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Monday, May 20, 2013

"Catch a Falling Star" by Beth K. Vogt

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.

Catch A Falling Star is the very best kind of fairy tale - the kind that could be real.  When my daughter was born, I saw princess decor everywhere and decided I didn't want her to think that her dreams would all fall in her lap.  It rarely works that way.  Happily-ever-afters require compromise and hard work and understanding, but above all, they require knowing that it's not our own plans that matter most, but God's, and He has a happy ending for everyone who trusts Him with it.  That  is the very best feature of this book:  the coming to terms and reality of the happily-ever-after.  This is what I want to teach my daughter.

I enjoyed the intertwining of the characters' stories, as well.  From a teen, a divorced man, a single woman, and a mommy-wanna-be, the perspectives told were believable and varied.  The way that their plots intersected so that each character learned from another and was able to be helpful was well planned and added a great layer of depth.

Catch A Falling Star isn't a fluffy fairy tale but a real-life romance full of dreams and trust. It should definitely go on your summer reading list.

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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

I received a free copy of Catch a Falling Star from LitFuse Publicity in exchange for an honest review.

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