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To Fall in Love Again

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  148 ratings  ·  32 reviews
Drew Nelson did not plan to talk with anyone that morning. He did not plan to make a new friend. He certainly did not plan to fall in love.
He resisted all of Amy’s attempts to draw him out− at the hotel, at the airport, on the airplane− giving hurried responses and burying his face in a pile of papers. It was only when the flight attendant offered coffee, and a muscle in A
Kindle Edition, 270 pages
Published November 30th 2014 (first published January 1st 2014)
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In To Fall in Love Again, we meet two characters who bought suffered through loss, and feel like they might not deserve a second change. On the one hand, we have Drew Nelson, who lost his wife due to a brain tumor, and Amy’s husband died in a plane crash. They went through similar ordeals, they’re more or less the same age, and although maybe not consciously, both of them are ready to fall in love again. They meet on
Donna Dv
Mar 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good book

This was an enjoyable and good book to read. It was well written and moved along well. It enjoyed it a lot.
Jan 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A very sensitively written book, seen from the points of view of both Amy and Drew. I particularly enjoyed the development of their relationship, both of them doubting whether they are right for each other. There are some brilliant characters too in the form of Barb and Amy’s daughter. It was also interesting to see the class- ridden society of ‘Old Charleston’ although if I were Amy, I’m not sure that I’d even want to belong to such a club of snobs and bigots. There were a few coincidences and ...more
Jennifer Hinsman
May 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was a heartwarming read and a good romance of boy meets girl. I enjoyed the writing and the fact that the characters were older and had lifetime experiences that shaped them before they met. The main characters, Drew and Amy, really made me feel their emotions and turmoil. There are lots of believable coincidences along the way, some are very believable and others not so much. I enjoyed the book and would recommend it as a good romance!
In To Fall in Love Again, Dr. Drew Nelson and Amy Barnett have lots in common but also find differences in their lifestyle. It is the differences that cause the problems for this mature couple. Amy feels insecure coming from her middle class background and entering the generations old wealthy society that Drew was born into.

She is betrayed by her late husband, his friends have kept his fifteen-year long affair and a house for his mistress a secret from her and her children. When the mistress is
Jan 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was part of the cover reveal for this book and loved the sound of it so signed up to post a review as part of the blog tour organised by JB at Brook Cottage Books.

The story begins at a nursing home where the lead character Drew's wife dies from a brain tumour but not before making him promise not to spend the rest of his days alone, but to find love again -a promise he reluctantly agrees to but, really doesn't ever envisage being able to keep.

That is until he meets Amy, on a journey home. She
Mar 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
The protagonist of this book is the real, mature, true love: the main characters are both over fifty, at this age you fall in love deeply, tenderly.
Drew and Amy are both recently widowed and have no desire to fall in love again. Di, Drew's wife, shortly before her death, made him promise to remarry but he believes it's impossible to love another woman. Amy has loved all her life Jack, her husband only to discover that he for years had an affair with a colleague. Both have sons, grandchildren, th
Joanna Lambert
Jan 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
It's great to be reminded that you don't have to be young to fall in love. I warmed to Drew and Amy's characters immediately. Coming from different backgrounds and both having grown up families, it was obvious the course of true love was never going to run smoothly.

