By Kim Klein


Kim Klein had it all – more money than most people dream of, a man of distinction, a mansion befitting such a couple, and Talia, their lovely and talented daughter. Okay, so the marriage had soured, and her now ex-husband wasn’t all she’d thought him to be. Still, they’d had a child together and Kim lived like a queen – at least for a little while, and in spite of her ex’s lies and attempts to get out of paying alimony.


On December 23, 2007, Kim’s world was entirely blown apart: a small private plane carrying Kim’s thirteen-year-old daughter, Talia, Kim’s ex-husband, Michael, and her daughter’s best friend crashed into the side of a volcano in Panama. All on board were killed, except for the friend.

The event made international headlines and was reported as breaking news on many TV shows, including “Good Morning America” and “20/20”.

Kim’s ex-husband was Michael Klein, an internationally known hedge-fund manager, whose wealth included islands off the coast of Panama. One of his islands featured a fabulous resort where he often took friends and their daughter on trips. Talia was their only child.

Hummingbirds Don’t Fly in the Rain chronicles the seven-day, suspense-filled journey that begins the moment Kim Klein receives a phone call announcing that her daughter’s plane is missing.

As you read Hummingbirds Don’t Fly in the Rain you will feel like you are accompanying Kim on her search and rescue mission yourself!

You will witness:

  • Kim’s hurried and frantic journey to Panama
  • Her desperate attempts to help with the search and rescue efforts
  • The shocking discovery of the crashed plane
  • The news of only one survivor—not her daughter
  • Kim’s heart-breaking return to the U.S. with her daughter’s ashes in her backpack

Woven into the tension-filled events are the intimate details of the relationship between Kim and her husband prior to the accident. Michael engages in extramarital affairs, abandons Kim and the baby, lies about his finances, and much more.

Hummingbirds Don’t Fly in the Rain reads like a suspense thriller, yet every word is true!

You will receive an insider’s look at the mystique of “the rich and famous” and the often hidden and sordid details of their lives.

At the same time, you will be given a glimpse of something special to come. As Kim lies in agony after receiving the news of her daughter’s death, she suddenly feels a pressure around her left wrist and realizes that Talia is trying to communicate with her!

Kim then begins to receive detailed and descriptive messages from Talia through a medium. The information the medium receives is not knowledge he could have previously known about.

And what about the hummingbirds that keep showing up? Even when it’s raining, the hummingbirds appear – and hummingbirds don’t fly in the rain!

Ultimately, Kim discovers that there is no such thing as death and that her daughter continues to live. Kim resolves to learn how to communicate with Talia and other deceased loved ones herself!

Is it possible to triumph over tragedy?

The gripping and breathtaking journey Kim embarks upon in Hummingbirds Don’t Fly in the Rain will fill you with hope and inspiration. Watch as Kim learns to trust her instincts and develop her other-worldly communication skills.

This is an inspiring, true story that will have you cheering for Kim as she finds her way to her own center of balance, love and peace – in spite of the impossible odds!


“A riveting story of unimaginable heartbreak and courage. It leaves you in awe of this mother’s vast ability to love and to heal. It cannot help but change your view of what is possible.”
~ Ellen Simon screenwriter One Fine Day and Moonlight and Valentino

“The story is compelling, fascinating and riveting—I couldn’t put it down! The chapter on ‘Raising Talia’ is one of the most intriguing accounts of parenting I’ve ever read.”
~ Jennifer Read Hawthorne, #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul and Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul.

“This spellbinding, true story shows how the human spirit can triumph in the face of adversity with some inspiring help from beyond the veil.”
~ Randy Peyser, Author of The Power of Miracle Thinking