Thursday, January 13, 2011

Review: A Wing and A Prayer

Publisher submission in exchange for an honest review.

A Wing and A Prayer
Ginger Simpson
Release Date:
January 2011
MuseItUp Publishing
Word Count:
approx. 4,000
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First impressions aren’t always what they seem. Just ask Callie Corwin.

On a 747, Callie Corwin buckles up for her first day as a flight attendant. The full jet carries two passengers who stand out from the others, but for totally different reasons. The handsome cowboy promises to be a pleasant distraction from her performance anxiety, but the dark-skinned gentleman a few rows back sends her up her hackles. She’s been trained on how to recognize a terrorist, and he fits the very description. Will she see jolly old England or the bottom of the sea?

Deniz's Review:

It's Callie Corwin's first day on the job as a flight attendant on a long haul flight from California to England and she's nervous enough without getting sidetracked by the handsome cowboy in seat 4C. Soon enough, though, she's got an even bigger problem - is the dark-eyed man five aisles down hiding a gun? Callie starts to wonder if she'll reach London, or find her career is over before it's even begun.

A Wing and A Prayer is a quick read, just perfect if you're looking for a little escape on your morning commute. A couple of typos here and there distracted me from the story, but otherwise I couldn't wait to find out whether Callie and the cowboy got together - or if something more sinister was brewing. Callie's voice rang true - it's a shame about romance conventions, because I wouldn't mind a sequel featuring these characters!

I was pleasantly surprised to see that the author is published by an e-publisher from my hometown - right on my doorstep and I didn't even know it. I'll certainly be looking out for more books from them.

 Deniz's Rating:


  1. Thank you for your time and effort. We've had a hard time finding the errors you mentioned, and I am really confused by this sentence, "Callie's voice rang true - it's a shame about romance conventions..." as I made no mention in this book about a convention, romance or any other. I'm not sure what you meant.

    Again, I appreciate your time.

  2. Hi Ginger,

    I didn't handle the read on this story, but I just wanted to address the 'romance conventions' confusion. I believe the reviewer is reference romance standards, not an actual event in your story. While sequels are becoming more common, historically, in the romance genre, it hasn't been a common occurence. It was just a complementary comment saying she'd enjoy bucking the romance trends and seeing a sequel to this story.