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96 Hours [Kindle Edition]

Georgia Beers
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"Beers gives a welcome expansion to the romance genre with her clear, sympathetic writing."—Curve magazineErica Ryan is flying home from London after a disastrous business trip. Free spirit Abby Hayes is flying into New York City to visit her mother before jetting off again. Both end up in Gander, Canada, when their flight is diverted because of 9/11. For ninety-six hours they share a rollercoaster of emotions and find themselves drawn to one another. Will their nascent connection survive everyday life when they return home?Georgia Beers is the author of eight lesbian romances and has won the Lambda Literary Award and the Golden Grown Literacy Award.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 336 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1932859845
  • Publisher: Bywater Books (22 Nov 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0066IN99Y
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #96,734 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome romance 21 Nov 2011
By TerryB
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Scientist Erica Ryan is flying home to the USA after an unsuccessful business trip to London. She isn't in the best of moods, all she wants to do is to get home and sleep in her own bed.

Abby Hayes is flying to New York City to spend a few days with her mother before flying off to visit friends in San Francisco.

Neither women will reach their destinations. Their plane has been diverted to Gander, Canada following the closure of USA airspace due to the tragic events of 9/11.

Standoffish Erica first notices Abby in the airport before their departure. She wasn't enamoured with Abby's flighty friendly happy go lucky ways.

When Erica and Abby find themselves thrown together in Gander for 96 hours, initially Erica is not happy. But then both women find themselves feeling attracted to one another.

Will Erica and Abby act on their attraction? Will they even remain friends when they return to their everyday lives? Or are their feelings caused by the tidal wave of emotions felt due to the devastation of 9/11?

Although this book is a fictional romance, it has obviously been well researched and is based on stories following the horrendous events of 9/11. An event, although happening on USA soil affected the whole world in many ways.

This is not just a romance. There is a lot of heartfelt emotion and feeling in this book. It is a story of how kind people can be and how they will rally together in times of great need. A story told with compassion. A story of personal conflict and personal change. A story of how love can come from the deepest despair and the disastrous events of 9/11.

The characters Erica and Abby couldn't be more different, but opposites do attract.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not sure 1 Dec 2012
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Not sure about this one, i think after reading all the reviews i was excited to read this and expecting greatness but felt kinda let down. I fell in love with georgia beers probably through the first few chapters of "to close to touch" and that book remans my favourite book ever to date! but since then everything else i've read by her seems to lack something. This book just seemed to up and down, one minuet your dealing with the atrocity of 9/11 then the next minuet a love story, and i know people all did things they wouldn't normally do during this time but as a outsider reading it was hard to switch between all the emotions, the characters just didn't seem believable. To some extend i also felt this book was a platform for the author to voice her many opinions on 9/11, which again i cant really blame her for as i can imagine that being a hard thing to resist. Maybe i just found this a hard topic for a back drop of a romance love story.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Romance and grief 16 Nov 2011
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Two very different women on their way to New York experience 96 extraordinary hours of grief, love, laughter, goodness and evil when their plane is rerouted to Gander, Canada on 9/11 2001.

Abby is a free spirit who travels the world and Erica is a serious workaholic, but when they are forced (with about 6-7000 other stranded passengers...) to endure each other's company until US airspace once again opens and they can return to their daily lives, they - and the people around them - start to change and find new priorities in life.

This is a difficult subject because it is still so close to our lives and the after-effects of the attacks are very much apparent to this day - I don't think anybody has forgotten exactly where they were when they first heard - and it's a difficult task to strike the balance between the anger and sadness and the positive elements of selflessness shown by the locals when "the world came to town" and also appropriately describe the desire and blossoming feelings the two protagonists have for each other, but I think the author (as with most of her books!) has done it.

The romance and desire works, the characters are pretty well cast and the writing is fluent and although there were moments in the book where I thought I'd read of "the kindness in her face" one too many times, it is a good book about days that truly did change lives.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This one is a winner! 14 Nov 2011
By H. Ulla
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Georgia Beers hasn't written a novel which I didn't like very much and I dare say "96 Hours" is her best!

I don't think even we non-Americans will ever forget 9/11 (the TV reports are still very alive in my head) and this novel tells the story of people who, flying towards New York on the fateful morning, survived.

So, this novel deals with a lot of very serious issues, but is also full of love and laughter, of wonderful people helping each other. It tells about how this tragedy changed people, for the better.

And there is the love story - two wonderfully created characters, first opposite as two people can be, and through growing, find themselves loving each other.
A wonderful novel! Thank you Georgia for writing it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars We Will Not forget 3 July 2014
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96 Hours I have read quite a few books by ms Beers. Slices of Life, Snow Globe are light hearted romance books.

She then comes out with a gem of a book. 96 hours is based on that fateful day of 9/11. We find 4 people thrown together, Abby, Erica, Brian and Michael, in the small town of Gander.

I am really pleased that the publishers had agreed that she should write this book. I think this should be classed as a classic. Ms Beers. Tells it how it was. The confusion, loss but also the unfailing love and help they got from the people of Gander.

America had the Twin Towers, England had 7/7 and the subway, underground, explosions. Both countries lost a lot of people so I feel that everyone should read this.

In the midst of all this we find four people who change because of it but will Erica and Abby find what they are looking for...

Finally I feel that this book is written for all those like the population of Gander who helped all these misplaced people. Finally we remember those that we have loved and lost both at 7/7 and 9/11. May they Rest In Peace.
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