Thursday, May 23, 2013

"Catch A Falling Star" by Beth K. Vogt (Review & Giveaway)

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. 
My thoughts:   She's got a career as a respected pediatric physician in Colorado. Friends. Security. Just no husband. No kids of her own. And that is mostly fine. Then an emergency situation in a restaurant throws new options in her path.

There is teen who has lost Mom and Dad in a terrible accident and now he is living with his much older, single brother. Top it off, the teen was adopted from the foster system when only six years old. But his now guardian-brother is bothered and bewildered by the responsibilities of caring for a child or rather a teen.  The emergency restaurant episode is clear evidence of this. As it turns out, the emergency is right up Dr. Kendall's alley - allergies! But the big brother really doesn't want involvement with Dr. Kendall because they seemed to butt heads at every turn. But soon another emergency emerges.

Big brother, the grounded pilot, has a medical issue of his very own. One he hopes will go away on its own but cripples his flying future. The interaction and growth of friendship between Dr. Kendall and Air Force pilot Griffin Walker is riddled with twinkling fun, God's direction in ways they sometimes have trouble following, and attraction to each other that bewilders and annoys.

Throw a bit of suspense and intrigue into the mix and you have a delightful contemporary story that is a good weekend or beach read. Enjoy and then pass it along to a friend.

GIVEAWAY: The good folks at Litfuse Publicity Group are providing a giveaway copy for one of Chat With Vera's readers. Just use the Rafflecopter entry form below. Begins May 23 & ENDS JUNE 10 @ 12:01 EDT. Open to USA addresses only.
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DISCLOSURE: I was provided a complimentary copy of Catch A Falling Star by Litfuse Publicity Group on behalf of the publisher, Howard Books,  and author in exchange for my honest review.  Opinions expressed are solely my own. Information about the book was provided by Litfuse.
About 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. at


  1. I love what Beth said "God's best often waits behind doors marked Never" I love that!!! And it is true.

  2. Beth is also a leader in helping women realize a satisfying life doesn’t require perfection.

  3. She is second oldest of 5 children and married her husband at age 31, after dating for 4 years.

  4. I know Beth loves quotes! She is a delightful person to talk to and so wise & caring.

  5. I learned that Beth's husband is a doctor.

  6. She also wrote "Baby Changes Everything: Embracing and Preparing Motherhood after 35" I would really like to read that.

  7. Beth's fourth child came late in life, which has provided a platform for her writing and speaking.
    may_dayzee (at) yahoo (dot) com

  8. Beth met her husband when he knocked her down at a karate studio.
    Thanks for this chance to win Beth's new book; I loved her first one.


  9. Beth has been a mom for 30 years.

  10. I need a book by Beth Vogt. She seems like a good and sweet author. Love the cover photo and title of this book. She just turned in the manuscript a week ago for her 3rd novel. She was a late-in-life mom(over 35) and writes and speaks to help moms-late-in0life over 35. She is having a FB chat party on June 4th. Would love to win it. MAXIE mac262(at)me(dot)com

  11. Beth went with her to be husband 4 years before they married. She was a late-in0life mom, over 35. She just turned in the manuscript for her 3rd novel a week ago. Would love to win her book.
    MAXIE mac262(at)me(dot)com

  12. Beth is married to a doctor and they have 4 children.

  13. I love how so much of her life were things that she'd said would NEVER happen. God truly does have a sense of humor! :)

  14. Love the funny way Beth met her husband; he knocked her down at a Karate studio!
    Thanks for a chance to win this awesome giveaway!


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