Catching Air by Sarah Pekkanen
Dawn Zukoski was scared of lots of things--spiders, lightning bolts, the way New York cabbies drove--but only once in her life had she known true terror.
I've read two or three of Sarah Pekkanen's books over the years. They are fun for me, especially if I'm a bit distracted by life - like lately. I rarely say a book is 'light' or 'frothy' or 'brain candy'. I just don't like those terms and feel that each book has a reader out there and a purpose. That being said, while Catching Air was not the most complex of stories, it worked perfectly for what I needed it to. A book that I could read in short spurts. I liked the setting of Vermont, liked the idea of two related couples running a B&B, liked the fact that the characters changed and learned a bit about themselves over the course of the story. I related pretty well to Kira, a maker of lists and a worrier. I'll be reading more of Pekkanen's books - in fact, I read an advance copy of The Ever After, to be published in June. She also is a co-author with Greer Hendricks of The Wife Between Us, coming out in a week or so. I hope to read that one soon.
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…