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Love. Love. Love. This book just hit home for me. It touched on so many tough and deep things but was still a fun and enjoyable novel. I felt like it was written for my friends. A professional, 36 year old woman who is single but hoping not to be forever. A mom struggling to connect to an adopted son. Loss. Trouble connecting/letting people in. A book that includes the Air Force (After working for them for 4.5 years, I have a soft spot for them!). These are reality for people I know. As it is a novel, clearly their struggles are cut short or we only see a glimpse of them. We join them at the end of years of struggle just as the hope they've longed for arrives. That is the part that keeps it fun and enjoyable and not just the mundane struggle of daily life.
I seriously read this book in two days. I could not put it down. Beth Vogt is going to be a new favorite for me. I am on the hunt for more books by her. I will probably go back and reread this one. It felt like a Susan May Warren (very high praise from me) book, I was rushing to see what would happen. I was so caught up in the story. Now, I need to go back and savor the book. I honestly fell in love with these characters. I want Kendall's office/loft. I have a huge soft spot for Griffin and Ian--I could see people I know in each of them. I just wanted to hug them. I love that they are not teenagers or young 20's. When I was younger, I hated reading books about people so much older than me. In the same vein, I find it refreshing to read books with people in my current age group with struggles that reflect mine and those of the other people in my life. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to be exposed to this author.
Put this book on your summer reading list. It will be a lovely summer afternoon read.
About Catch a Falling Star:
What does a girl do when life doesn't go according to her plan?
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.
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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.