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Catch a Falling Star: A Novel Paperback – May 7, 2013
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“Anytime a novel makes me tear up, laugh out loud, or put my hand against my chest because the romance is just that good, I tend to give it a big thumb’s up. Catch a Falling Star had me doing all three! It pulled me in, kept me reading well past my bedtime, and left me eager for more from this talented author. Beth Vogt knocked this one out of the park!” (Katie Ganshert, author of Wildflowers from Winterand Wishing on Willows)
“Beth Vogt has once again captured my complete attention.With a slightly different feel to her debut, Wish You Were Here, Vogt's latest, Catch a Falling Star, is rich with true-to-life characters who sitdown beside you and invite you into their lives. The story unfolds with humor,tenderness, and a few poignant moments that will have you savoring eachwell-written word. Vogt points the way toward grace, healing, and hope withoutpreaching, but presents an honest portrayal of real lived-out faith and how itcan impact lives. Another wonderful offering by this very talented author!” (Catherine West, award-winning author of Yesterday's Tomorrow and Hidden in the Heart)
“Catch a Falling Star is one of those books you keep thinking about after The End. Poignant characters, crackling dialogue,and a central theme we can all connect with: What happens when things don't go according to plan? Beth K. Vogt writes from the heart with such an engaging voice . . . and she definitely has a permanent place on my must-read shelf!” (Melissa Tagg, author of Made to Last (Bethany House, Fall 2013))
"Beth K. Vogt has accomplished what all debut authors aspire to do—write a great second book. Catch a Falling Star is fun, quirky, and filled with Vogt's well-crafted prose and signature voice. What a great thing—to discover a new author for my favorites list." (Rachel Hauck, award-winning author of The Wedding Dress and Once Upon a Prince)
“This is one of those kind of books: the kind you open thinking you’ll just read a chapter or two and then, before you know it, you’re turning the last page with a smile and sigh. I don’t know how she does it, but Beth’s characters seem to live and breathe. I closed the cover after reading the last page and found myself a little bit sad, wondering where all my new friends had gone.” (Siri Mitchell, author of The Cubicle Next Door and Unrivaled)
“After reading Beth Vogt’s debut novel, Wish You Were Here, I knew her books would have a permanent place on my bookshelf. Catch a Falling Star is laced with Beth’s signature humor, well-developed characters, and spiritual truth, but her writing maturity shines. Her stellar ability to craft soul-stirring happily-ever-after romances leaves me craving more of her books. She does what every author desires—keeping readers turning pages way past their bedtimes.” (Lisa Jordan, award-winning author of Lakeside Reunion and Lakeside Family)
“Catch a Falling Star, Beth Vogt’s sophomore novel, delights with an intriguing cast of characters, a page-turning plot, unexpected twists, and sharp writing. I loved this tender story framed in second chances and heartfelt dreams that proves fairy tale lives come in all shapes and sizes.” (Megan DiMaria, author of Searching for Spice and Out of Her Hands)
"I couldn’t put the novel down. Could. Not. . . . Beth Vogt has hit her sweet spot. Talk about a great story! . . . Snappy, quick and perfect for every single moment. . . . Themes are clearly evident and excellently woven through the story. Descriptions take you right into the heart of the story while not distracting anything from it. I have a feeling THIS is the voice people are going to love discovering on book shelves." (http://enjoyingthewritingcraft.blogspot.com)
“Beth Vogt is a rising romance star with this amazing second novel. Delightful, sparkling romance and a story that is sure to keep you up all night. Bravo!” (Susan May Warren, best-selling, award-winning author of Take a Chance on Me)
"Catch a Falling Star by Beth K. Vogt is a story for every woman who has ever wondered if her “prince” will arrive. This novel is so much more than just a romance. It’s a story about learning to be happy and to rely on God even when life doesn’t go according to our plans. . . . Vogt has a way of conveying deep and poignant truths in a light and easy way to digest. . . . I definitely recommend Catch a Falling Star to romance fans looking for more than just another happily-ever-after. The ending won’t disappoint, but the journey there is filled with valuable lessons. The sweet tale serves to help the medicine go down easier. Through the characters, readers learn the importance of being content wherever they are in life and understanding God’s plans are higher than ours. It’s a book you won’t be able to put down!" (Fictionaddict.com)
About the Author
Beth K. Vogt is a nonfiction writer who said she’d never write fiction. After saying she’d never marry a doctor or anyone in the military, she is now happily married to a former Air Force family physician. Beth believes God’s best is often behind the door marked “never.” An established magazine writer and editor, she now writes inspirational contemporary romance because she believes there is more to happily ever after than the fairy tales tell us.
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But then, as often happens when we see below the surface, we learned of each of their insecurities and even their bumpy roads in life and in struggles with their faith and in truly understanding God's love.
Then there was a nasty villain. (I won't even say his name. Ugh!).
Anyway, ultimately love is found. In understanding God's love for the sinner. And a better understanding of family love and what makes a family. As well as the perfectly beautiful love of two imperfect people.
Other people in the book include Evie, her office manager in the medical clinic Kendall owns. Evie is pursing adoption of a foster child, but Javan is one angry 6 year old who was abandoned by his mother. The family has issues as the adoption day draws near. Another man, a Lieutenant Colonel pilot name Griffin, is on a desk assignment because he is suffering from vertigo, and fears he will never fly again.
All these problems are real life struggles that we watch unfold through this strong story. It is centered around Christian lifestyles and each has issues dealing with how God loves them.
I totally could identify with these struggles and loved the way Beth dealt with them. Gave her five stars.
Griffin Walker is a grounded Air Force pilot, who recently received custody of his adopted brother, Ian. Griffin has a lot of unleashed resentment - toward his ex-wife, the Air Force medical team, his parents for giving him custody of Ian - that he doesn't know what to do with.
Dr Kendal Haynes just happens to be attending her birthday celebration, when she notices a teenager having an allergic reaction ... She steps in to assist and runs up against his brother, Griffin. Griffin was unaware his brother, Ian, had any allergies. Feeling even more like a failure, Griffin feels lime he almost killed his brother.
God used vertigo to get Griffin's attention and help him focus on what's truly important. Kendal had past hurts to overcome, as well as a feeling she would never find her happily-ever-after. It was interesting seeing God bring these two people together.
No casual summer beach read, this novel will leave you thinking about its characters long after you close its covers. It also invites readers to deeper faith and leaves us better equipped for life.
I loved the fact that Kendall and Griffin were in their mid-thirties, and that Kendall waited for God to bring the right man to her. The romance was delightful; the sparring between Kendall and Griffin was delightful to watch. And I loved Evie's story and the way Beth wove Ian into it and how the teenager helped Evie to understand what was going on with Javan. This was a very satisfying read. I had preordered Catch a Falling Star and will certainly be looking for the next Beth Vogt novel!