I enjoyed this book immensely. The writing and the characters were relatable, and very believable. Beth Vogt took a common story line (older single woman looking for love) and wrote a great story. I enjoyed the side story of the little boy Javan, it was a heart jerker. The setting and the roles of the characters in this story were perfect. Dr. Kendall was a girly, girl, but not afraid to work on her own Jeep. She also didn't allow her single status to threaten her confidence in her work. She was at the top of her field. This was a great story, and most definitely worthy of a 5 star rating.
I was provided this book for review purposes only and no payment was received for this review.
From the back cover: Is life about accomplishing plans . . . or wishes coming true . . . or something more?
Dr. Kendall Haynes's plans to have it all--a career, a husband, a family--are eluding her. Now that she's thirty-six, she needs to stop wishing upon a star and face reality: Some dreams just never come true.
Air Force pilot Griffin Walker prefers flying solo in the air and on the ground--until a dangerous choice ejects him from the cockpit. His life becomes even more complicated after the sudden death of his parents makes him the guardian of his sixteen-year-old brother. There's no way his life will ever get back on course now.
When their lives collide during a near tragedy, Kendall and Griffin must decide if they can embrace the unexpected changes God has waiting for them.
I like a good love story and "Catch A Falling Star" is a good love story. Kendall is a doctor who has always dreamed of being married but it always eluded her. When she comes to the aid of a teenager who is having an allergic reaction she scolds the man whom she believes is his father. Turns out the man is his older brother and then the romance begins. "Catch A Falling Star" is a story about dealing with your emotional issues and finding healing so that you can move forward with your life. Ms. Vogt does an excellent job in giving her characters real life and we find ourselves caring for them and rooting for them the whole length of the book. "Catch A Falling Star" is a wonderful, sweet story with real depth that will keep you flipping pages. I liked this book and am looking forward to more from Ms. Vogt.
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Catch A Falling Star was one of those books that I found hard to put down. I would intend to read only a chapter or two and ended up reading five or six, even ten. What is a girl to do when the story has her so engrossed?
I immediately liked the characters who tugged me into the story from the beginning. Dr. Kendall Haynes and grounded Air Force pilot Lieutenant Colonel Griffin Walker get off to a rocky start, and that's the start of an engaging tale of two independent people who the reader recognizes that they are meant to be together, but they themselves are doing everything they can to stay out of each others way.
Kendall, who is 36, treasured the fairy tales her Mina told her as a little girl, and had kept herself pure for her "prince". She even is keeping her Mina's ring hoping that one day she will marry, but she is left to wonder if her fairy tale will ever come true. Griffin, who is 38, has loved and lost, so he threw his energy into being an Air Force pilot, but he has been grounded by the medical team. Now he is doing everything he can to be able to fly again. Watching these two people who seem to have it all by those who are looking in from the outside find the love they long for is heartwarming.
The characters in Catch a Falling Star aren't perfect; they have issues to overcome and lessons to learn. Griffin is facing lifelong consequences for some choices he made early in his life before he became a believer, choices that he regrets. Kendall wants to have it all (career, marriage, and kids) but she is willing to settle for less than God's best rather than continuing to wait and trust Him to lead her to the man he has for her.
I enjoyed watching Kendall and Griffin grow and change as they faced challenges that were set before them. It was a delight to see their reactions as they discovered God's plans for them. Many of us know that life doesn't always go according to our plans, but when we trust God with our futures, we learn that His way is always better than we could have planned for ourselves. This is what Griffin and Kendall were learning as their story was being told, and is a lesson many of us are in the process of learning ourselves.
Catch A Falling Star was the first book that I have read by Beth Vogt, and I don't think it will be my last. I highly recommend this book, and look forward to reading more by her.
**Catch A Falling Star by Beth K. Vogt was provided for me free by Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for my honest review.
Like many readers of Beth's latest release have said, Catch a Falling Star kept me up late. I was so engrossed in the story I'd intend to read one chapter but would end up reading another, and that often turned into two, three, four, or more, making for several late nights.
The characters pulled me in from the beginning. Dr. Kendall Haynes and grounded Air Force pilot Lieutenant Colonel Griffin Walker get off to a rocky start, and that's the start of a captivating tale of two independent people whose road to romance is a rocky as the back roads they like to traverse in their beloved Jeeps.
While I enjoyed the story as a whole, two elements in particular added to my enjoyment. The first is that Kendall and Griffin aren't your usual twenty-something twosome with the starry-eyed ideals of youth. She's a successful on-the-shelf thirty-six-year-old career woman, and he's a thirty-eight-year-old man who's ruled out marriage. Watching two people who have all but given up on love and romance find just that is heartwarming.
Another element I enjoyed is the fact that the characters aren't perfect. Both have issues to overcome and lessons to learn. Griffin made some mistakes early in life before he became a believer, mistakes that have lasting consequences. Kendall has dreamed of having it all-career, marriage, and kids-for so long that she's willing to settle for less than the best rather than trusting the Lord to lead her to the man he has for her.
Watching Kendall and Griffin grow and change as they face a series of challenges and discover God's plans for them is encouraging. Life doesn't always go according to plan, but we can trust Him with our futures, a message that comes through without being preachy or in-your-face.
Beth is a talented storyteller who has written a story sure to delight romance readers of all ages, and I highly recommend it.
Note: Although I received a copy of the book from the publisher, my review reflects my honest opinions.