The weight of air

Reviewed by:

Beth Swanson, voracious reader


The weight of air


Kimberly Duffy


Bethany House

Publication date:





399 pages


Mabel McGinnis is touted as the strongest women in Europe, part of the Manzo Brothers Circus her entire life. She has always performed side by side with her father and when he dies suddenly, she loses everything. So off she goes to find her mother, Isabella Moreau,  accompanied by another acrobat, Jake Cunningham. Two things readers discover: Mabel thought her mother was dead and Jake is a man that her mother vowed she would never see again.

Circus life is a family, an odd mix of people. The lives of mother and daughter become enmeshed below the lights of Madison Square Garden. These are the women on “the flying trapeze” and we discover their strength as they are tested, not only physically, but to determine the truth.


5 out of  5

Suggested audience:

16 to adult

Christian impact:

I can do all things through Christ.

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The Weight of Air

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