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.
My take: Catch a Falling Star is my favorite type of romance novel—the kind that features a woman who is older than I am. As I get into my 30's, most romance novel heroines are younger than I am ... and reading about an older woman's love story reminds me that there's no expiration date on romance!
Kendall is a thoroughly likable heroine (on the cover, she looks remarkably like Evangeline Lilly of Lost), and Griffin makes a great hero. I loved watching their relationship develop, even as obstacles kept popping up in their way. I do wish that some things had been more fully explained—there's a subplot regarding another doctor that gets resolved without the reader fully understanding what happened—but overall, I loved this book! 4-1/2 stars.
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