Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Can't Help Falling
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: I was super excited to get my hands on this book before it released, since I loved Kara's debut novel, Close to You, and this one had the additional draw of having to do with Narnia.;) It didn't disappoint! I loved following the adventures of Peter and Emelia as they get to know one another. While I would of preferred to have some of the mystery having to do with their pasts come out sooner, I still thought this was an excellent story of finding forgiveness and being given a second chance.
While this is a stand alone novel, some of the characters from Close to You are in this story, so I would recommend reading it first. Not to mention, it's just an incredible story that I highly recommend! The characters in both stories are marvelous and I hope that Emelia and Peter will make an appearance in Kara's next story.
I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.