The Flight of Hope

By: HJ Bellus
Narrated by: Lacy Laurel
Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
Categories: Romance, Military
4.5 out of 5 stars (32 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A tragic accident. A mother in mourning. Can a second chance rise from the wreckage? 

Marlee Foster’s life was just getting started. She couldn’t wait for the return of her husband from deployment. After all, he’d be there just in time for the birth of their daughter. The welcome home party is full of joy, but on the way home, tragedy strikes…

When Marlee loses her husband and daughter, her friends and family do their best to heal her broken heart. But painful reminders of a future she’ll never see haunt her every day in the small town. Her only hope at a second chance is to leave it all behind…

As she sets out on a soul-searching adventure, the mourning widow wonders if the wilderness will give her hope for a brighter future or if she’ll forever be chained to a devastating past. During her journey, Marlee is about to learn that love has a funny way of coming back to those who need it the most…

The Flight of Hope is a heart-wrenching contemporary romance in the vein of Nicholas Sparks. If you like emotional journeys, strong-willed heroines, and second chance romances, then you’ll love HJ Bellus’ touching tale. 

Buy The Flight of Hope to settle in with a tear-jerker today!

©2017 HJ Bellus (P)2017 HJ Bellus

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Tear Jerker

Marlee struggled to begin living again after the loss of her husband and unborn child. She deserved a happy ending, not more heartbreak. I enjoy romances that make me feel better at the end, not rip my heart out. It was a great story but I hated the ending. Lacy Laurel's performance as narrator was terrific as always.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This review is my honest opinion.

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True love

An amazing love and life story. Hoe love can save you in your darkest moments and give you hope and faith in life. Marley's journey through joy, pain and love is unique. good narrator

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Phenomenal

All I can say is WOW!! I cannot put into words how incredible the story and narrating is. You feel it all...or at least I did. A must listen and read for sure.

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OMG.

This book was SO SO SO HEARTBREAKING. I cant get over it. I thought for sure Marley would have a happy ending after losing her first love. My heart is still hesling. It will take a while. Lacey Laurel was amazing in this. Great story.
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Wow!!!!

I laughed, I cried, and I was angry! I could not love this story more or the narration! The conviction in her voice made me fall in love and feel physical pain! Best book I’ve listened too this year!

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A hopeful read!

A tragic accident...
A mother in mourning...
Can a second chance rise from the wreckage?

Be prepared and have tissues at the ready. This is such a tearjerker. This is your only warning.

An emotional rollercoaster of a novel.

The narrator was so beautifully done - well done!

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5 stars is not enough

5 stars doesn't even begin to justify how amazing this book is. This book is truly one of the most beautifully written books about love, death, healing and trying to live again. Marlee has the love of her life and everything is sunshine when tragedy strikes. Reading her plight left me happy, heartbroken (okay -- actually shattered) and then full of hope again.

Truly this book is an emotional roller coaster that left me red-eyed, emotionally raw and will absolutely stay in my heart forever.

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Just wow.....

This book absolutely destroyed me. The emotion that is in it is off the charts. I was not expecting the effect this storyline would have on me. Just wow...
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very Emotional



Have you ever read a story that has grasped you emotionally from the very beginning? This story just does that from the very first chapter. This is a story of a passionate forever love. Bentley is her everything, Marlee is his world..only to be shattered by losing everything that mattered.
HJ Bellus develops their story with such poignancy. Showing their love since 4th grade. thru their laughter and tears, heartbreak and love, joy and sadness. Showing how strong a woman Marlee becomes though all her love , support of others and facing grief. Be prepared for tissues, an emotional rollercoaster ride. very well written story. Lacy Laurel narration is so soft, smooth and portrays all the emotions in this story.
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Great Read

