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