Sunday, May 4, 2014

Review: Catching Air by Sarah Pekkanen

Catching Air
by Sarah Pekkanen

Publisher: Washington Square Press
Pages: 352
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  A chance to run a B&B in snowy, remote Vermont—it’s an offer Kira Danner can’t resist after six soul-crushing years of working as a lawyer in Florida. As Kira and her husband, Peter, step into a brand new life, she quells her fears about living with the B&B’s co-owners: Peter’s sexy, irresponsible brother Rand, and Rand’s wife, Alyssa…who is essentially a stranger.

For her part, Alyssa sees taking over the B&B as the latest in a string of adventures. Plus, a quiet place might help her recover from the news that she can’t bear children. But the idyllic town proves to be anything but serene: Within weeks, the sisters-in-law are scrambling to prepare for their first big booking—a winter wedding—and soon a shy, mysterious woman comes to work for them. Dawn Zukoski is hiding something; that much is clear. But what the sisters-in-law don't realize is that Dawn is also hiding from someone…

Kritters Thoughts:  Three women who at the beginning of the book aren't completely connected, but the end of this book have intertwined their lives in the most interesting of ways.  Alyssa is married, but as a couple they love to live spontaneously and float from one place to the next.  Her sister in law Kira has been looking for stability for the longest time and with a dependable husband would like to always be in control of her future.  Dawn is the interesting character who leaned unexpectedly on a stranger and it may have bit her in the bum.  

Dawn was the character that I didn't feel connected to and had a hard time really getting into her part of the story.  As soon as she found her way into Kira and Alyssa's stories I began to like her more, but I never truly cared for her.  On the other hand, I loved both Kira and Alyssa's stories and the difference between them, their marriages and how they dealt with what life handed them.  

I am a Sarah Pekkanen fan and although this may not be my favorite read, I still loved how she mingled the three stories.  

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Ebook 2014 Challenge: 24 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Edelweiss.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.


  1. I felt more connected to Dawn than the others initially. I liked Alyssa a lot too.


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