Contemporary Fiction Book Review: Falling for You
Publisher's Description"Willow Bradford is content taking a break from modeling to run her family''s inn until she comes face-to-face with NFL quarterback Corbin Stewart, the man who broke her heart--and wants to win her back. When a decades-old missing-persons case brings them together, they''re forced to decide whether they can risk falling for one another all over again."
My ReviewThe second book in the Bradford Sisters Romance series, Falling for You, by Becky Wade, is a gem of a novel. It sparkles with humor, romance, mystery, and second chances. Set in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, Falling for You is a book as grand and as striking as the scenic setting that enriches the story. The unique plot of this novel is simply captivating as it abounds with details and twists that are delightfully entertaining and thoroughly intriguing.
The characters are lively, authentic, and incredibly endearing. Even as they face difficult trials, they persevere, they make tough choices, they learn, they laugh, they grow, and they endeavor to thrive. As they pursue hope and awaken to new dreams, they begin to find joy in fresh beginnings and open their hearts to the grace that can heal old wounds.
This novel is touching, inspiring, and compelling. It is sweet and real and everything a good book should be. I sincerely recommend Falling for You. It is a book worthy of reading, re-reading, and sharing with friends. Ms. Wade is a truly talented writer! With each book she writes, I find new reasons to love her work more and more, and I eagerly look forward to reading more of her novels in the future.
My ReflectionWithin the pages of Falling for You for there is a beautiful message of grace. This novel does a lovely job of highlighting the merciful, unconditional love of God that is freely offered to everyone no matter who they are or what they have done. It is not a love that can be earned. It is a love that can only be received with an open, willing heart.
This novel also does a beautiful job of reflecting upon the fact that God is also the ultimate restorer who so very often crafts beautiful things out of the broken fragments and damaged pieces of our lives. With unconditional love and infinite grace, he repairs and softens the broken places, redeeming them and remaking them into treasures that have purpose and value.
I found it very uplifting and encouraging to follow the characters in this book as they grew to accept the unconditional love of God and found healing for what had been broken, forgiveness for what had been hurt, and restoration for what had been lost.