I was caught up with this story from the moment I started reading. Beautifully written as it progressed you were able view events from both Drew and Amy's perspectives - and experience all their highs and lows. A great supporting cast
Sandi Whipple
Oct 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This isn't the typical love story of the typical 'young' couple in their 20's or 30's. What a pleasant surprise to read a romance novel that is about the older generation, meaning old enough to be grandparents. To fall in Love, then suffer the most unbearable loss imaginable, losing a spouse, is devastating. Drew and Amy have both been struck by the lightening of loss. After experiencing something that traumatic, meeting someone who piques your interest is a gift. This couple meet at the same ho ...more
Mar 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was unlike any other that I had read previously. I loved getting to know Drew and Amy through their love story. The story of two older, widowed adults was one that took me on a journey that I had never experience. I felt like I was able to really feel their emotions that they were going through as I read about them and their experiences.Drew and Amy just fell into each other so perfectly. The story was flawless and was read with ease. I didn’t want to put it down because I wanted to kn ...more
Tracy Helps You
Mar 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved reading "To Fall in Love Again". I felt an immediate connection to both Drew and Amy, the main characters. I loved that it was a love story that revolved around two older, widowed adults. I enjoyed the pace of the story - it felt like they were my friends and I was living the story with them.
It seems like their relationship was meant to be right from the start ... they "just happened" to be staying at the same hotel, they "just happened" to be on the same flight, they "just happened" to
Luccia Gray
Jan 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
To Fall in Love Again is an unusual type of love story. It’s about two widowed young grandparents, in their fifties, who meet quite by chance and fall in love. They have no time to lose, but they are also level-headed, mature adults, who seem to know what they want, and are in control of their lives. However their idyllic first encounters are soon disturbed by conflict deriving from the rest of the characters they are involved with, such as children, friends, and colleagues, who have very divers ...more
Sharon Martin
Mar 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A lovely gentle romance which nicely focuses on a mature relationship and all the joys and negatives that this can bring. It's a nice mellow read with delightful characters that you will want to relax with and enjoy.

We start with such a sad beginning as before Drew's wife dies she makes him promise that he will remarry and be happy. On the other side of the coin we have Amy whose cheating husband kills himself on the day divorce papers are filed. Fates plays a heavy hand to steer them both onto
J.B (Debbie)
Jan 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
To Fall In Love Again is a beautiful and gentle love story that just has to be read. Amy and Drew are slightly older than the conventional couples in romance novels, both with grown up children and young grandchildren. And, this was for me one of the wonderful things about this book. It was lovely to read about the blossoming romance between them and the hurdles they had to overcome. Whilst most of the characters in romance novels have over-protective parents getting in the way and interfering, ...more
Vanessa Kings
Jan 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-loved
"To fall in love again" is a truly love story.
After having lost their spouses, Drew and Amy thought they would never find another person to share their lives with.
They found themselves being dragged to each other by destiny, or perhaps by something bigger, and they had to face every obstacle in the way, their families, friends, co-workers, neighbors, and their own minds, trying to separate them.
I loved the book, I have to admit that I didn't cry, but I was close.
The way David Burnett described
Julie Baswell
Feb 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Amy and Drew live in the same town, but have never met. The day that Amy files for divorce because of infidelity, her husband dies in a plane crash. On that same day, Drew’s wife dies from a tumor. Six months later, they accidently meet. They had been unknowingly staying at the same hotel, and then are randomly assigned side-by-side seats on the flight home, as well as on the connecting flight. Even though neither was looking for a replacement for their spouse, they still felt a bond. With outsi ...more
Rosie Amber
Dec 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
To Fall In Love Again is a gentle slow burner romance written around two characters who are both grandparents. I would describe the style as a Christian style romance with no shocking explicit scenes.

Drew's wife has just died in a nursing home and her dying wish is for him to one day find love again. Amy finds that her husband dies in a plane crash on the day she filed divorce papers after finding out he was having an affair. Six months later both are returning home to Charleston and become frie
Rejoice Denhere
Mar 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
When Cathy and Drew first meet it is by chance. Thereafter it seems as if their paths are fated to cross as all kinds of coincidences keep bringing them together. They are both widowed but with vastly different experiences of love and marriage.

This is the kind of story which you start reading and think you know how it will end. That is until you add an interesting character like Cathy’s outspoken and protective daughter Elaine, romantic intrigue and you get yourself a lovely romantic page-turner
Jessica Avancena cassidy
Mar 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Destiny brings Drew and Amy together. Love is unpredictable for these two. Fate brings them closer unexpectedly. Love is so beautiful especially when two people are hurt and second chance of falling in-love is not in their plans. Will they give it a chance to happen?

