Publisher: Gallery Books
Release Date: April 28, 2020
Genre: Romance / Women’s Fiction
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.
Song/s the book brought to mind: Sparks Fly by Taylor Swift
I am in love!! Feels Like Falling by Kristy Woodson Harvey was just the feel-good, heartfelt read I needed right now. This was my first time reading a book by this author and I’m kicking myself for not picking up any of her books sooner.
I loved the friendship theme that dominates the novel, and I was a huge fan of both Gray and Diana. Each of them is going through their own problems, but I loved how they came together and ended up as friends and helped each other out. If you want a book that has lots of characters to love, this is the one for you. I also enjoyed the dual point of views between Gray and Diana and how they broke up each chapter. Some of the chapters are on the longer side but it didn’t feel like it since they were broken up between the two women.
Feels Like Falling is a lighter read, but at the same time touches on some deeper themes. I could barely see through my tears near the end of the book (happy not sad, don’t worry!), but I also laughed out loud countless times. The author’s humor and sass that she infused into the novel made it a dream to read and I loved every minute of it. I could definitely see this coming to life as a movie on the Hallmark Channel, and it would also make the perfect summer read. It made me wish I was reading it on a beach by the ocean and I loved the setting of the North Carolina coast.
If you are looking for a heartfelt, southern fiction novel perfect for the summer and/or the beach I highly recommend picking up Feels Like Falling. I loved the characters, romance, and the plot! It was also a really quick read and I didn’t want to put it down. Feels Like Falling will make you believe in second chances, love, and female friendship all over again.
MY RATING: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ / 5
Thank you to the author and publisher for providing me with an advance review copy of this book! All opinions and thoughts are my own.