Pump Up Your Book Presents The Aviator’s Wife Virtual Book Publicity Tour

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Join Melanie Benjamin, author of the historical fiction, The Aviator’s Wife, as she tours the blogosphere February 4 – 28 2013 on her third virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book!



Melanie Benjamin is the author of the nationally bestselling Alice I Have Been and The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb.

Her latest book is the historical fiction, The Aviator’s Wife.

Benjamin lives in Chicago, where she is at work on her next historical novel.

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For much of her life, Anne Morrow, the shy daughter of the U.S. ambassador to Mexico, has stood in the shadows of those around her, including her millionaire father and vibrant older sister, who often steals the spotlight. Then Anne, a college senior with hidden literary aspirations, travels to Mexico City to spend Christmas with her family. There she meets Colonel Charles Lindbergh, fresh off his celebrated 1927 solo flight across the Atlantic. Enthralled by Charles’s assurance and fame, Anne is certain the celebrated aviator has scarcely noticed her. But she is wrong.

Charles sees in Anne a kindred spirit, a fellow adventurer, and her world will be changed forever. The two marry in a headline-making wedding. Hounded by adoring crowds and hunted by an insatiable press, Charles shields himself and his new bride from prying eyes, leaving Anne to feel her life falling back into the shadows. In the years that follow, despite her own major achievements—she becomes the first licensed female glider pilot in the United States—Anne is viewed merely as the aviator’s wife. The fairy-tale life she once longed for will bring heartbreak and hardships, ultimately pushing her to reconcile her need for love and her desire for independence, and to embrace, at last, life’s infinite possibilities for change and happiness.

Drawing on the rich history of the twentieth century—from the late twenties to the mid-sixties—and featuring cameos from such notable characters as Joseph Kennedy and Amelia Earhart, The Aviator’s Wife is a vividly imagined novel of a complicated marriage—revealing both its dizzying highs and its devastating lows. With stunning power and grace, Melanie Benjamin provides new insight into what made this remarkable relationship endure.

Praise for the Book:

“Vivid and mesmerizing, The Aviator’s Wife takes us behind the scenes and into the heart of the woman who loved and married Charles Lindbergh.  That was her destiny – a life that took her soaring into the skies and then plunged her to earth, a story of both triumph and pain that will take your breath away.” —Kate Alcott, author of The Dressmaker

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The Aviator’s Wife Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule

Monday, February 4

Book Review at Books and Thoughts and a Few Adventures

Book Review at Reviews From the Heart

Tuesday, February 5

Interview & Book Giveaway at Laurie’s Non-Paranormal Thoughts and Reviews

Book Review at A Casual Reader’s Book Blog

Wednesday, February 6

Book Review at BookNAround

Thursday, February 7

Book Review at A Bookish Affair

Friday, February 8

Book Giveaway at The Musings of ALMYBNENR

Monday, February 11

Book Review at Girls Just Reading

Book Review at Maureen’s Musings

Book Review at Leafing Through Life

Book Spotlight at The Book Connection

Tuesday, February 12

Book Review at Library of Clean Reads

Wednesday, February 13

Book Review & Guest Blogging at Unabridged Chick

Thursday, February 14

Book Review at Community Bookstop

Friday, February 15

Book Giveaway at Mochas, Mysteries and More

Monday, February 18

Book Review & Book Giveaway at Peeking Between the Pages

Wednesday, February 20

Book Review at Everyday Is An Adventure Book Blog

Thursday, February 21

Book Review at Tales of a Book Addict

Friday, February 22

Book Review & Guest Blogging at Jersey Girl Book Reviews

Monday, February 25

Book Reveiw at Melina’s Book Blog

Tuesday, February 26

Book Review at Teresa’s Reading Corner

Friday, February 28

Book Review at Broken Teepee

Book Review at Celtic Lady’s Reviews


Melanie Benjamin’s  THE AVIATOR’S WIFE VIRTUAL BOOK PUBLICITY TOUR will officially begin on February 4 and end on February 28 2013. Please contact Dorothy Thompson at thewriterslife(at)gmail.com if you are interested in hosting and/or reviewing her book. Thank you!



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