This book is one of the few I
have found lately that you do not have to skip words or paragraphs so
you do not have foul language. The story is captivating and holds your
attention. I was reading in bed and before I knew it the clock said
2:00 AM! Once you start reading you can not put it down. Wonderful
Mike Coe did an excellent job in
his initial story. Developing his characters as broken people living
in a broken world, he touched on the spiritual struggles of each
character's life without being preachy. I totally enjoyed the book and
am looking forward to the sequels to see how the story will continue
and how the characters will develop in this story of hope with God's
grace, forgiveness and redemption. I credit Mike's blog (www.mikecoe.blogspot.com)
for intensifying the anticipation for the 2nd book in his trilogy.
I just finished "Flight to
Paradise"!!. Amazing writing and a great twist. Took me on an
emotional roller coaster for sure. Loved it. Thanks so much. Can't
wait to read "Flight into Darkness".
I VERY much enjoyed your book.
You left a lot of food for thought. I sat in silence after finishing
it. I awoke the next morning still------- chewing on
"thoughts" It's that kind of book! I believe a good author
will do that to you with his writings. YOU sure HIT the nail on the
head with this one! Your writing is so creative and quite exciting,
too. Mike, Henry Ford, said..." THINKING is hard work...that is
why most don't do it" I love that you make me think...I look so
forward to watching you grow each character in the next book! GREAT
The author weaves a great story
with many twists and turns that keeps the pages turning quickly with
anticipation. I highly recommend it and think it would make a great
gift for any occasion and for both young and old. This is a book that
gives great lessons in relationships all along the way and one that
everyone can take something valuable from. I think I'll read it again.
Often times, a book is enjoyable
for me because it's full of intrigue and mystery and keeps me hooked
and turning every page from start to finish, wishing I could read
faster than I can to see what is coming around the next bend in the
road. Other times, a book is enjoyable for me because I love the
author's creamy rich writing style and prose, his character
development and imagery, wishing that I had read more slowly because I
just didn't want the journey to be over.
In Flight to Paradise, the reader is in for a real treat because Mike
Coe is a wonderful writer and storyteller who really knows how to
deliver. Simply put, by each and all of these criteria, Mike Coe has
hit a homerun with Flight to Paradise. Read it; your only dilemma will
be figuring out how to race through to the surprising conclusion
without letting it come to an end.
received your book "Flight to Paradise" this week. I
unwrapped it with much anticipation, because I could not wait to read
it! I started reading it last night and could not put it down. I
finished it on into the wee hours this morning. I have to tell
you....I loved it!
The way you brought all the characters together to touch one another's
lives at some point was sheer genius! Each chapter left me anxious to
jump into the next with much anticipation. I can't remember when I've
been so caught up in a story line! One twist (I won’t spoil it for
others) blew me away. I don't know how you managed to bring each and
every character to cross paths for a purpose, but it worked
beautifully to produce one of the most spellbound novels I have read
in quite some time. I commend you on a job well done. You should be
very proud of the book. I am so looking forward to your next one and I
hope you will have one on reserve for me when they are ready for
want to thank you again for sending me "Flight to Paradise"
and tell you once more how much I truly enjoyed it. When I neared the
end of the book and realized that the cover had a specific meaning
woven into the storyline, it evoked even more emotion that I was not
anticipating. Now, that is the results of a really good writer! I
didn't want the book to end. Continued success and I will look forward
to the upcoming release of the sequel, “Flight into
Just finished Flight to
Paradise- I had saved it for my beach trip. It was such an easy read
and so gripping that I didn't want to put it down. Can't wait for your
one of the best books I have EVER read. This book has a great story
and will capture your attention from the first page. Love, hope,
tragedy, forgiveness.......all the good drama! I tried to read it
slow, to savor it, but wound up reading late into the night! Twists I
didn't see coming. I found myself smiling, especially when I finished
it. Feel good book, without being "preachy" - just a real
joy & pleasure to read. Can't wait for the next book!
to Paradise" by Mike Coe (2010) is a story of romantic mystique.
I found it to be engaging as Coe does such a good job with not only
character development but with a great plot as well. I think this
would make a fantastic series and perhaps even a movie!
the book! I could not put it down until I finished it. Now my daughter
is reading it. I'm ready for the next one please!
thing is a masterpiece...the storyline, the characters, and the
technical architecture of the words on the page---easy flow. It's just
fun. Rex's character is genius and your words have really brought this
guy to life; I've found myself laughing out loud soo many times. I
would love to see this work come to life
on the big screen.
I just read your book this
weekend and loved it!! I didn't get a thing done this weekend because
I couldn't put it down! Such a great story and a happy ending!
Oh my goodness.......I finished
the book last night and let me tell you....I was about halfway through
the book when I started reading at 8 p.m. And finished it at 1 a.m.! I
could NOT put it down. So today brings bloodshot eyes and the need for
extra caffeine, but it was worth it!! I absolutely LOVED it and
can’t wait to read the next one! I can relate to so many things in
the book and it left me wanting more. Last chapter had me bawling and
my fiancé waking up to ask me what was wrong. Haha. But it was a
beautiful story. Great job – I’m so excited for your success –
which is no doubt inevitable.
just finished reading your wonderful book. I enjoyed it very much.
finished the book this afternoon and I can honestly say you had all my
emotions going. I of course fell in love with the ending, but what can
I say (I am hopeless when life seems to have that perfect ending.)
