Early praise for FLIGHT OF DREAMS:
“Ariel Lawhon has real vision and the writing chops to back it up. She weaves the voices and lives of the Hindenburg’s doomed–and surviving–passengers together in intricate fashion, linking them at startling intersections that bind them into a single, riveting tale. It’s a fascinating blend of love and murder, big dreams and betrayal, history and pure imagination–I could not put it down.” — Sara Gruen, New York Times Bestselling author of WATER FOR ELEPHANTS and AT THE WATER’S EDGE
“In FLIGHT OF DREAMS, Ariel Lawhon masterfully re-imagines the infamous Hindenburg tragedy in uniquely human terms, and the result is a spectacular page-turner of class and distinction. Intricately plotted and deftly characterized, this beautifully written novel is wonderfully satisfying – historical fiction at its best.” — Alex George, internationally bestselling author of A GOOD AMERICAN
“A magnificent, tour-de-force story, FLIGHT OF DREAMS will break your heart and satisfy every conspiracy theorist who’s wondered what really happened to the Hindenburg. Simply spectacular—I’ve never read anything like it. Lawhon has written the book of the year. She’s a writer to watch—now, and for many years to come.” — J.T. Ellison, New York Times bestselling author of WHAT LIES BEHIND
“FLIGHT OF DREAMS enthralls, taking the reader on the doomed last flight of the Hindenburg with a story so vivid, it is impossible to pull away. Mystery, romance – it is all here, told in a mesmerizing tale.” – Kate Alcott, New York Times bestselling author of THE DRESSMAKER and A TOUCH OF STARDUST
“It’s a sign of an extremely talented writer who can take a story that’s been told before and tell it in a completely new imaginative way that is so compelling and exciting. Even the manner in which the novel is structured adds to the tension of the story.” — Charles Belfoure, New York Times bestselling author of THE PARIS ARCHITECT and HOUSE OF THIEVES
Praise for THE WIFE, THE MAID, AND THE MISTRESS:
“The 1930 disappearance of Judge Joseph Crater, one of New York City’s most fascinating and enduring mysteries, is brilliantly explored. With its richly drawn cast of characters–ballsy showgirls, corrupt politicians, dirty cops, a scorned wife, an ambitious maid, a scheming mistress–and deftly conjured, twist-laden plot, Ariel Lawhon’s sparkling and finely-researched novel will entrance fans of historical fiction and nonfiction alike.” —Karen Abbott, New York Times bestselling author of Sin in the Second City and American Rose.
“In a setting most often viewed through the lens of mobster or police investigator, Ariel Lawhon’s The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress delves instead into the history of three women who, while certainly under the outward thumb of the men who hold sway over them, understand their own power and use it to protect not only their personal interests, but at times their very lives. Lawhon’s engaging style, both film noir-ish and intensely emotional, delivers a haunting peek into the political and criminal underbelly of 1930s New York.” — Julie Kibler, author of Calling Me Home
“The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress offers a vivid portrait of 1930s New York City and an engrossing mystery that will keep you turning the pages well past your bedtime. But at its heart this novel is a story about forgiveness–who deserves it, who gets it, and how, either way, we go on.” — Kelly O’Connor McNees, author of In Need of a Good Wife
“Ariel Lawhon has concocted a stylish homage to noir in The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress. This fun, fast-paced novel has it all: speakeasies, gangsters, show girls, and not one, not two, but three women scorned. A real page turner.” — Melanie Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of The Aviator’s Wife.
“A fun, fast book with lots of dark surprises! The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress made the real world fall away, transporting me to another time and place, full of speakeasies, dancing girls, mobsters, and mayhem. Lawhon’s great gift is in creating vibrant heroines to cheer for — the socialite, the starlet, the Spanish maid, all instantly sparked my sympathies, and had me ripping through the book to find out how they would manage to survive the dark grip of the powerful men who populated their world. Enjoy this wild trip to dangerous 1930, and wrap your brain around an imaginative new solution to one of the mysteries of old New York.” — Lydia Netzer, author of Shine Shine Shine
“A gangster’s showgirl, a wounded wife, a rich man’s maid, and the true-life, never-solved disappearance of a New York City judge, all come brilliantly to life amidst the Boardwalk Empire-like strut of Prohibition, in Lawhon’s sparklingly imagined novel. Vivid and unsettling, with a finale as startling as the pop of a gun.” — Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You and Is This Tomorrow