The New York Times bestselling author of The Beach House, Jemima J, and Summer Secrets presents a novel about the pleasure and meaning of finding a home—and family—where you least expect them...
When Emma Montague left the strict confines of upper-crust British life for New York, she felt sure it would make her happy. Away from her parents and expectations, she felt libe
There are so many things I could rant about - the boring mundane details (enough with the sisal rugs!), the plot points that were conveniently thrown in to keep the st ...more
This story is about an English woman Emma Montague who is an ex-banker. She was in her twenties and left banking to live happy and comforting life in the town of Westport. In Westport, she tried to figure out what she wanted to do in life. She rented a cottage from a Dominic who is hunky, handsome ...more
Falling is a standalone, women's fiction novel written by author Jane Green. This book has been promoted as many things: an "epic love story", a personal story based on Ms. Green's current relationship, and a study of relationships. The third is the most accurate in my opinion. Ms. Green is fully capable of delivering an epic love story but this is not it, and it appears the only element that is based on her personal relationship is how she met her current husband. In Ms. Green's defense, she ...more
Thanks to NetGalley for laying this one in my lap for an honest review!
Wow. I started writing my review when I was roughly 80% finished (I should really stop doing this). I'd given it 3 stars, and my main critique was that it wreaked of insta-love and late-comer plotlines (LOL IF I HAD ONLY KNOWN). I also went on a bit of a rant about the heinous "love is kindness" tale that repeated throughout the book. I'm not kidding. Emma reads the quote in a magazine somew ...more
Alas, Falling one did not quite reach that pedestal. I enjoyed this story. Really, I did. It kept me engaged, and I finished it in two days. However, I wanted there to be MORE somehow...more chemistry between the main characters (it seemed a little too "insta-love" for me), more drama (problems that DID arise were resolved too quickly and ne ...more
It is a lyrical love story- sweet, imperfect but perfect none the less.
It is so hard to review this book without spoilers but I refuse to spoil it for you.
Falling MUST be a movie as Dominic is a gorgeous and amazing male protagonist. I was in love with him by Chapter 3.
The book really is about the different kinds of love and family- wha ...more
There was no chemistry at all between the main characters; the relationship was completely unbelievable and was some sort of instant love thing that did not ring true at all. Dominic was said to be a devoted dad, but he was incredibly careless with his son (leaving him with people at ...more
A wide range of reviews for this one. Straightaway, getting right to my feelings about this book, versus an overview. I had not planned on writing a review-not a fan of giving bad reviews; however, many of my Goodreads’ friends have asked for my brutal honest opinion. Here it goes:
Falling fell for me. I have read ten Jane Green ...more
Jane Green had me from the first page. She can tell a story without the reader realizing that they're not IN the story with the characters.
Falling took me on a roller coaster - I kept expecting something to happen, and when I was ready to turn left, she took me on a complete U-turn. It's a story of love, loss and acceptance but it could happen to any one of us.
I've read almost all of Ms. Green's books, and this one is just.... different. It's a "grown ...more
"The best things in life always finds us when we're not looking for them."
I think Jane Green just broke me. I haven't felt this way after reading a book in a long time.
This story is full of heartbreak and I couldn't stop sobbing. The end for me was bittersweet. I do believe Jane Green is a spectacular storyteller. Her characters always feel real to me, someone you could know or would be glad to meet. Emma and Dominic were not any different.
Falling features Emma Montague. A British woman who ha ...more
I don't want to put too much effort into this, because I honestly put too much effort into finishing the book. I've made a list of why I didn't like Falling:
—It was fairly boring. Look, I wasn't expecting a car chase through the streets of Manhattan or a plot to pull off a coup, but this had to be one of the quiet ...more
Once upon a time, long long ago (in 2001), I came across a book called Jemima J. At the time a new genre was all the rage - a little thing called Chick Lit. And I was gobbling it up. Specifically Brit Chick Lit. And when I saw Jemima J and read the synopsis I knew I would love it. And love it I did. It remains very dear and meaningful to me. And in the years that followed I read everything Jane Green wrote. But then a darkness fell over the land and things began to change...
Looking bac ...more
Emma Montague was brought up within the ffy uppercase of England. She decided then that
more to life than what she was experiencing and takes off to America. NYC is where it's at and she loves the hustle and bustle of being in the of the world of banking.
Then one day she changes her mind and decides to leave the craziness tha ...more
Thanks to the publisher for providing early access to the audio.
What I had hoped would be a romance was, and much more. FALLING is a story of faith: a woman takes a risk to create the life she always thought she wanted, and finds much more in the process. It is a family drama th ...more
There were several times when I tried to tell the characters not to do certain things, but they just didn't listen. They just went ahead and did what they wanted to do. Ugh!
However, I found the book entertaining, enjoyable, fun and recommendable.
Thanks Berkley and Net Gal ...more
Previous novels have included The Beach House, Second Chance, Jemima J, and Tempting Fate.
She joi ...more