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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Love in Mid Air Blog Tour and Giveaway and Review



The story of a woman who meets a man on an airplane and, suddenly, is willing to risk everything: her safe but stale marriage, her seemingly perfect life in an affluent Southern suburb, and her position in the church. As Elyse embarks on a risky affair, her longtime friend Kelly and the other women in their book club begin to question their own decisions about love, sex, marriage, and freedom. In the end it will take an extraordinary leap of faith for Elyse to find--and follow--her own path to happiness.

My thoughts:
I think it is a solid book on a topic that affects many in this day and time.   I believe the story to be believable.  Affairs happen, and many times it effects more than just the couple.  I liked the style of the book and the different angles of the effects of Elyse's actions.  You don't have to condone affairs to enjoy the book.  You can be for a person and not the action.  You don't have to take sides.   Just read the book and see what you think.    I think the book stirs up interesting conversation and questions. This would be a great book club selection.  I was drawn into the story right away.  I wanted to keep reading to find out Elyse's path. From the beginning I was on this "ride" with Elyse, with pretty much no judgment.  I don't relate with the story because I am not in an unhappy marriage, but I can understand what the pain of an unhappy marriage (or just emotional pain in general) can do to a person to set them on a course that seems to medicate the/ a situation.

I have five copies to giveaway courtesy of Hachette Book Group.

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post with an email address.  This contest is open to all readers of A Circle of Books.  Unfortunately only open to US and Canada at this time. No P.O. boxes.   You do not have to be a follower of this blog and this is a ONE Entry per person giveaway.
This contest ends April 14th, 2010. 



***As part of a special promotion the first five people to enter this contest will win a special bottle of complimentary body lotion from Naturally Luxurious Bath and Body Company.  (US only, sorry)  To check out the products go to the website. 
These are provided by my son who is doing some promoting of these products.

There are other stops on this tour.  Here are a few!  My post is long so I trimmed the stops. 


March 29
http://www.peekingbetweenthepages.blogspot.com  
(Guest post included)
http://www.redladysreadingroom.blogspot.com/
http://www.bermudaonion.wordpress.com

March 30
http://www.luxuryreading.com
http://frugalplus.com/
http://bookingmama.blogspot.com/

March 31
http://thecajunbooklady.blogspot.com/
http://www.bellasnovella.com

April 1
http://www.stacievaughansblog.blogspot.com
http://www.bibliophilicbookblog.com
http://memybookandthecouch.blogspot.com/

April 2
http://www.booknaround.blogspot.com
http://bookinwithbingo.blogspot.com
http://www.dreyslibrary.blogspot.com

38 comments:

China said...

When this giveaway end? My book blog is hosting Free Books April, please feel free to participate.

Mystica said...

Please count me in. Thank you for your generous offers.


mystica123athotmaildotcom

Kim Wright said...

Thanks for hosting me, Toni, and for your great review. I loved seeing a photo of your esteemed editor, Dexter. I need to get him together with my dog Otis. So far Otis isn't too media-savvy. He just lies around the house!

Kim Wright

Mary said...

Toni, I like your review. And I really want to read this book (it was my Waiting on Wednesday pick many weeks ago). Please throw my name into the giveaway hat for a chance :)

meah56 at gmail dot com

Kaye said...

Actually I think this sounds really interesting. I'd like to know what would motivate someone to have an affair and risk losing their family. Count me in the contest, please.

Have a great week, Toni!

florida982002[at]yahoo.com

bermudaonion said...

I enjoyed this book even though I'm in a happy marriage, like you. I think Kim's writing is great! No need to enter me.

julstew said...

This sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway!

julstew at gmail dot com

doreen_freund1963@yahoo.com said...

I would love to read this book!!

traveler said...

Thanks for this giveaway. I am intrigued with this story. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Shelley said...

My senior blog editor, sleeping on the couch with his tail uncharacteristically down, sends greetings to your senior blog editor.

I'm just here to remind people that today starts National Poetry Month! Lots of open doors....

Sandy Jay said...

I'd love to read this. It sounds really interesting. Please enter me in the drawing.

forwhlz at gmail dot com

etirv said...

I would love to win this book, thanks, count me in!

delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

Darlene said...

Toni, I agree - you don't have to agree with Elyse's actions at all to like her character. I found she was much more than the paths she chose to take at times. I really enjoyed this novel. Lots to talk about for sure.

Isi and Jas' mom said...

Thanks for the chance!
mstlee2000 @ hotmail.com

Edna said...

Please enter me

I am a follower on google


mamat2730(at)charter(dot)net

Serena said...

What a great giveaway. I've posted this in my sidebar. I'd like to be entered because I've seen great reviews for this one.

savvyverseandwit AT gmail

Sophia Lee said...

A LOT of bloggers have been blogging about this book and all of them have said AMAZING things about it. I'd love to win and read this! Thanks for the opportunity and I hope I win!

mashimaro401[@]yahoo[.]com

Suzanne said...

This book has gotten so much great press! Please enter me in the giveaway! Thanks for hosting!

Suzanne
quzy(at)mac(dot)com

Geri said...

I enjoyed your review and look forward to reading this book. No need to enter me.

Anna said...

I've heard a lot of good things about this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric
diaryofaneccentric at hotmail dot com

angie said...

I would love to win this book!!
email bangersis(at)msn(dot)com

Kelsey said...

Thanks for the contest and review! I'd love a copy.

Kelsey
krae991@yahoo.com

Nancye said...

This sounds like a great book! I would love to win!

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Bookie said...

I'm definitely interested to see what makes this woman risk everything for this affair.

dawnpnr(at)aol(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great book to read.
Count me in.
RJB
loki304[at]tds[dot]net

Allison said...

Please enter me!
allygotts567 at hotmail dot com

nfmgirl said...

I'd love a shot at this book. Please count me in. Thank you!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

booklover0226 said...

This book sounds interesting; I look forward in reading it.

Thanks,
Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

Jonita said...

I would love to be entered to win this one- I've read some fantastic reviews across the blogosphere!

jonitathebookchick(at)gmail(dot)com

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Rebecca O said...

This sounds like a really good book. Thanks for the chance. bekki1820cb at gmail

Darcie K. said...

I can't wait to read this! Thanks for the chance!
dmkayes@gmail.com

Jenny Girl said...

You don't have to enter me.

This sounds like an interesting book. To put yourself in the heroine's situation. Just strat over or what? Food for thought.
Thanks Toni!

Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
I am a follower.
Thanks
Debbie
debdesk9(at)verizon.net

ChristyJan said...

I enjoyed reading your review ~ this sounds like a wonderful red.

hawkes(at)citlink.net

Teresa said...

I'm looking forward to this one.

teresasreadingcorner at gmail dot com

Jackie Smith said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win this one....please enter me. Thanks!!!!
jackie.smith(at)dishmail(dot)net

Sue said...

I'd love this. Thanks for the giveaway!

s.mickelson at gmail dot com