Thursday, January 5, 2017

Can't Help Falling by Kara Isaac


  • File Size: 3638 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Howard Books (October 11, 2016)
  • Publication Date: October 11, 2016
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English

About the Book:

A funny, heartfelt romance about how an antique shop, a wardrobe, and a mysterious tea cup bring two C.S. Lewis fans together in a snowy and picturesque Oxford, England.

Emelia Mason has spent her career finding the dirt on the rich and famous. But deep down past this fearless tabloid-reporter façade, there’s a nerdy Narnia-obsessed girl who still can’t resist climbing into wardrobes to check for the magical land on the other side. When a story she writes produces tragic results, she flees to Oxford, England—home to C.S. Lewis—to try and make amends for the damage she has caused.

Peter Carlisle was on his way to become one of Great Britain’s best rowers—until he injured his shoulder and lost his chance at glory. He’s determined to fight his way back to the top even if it means risking permanent disability to do so. It’s the only way he can find his way past failing the one person who never stopped believing in his Olympic dream.

When Peter and Emelia cross paths on her first night in Oxford, the attraction is instant and they find common ground in their shared love of Narnia. But can the lessons from a fantasyland be enough to hold them together when secrets of the real world threaten to tear them apart? Cobblestone streets, an aristocratic estate, and an antique shop with curious a wardrobe bring the world of Narnia to life in Kara Isaac’s inspiring and romantic story about second chances.

My Thoughts:

Oh, my word...I love Kara Isaac and I'd love to live in her imagination!  Her first novel was a refreshing treat as she took readers back to the land of the Hobbit (you'll just have to pick up a copy of "Close To You" and see for yourself--highly recommended!), and I was eager to see what she'd create next.

"Can't Help Falling" will have you knocking on the back of wardrobes again, looking for your own personal Narnia!  So much to love in this story, it's hard to know what to share...the adorable Emelia and Peter, the discovery of a mystery tea cup...the journey to self-discovery and new beginnings...and the love, the sweet story of love.

Throw in the magical Narnia, the excitement of competitive rowing, and dealing with life when the truth comes out.  I cannot think of a single thing about this book I did not absolutely love.  My only complaint? I want more.  Kara Isaac cannot write fast enough for me, but since she takes such great care with her craft and instills some whimsy from beloved childhood classics...I'll wait.

Both "Close To You" and "Can't Help Falling" get my "Oh, The Feels!" award, and Kara is on my Must Read shelf for life!

Until the next page,

Deena

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