Saturday, June 4, 2016

Review: Falling - a love story by Jane Green


The New York Times bestselling author of The Beach House,Jemima J, and Summer Secrets presents a novel about the pleasure and meaning of finding a home—and family—where you least expect them...

When Emma Montague left the strict confines of upper-crust British life for New York, she felt sure it would make her happy. Away from her parents and expectations, she felt liberated, throwing herself into Manhattan life replete with a high-paying job, a gorgeous apartment, and a string of successful boyfriends. But the cutthroat world of finance and relentless pursuit of more began to take its toll. This wasn’t the life she wanted either. 

On the move again, Emma settles in the picturesque waterfront town of Westport, Connecticut, a world apart from both England and Manhattan. It is here that she begins to confront what it is she really wants from her life. With no job, and knowing only one person in town, she channels her passion for creating beautiful spaces into remaking the dilapidated cottage she rents from Dominic, a local handyman who lives next door with his six-year-old son. 

Unlike any man Emma has ever known, Dominic is confident, grounded, and committed to being present for his son whose mother fled shortly after he was born. They become friends, and slowly much more, as Emma finds herself feeling at home in a way she never has before.

But just as they start to imagine a life together as a family, fate intervenes in the most shocking of ways. For the first time, Emma has to stay and fight for what she loves, for the truth she has discovered about herself, or risk losing it all. 

In a novel of changing seasons, shifting lives, and selfless love, a story unfolds—of one woman’s far-reaching journey to discover who she is truly meant to be…


MY THOUGHTS...
 
Jane Green has done it again!  Amazing!  Breathtakingly beautiful and earth shattering sad all rolled into one truly amazing read.  You will need your Kleenex ready and waiting.

Emma Montague was brought up  within the ffy uppercase of England.  She decided then that
more to life than what she was experiencing and takes off to America.  NYC is where it's at and she loves the hustle and bustle of being in the of the world of banking.

Then one day she changes her mind and decides to leave the craziness that is NYC, she was ready for a slower pace, quiet and somewhat enjoyable lifestyle.  Something she simply wasn't getting at that moment. That's when she decides to pack up her belongings and move to Westport, CT.
She "retires" from banking and decides to make a go at her passion for Interior Design.  
She knows very few people in Westport, her list of friends includes her new landlord Dominic and his adorable son Jesse.

Skip ahead a little and we come to the flirtations between Dominic and Emma, everyone can see the chemistry except her.  He's nothing like any of the self-absorbed men she dated in her past from the city.

Can these two see past each others obvious difference and fall in love?  Will they both end up with someone else?  How will Jesse factor into this equation, after all it would be a package deal so to speak.

Grab a box of Kleenex, a glass of wine (or 3)  and sit back and read the book of the summer!  Truly an amazing read that will grab you in the beginning and you won't be able to put it down!  

DRINK SELECTION 
We are going to go with a Vodka Martini, up with three olives just as Emma would like it!  That's my girl!

RATING
Truly an amazing read from beginning to end - it is by far worthy of 5 wine glasses!  This is a must read for your Summer 2016 reading lists!