Friday, April 12, 2019

The Baggage Handler by David Rawlings

About the Book

In a similar vein to The Traveler’s Gift by Andy Andrews or Dinner with a Perfect Stranger by David Gregory, The Baggage Handler is a contemporary story that explores one question: What baggage are you carrying?

Three people take a flight that will change their lives forever. Fresh off a run-in with his wife, harried businessman David disembarks the plane angry and impatient. Gillian thought she would be more excited about coming to her niece’s wedding, but she is just hoping to survive. Malcolm has gambled everything on this trip to start his fledgling artistic career. To him, failure means working in hardware in what his father calls “a real job.” After each picks up the wrong suitcase, they make their way to a mysterious baggage depot in a deserted part of the city. There they meet the Baggage Handler, who shows them there is more in their baggage than what they have packed. A simple baggage mix-up at the airport is more than an inconvenience when it forces three people to face the baggage they are unknowingly carrying around.

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My Review

I enjoyed every single aspect of The Baggage Handler. Our author was able to get into the head of our three characters and present it to us in a way that is totally relatable to the contemporary reader. The Baggage Handler was certainly mysterious and the story kept at a steady enough pace to keep your attention but only reveal just enough with each chapter. I liked that the book wasn't wordy,  wasn't super long, and didn't have long chapters because I think that's what really made it flow well and be really understandable. I just can't say enough about the quality, relatability, and uniqueness of The Baggage Handler. I felt so much emotion reading this book and watching our characters face the challenges within. The Biblical truth we find within is so spot on and so many need to hear this message. I think ANY Christian fiction reader will find enjoyment in The Baggage Handler- it is just that good.

I received a complimentary copy of this book, and all opinions given are entirely my own. 

About the Author

David Rawlings is an Australian author, and a sports-mad father-of-three who loves humor and a clever turn-of-phrase. Over a 25-year career he has put words on the page to put food on the table, developing from sports journalism and copywriting to corporate communication. Now in fiction, he entices readers to look deeper into life with stories that combine the everyday with a sense of the speculative, addressing the fundamental questions we all face.

More from David

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Blog Stops

Carpe Diem, March 31
Remembrancy, April 2
The Becca Files, April 5
Bigreadersite, April 11
Artistic Nobody, April 12


To celebrate his tour, David is giving away a finished copy of the book to three winners!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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