Saturday, April 6, 2019

"The Baggage Handler " by David Rawlings Book Tour and Give Away

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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"The Baggage Handler " by David Rawlings is a fantastic book about all the extra baggage that three people carry around with them that isn't their's.

In  all three characters, I found myself saying that sounds like extra baggage that I am carrying needlessly, of course each of these characters have different issues and life story but I think we all carry unforgiveness and regret and trying to be something we aren't to please others.
This isn't a Christian book per se, but while reading I couldn't help but think that the Baggage Handler was a picture of Jesus, who is the real Baggage Handler, if we would just give them to Him. I really liked this book and you wouldn't believe all the underlining I have done in the book. In fact, here is the Facebook post I posted about this book "You Know, I never used to underline things in my books but since reading ebooks and being able to underline, I am finding that I am doing it more in my print books and I can't believe all the underlining I have done in the book  "The Baggage Handler "by David Rawlings.

 This isn't necessary a Christian novel but the lesson learned by the character are ones that everyone needs to learn and I couldn't help but think while reading the " Baggage Handler" that he is really my Jesus. I was pleading with these characters to give their suitcases to Him and be free. Then I was thinking and don't be like me and take it back after giving it to Him. 

I recommend this book to all readers of any genre and believer or not.

I was given a complimentary copy by the author and Celebrate Lit. These opinions are 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.

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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.


kim hansen said...

Sounds good.

David Rawlings said...

Thanks so much for your kind words Debbie. And apologies for making you underline so much ... :)

Connie Porter Saunders said...

Thanks for being a part of this tour