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Friday, January 24, 2014

To Catch a Falling Star By L. Duarte

A Review By Wendy
4 Solid, Believing, Hopeful, Accepting Stars * * * * 

To Catch a Falling Star is the second in the series of Crossing Stars By L. Duarte. In this book, we continue on the journeys of our main three characters, Portia, Tarry and Nillie. In the first book, Portia found Will and became part of an amazing family. Through this connection, Tarry, the original lost little boy who became the notorious rock star, meets Will’s sister, Mel. This is their story. 

Sees herself as average, unimportant not physically special 
Sees herself as a devoted mother to Ella, a police officer and therapist willing to create the loving environment for her daughter like her parents 
Sees the storybook love story of her marriage to Tim as everything it was and feels there is nothing for her in the future 
And she holds on to Tim daily by allowing herself a 30 minute period to continue mourning his loss and her heartache alone without her family knowing this need continues. 

Is lost and finally has reached that place where something must happen or he will perish
Is at first hostile to any assistance as he has done it all before and when he relapses, the medical mumbo jumbo will justify the failure
Becomes aware, for the first time, of people besides Portia and Nillie, who actually listen to his thoughts and care about him as a person not product
And he falls deeply in love with Mel, wanting to be the right kind of man for her and Ella 

They fight for love, respect, understanding and overcoming the selfish indulgence of pain. This fight is hard for both of them yet the outcome is so positive and spiritually rewarding.
This author has taken subjects which are difficult but all to common today. She has given three dimensional experiences to a two dimensional medium. These people feel real, their pain is real and through the story we see how some things are just meant to be and all will come full circle in the end. 
There were moments in this book when I found it hard to breath and see the pages… as my heart was that full. 

These books are stand alone yet connected... done by an author who is spreading her wings and taking flight. I look forward the next journey as I know she will not lead me astray.

Arc provided by the author in exchange for an honest review 


I have found that there is only one thing better than reading, and that is writing. I am always torn between the two. I am also frequently torn between chocolate and coffee. However, I emphatically do not like the month of February, lies, and flies. For me, bravery is defined by the courage to do what we fear the most. This conviction is reflected in my debut work of romantic fiction, Chasing Stars. I live in Connecticut with my husband and two children. Drop a few lines. I would love to hear from you.

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