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Catch a Falling Star

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  412 ratings  ·  109 reviews
Successful career gal Kendall Haynes is tired of wishing on stars for a home and a family. Can God’s dreams for her be even better than her own?

What does a girl do when life doesn’t go according to her plan? At thirty-six, 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 liv
Paperback, 336 pages
Published May 7th 2013 by Howard Books
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May 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2018
A new favorite Vogt novel!

I loved the the banter between Kendall and Griffin. They meet in a rather unusual way and develop a friendship very reluctantly. The inclusion of Ian in the novel added depth to the story. I adored the ending.
Beth Vogt’s debut novel “Wish You Were Here” was great. A good story.

“Catch a Falling Star”…superb.

I couldn’t put the novel down. Could. Not. I don’t have stronger words to describe how much this novel captured me…oh wait I’ll say this: I could have dealt with one or five more of those kisses…

Beth Vogt has hit her sweet spot. Talk about a great story! (I really need a stronger arsenal of vivid descriptors for novels I love). Griffin and Kendall are characters that go deep in their characterizat
I'm so glad that I finally got around to reading Catch a Falling Star - it has been sitting on my shelf for WAY too long (ahem, since 2013). While I wasn't totally feeling the characters at first, as I got further into the story, I came to enjoy the unique aspects that made them tick. So though it was kind of a slow start, I ended up finding this story enjoyable and easy to read.

One of my favorite things are the ages of the characters. It was refreshing to read about mature characters with life
Mar 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kendall Haynes and Griffin Walker have one thing in common: their lives did not go according to their plans, and now they have to face the reality. She -a successful doctor- will probably never find the right man for her, and he -a pilot- will probably never fly again. But when everything seems lost... they meet and start hoping again.

This book really surprised me. I was ready to give it three stars and define it as an OK read. But at about 65% in (I had a Kindle version), things started to get
Dec 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Dr. Kendall Haynes is beautiful, smart, and successful yet at 36 she wonders, when it will be her turn to get married and have a family of her own? The book starts out with celebrating her birthday with her three best friends, Melissa, Sonia and Rachel. Each of them started out as single doctors, but before the night ends Kendall learns that she is the last of the group without a husband. Then she also learns that her kid sister is also getting engaged. Despite all of this being good news, it on ...more
Kinda bittersweet...this is the last of Vogt's novels I hadn't read since I discovered her writing a few short months ago. Now I have to wait for the next one to come out!

My niece's name is Kendall, and she reminded me of her, with her short stature, spunk, high heels, and macho vehicle. I bonded with this character right away and loved every minute of the ride.

Griffin Walker...well, not so much. But I liked him well enough I was willing to watch him wake up and give him a chance to grow. And h
Rebekah Brown
It takes quite a bit for a contemporary fiction novel to catch my interest, as it is not a favorite genre of mine. Catch a Falling Star has a good story, good characters, and a good message. A big load of just "good", that needed more to be great.

Kendall is a 36 year old professional, choosing to focus her life on her doctoring career. Kendall quickly realizes that she desires more; a family and someone special to share her life with. Griffin, a man with a hard exterior, detests the idea of hav
May 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
What an absolutely fun read! I liked how Kendall was sassy, yet vulnerable at times, and wanted to follow God's lead in her life. I liked how Griffin learned what Ian really needed from him, and how Ian was willing to use his own story of heartache to be a blessing to Evie. I think the way all the characters wove into each others' lives was really cool.
This was my first Beth K. Vogt book, but it certain will not be my last!
May 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
A sweet romance with a convoluted plot.
Catch a Falling Star is my kind of contemporary romance. There wasn't anything I disliked about it. Even the subplot about the other doctor didn't need to come to a final conclusion since it wasn't key to the love developing between the heroine and the hero. I loved watching their relationship transform him over time. I was thrilled that Kendall finally found a relationship that made sense, but also filled her heart with the completion she desired. She wasn't pining away for a man, but it did bo ...more
Joanne Bischof
Jul 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved Beth's debut novel, Wish You Were Here, and from that moment, knew I couldn't miss her second. She raised a high bar when she first stepped onto the fiction scene and does NOT disappoint with this second novel. It is well crafted in every way from witty dialogue to believable characters. I laughed, I even cried, and I felt the human struggles of the people who lived within these pages. It's a stunning novel and one I will highly recommend to my friends!
Andrea Cox
Jan 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Dr. Kendall Haynes wants it all. A career, friends, family, and a dog. As she realizes the only thing eluding her to make her dreams come true is finding Mr. Right, she wonders, “Was there any way to have it all—and be happy?” (See chapter four, page 62.) When she crosses paths with Lieutenant Colonel Griffin Walker, a grounded Air Force pilot who can’t seem to agree with her on anything, she begins to think Mr. Right might not even exist. With one of her friends planning a wedding, Kendall can’ ...more
Feb 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I highly recommend Catch a Falling Star, and I know you’ll love it, too. Here are some things you’re sure to appreciate about this heartwarming story:

The unique, multi-talented heroine: Kendall Haynes is a smart, feisty family practice physician, who can tirelessly treat kids all day and rebuild a jeep in her spare time. She’s the type who interrupts her dinner when she notices that a nearby teen appears ill, saves his life, and then casually returns to chat with her friends. Kendall knows w
Mar 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have had this book on my book shelf for so long and I am so glad that I finally read it! It was so good and a novel that I could hardly set down once I started reading it. Great characters and situations. Very sweet and enjoyable!
Lisa Johnson
May 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Title: Catch a falling Star
Author: Beth K. Vogt
Pages: 336
Year: 2013
Publisher: Howard Books
Have you ever made a wish? Or cry out to God with the desires of your heart? I stare at the heavens some nights, looking at the stars, marveling that God made them, and me. He knew many years ago that for me being alone was not going to be a good thing. Soon I will celebrate my 25th wedding anniversary and like all relationships marriage takes work. With a heart open to depending on the Lord, marriages can
May 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Author: Beth K. Vogt
Publisher: Howard Books
May 2013
ISBN: 978-1451660272
Genre: contemporary romance

Is life about accomplishing plans . . . or wishes coming true . . . or something more?

