that something is going to happen, and I found myself guessing a few times about what might happen and totally being wrong.

The action at the end brought about an adrenaline rush, so that I took a while being able to settle and fall asleep.

Mrs B E Woods
Jan 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Beauty in Flight, which is book 1 of a 3-book series. It was in the Christian/Romance books section and out of my normal genre of Crime so I wasn't sure what to expect but, having read Chasing Amanda and Finding Amanda, which had been extremely good reads, I decided to give it a try. It wasn't strictly Christian or romantic in the sloppy sense of the word. Yes, it did mention religion and there was a small romantic element but it was a very touching and endearing story that had me readin
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Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing

When you make the mistake of getting in the wrong crowd, or with the wrong man, you might not be able to escape your past life. Sometimes you get trapped in the cycle. Your past will always catch up with you, eventually. But the beauty is that God has forgiven you and your past mistakes, your past life, all is forgiven.
Harper tried to escape her past, to start again. She wanted to be a nurse, to start a new life. But, the creepy feeling that someone is watching her refuses to fade away,
Edward Arrington
Jan 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I would not consider this a typical Christian novel although the author does weave in a faith thread through some of the lesser characters. The heroine makes no profession of faith, past or present. However, she seems to be seeking something more as she continues to put time and distance between her and her two years in the penitentiary. Unlike many, she has learned from her past mistakes and bad choices. Either way, she is working extra hard to have a new and better life. Although bad influence ...more
Linda Rainey
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
First Rate Suspense

Robin Patchen gives us another novel of first rate suspense filled with lots of twists and turns.
The storyline is intriguing as Harper,an LPN races to determine who is trying to kill her patient and herself.
This book needs to be read as part of the series because of the cliff-hanger ending.
This book is recommend for those who love Christian suspense.
Feb 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Good very good

I enjoyed the story. Harper grew on me as the story pressed. Quite honestly I would love to kick Derrick in the shins. He plays the jerk well. Red is the best.

Look forward to reading book 2
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Lisa Johnson
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Title: Beauty in Flight (Beauty in Flight #1)
Author: Robin Patchen
Pages: 162
Year: 2019
Publisher: JDO
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
The second and third books in the series are due out in March and April this year, and I cannot wait to see where the suspense takes me! The author has a gift of weaving a thriller as if the reader is right there viewing the scenes in person. There are excitement and adventure with every page! In the story, a young woman who had been a former prison inmate is now working
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Harper Cloud is a young lady that has made some poor choices, both in life and in love, and ultimately paid a stiff price - a prison sentence. Now she's out and attempting to remake her life. But with a criminal conviction hanging over her head her professional options are limited and she's put a wall of distrust around her heart.
Robin Patchen's Beauty in Flight is an old wooden roller coaster ride of a tale. That thrill-awaiting drag upwards, as we meet the characters in the story - Harper, a
Suzie Waltner
Mar 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
I’ve seen and heard Robin Patchen’s name for a few years now, but this is the first book written by her I’ve read. Let me tell you, it won’t be my last (and not just because of the cliffhanger ending).
As readers follow Harper Cloud from Las Vegas to Maryland, Patchen draws us into the comfort Harper finds as a private nurse while slowly drawing us into the mystery of exactly what is going on with Derek.

Beauty in Flight is an excellent introduction to Harper as we get a sense of her guilt and rem
Kelly Bridgewater
Feb 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Beauty in Flight by Robin Patchen is an interesting glance into a life of a woman who wants to escape the stereotype of her past. While the book is categorized as a mystery / suspense novel, I had a hard time with that because there really isn't any suspense in the current novel. It might show up in the next two, but it wasn't in this one. The heroine, Harper Cloud, felt someone was following her a couple of times, and she did almost mugged at the beginning, but really nothing came of it. I see ...more
Mar 15, 2019 rated it liked it
"All she knew was that she didn't know anything."

