Review: Catch a Falling Star

Catch a Falling Star
by Beth K. Vogt
Christian Romance
May 7th 2013 by Howard Books

Goodreads summary:
Successful career gal Kendall Haynes is tired of wishing on stars for a home and a family. Can God’s dreams for her be even better than her own?

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

What I thought:
This was a very cute read. I liked that the two main characters were a little older and already established in their careers. They have a terrible first impression of each other that carries over for a little while, so there was no instant love and, at first, just a little attraction. They are friends first and then end up possibly wanting more.

The romance isn't completely the main focus though. There are a couple of other things going on. There's Griffin's situation with his brother who was adopted into the family after Griffin had already moved out. There is Kendall's employee who is dealing with working through an adoption. Then there is Kendall and her family issues and self-worth issues. She is confident in some ways and not at all in others. She also has to deal with an issue that could have been fairly destructive at one point, personally and professionally.

There was some religious content in this. It is in the Christian genre, but there wasn't a lot of it and it didn't feel overly preachy, which I appreciate. I like the religious aspect of stories and characters to feel natural and not like an agenda is being pushed.

Overall, this was a fun and sweet read. I'm looking forward to seeing what Vogt publishes next.

Content: Clean
Source: ARC from NetGalley

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