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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Catch a Falling Star by Beth Vogt

Every time I have seen this book lying on an end table in our den I can't help but think of the lyrics "Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket. Save it for a rainy day." To this day I can still hear my Mom singing that song when I was a little girl. Anyway, on to the story! When I first read the synopsis I was taken back to a conversation I had with a friend over four years ago. At the time I had finished grad school and I was figuring out my next move which just so happened to be getting married. My friend was nearly done with three years of vet school and he said he felt like everyone was moving on with their life and entering a different phase and he was left behind. In a way I felt that was the central theme of this book.

Kendall has a successful medical practice focusing on patients with asthma and allergies but feels like she's never going to find the right man. On the night of her 36th birthday she saves a teenage boy's life when he has an allergic reaction in the restaurant she and her friends are dining in. It's during that dinner that her friend announces her engagement leaving Kendall as the only woman in the group not married or engaged. That night gives us an introduction to Ian (the teenager Kendall saves) and his older brother Griffin who has recently been appointed Ian's guardian after the tragic death of their parents. Griffin is going through his own struggles of feeling as though a chapter of his life is being closed and the course of his future forever altered. He questions his ability to care for Ian and wonders if his parents were wrong in appointing him to be Ian's guardian. Griffin is also wrestling with some demons in his past and growing more and more concerned that "flying a desk" is going to be the only action he will see after being grounded nearly two years ago.

As Kendall and Griffin both come to terms with the paths God has chosen for them they each experience a few more bumps along the road that dredge up memories of their pasts. For Griffin he needs God to show him that the door has been firmly shut in an area of his life before he is ready to follow where God leads. Kendall, on the other hand, just needs a gentle push in the right direction. Sometimes the fairy tale of an ordinary person's life doesn't involve a knight in shining armor or a princess but just an ordinary man or woman waiting to see who God has in store for them.

I really loved this book and feel that it speaks to the notion that life usually doesn't work out like a fairy tale or how we see it play out in the movies. Quite often how we envision our future isn't how it turns out and until we take the time to come to terms with living God's plan rather than our own we will continue to struggle and ask why things aren't how we hoped they might be.


     Book Info 
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.

Purchase a copy: http://ow.ly/kUDLa
Meet Beth: 

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.

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Celebrate the release of Catch a Falling Star (Howard Books) with Beth K. Vogt by entering to win a Romantic Weekend Getaway and RSVPing for her June 4th Author Chat Party.


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  One "lucky" winner will receive:
  • A $200 Visa Cash Card (Perfect for a weekend stay at a hotel or B&B!)
  • Catch a Falling Star and Wish You Were Here by Beth Vogt (Swoon-worthy!)
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on June 3rd. Winner will be announced at the "Catch a Falling Star" Facebook Author Chat Party on June 4th. Connect with Beth for an evening of book chat, trivia, laughter, and more! Beth will also share an exclusive look at her next book and give away books and other fun prizes throughout the evening.

So grab your copy of Catch a Falling Star and join Beth on the evening of June 4th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 4th!

I received this book free of charge from Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for my honest review.

2 comments:

  1. Great thorough book review!! Sounds like an interesting read.

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  2. Great thorough book review!! Sounds like an interesting read.

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