The Seat beside Me is that old story of the fatal air crash and the tragedies and triumphs it occasions--the woman who desperately wants some time away from her family and then finds them seated next to her on the plane; the old fellow flying off with a plan for suicide; the unscrupulous executive whose schemes finally do her in. The plane takes off in a storm and shortly crashes in frigid water. Some become heroes; others demonstrate their selfishness. All who survive are profoundly changed. The publisher is promoting Moser's novel as good reading in the aftermath of planes crashing into the World Trade Center, and at least for evangelicals, it is
I've never been a big fan of disaster movies or sad stories, so I wasn't sure if I'd like this book or not. True to form, Nancy Moser had me flipping pages through to the end. It was such a riveting story... there were several points where I cried along with the characters. Nancy Moser is such an amazing author! Another #1 story!
A very gripping tale. This storyline is fascinating and filled with "what ifs". This is one of those "I will read again" books. I was drawn in from the very beginning and it made me think of what "what ifs" that I might have. The book explores the effect on each character's life after the plane crash and their lost (and gained) opportunities.
Nancy Moser has become one of my favorite authors. When I start one of her novels I find it hard not to continue reading, and this was definitely one of those books. For those that do NOT want to read religious fiction though, do not choose this book because it definitely has an important message for all of us. I only mention that aspect, not because it deterred from the story, but because of the people that complain that they were unaware of the religious content before purchasing. This is not the book for you. That being said, this was a riviting story that was well worth my time, and had me cheering at times and crying at others. Have fun with this one!!!
Absolutely fantastic book! Was difficult to put it down. Kept me on the edge of my seat throughout. The story contains many different stories and plots (for each character), yet similarities between each of them. Very well written, and a thought-provoker. You can't go wrong reading this book! Highly recommended.
Reality, in your face, nitty-gritty, raw human emotions from selfishness and sarcasm to love and kindness, support and understanding. This book has it all and YES, it is a powerful book.
Several people board a flight that will take them to Phoenix Arizona, though a blizzard keeps them grounded for a bit till run ways are cleared, wings de-iced. During this time the people on board get to know each other a bit. These people will ALL touch one anothers lives in a multitude of ways.
Most of the book is centered after the plane crashes and in how the victims learn to live on while so many died that tragic day. One man, a hero, will be remembered as the man who died so they could live.
It also centers on GOD. Jesus. In how HE has bigger plans in all of our lives, a purpose for each of us, some are too blind to see, but so obvious to others.
I really liked this book. It played out like a movie to me, the writing was straight up, real, solid, moving and again, powerful. Dont miss this one. Christian or not. This book has a lot to teach us all.