I just finished the book last night! Awesome. I found myself so mad at
Rex, that is for sure. The end is so worth it, just a beautiful
ending! I can't wait for the next one.
just finished! It is seriously one of the best books I have ever read.
It was enticing, exciting, tumultuous, riveting, and fun. I was able
to relate to the characters and I couldn't predict what was going to
happen next--which was a good thing; kept me guessing the whole time!
I am SO excited to pass this along to my family and friends! Can't
wait for the sequel, Mike!
purposely waited until we left town for vacation to read it because my
wife had warned me about not being able to put it down. As usual, she
was right again. Great job and I can't wait for the sequel.
read your book on Memorial Day and really enjoyed it. In fact, I
didn't put it down until I finished. It is the perfect vacation book.
I feel Mike has succeeded in providing a riveting, quick paced,
absorbing plot. There was one twist which I truly didn't see coming
and I am rarely surprised by plots. I really enjoyed that moment of
discovery. I found the book very satisfying. It made me fill good. I
think there is a screen play waiting to be written. I look forward to
reading the next one! Carry on Mike.
read it today at the beach... Great Story! Write another one. Reminds
me of a Grisham book--hard to put down.
to Paradise" uncovers long buried emotions that one thinks are
theirs only and with dead-on accuracy!!! At times I felt parts of this
story--lots of parts--were MY story. Your talented pen brings life's
loves, losses and lessons learned into clear view. Mike, FTP is
excellent as pure light-hearted fiction and... as an
instruction manual to living a happy, fulfilling life. Just follow
Martha's advice... Can't
wait for "The Golden Gate"!! And your author page was fun
and enlightening! Hope you continue with this for books 2 & 3.
Mike, your book is a perfect
"beach read"... everyone needs to buy it for their summer
Very entertaining... I finished
it in one night!!!
Just finished the book... loved
You have a gift… you are a very
talented artist/writer. I thank you so very much for “Flight to
Paradise”. After takeoff, my eyes could not read fast enough. FTP
reached into my soul from the moment of departure. Seriously, this is
the kind of reading that one does not want to put down. It’s more
than a fun love story; it’s much deeper. It has opened my eyes. With
handkerchief in hand, I absorbed salty tears as I neared the final
decent of my flight. Seriously, I had to take my glasses off and clean
the tears away so that I could see to read. “Flight to Paradise”
is the GREATEST! Not only did FTP open my eyes, “Flight to
Paradise” is going to be a lifestyle for me. It’s more than typed
words on a page or a picture in my hand. Your book has allowed me to
think deeper and to really see and appreciate, more, the people that
are in my life. My plans are to read it all over again. Thank you for
a LIFE changing experience!!!!!
just finished your book... I read it all day, even when I was floating
in the pool. I think it is one of the greatest books that I've ever
read!!!! It is a great love story but even better, it is a great story
of a parent's unconditional love for his child. Just wanted you to
know that I loved, loved, loved, loved it!!!! Great job. You have a
very special gift with your writing. I truly believe that everything
happens for a reason, and I can honestly tell you that I was meant to
read your book--at this very point in my life. I know that it is a
book, but it is a book that has given my heart hope. Thanks again for
writing a really good book that touched my heart.
I finished the book last night.
I love it! Well done!
has a wonderful way of capturing the thoughts inside the characters’
head as well as painting a canvas of words to carry you into the
scene. You may even feel as though you are there. Make sure your
tables are in the upright and locked position, have your legs up and
take off into the story.
such skilled pen, Mike is able to weave the intertangled lives of the
characters like a sailor's knot. Like
a salty snack at a party, eating one after the other, unable to stop,
you find yourself reading chapter after chapter, each one compelling
you, tugging at your interest strings, you just find it difficult to
put the book down.
Like many good writers, Mike Coe writes about what he
knows. The airline references are familiar and fun, but this is not a
"crew" book. It is a reminder that faith and hope really can
make dreams come true.
Read it this weekend. Great book.
I started reading your book yesterday after a few
hours flying for work and didn't quit reading until I finished at 2am
this morning... An engrossing tale. Although I never flew for the
airlines, my experience with pilots in the USAF showed me many Rexters...
and many also like Ryan and their wives. Your storytelling was
believable and compelling. Thanks for the memories.
"Flight to Paradise" is a HOT one!!!!
Mike, you sure know how to pull the heart strings.
Love the emotional ride I've been on while reading Flight to Paradise.
I sat by the pool in Palm Springs and read it in one
day. I was reading parts of it out loud to my friends. When is your
next one coming out? I can't wait!
I really enjoyed reading it.
I loved it! It was so good that I want to read it
again so I don't forget the story. I loved the short chapters.
I just finished reading Flight to Paradise and it was
excellent! I can definitely see this as a movie. You did a great job
and I hated to put it down once I started reading.
I enjoy how you tie so many interesting things into
Well written with intriguing and entertaining
characters that deal with the frailties of human nature. Many twists
and turns make this a page turner.
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