Simon & Schuster, Oct 2003, 22.00
Her mom is a serial spouse always married though her number of husbands requires a data base to keep score. Her thirty five year old daughter airline stewardess Montana Moore has never been married though she is beautiful and perky. Unlike her mother who finds positive qualities in any man, Montana classifies men in accordance with types of luggage.
Her best friend William and flight buds Rabelaisian and Sam thinks Montana needs to drop her genre system and find a man in time to show off a fiancÚ at her youngest sister's engagement party. Montana has several potential mates to consider: a successful realtor; a hip hop record producer; a fiery preacher; an attorney, and zillionaire older guy. All carry excess baggage in Montana's mind so she claims none as a possible spouse. However, the right bag is closer to home than she realizes if she can only see.
Fans of lighthearted romantic romps will appreciate the amusing BAGGAGE CLAIM that is at its best satirizing other novels. The story line is fun, but inane as Montana soars the friendly skies seeking a life mate. Her helpers and her family are even more absurd than her. Readers needing some escapist fluff will enjoy David Talbert's lighter than air novel.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner