the paper planes series

a sweet romance standalone series

Each book can be read on its own, but it is recommended the books be read in order to enjoy the complete tale. Each book follows the surviving members of one family.


paper planes one

On June 18, 1993, Flight 397 crashed off the coast of Long Island. But this story isn’t about the crash. Not completely.

This is a story about two high school seniors living very different lives, who share one connection: they both lost parents on that fateful flight.

Slowly, letters bridge the gap between California and Pennsylvania as Ruby Kaminski and Brett Pratt find a way to remember the past while looking toward the future.

This is a story about hope, paper planes, and the other things they lost.

Steal my heart and attach it to a paper plane. Hayes and Miller have nailed the fine art of falling in love within the pages of Paper Planes and Other Things We lost.
— Mindy Ruiz, Award-winning author of the Game of Hearts series
This book was so beautiful I’m struggling to find the words ... Michele and Mindy’s writing has a way of dragging you in. They were able to make me feel every emotion in the book without the main characters even having to meet. That is pure talent.
— Taylor, The Reading Mermaid
HEART TOUCHING, HEART MELTING, ADORABLE & AMAZINGLY WRITTEN. After I started reading was so hard for me to put it down & continue with my life.. It consumed me..I kept wondering what happens next...I felt connected with the characters.
— Seema Subba, Amazon review

paper planes two

On June 18, 1992, Flight 397 crashed off the coast of Long Island, claiming the lives of all onboard. Cole and Samantha, two strangers who randomly meet one year later at a memorial for the crash, both lost loved ones that day.

There are over seven million people in the city of New York.

One random encounter is called chance.

Two is coincidence.

Three? Well, baby, we call that fate.

If you are looking for a book that will tug at your heartstrings and leave you with that little ache that every hopeless romantic needs, then Subway Stops is a must read!
— Amy Miles, author of the bestselling Arotas Series
The authors do a fantastic job exploring topics like grief and our different coping mechanisms, fate vs chance, and how to deal with the dreaded ‘friend-zone’. This book brought out a full range of emotions - bringing plenty of smiles and laughs along with a few tears. Highly recommend!
— Amy K, Amazon review
This is a brutally honest, realistic, yet still magical account of love and finding your soulmate and learning to trust in fate and that the universe knows best.
— Natalie, The Literary Omnivore


paper planes three

On June 18, 1992, Flight 397 crashed off the coast of Long Island.

After Amber Pratt lost her parents, her life turned into a downward spiral. So, she did what any twenty-one-year-old would do; she quit her life to backpack across Europe.

Olle Holström was supposed to be a fling in the wilds of Finland. A detour. That is all it should have been.

It was so much more.

“HOLY CRAP! This book was amazing!! I completely fell in love with all of the characters, the story, the location, the troubles, the EVERYTHING! ... You NEED this book in your life. NEED it!”
— Shades of Reading
From beginning to end, Mindy and Michele have woven such natural emotion, honesty, and vulnerability into a timeless love story that can easily join the ranks of all the greats. Absolutely Exquisite!
— Amanda D, Amazon Review
I am still sitting here in awe of the beauty of this story and the brilliance of these authors... I am shelving this one as one of this year’s most amazing reads and my favorite of the series.
— Mandy, I Read Indie