The Flight of Hope was a great read by H.J. Bellus. Marlee had everything that she ever wanted; she was married to her best friend and was expecting their daughter. He returned from deployment and they were about to welcome their daughter when tragedy struck on their way home from a welcome home party. Marlee lost her husband and daughter in one moment. She tried to heal her broken heart at home but needed to go on an adventure to find herself again. Little did she know that love has a funny way of showing back up when you least expect it. She met Jed and although she didn’t want to find love, she knew that is what she had with Jed. I loved Marlee and Jed’s story even though it ripped my heart out. I can’t wait to read more by H.J. Bellus. Lacy Laurel did an amazing job narrating the book and making you fall in love with the characters. #AudiobookObsessionReviewer

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  • Marie Palmer
  • 11-18-18

Emotional Rollercoaster

I absolutely loved this book!
The story was a heart wrenching bittersweet love story.
I loved the characters HJ Bellus created, they were real people with substance, beautiful people whom Lacy Laurel brought to life and made each personality shine through. This book and this narrator were so in cinque!
The story was real, I lived it with every word and felt every joy and sadness.
Definitely a must to add to your list!

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  • Mom Seeks Smut
  • 06-18-20

Tragic love story

A tragic heartbreaking love story of a woman who loses her husband and must learn how to start over and find out if she can ever love again.

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  • Cindy Stone
  • 03-19-20

Such tragedy

Wow. Don't know how one person could cope with so much tragedy. Such a heart wrenching story. Marley is such a strong woman and the pain she endures is unimaginable. It's a must listen. Get your tissues ready.

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  • Ginger
  • 03-08-20

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This story will put you through an emotional roller coaster, have a box of tissues handy. A forever love crushed by death in its prime and a second chance to heal and start anew.
Lacy did a wonderful job bringing these characters to life.
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  • Mary Grace Shelton
  • 08-13-19

Cried like a baby!!

HJ Bellus is the only author or make me cry like a baby. So good! Lacy Laurel does a fantastic job- she is a favorite of mine! Recommend this book to anyone that loves the emotional Rollercoaster.

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  • Tasha Barefield
  • 07-11-19

A MUST READ for all hopeless romantics!

I love HJ Bellus's writing and her stories, this one did not disappoint in fact it's my favourite so far and one of my top listens this year! It follows the life of Marlee and the loves of her life, without spoilers she has a lot of joy and a lot of heartbreak but you can't help but feel happy for her in the end. Marlee got to experience the wonders of a deep and meaningful love and you get to journey with her through this which is written so beautifully by HJ Bellus and described so incredibly by Lacy Laurel who does an amazing job of helping you feel the ups and downs of Marlee's emotions. I can't put into words how wonderful this story is even though I sobbed harder than I can remember before! This is a must read for all diehard romance listeners! #AudiobookObsession

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  • Gwen
  • 06-25-19

Beautiful story of hope!

I had listened to another of HJ Bellus emotional rollercoaster story. I was ready and packed with some tissues. I so enjoyed the story of Marlee, while listening to her joy in high-school with Bentley, her wedding and then her terrible loss.
I felt her pain and her despair. Then her journey to recovery with Jed. I love second chances, this one didn’t disappoint.
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  • angeljoy
  • 06-20-19

Omg

This is a story of heartbreak and second chances. Wow. Loved it would love to read more about the Bryant family

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  • Lovingbooks1
  • 06-11-19

So sad and beautiful

I cried my eyes out and I loved it. Maybe some would say it’s sappy but I like sappy. It’s not happy ending but it’s still happy ending (Confused...read and it will be clear)
For me this story is about taking chances even when things are not guaranteed to be perfect. That’s what life’s about.

The characters is developed in to realistic personalities that I definitely can relate to.
No unnecessary descriptions of surroundings
Good dialogues that has meaning (this whole story is very strong and meaningful)
Sweet love scenes and other sweet scenes that has my heart squeezing.

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Clear pronunciation and read with feelings so I enjoyed it very much

5 stars overall

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  • Geri Nelson
  • 05-19-19

Loving Again

This had me in all of my feelings. Being a military personnel and a former military wife. I knew the feelings Birdie was feeling. I remember sitting close to the tv to hear any reports about my spouse being deployed. The fact I was pregnant during his deployment. It brought all the memories back. I truly enjoyed this book. Narrator brought Birdies feelings to the forefront. This a must read.