My thoughts: 30-something Kate Randolph was stuck in a lonely marriage to a 50-year old Sam. Afraid to lose the financial stability, she continued to stay with him, suffering in silence. Kate and Sam’s marriage kind of reminded me of the rich couple in the famous novel, Rebecca—cold, distant, and kind of creepy. Sam often talked to her like she was a small child. My only question was: Why? Why did Kate put up with him?
Then she started taking flight lessons from hot instructor, Rick. The attraction was mutual between the two. While Kate and Rick wrestle with their growing feelings for each other, the reader roots for them to give in to a “happy landing.” But “would the emotions born on the tropical island be allowed to grow, or would they wither like an untended garden?” (231)
Kate was one lucky girl! She married the millionaire and got to shack up with the flight instructor. God, it makes me want to take flying lessons!
A well-written and gripping story of what it means to “surf the clouds” and fly on your own.