Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A Writer's Review of “Catch a Falling Star” by Beth K. Vogt

{Dawns Review}
Beth K. Vogt’s second fiction title, Catch a Falling Star, comes out this May following the success of her first book, Wish You Were Here. The main characters in this story had me flipping the pages even when I wasn’t certain I was going to like the book. They were older, more mature characters than I’m used to reading about; thirty-six-year-old Dr. Kendall Haynes, a family physician specializing in asthma and allergies, and thirty-eight-year-old Lieutenant Colonel Griffin Walker, a pilot who has been grounded and “flying a desk” for over a year.

The plot of this book touched on so many different subjects—the characters involved in this story struggled with grief, long-unanswered prayers, guilt concerning their past, and the complex family-relationships things like death and adoption can create.

Kendall and Griffin don’t like each other at first, but keep bumping into each other and reluctantly bonding over their love for Jeeps and the care and concern of Griffin’s asthmatic adopted sixteen-year-old brother, Ian. Griffin is still getting used to living with this stranger-brother who has just moved from Florida to Colorado to live with him after their parents’ death in a plane crash. I didn’t really understand why they seemed to hate each other so much until about half way through the book when they were each starting to get over their prejudices.

Beth’s first book was quite good, but I agree with others who’ve said they like this second one even more. She is a very talented writer and knows how to orchestrate a fun, yet moving story.

I received a complimentary and unedited (it hasn’t quite been through the complete editing process yet) eBook version of Catch a Falling Star by Howard Books (through NetGalley.com) in order to give a review containing my honest opinion.

I give Beth K. Vogt’s Catch a Falling Star 4 Stars.
{About Catch a Falling Star} 

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.

Purchase a copy: http://ow.ly/kUDLa


{Meet 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" 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. Vogt at http://bethvogt.com.
If you'd like to know read my review of Beth’s first book, click here.


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