Updated: Apr 28
A comfortable and relaxing read, perfect for fighting off the anxiety of the pandemic.
Gray Howard has just lost her mother to cancer, her sister to a evangelical husband, and her husband to his executive assistant. Then she inadvertently gets a stranger fired from her job at the local pharmacy. Things are just not going her way.
Diana Harrington’s summer isn’t off to the greatest start either: Hours before losing her job at the pharmacy, she broke up with her boyfriend and moved out of their shared house with plans of living in her creaky old Impala. Lucky for her, Gray has an empty guest house and a guilty conscience.
With Gray’s kindness, Diana’s luck begins to change, but when the man that got away comes back, every secret from her past seems to resurface as well. And, as Gray begins to blaze a new trail, she discovers, with Diana’s help, that what she envisioned as her perfect life may not be what she wants at all.
Feels Like Falling is a cure for these crazy times! It’s a story of friendship and families during both the worst and best of times. It’s light and breezy, just like the wind off the North Carolina coast. It’s a perfect book for a day at the pool or beach. Or even better during a quarantine.
My favorite part was the structure of the story, alternating between Diana and Gray. Both women are experiencing a breakup, the loss of a mother, and the challenges of beginning again. I really appreciate the fact that Diana and Gray backgrounds could not be any more different and yet they become the best of friends. Both women are pleasingly strong but vulnerable and come alive on the pages of Feels Like Falling.
Author Kristy Woodsen Harvey’s writing is clear and captivating. She is the bestselling author of six Southern fiction novels including the delightful and delicious Peachtree Bluff series: Slightly South of Simple, The Secret to Southern Charm, and The Southern Side of Paradise. I guarantee, no one can read just one!
Thanks to Netgalley and Gallery Books for an advance reading copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Publisher Gallery Books
Published May 1, 2020