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Love in Mid Air by Kim Wright is the August/September pick for the SheKnows Book Club!

Reviewed by Poppy J.

Kim Wright’s novel is one of the best I have ever read. When I finished reading Love in Mid Air, I was left with the feeling that I wanted so much more. I went to bed that night imagining who I would want to play each character if the novel was made into a movie!

Love in Mid Air starts with the main character, Elyse, on a return flight home after an art conference and pottery show. By chance, she is seated next to Gerry, a total stranger, and they talk for the duration of the flight. What lets the reader know that this is more than just a nice guy on an airplane is that there is real chemistry between them, and a nuance of extreme trust between the two. After the flight, they realize that their burgeoning relationship is far from over, and the book begins the cycle of what will determine how the rest of their lives will fall into place.

At home, we see that Elyse is both happy and unhappy in her marriage to Phil. She is happy in the normal life that she shares with Phil and their daughter Tory, but unhappy that somewhere along the way, Phil has stopped caring for her. Phil is a successful dentist and has lately lost interest in pleasing Elyse. She shares her marriage problems with her girlfriends, Kelly, Nancy, Lynn and Belinda, and finds that she has more in common with them than ever before.

[amazonify]0446540447[/amazonify]The women are a lively lot, and the reader will enjoy getting to know them each in turn. Their home and family relationships are broken open and stirred up and then mixed together for the reader’s delight. The women struggle with the issues that all women struggle with: infidelity, weight, self-esteem, spousal abuse, divorce, marital therapy, etc., and they all find solace in the fact that they are not alone.

Now, let me tell you why Love in Mid Air is so fantastic. Every woman knows women like the ones portrayed in the book, and every woman has felt the feelings that Elyse and the other women felt. The perspective of those feelings is crystal clear, with nothing left out. The conversations between the characters in the book are so true, touching, and even sometimes embarrassingly realistic, that the reader will put the book down thinking, “Wow, I have felt like that,” or “Hey, I am like that sometimes.”

Love in Mid Air is well worth reading, and you will find that Kim Wright knows what it means to find love. The tricky part for the characters is, once they find it, do they really know what to do with it?

After a decade of working in several NYC law departments and teaching, Poppy decided she enjoyed writing full-time. She currently works as a freelance writing consultant, and lives with her husband and sons on the East Coast.

Visit the Love in Mid Air website to learn more!

This book was provided free of any obligation by SheKnows Book Club. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.