Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Fly Home to Me by Chalon Linton

Posted July 7, 2021 by meezcarrie in Chalon Linton, Christian, contemporary, giveaway, romance / 19 Comments

Flying in Love #2

GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance
PUBLISHER: Covenant Communications
RELEASE DATE: July 2, 2021
PAGES: 210

A traffic jam is the last thing Piper Holland needs in her already stressful day. The dry cleaner’s will soon close, and she really hopes to wear her luxury silk blouse when she pitches her theme to the editors of the magazine she works for. But when she finally sees what’s caused the backup, she feels a pinch of guilt: a man in a military uniform is gallantly pushing a stalled vehicle off the road. Suddenly, her rush to the dry cleaner’s seems incredibly unimportant. Fate offers Piper a chance to redeem herself, however, when the handsome good Samaritan crosses her path again.

Gabriel Orsini, a fighter pilot stationed at Luke Air Force Base, seems to be the perfect man, and an assignment at the magazine offers Piper the perfect chance to get to know him better. Her “Day in the Life: Hometown Heroes” article was tailor-made for the bighearted pilot. Before long, their interviews for the article enter date territory, and Piper realizes she’s falling for Gabriel. But her tragic past has taught her one thing: no one stays. And the transient lifestyle of a military man leaves her no doubt that Gabriel will eventually abandon her too. With her heart on the line, Piper must decide: is the risk of loss worth the possibility of forever?


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Readers, I have a new book boyfriend. His name is Gabriel Orsini, and between his grins and winks and knee-melting kisses and romantic nature, he’ll leave you swooning in his wake, too. Oh, and did I mention he’s an Air Force pilot? And that when first we meet him, he’s pushing an elderly man’s minivan out of the middle of the road? By himself. You know those IG reels that ask “Worthy of a romance novel?” … well, the resounding answer for Gabe is HECK YES. Seriously, his romantic gestures alone would earn him a place in my book boyfriend collection, but all of his swooniliciousness together is just…. where’s my fan? I grinned. A lot. And I have a feeling you will too.

Piper is a wonderful heroine in her own right. She’s smart and witty and has a good heart. She’s got some walls built up though, thanks to some tough losses in her life, and I really loved that her journey toward healing involved her growing relationship with God AND regular communication with a therapist. I am a firm believer in a counselor or therapist to help us see things from the right perspective when we can’t process all the information and hurt on our own. I confess I may have wanted to (gently & in love) purse whomp her a couple of times because… GABRIEL … but thankfully she comes to her senses without needing my intervention haha. Watching her blossom as she does the work to restore the relationships she’s pushed away is truly heartwarming and encouraging, and because the story is engagingly written from her perspective we get a front row seat to her progress.

Bottom Line: Gabriel & Piper’s journey to happily-ever-after in Fly Home to Me is not always a smooth one but it is super sweet & lots of fun. As I already mentioned, I grinned a lot – in fact, I’m pretty sure my smile was stuck in place through 95% of the book. Once Gabriel fell for Piper, he was all in and gosh there’s something so swoony about that. Piper takes a bit longer to let go of her fears and fully commit in return, but it’s in walking with her through the process that readers will find themselves examining their own hearts, too. This tender romance with plenty of sparks & great kisses also gives us a peek at Air Force life & a new appreciation (and compassion) for those who love an active duty member of the military. The perfect choice for fans of sweet romance with a gentle faith thread!

(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

My Rating: 4.5 stars / loved it!

KissingBook Level: 4 / keep a fan & fainting couch handy!

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Chalon Linton is an air force spouse, a mother of four, and a fan of all things romance. Jane Austen has long been a favorite because who can resist handsome men in tailcoats? Manners, wit, and true love, combined with a faith in God, guide her stories to a happily ever after. She has met friends from around the globe and is grateful for each experience that adds to her own faith in the goodness of people. Chalon currently lives with her handsome husband in Southern California.

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19 responses to “Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Fly Home to Me by Chalon Linton

  1. Judi Imperato

    This book sounds so good, I would love to read it, thank you for the giveaway.

  2. Winnie Thomas

    Well, your review certainly made me want to read this book! It looks and sounds fantastic! Swoony books and heroes make my day! Thanks, dear BFFFC!

  3. Debra J Pruss

    This sounds like a fabulous book. Thank you so much for sharing. God bless you.

  4. Lynn Brown

    I like the idea of hometown heroes. The blurb sounds good. Thanks for the chance.

  5. Julie Carpenter

    It is a fabulous book!!! I couldn’t put it down. Gabriel and Piper were so cute! 😍😍😍😍 I loved all the military aspects as well.

  6. Amy M.

    Your stellar rating makes me want to read this book. Plus….HELLOOOO!! Air Force pilot <3 <3 <3

  7. Jcp

    Who doesn’t want to meet a handsome Godly man in the middle of running to the dry cleaners?

  8. Perrianne Askew

    I’m always interested in a “new to me” author and especially a genre that I am interested in. I do have to question Carrie’s purse whomp, though, LOL.

  9. Patty

    Who doesn’t love a man in uniform! I have not read anything by Chaplin before, this sounds like a good series.

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