Elyse Beardon is on a flight back home to her husband and daughter when she sits down next to a stranger and they begin a conversation. This man and the feelings he brings out in her will make her question where she is in her life. She has been married for almost a decade now and her husband Phil is a great man... her only problem is that she has been trying for years to make their marriage work and she has begun to realize it is a losing battle.
Love in Mid Air is Elyse's struggle to find some semblance of happiness in her life. She knows that not everyone is happy with their lives 100% of the time, but she feels that settling is not something she wants to do. Ms. Wright creates a woman who is very real, dealing with issues that are very relateable. Divorce is not something to take lightly and Elyse's struggle with it is intense and honest.
What I truly enjoyed about this story, is that Elyse is not always likable, her story is not always clean cut and she might not have a fairytale ending... but that is life. I think Ms. Wright did a phenomenal job of tackling a subject that I'm sure is very real to many women out there. This is the type of book that will make you think back on your life and your relationship and you will be grateful for what you have... or, in some cases, you might relate to Elyse's story.
This is one that I think will be a great pick for book clubs since it is very thought-provoking - or just one to be enjoyed for its great writing, realistic characters and real-life scenarios. All in all, a great read!
This book was provided for review by Hachette Book Group as part of their blog tour.
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