Title: Catch a Falling Star by Beth Vogt
Publisher: Howard Books
Genre: Contemporary, Christian, Romance
Length: 336 pages
Book Rating: B+
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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.
Beth Vogt’s Catch a Falling Star is a captivating contemporary romance. This heartwarming novel has likable characters and a realistic plot that are easy to relate to. The faith aspect of the story is quite subtle and never overpowers the overall storyline.
Kendall Haynes is a successful doctor whose dedication to her career has left her little time for romance. While she is not desperate to find Mr. Right, the news that her sister and a close friend are now engaged causes Kendall to re-evaluate her future. She remains hopefully optimistic that she will get married and when a colleague shows interest in her, Kendall eagerly begins dating him.
But Kendall’s love life is quickly complicated when she meets Griffin Walker and his sixteen year old brother Ian. She and Griffin repeatedly clash whenever their paths cross, but they put aside their personal differences for the Ian’s sake. Their mutual love of Jeeps and concern for Ian brings them together and they are soon fighting their attraction to one another.
Catch a Fallen Star is a charming story that is hard to put down. Beth Vogt has an engaging writing style and her plot development is superb. This is a sweet romance between mature characters who live their lives according to their faith and values. Griffin has real obstacles to overcome and a past he must come to terms before he can find peace in the present. Poignant and moving, Catch a Fallen Star is a must read for anyone who enjoys a heartfelt and emotion filled romance.