Review and Giveaway–The Baggage Handler

by | Apr 4, 2019 | Uncategorized | 6 comments


Tour page on Celebrate Lit

About the Book

In a similar vein to The Traveler’s Gift by Andy Andrews or Dinner with a Perfect Baggage-Handler-Cover-210x300Stranger 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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About the Author

David Rawlings is an Australian author, and a sports-mad father-of-three who loves david-rawlings-287x300humor 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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My Review

The Baggage Handler gives a fresh look at how carrying around extra baggage can change the lives of any person from the young man starting out in life to a wife and mother of two to a businessman wanting to climb to the top. Each represents potential happiness traded for misconceived conceptions that life tends to push on them.

As I read it, I put myself into the lives of the individuals. Why do I carry around unneeded baggage and problems?  The Baggage Handler, although fictional, leaves the reader with personal questions and possible answers to leading a life more in line with what God planned in the beginning. This is the best short inspirational book that I’ve read in a while.


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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.


  1. ArynTheLibraryan

    Isn’t it great! I had to read it twice, and plan on reading it again in a year or so!

  2. Anne Rightler

    Can’t wait to read this one, sounds like such a good book.

  3. davidrawlings

    Hey thanks for your kind words Marguerite! I really appreciate your review and the time you took to read my book and pass on your thoughts.

    If you don’t mind me asking your readers, which character did you all identify with/empathise with?

    • margueriteg2016

      What a great question! For me definitely Gillian!


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