Harper Cloud's post-prison life is full of new perspective. It was painful to learn that beauty on the outside often attracts the wrong kind of friends, in particular, the wrong kind of men. Her hopes and dreams have become simple again, except for Derrick Burns' insistence that their long distance relationship become a short distance one, with no strings attached. When has that every worked for Harper?

Glad to leave Las Vegas behind and the eerie
Kenneth Lingenfelter
Feb 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Harper Cloud is a convicted felon. She wanted to be an RN, but now that she is a felon, that is out of the question. Harper is dating Derrick from Maryland and she lives in Las Vegas. Harper is working in a nursing home and Derrick offers her a job taking care of his grandfather, Red. Derrick is a gambling addict and owes a lot of money to sharks. Harper gets attacked in a supermarket parking lot. She goes back and finds two dead bodies and Red standing over them. She takes Red and flees. This i ...more
Jan 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
HArper Cloud is been tuyo jail for a while but she can’t feel safe, she feels like she is been watched. When she gets a job as a private nurse from red, his boyfriend’s grandfather in Maryland she thinks she can star all over again. But life isn’t easy for Haper and dangerous following her. Can she learn to love herself as God love her and find happiness? A tough story.
Melissa Henderson
Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Danger and intrigue fill this story. Is redemption possible? Fast paced read. I received a complimentary copy of this story. No review was required.
Erin Laramore
Jan 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
I discovered Robin Patchen a little over a year ago as a "new to me" voice in Christian romantic suspense. In short order, I pretty much devoured her Hidden Truth series. When I learned she was doing a new series, I was super excited! This is the first book in a trilogy (don't worry, the other 2 books are just a couple of months out) and I'm now anxiously awaiting book 2.

This one started a bit slow for my liking, hence the 4 stars instead of 5. Harper Cloud is attempting to get her life back on
Debi Lantzer
Feb 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
I had not heard of this author previously but her new series of books sounded very interesting to me, so when I saw a book tour with Just Reads, I signed up for all three books.  

Beauty in Flight is the first book in author Robin Patchen’s new series with the same name, Beauty in Flight. The second book in the series is Beauty in Hiding and will be released on March 12.  The third book in the series, Beauty in Battle comes out on April 9, 2019.

The protagonist of Beauty in Flight is Harper Cloud,
Yvette (bookworlder)
Mar 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ex-con Harper Cloud has turned her life around, and is finding real connections with the elderly patients she cares for, with one patient in particular helping her begin to be open to a new connection with God.  It's a good, decent life and she is determined to take things slow with her boyfriend Derrick.  Prodded, in part, by unwelcome reappearances from her past, Harper packs up her car and moves to take care of Derrick's grandfather in spite of her misgivings over the situation.

The connection
Meagan Myhren-bennett
Beauty in Flight
By Robin Patchen

Harper Cloud has repeatedly made the same mistake - trusting men who don't have her best interest at heart. Instead of seeing her as a person they've merely seen her as a decorative accessory. When her last boyfriend helped her land a stint in prison and ended her dreams of being a nurse she promised herself never again would she trust a man and his promises.

Derrick seems different - caring about her safety, offering her a job as a caretaker for his grandfather. B
Jan 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
About a year or so ago, I noticed an advertisement for a book by Robin Patchen. I had not heard of this author previously but her novel sounded so intriguing. I ended up reading the whole series.

Beauty in Flight is the first in author Robin Patchen’s new series, Beauty in Flight. I love this newest release and am beyond excited that the second in the series will be released just a couple months from now in March.

Harper Cloud has a history of choosing the wrong man, men who have led her into a
Jan 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Harper Cloud had been innocent of the crime for which she was convicted, the crime that cost her two years in prison, but not innocent of other sins. Finding love and forgiveness seemed too good to be true, but she would use what she had learned from her past life to do better in the future, to protect herself from being taken advantage of ever again. Trust would be something hard earned from Harper.

