Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Book Review - Catch A Falling Star


At 36, Kendall Haynes has seen some of her dreams come true. She's a family physician helping kids with severe allergies and asthma achieve more fulfilling lives-a childhood struggle she knows all too well. But the feeling of being "the kid never picked" looms large when romance continues to evade her and yet another one of her closest friends gets engaged. Are Kendall's dreams of having it all-a career, a husband, children-nothing more than childish wishing upon a star? Should she hold out for her elusive Plan A? Dust off Plan B? Or is it time to settle? God says he knows the plans he has for her-why can't Kendall figure them out and be content with her life?
Griffin Walker prefers flying solo-both as an Air Force pilot and in his personal life. But a wrong choice and health problems pulled him out of the cockpit. His attempts to get out of "flying a desk" are complicated by his parents' death-making Griffin the reluctant guardian of his sixteen-year-old brother, Ian. How did his life get so off course? Can God get his life back on track ... or has there been a divine plan all along?
Catch a Falling Star reminds readers that romance isn't just for twenty-somethings and that sometimes letting go of your "wish I may, wish I might" dreams is the only way to embrace everything God has waiting for you.


Beth K. Vogt is a non-fiction author and editor who said she'd never write fiction. She's the wife of an Air Force family physician (now in solo practice), though she said she'd never marry a doctor-or anyone in the military. She's a mom of four, though she said she'd never have kids. She's discovered that God's best often waits behind the doors marked "Never." Her contemporary romance novel, "Wish You Were Here", debuted in May 2012 (Howard Books), and "Catch a Falling Star" releases May 2013. An established magazine writer and former editor of Connections, the leadership magazine for MOPS International, Beth is also the Skills Coach for My Book Therapy, the writing community founded by best-selling author Susan May Warren. 

Find out more about Beth K. at http://bethvogt.com

I really enjoyed this book. The romance between two mature people was really good and a refreshing change from the twenty-something romances we usually read. 

Dr. Kendall is a successful doctor helping children with severe allergies and asthma. While this is fulfilling, she realizes that she would like to have more of a personal life and find that romance she has never found. Griffin is a pilot who has been grounded and the reluctant guardian of his younger brother when his parents unexpectedly die.

Kendall and Griffin find themselves thrown together when Ian has an allergic at the restaurant where Kendall is dining. They don't connect at all right away and the only thing that brings them together is Ian. Griffin was actually hard for me to  like. His disappointment in being grounded made him difficult and it came through in his personality in the book. 

This was not your typical romance. There was a lot of depth to the story like as well as the characters. I was also pleasantly surprised by how we see Griffin develop. I also enjoyed the sub-plot with other characters in the book, too. It really added to the whole story.

You'll enjoy this book, I'm sure! I really like the age of the characters finding romance and I loved the story because it wasn't simplistic. I give this book 4.5 out of 5 stars.
*This book was provided to me for my honest review by LitFuse Publicity Group

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Blessings - Julie

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