Synopses & Reviews
A European vacation. A luggage mix-up. A note from a secret admirer.
Meet two single parents who think they're too busy to date.
And two teenagers who can't stop writing flirty emails.
This is a tale of connections—missed and made—in a universe that seems to have its heart set on reuniting Ms. 6B and Mr. 13C.
I can't believe I picked up the wrong bag at the airport. My dad is never going to let me hear the end of it.
I don't understand why Mom told me to pack my worst underwear. And now I've lost my bag? Ack!
I cannot stop thinking about that woman in seat 6B on the flight to Paris.
I don't have time to worry about the creep sitting in 13C who slipped a note in my purse. I have to find my daughter's missing bag before this ruins our vacation.
In the Bag is a smart and stylish story that explores the old-fashioned art of romance in a modern world, where falling in love can be as risky as checking a bag on an international flight. Buckle your seat belt—it's going to be a bumpy vacation!
"Klise takes a break from her bestselling children's books for her first foray into adult fiction. This lively love story is told through four voices those of star chef Daisy Sprinkle; her precocious 18-year-old daughter, Coco; the art installation designer Andrew Nelson; and his 17-year-old son, Webb, a computer geek. Traveling separately on the same flight to Paris with their kids, Andrew is immediately smitten with Daisy, but is too shy to chat with her, so he slips a note in her purse in hopes that she'll e-mail him. Unfortunately, her response reveals that she found his behavior 'completely unacceptable.' But Coco's lost suitcase, mistakenly swapped with Webb's at the airport, connects the teens, and through attempts to be reunited with their luggage, they start an online flirtation. Coincidentally, Andrew and Daisy cross paths and the sparks fly, while their kids' clandestine rendezvous ends awkwardly. Klise's portrait of modern romance is infused with the trappings of a digitized world, and while she wraps up all the loose ends too swiftly, the brisk pace will keep readers happily engaged. Agent: Kelly Siegel, Michael Siegel & Associates." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
“Klises portrait of modern romance is infused with the trappings of a digitized world, and …the brisk pace will keep readers happily engaged.” Publishers Weekly
“…charming. Klises debut is light and romantic and will go down as sweetly as a glass of champagne.” Booklist
“Reading In the Bag is like taking a bite of fluffy pink cotton candy . . . Stash it in a beach bag for a quick, weightless summer read.” New York Journal of Books
“Readers will love the breezy nature of this book and will stay up late to discover whether these characters find love, which makes it a must-read for us.” SheKnows
“For those who enjoy Claire Cook and other writers of light womens fiction, this book really hits the spot.” Examiner.com
“If you like chick-lit, or novels like Daniel Handlers “Why We Broke Up”, you will want to give this easy read a try.” The Examiner/Boulder Books
A “Best Summer Beach Read” and “Fast-paced, quick-witted” Tampa Examiner
Bestselling YA author Kate Klise flies high with her first novel for grown-ups. In the Bag is You ve Got Mail meets The Parent Trap in the 21st century an absolutely enthralling story of globe-hopping, lost luggage, found opportunities and the old-fashioned art of flirtation in a modern world. Told from the alternating perspectives of two single parents and their two teenage children, In the Bag is warm and witty, surprising, stylish, and smart contemporary women s fiction for fans of Jennifer Weiner, Jane Green, and Megan McCafferty. Kate Klise s sparkling career as a novelist for adults has taken glorious flight "
Bestselling YA author Kate Klise flies high with her first novel for grown-ups. In the Bag is Youve Got Mail meets The Parent Trap in the 21st century—an absolutely enthralling story of globe-hopping, lost luggage, found opportunities…and the old-fashioned art of flirtation in a modern world. Told from the alternating perspectives of two single parents and their two teenage children, In the Bag is warm and witty, surprising, stylish, and smart contemporary womens fiction for fans of Jennifer Weiner, Jane Green, and Megan McCafferty. Kate Klises sparkling career as a novelist for adults has taken glorious flight!
About the Author
As a correspondent for People magazine, Kate Klise covered everything from celebrity scandals to serial killers. After writing several bestselling children's books, Kate decided to write In the Bag, her first novel for adults, when she found a note from a fellow passenger in her carry-on bag.