This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.
Feels Like Falling
Summary: Parade’s 20 Most Anticipated Books of Early 2020
SheKnows’ 10 of the Most Anticipated Books Coming in 2020
Mary Kay Andrews’ Reading Challenge Women’s Fiction Pick
Working Mother’s 20 Most Anticipated Books of 2020 for Working Moms
From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand) and the bestselling author of the Peachtree Bluff series comes an odd-couple tale of friendship that asks just how much our past choices define our happiness.
It’s summertime on the North Carolina coast and the livin’ is easy.
Unless, that is, you’ve just lost your mother to cancer, your sister to her extremist husband, and your husband to his executive assistant. Meet Gray Howard. Right when Gray could use a serious infusion of good karma in her life, she inadvertently gets a stranger, Diana Harrington, fired from her job at the local pharmacy.
Diana Harrington’s summer isn’t off to the greatest start either: Hours before losing her job, she broke up with her boyfriend and moved out of their shared house with only a worn-out Impala for a bed. Lucky for her, Gray has an empty guest house and a very guilty conscience.
With Gray’s kindness, Diana’s tide begins to turn. But when her first love returns, every secret from her past seems to resurface all at once. And, as Gray begins to blaze a new trail, she discovers, with Diana’s help, that what she envisioned as her perfect life may not be what she wants at all.
In her warmest, wisest novel yet, Kristy Woodson Harvey delivers a discerning portrait of modern womanhood through two vastly different lenses. Feels Like Falling is a beach bag essential for Harvey fans—and for a new generation of readers.
Traveling With T’s Thoughts:
Ok, so I know many of you think summer begins with Mary Kay Andrews and Elin Hilderbrand. And it’s true- they do write GREAT books. But summer begins with me with a KWH book- allow me to explain: First, her books are published in the last week of April generally (when the weather is getting that good warm feeling in Mississippi- shortly before it turns all hot as hell!) Second: I am generally working that garden/pool area like crazy- again, having me craving the summer. Third: Her books covers are summer defined. Fourth: She just writes good characters that I love and gives me all the easy breezy feelings with her books.
Ok, so we have established that if Feels Like Falling is NOT on your list- you need to fix that pronto- mmmm’kay?
What I Liked:
Well the cover obviously. I have MAD love for this cover.
Diana and Gray- they reminded me a bit of the main characters in Dear Carolina- but they were both strong characters. Diana had been through the wringer many times and Gray- well, her perfect life was taking a bit of a hit- and it’s hard when the things you thought were holding you up, defining you- actually turn out to not be. Both ladies had some growing up to do that summer- learning to roll with the punches, enjoy the good moments, and that just because you feel like you are falling- well maybe you are not.
The ending. Sweet. Satisfying. I would LOVE to hear more about these characters!
Bottom line: Kristy Woodson Harvey does it again. This book should be on your TBR list. It should be in your beach bag. You should read it in the bathtub with a large glass of wine. Just read it!
*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*
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T @ Traveling With T