“Because when the chips are down as low as they can be, when you’re lying on the bathroom floor in the fetal position, there’s a bare-soul, uncomplicated sort of truth about who it is that you are longing to have there beside you.”
Thank you to Kristy Woodson Harvey for gifting me a copy of her book FEELS LIKE FALLING.
“It’s summertime on the North Carolina coast and the livin’ is easy. Unless that is, you’ve just lost your mother to cancer, your sister to her extremist husband, and your husband to his executive assistant. Meet Gray Howard. Right when Gray could use a serious infusion of good karma in her life, she inadvertently gets a stranger, Diana Harrington, fired from her job at the local pharmacy. Diana Harrington’s summer isn’t off to the greatest start either: Hours before losing her job, she broke up with her boyfriend and moved out of their shared house with only a worn-out Impala for a bed. Lucky for her, Gray has an empty guest house and a very guilty conscience.
With Gray’s kindness, Diana’s tide begins to turn. But when her first love returns, every secret from her past seems to resurface all at once. 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.”
What a perfect summer-time book this was! The only thing that would’ve made it better is if I had been reading it while sitting on the beach with a delicious drink in my hand! I have always loved books set in small seaside communities so this was just what my heart needed.
I recommend this to anyone who loved Netflix’s Sweet Magnolias; it full of southern charm, strong female friendships, romantic drama, and most importantly, hope. I loved all of the characters, including (oddly enough) Brooke — once you read this one, you’ll understand what I mean. Diane was, by far, my favorite character as she was full of sheer determination and I wanted her to have everything that she wanted out of life.
There’s still time to pick this one up and make it the perfect summer read! Or, if you can’t get to it during the warmer months, then I would encourage you to give it a try when it’s cold outside and be transported to the beautiful coastal town of North Carolina.