This reading group guide for Unexpected Waltz includes an introduction, discussion questions, ideas for enhancing your book club, and a Q&A with author Kim Wright. The suggested questions are intended to help your reading group find new and interesting angles and topics for your discussion. We hope that these ideas will enrich your conversation and increase your enjoyment of the book.
At the age of fifty-two, Kelly Wilder Madison finds herself with a beautiful house in a gated community, a pretty face, and more money in her trust fund allowance than she can spend each month. From the outside looking in, she has it made. But when her late husband’s attorney assures her that “nothing has to change,” something inside of her awakens and sets in motion a quest for a way of life that can’t be bought or acquired through social connections. Unexpected Waltz
is the story of her journey of transformation that begins with a single step—onto the dance floor. Topics & Questions for Discussion
1. In the first chapter of the book, Kelly Madison says, “I want things to change.” Precisely what is it about her life that she wants to change? What words would you use to describe her at the beginning of the story?
2. What are the similarities and differences between Kelly and her best friend Elyse? Kelly calls Elyse a “witness”