Robin Patchen has created a character one longs to mentor and protect. Readers will likely find
Feb 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
So I read this book in one day. ONE DAY. Says the slowest reader on the planet.
This is the first Robin Patchen book that I have read and it was GOOD. The pacing was amazing and I honestly didn't really get bored reading it at all. Ms. Patchen knows how to keep a reader interested.
I think my one problem with it was the ending. First off, the ending was a MAJOR cliffhanger and I don't have the second book, so there's that. But I also felt that after all the building up to the end and that on
Feb 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Harper has a big heart and after trusting the wrong men in her life and landing in prison she is finally free. Or is she? She feels like she’s being watched and after a narrow escape, takes a chance on a new man in her life. But is Derrick the real deal? He brings her to the east coast to care for his elderly grandfather, Red. She becomes attached to the old man, but finds out quickly that things aren’t as they seem and soon she has another decision to make. For her safety and Red’s she chooses ...more
Pam Graber
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Whoa! This one flies right up to that cliff and makes you wish book 2 was already out!
Harper Cloud takes a job as caretaker for her boyfriend's wealthy, elderly grandfather. As she grows to love the old man, she discovers a pretty major chink in Derrick's armor. When those chinks prove dangerous, can she keep herself and her charge safe, even as Derrick sets her up as a scapegoat for murder?
Did I mention I don't like books that don't have a satisfying ending? Beauty in Flight definitely ends in
Mar 16, 2019 rated it liked it
This is the first novella in a three part series. It sets the stage for readers and leaves them hanging at the end. The main character, Harper, is pretty well crafted. She is a beautiful woman who loved life in Las Vegas but got mixed up with the wrong guys and went to prison. She has been working in a nursing home since being released. Her life in danger, however, and she takes the opportunity to go to the east coast and care for the elderly father of Derrick, a man she has recently come to kno ...more
J Young
Mar 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Harper is trying to make a new life for herself after prison; working as an aide in a nursing home. Now she must learn to love and forgive herself for her past. With help, she now understands why her relationships have always failed in the past and is determined not to repeat those mistakes. This is why Derrick's offer of a job across the country, caring for his wealthy grandfather, Red, is both tempting and concerning. Temptation wins and Harper develops a close friendship with Red, but Derrick ...more
Jan 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Interesting, intriguing page-turner that will keep you reading!

I started this story yesterday and finished it today. I loved the character, Harper Cloud, and her amazing ability to relate to seniors and bring out the best in them. She provided the type of nursing care that any of us would want for our family members when they become unable to care for themselves. I especially liked her client, Red, and how well they related to each other; however, this story is not about something as calm and qu
Jan 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the first book in a new series & I do recommend that you read them in order. Harper has been released from jail and is looking for something but not sure exactly what it is. While there isn't much romance nor faith shown in the first book Robin Patchen will weave it into the series. There is suspense, action and a strong heroine who is willing to fight for what she thinks is right.

I've read most of Robin Patchen's books and she always weaves a tight plot and keeps you turning the pag
Jan 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Beauty in Flight by Robin Patchen
Beauty in Flight Series Book One
Harper Cloud is loving her freedom. She's found that things aren't important in life, not when you were free. No more prison bars. No parole officer. Only... the feeling of being watched. But she put that to paranoia.

When she decides a change from Vegas is needed...away from the memories of the past...she heads to Maryland for a job taking care of an elderly man. Life seems to be going really well for her...and that never boded wel
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Aside from her family and her Savior, Robin Patchen has two loves—writing and traveling. If she could combine them, she’d spend a lot of time sitting in front of her laptop at sidewalk cafes and ski lodges and beachside burger joints. She’d visit every place in the entire world—twice, if possible—and craft stories and tell people about her Savior. Alas, time is too short and money is too scarce fo ...more

Other books in the series

Beauty in Flight (3 books)
  • Beauty in Hiding (Beauty in Flight #2)
  • Beauty in Battle (Beauty in Flight #3)