So here’s the second book Beth Vogt wrote, Catch a Falling Star. I liked this one a lot better than the first. Here’s the blurb from Amazon:
Is life about accomplishing plans . . . or wishes coming true . . . or something more?
Dr. Kendall Haynes’s plans to have it all—a career, a husband, a family—are eluding her. Now that she’s thirty-six, she needs to stop wishing upon a star and face reality: Some dreams just never come true.
Air Force pilot Griffin Walker prefers flying solo in the air and on the ground—until a dangerous choice ejects him from the cockpit. His life becomes even more complicated after the sudden death of his parents makes him the guardian of his sixteen-year-old brother. There’s no way his life will ever get back on course now.
When their lives collide during a near tragedy, Kendall and Griffin must decide if they can embrace the unexpected changes God has waiting for them.
I really liked Kendall and Griffin’s friendship. It got off to a rocky start, but they were cute. I also loved the side story about Evie, Kendall’s receptionist, and her decision to adopt the foster child she and her husband had taken in. That was part of why I loved this book so much.
It wasn’t just about the main characters, it was about the people around them and how they all interacted with each other. Kendall’s sister wants a ring that Kendall owns as her engagement ring; Evie is thinking about adopting; Ian, Griffin’s brother, is in a new environment and struggling without his parents. It was more than just “will they get together”. I also like the ending. For the most part. It was kind of cheesy, but that was okay, given that the rest of the book was superb.
I also liked the Jeep element. Kendall and Griffin bond over their mutual Jeep love. And it made me happy. I’m not a Jeep lover, but it was cool that cars were the first thing they had in common that didn’t make them fight.
I would definitely recommend this book to everyone. I’ve already started. 🙂