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—unti

By: Beth K Vogt
Published By: Howard Books
Age Recommended: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: 5
Book Blog For: GMTA

"Catch A Falling Star" by Beth K. Vogt was a very sweet contemporary Christian romantic story that I could not put down until the end. I loved the way this author brought in adoption. This was indeed a well thought out script. This "author did a great job showing that it wouldn't be easy and that rejection is part of the deal as the child heals over time." This was very well
Aug 02, 2014 added it
Beth Vogt's second novel centers on the life of Kendall Haynes, a smart, kind, accomplished, and jeep-loving doctor. Kendall has a thriving practice of her own, but she's in her late thirties and struggling with whether or not the 'husband and kids' piece of the happily-ever-after she wanted is going to happen for her.

I had a wonderful time reading about Kendall's life and about the people who enter it over the course of the story. The novel features an ensemble cast and artfully interwoven sub
Rheetha Lawlor
Can I just say that I truly enjoy listening to books with my daughter that I don't have to worry about the words that may pop up, or the situations that I will have to blush my explanations through. This was one of those books. It was about a 36 year old family doctor, Kendall, who meets the handsome and not at all debonair grounded air force pilot, Griffin, through the chance circumstance of Griffin's new charge and brother Ian's allergic reaction.
Things happen, such as Kendall being raked thr
Becky Giovagnoni
May 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Loved it! Loved the characters. Loved the storyline. Especially loved the setting.
Can't wait to read another!
May 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Why did I wait 3 years to read this book? Seriously, it was so good! And it was such a quick read, which makes me love it even more. I'm definitely going to have to try this author again because it had such a good balance of faith and romance.
Rambling Readers
Jan 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
The phrase "Catch a Falling Star" evokes the image of ideal childhood dreams, something to which we can all relate. In her novel, Beth Vogt introduces readers to two characters whose lives have taken different paths than they envisioned. Kendall and Griffin find themselves in their mid-thirties, wondering what will become of their dreams, their plans, and their lives. Vogt clearly conveys their struggles and doubts, allowing readers to understand and empathize with both main characters. Though t ...more
Jan 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Beth K. Vogt’s second fiction title, Catch a Falling Star, comes out this May following the success of her first book, Wish You Were Here. The main characters in this story had me flipping the pages even when I wasn’t certain I was going to like the book. They were older, more mature characters than I’m used to reading about; thirty-six-year-old Dr. Kendall Haynes, a family physician specializing in asthma and allergies, and thirty-eight-year-old Lieutenant Colonel Griffin Walker, a pilot who ha ...more
Lenore Webb
Jun 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is a motto I so try to remember. You must take the good out of each day to have a more peaceful life. So it is that sometimes you have to let life happen instead of trying to guide it's direction. Sure we can plan for the future. Attend college in hopes of it providing us a good career. Save money for the dream house some day. And even make sure we travel in the right circles to find the man of our dreams.
This is my first time to read anything by Beth Vogt and, hooray, I am not disappointed!
Kendall is an independent doctor with a stubborn streak and a take-charge personality. When she goes out with her friends to celebrate her thirty-sixth birthday and one of the other customers in the restaurant starts choking, she immediately rushes to his aid and meets Griffin (the older brother of the poor, choking customer) in the process. Of course, they don't hit off right away. He finds her bossy, she fin
Melissa Tagg
Dec 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
There was SO much to love in Beth Vogt's second novel--the characters, the voice, the pace.

But I have to say, what tugged at me most as I read Catch a Falling Star was the way I sooo related to the two main characters and the question they both face in their own way: "Things haven't gone according to my plan. Now what?" The author so skillfully wove this theme throughout the whole thing, causing me to truly think...while also entertaining me with a great story.

Catch a Falling Star is one of tho
May 07, 2013 rated it liked it
If you are looking for a sweet love story, this book offers one. I enjoyed the book for the most part and think it was worth reading but the mystery/suspense part of it ended way too abruptly for me.

The build up was great, but I was left wondering about a lot of details and wish there would have been more of a conclusion.

I liked this book better than Wish You Were Here, but it didn't totally grab me and draw me in like I wanted it to. I did like that this story focuses on characters that are o
Angie Arndt
Apr 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Beth Vogt is a consummate story-teller. I lost myself in her characters, the setting and the story. Kendall's issues with her mom really hit home and I fell in love with Griffin, the hero. Even Kendall's receptionist, Evie, and her adopted son, Javan, broke my heart. Vogt pulls all these compelling characters together in a truly satisfying happily-ever-after. Sigh.

Many thanks to Howard Books for providing a copy in exchange for my honest opinion. But I still ordered another copy to give to my fr
Oct 28, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobook
A good book about God's will and realizing that you can be a princess without a prince. A doctor and a grounded pilot fall in love despite him being stubborn
I knew where this book was going from the beginning. Having said that, I still found it a very enjoyable read. I was encouraged by the portrayal of some of the issues that come up in adopting a child old enough to remember his or her parents. The challenges of sibling relationships was also explored with both the main character and her love interest. I thought the characters were believable and well-developed.

I keep saying that Christian romance is not my favorite genre - but for me, this book w
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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) who said she’d never marry a doctor—or anyone in the military. She’s a mom of four who said she’d never have kids. Now Beth believes God’s best often waits behind the doors marked “Never.” Beth’s first women’s fiction novel for Tyndale House Pub ...more