I love reading this book. I also love Drew and Amy and their families as well. I love how their kids are so protective of these two despite of their ages. I never thought that I will read a book so touching that I want to scream wi
Teresa Kander
I love the fact that this romance involves a "mature" couple---people of my own age, who deal with many of the same issues I've faced. Children do play a part in the lives and relationships of their parents, even if the children are adults with families of their own. Amy and Drew are both very likable characters, so I found myself rooting for them to make it through all the obstacles which life and their family and friends throw at them. I laughed, I cried, and I totally loved every minute of th ...more
Laura Frost
Mar 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Oh my gosh! Make sure you have tissues close at hand. Every flick of the page brought out new emotions. Starts of strong and stays strong throughout. Drew is 90% of people on a plane, hiding in his work so he doesn't have to talk to strangers on the plane. Heck, Drew is me on a plane.
Amy and Drew are from two different worlds even though they live in the same town. Old money vs. middle class values. Can they overcome their "differences"? Both Drew and Amy are older, widowed, grandparents, which
Heather Greenwood
Mar 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a very nice story. I really liked that both of the main characters had been through a lot in life already. They weren't dealing with the typical issues in books based on younger characters. They are already grandparents. They have dealt with great loss, but they're both ready to move forward with their lives (and in love) even if they aren't quite sure about it yet. They come from different backgrounds but have suffered through similar pain and loss. That should be enough of a bond but t ...more
Mar 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Like " The Handfasting" To Fall in Love Againthis is a sensitive and realistic romance which will have you tearing up at several junctures but laughing at others. Families really do cause trouble without meaning to and little children do know what is real!

Drew's wife died--Amy's husband cheated on her then committed suicide (probably). Could love come again-against all odds? Both Drew and Amy felt an instant connection when they met on an airplane and started "dating". Then his world and her hur
Jan 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
To Fall in Love Again is a very true-to-life love story. It was easy to get caught up in the relationship of the characters. The dialogue is excellent. The interactions between Drew and Amy, between Amy and her daughters, and within descriptions of "class warfare" in Charleston are intriguing. I have never visited Charleston, but it is now on top of my list. In agreement with another reviewer, "It is a hard book to put down!"
Might add we have just booked our 40th anniversary trip to Charleston!!
Cj Mackenzie
Feb 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
I have received this book in Exchange of an honest review.
I enjoyed this book and liked the characters. Both main characters have lost someone close to them and struggled to over it.
When they both meet they are ready to move on but that’s not always easy, especially when they are both so different.
The story is very interesting and the book is definitely well-written. You don’t always get to read about older characters falling in love and having to deal with the troubles that brings and I enjoye
Jan 15, 2015 rated it it was ok
I'm always a sucker for books that take place in Charleston and environs, but this one left me totally flat. To be fair, I am not a fan of romance novels. Couldn't get beyond 33%. The characters were not interesting and I knew right how this would end, and skipping to the last chapter, it did precisely that. ...more
May 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was a delightful story . The main characters are in rgwue fifties. Both have lost their spouses. The things that happen following they chance meeting are humorous. They have ups and downs and reactions from family members that are not always welcome. The are pages that tear at your heart and others that make you laugh out loud. It was a very pleasant story. Well done.
Sandie Scott
Aug 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Second chance, senior love

I really enjoyed this book because the main characters are fifty-somethings! Beautiful love story that almost ends in mistrust and doubt. Very emotional scene when Amy tries to apologize to Drew for her behavior by giving all kinds of reasons why he should forgive her. A really cute scene when grandson Lucas intervenes to get them truly together!!
Shirley Henning
Jul 15, 2015 rated it did not like it
Boring and predictable.

I found I was paging ahead and nothing very different and interesting was happening so I paged to the end and was glad I hadn't spent more time on this book.
G. Whitman
Jul 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Really sweet romance

This is one of those really sweet and loving romances. That kind that makes your heart say ahhh. No path to love is ever smooth, but of course love figures it out.
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