Rating: 4 Stars
~ ~ ~Review: The phrase "Catch a Falling Star" evokes the image of ideal childhood dreams, something to which we can all relate. In her novel, Beth Vogt introduces readers to two characters whose lives have taken different paths than they envisioned. Kendall and Griffin find themselves in their mid-thirties, wondering what will become of their dreams, their plans, and their lives. Vogt clearly conveys their struggles and doubts, allowing readers to understand and empathize with both main characters. Though their specific circumstances differ from those of readers, the topics are relevant and applicable on a personal level.
Summary from Howard Books:
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.