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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.
Behind the Scenes of Catch a Falling Star:
1. Vogt dedicated the book to: “Ian Lyons, who taught me about courageous faith. June 23, 1995—April 27, 2009.”
2. Ian Walker, who is Griffin's 16-year-old brother, has severe allergies. Vogt says, “I wrote that into the story because allergies are an increasing problem for kids nowadays. And as children hit their teens, they often struggle with wanting to fit in –and they feel like their allergies make them different from their peers. It's understandable. In some elementary schools, children with allergies are required to stay together on field trips with the teacher or teacher assistant who carries the required medications.”
3. Vogt writes from experience. Air Force pilot Griffin Walker suffers from vertigo, an ailment Vogt struggled with before and during the writing of her novel.
Here's my 5 Star Review for Catch a Falling Star:
A birthday celebration for thirty-something Dr. Kendall Haynes goes terribly wrong. First, her mother pressures her to relinquish grandmother Mina’s cherished heirloom ring to her kid sister—after all, Kendall’s not using it. Then, a friend announces an engagement, leaving Kendall as the last of a group that started out as single doctors. This birthday amplifies the ticking of her biological clock, and she wonders whether she’ll ever find that special someone. But it’s a good thing she’s in the restaurant “celebrating” because her medical skills are needed to save a stranger’s life.
Air Force pilot Griffin Walker’s life is spinning out of control as surely as the vertigo that’s grounded him. He’s desperate to regain his flying status. But more than that, as a recently appointed guardian, he’s got to figure out how to parent the teen his deceased parents had adopted—Ian’s life depends on it. And just where does spunky Dr. Kendall Haynes fit into his future?
Catch a Falling Star by Beth K. Vogt is destined for my keeper shelf with sparkling dialogue, believable characters who feel like friends, laugh-out-loud humor and a plot that kept me turning pages. Besides caring how Kendall and Griffin would ever make their relationship work, Vogt had me hoping for happily ever after’s for her secondary characters too. I cried with Evie as she battled adopted son, Javan’s, rejection. I empathized with teenager Ian’s grief over the loss of his parents. I laughed at the antics of Kendall’s loveable, slobbery goldendoodle, Sully. Reading long past my bedtime, I turned page after page rooting for all the characters’ dreams to come true.
If you love a good romance, Catch a Falling Star is a book you won’t want to miss!
Beth K. Vogt is a nonfiction author who said she'd never write fiction. She also said she'd never marry a doctor or anyone in the military and 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, Beth's debut novel, Wish You Were Here, was released May 2012. She writes inspirational contemporary romance because she believes there is more to happily ever after than the fairy tales tell us.
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