Friday, November 4, 2011

Wings of a Dream by Anne Mateer

5 out of 5 stars
Rebekah Hendricks has always dreamed of living life beyond the plain farm fields of Downington, Oklahoma. When aviator Arthur Sampson promises her adventure in the big city, she feels certain God has placed him in her path. When her Aunt Adabelle falls ill, Rebekah travels to Dallas to tend to her. Anticipating her aunt's quick recovery, Rebekah is shocked to discover, upon her arrival, that her aunt is sick with the Spanish Influenza . . .and that she has taken in four children under her care. Rebekah makes a promise to her dying aunt that she will take care of the children until the father returns home from the Great War. The more time she spends with these children the harder it becomes to leave them. Will these children take her away from her big dreams or will God change the desires of Rebekah's heart?

Wings of a Dream has to be one of the most captivating debut novels I've ever had the honor to read. Filled with deep characterization, historical detail, and spiritual depth, this book is one you don't want to miss.

When I first opened the book, I instinctively fell into dissatisfaction with the first-person narration. By nature, I don't like stories told from this view point. As I progressed through the story, however, I honestly couldn't have enjoyed it from any other point of view than the one the author wrote. 

Every chapter will leave you dying to know what will happen next.

This story touched a vulnerable area in my life. Experiencing almost the exact heart-break as Rebekah, I found it healing and reassuring as it left me with the promise that God dreams bigger and better dreams for me than I could ever dream for myself.   

I highly recommend Wings of a Dream--especially to those who may be struggling with broken dreams or a directionless future. This story will encourage you and strengthen you. 

received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review. 

About the Author 

Anne Mateer is a three-time Genesis Contest finalist who has long had a passion for history and historical fiction. She and her husband live near Dallas, Texas, and are the parents of three young adults.Visit for more information.

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Available from Bethany House Publishes in eBook and print formats. 

Read the First Chapter 

Wings of a Dream


  1. Your response to Wings of a Dream brought tears to my eyes, for that is exactly what I've prayed this story would do--encourage readers whose lives haven't taken the turns they desired that God still hold them in His hands and has good things for them. Thank you for blessing me with your words today!

  2. Hi Holly, I'm a new follower of your blog. This book sounds beautiful...I can't wait to read it now!
    I noticed you have a giveaway for "A Lasting Impression" and was wondering if it was open to Canadians? I'd love to enter if it is.

    Cathy :)

  3. Anne, you're welcome. Thank you so much for encouraging me with this story. :)

  4. Cathy, thank you so much for following my blog! Yes, the giveaway is open to Canadians. Since I don't have to pay extra for overseas shipping, Canada is definitely included. Feel free to enter the giveaway!


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