Review: Catch a Falling Star by Beth K. Vogt
What does a girl do when life doesn’t go according to her plan? At thirty-six, 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 are Kendall’s dreams of having it all—a career, a husband, children—nothing more than a childhood fantasy? 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 he 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.
Anyone who knows me knows I adore Beth Vogt. She was one of my greatest encouragers last year when half my face suddenly stopped working and such a wonderful friend.
Last year, when her debut novel released, I mentioned I was scared to death [or at least a bit worried] that I wouldn’t like it. Of course, I needn’t have worried [and in fact loaned Wish You Were Here to my sister just this weekend – er, the weekend before I wrote this post anyway ;)].
And I didn’t need to worry about her sophomore offering either.
I loved Kendall and pulled for her as she struggled with trying to have it all – as her best friends seemed to be doing just that. Griffith is a man’s man but struggling when the thing he loved more than anything was taken away from him.
Their mutual love of Jeeps and concern over the health of Griffith’s allergy stricken little brother bring them together time and again, as they both struggle with God’s plan. Is it the “other man” who keeps popping up in Kendall’s life? And what about the professional accusations streaming her way?
Beth keeps the pages turning – or the arrow of the Kindle clicking anyway – and she weaves a wonderful tale of God’s love, redemption, and Jeeps.
I cannot wait to see what Beth has next for us.
[But I did miss the llamas… ;)]
Overall rating: 9 out of 10 stars