Review: Wings of Hope

Posted on February 29, 2012

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Wings of Hope
By Hillary E. Peak
CreateSpace
December 2011
226 pages

Julia Weinstein’s father beckons her to come and stay with him in New York. Dr. Sol Weinstein has an inoperable brain tumor and only three months to live. At twenty-seven, Julia’s life in San Francisco has reached an impasse and she welcomes the chance to re-unite with a man who is more a legend to her than a father. He divorced her mother when she was five so she “spent a lifetime flying between Lubbock, Texas, and La Guardia”, but she never really knew him. Soon after she arrives in New York, Julia realizes she might be in over her head. As though sensing her trepidation, Dr. Weinstein takes his daughter on a magical mystery tour of his past, including a memorable week in Lausanne for Julia and her father and a romantic weekend in Paris for Julia. Julia’s narrative reads like a memoir as she reveals the intimacy of a father and daughter re-discovering one another as adults, warts and all. The bond that grows between Julia and Sol at the end of his life makes you believe you can make up for lost time. Wings of Hope is a bittersweet story that shows how life can be full of hope and surprise for those who let it in.  ~ Copyright (c) 2012 by Peggy Tibbetts

Advice from a Caterpillar Featured Author:  Hillary E. Peak

Hillary Peak says: “I’m a recovering idealist. I became a lawyer to change the world and am still somewhat shocked that didn’t occur. Now, my goal is to retire from practicing law and write novels that people love. I started with topics I knew–shared experiences of hating my job, searching for something more meaningful and losing a loved one. I’m moving on to writing legal thrillers. My first one will be out before the end of 2012!”

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