Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Catch a Falling Star.... by Beth Vogt

Hints about how much I liked this book.... Halfway through, I wanted to tweet "This book is good for the soul!" and after I read the final paragraphs, I said "All Right!!" out-loud, prompting curious looks from family members who had heard about this story as I read. 

I was so delighted to be able to download this book from Netgalley to review it.

Beth Vogt has introduced me to characters who are vibrant, spunky and complex, and through them she has told a story that captures the goodness of life. Every page of this novel won me over again. 

I came to love these people so easily, too... Kendall, a 36 year old single doctor who harbors dreams of marriage and family, dreams linked to the ruby ring her grandmother gave her. Kendall is a woman with a passion for helping people through medicine, especially children with allergies and asthma. After all, her childhood was spent fighting asthma attacks, and then her father died when she was 18. Kendall understands sickness and grief, and because of that she is drawn to... 

Ian, a sixteen year old boy, whose adoptive parents died last year, and is now living with the much older brother he barely knew. Ian is mourning the loss of parents who loved him and feels out of place with his brother...  

Who is a 38 year old Air Force pilot, forced to fly a desk because of severe vertigo that keeps coming back every time he thinks he has lost it. Divorced once and now alone (and convinced that his aloneness is better for everyone concerned) Griffin is trying to get back in the cockpit of an A-10, trying to do right by his brother, and trying to figure out how to fix his Jeep for the umpteenth time.  

It is on Kendall's 36 birthday as a single girl, at a dinner with her (married and engaged) friends, that she responds to Ian, who is having an allergic reaction to avocado, and she steps into the Walker brother's lives for the first time. 

By the way, allergy specialist Kendall also drives a Jeep and knows Jeep mechanics inside out. O yes. Kendall is so obviously perfect to be a friend for Ian and Griffin. 
Now if only Griffin will let her be his friend! 

Catch a Falling Star is one good novel of restoration, of the longing for family, and of letting God write your love story- no matter how far away or improbable it seems. 

You can click this link below for a fabulous interview with Griffin Walker, 

And then you can hurry over here and read the first chapter.

 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 physician (now in solo practice) who said she’d never marry a doctor—or anyone in the military. She’s a mom of four who said she’d never have kids. Beth has discovered that God’s best often waits behind the doors marked “Never.” She writes contemporary romance because she believes there’s more to happily ever after than the fairy tales tell us.

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