Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Blog Tour: Catch A Falling Star (Review)

In her sophomore debut, Catch a Falling Star, Beth Vogt has created a book that is not only realistic, but also enjoyable.

She has developed a main female character, Kendall Haynes, who is a successful doctor, who has everything - but the "happy ever after" she desires.

Then along comes Griffin Walker, an Air Force pilot who is learning to find peace with a medical condition that keeps him grounded, rather than in the air.

Along the way, the two discover friendship and more, as they navigate life in a new way.

On the scale of one to five, I give this book a solid three and a half to four. I thoroughly enjoy Vogt's writing style. She has a way that draws people into the storyline, and she adds in doses of humor. I also liked the two parallel story lines - Kendall's arch, involving another doctor, Griffin's involving his desire to fly again and his younger brother.

This is the second book I've read by Vogt, and honestly, she seems to be a fresh voice in Christian fiction. Her books contain just enough realism to be honest and true. I'm looking forward to her next novel. She is definitely an author I'll want to follow with future releases.

More About The Book
(From the publisher)
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.

More About The Author
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" released in May 2013.

An established magazine writer and former editor of Connections, the leadership magazine for MOPS International, Vogt is also the Skills Coach for My Book Therapy, the writing community founded by best-selling author Susan May Warren.

Online Resources
Follow Vogt online here
Buy it online here
Read more reviews here
My review of Wish You Were Here

As a freelance journalist, I was provided a copy of this book by Litfuse Publicity Group. This review was not influenced by a free book - just in case you (or the FTC) were worried about this detail.

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