Get it today: Paula McLain’s Circling the Sun

Get it today: Circling the Sun by Paula McLain

****4/5 stars- loved it!

From New York Times Bestselling Author of The Paris Wife,  a fascinating journey into the life of Kenyan expat Beryl Markham: expert horse trainer, aviator, and third point in Karen Blixen and Denys Finch-Hatton’s Out of Africa love triangle.

Recommended readers:

  • If you like historical fiction at its best,
  • If you like to see multiple genres in one book – historical, coming of age, travel, romance, and more,
  • and if you liked  The Paris Wife, this one is for you.

Here’s my Rankings:

  • 4/5 characters
  • 4/5 plot
  • 4/5 overall


Paula McLain seems to be the new leading lady in historical fiction, and Circling the Sun further proves the point made by The Paris Wife. Famous figures are safe in her deft hands (Beryl Markham was the first woman to complete the first westward transatlantic flight in 1936),  and she brings them to life brilliantly, along with setting that defines their lives.  McLain seems to have a real knack for how such a place makes a person who they are, and Kenya is practically a character in the novel.  I loved it!

Available on Amazon July 28th: Circling the Sun

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