Friday, May 9, 2014

Falling for You by Krista Lynne Jensen

Falling for You by Krista Lynne Jensen

Summary from Goodreads:
Jetsetter Elizabeth Embry is the toast of the town. A rising star in the fashion industry, she has traveled the world and lived a life of glamour and fortune. But beneath her carefree fa├žade, Elizabeth is running from a past that won’t let her rest. When a former colleague reaches out with a job offer in the sleepy town of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Elizabeth feels a spark of hope—perhaps this drastic change of scene will finally allow her to slow down. Envisioning an idyllic getaway at the mountainous bed & breakfast that has been arranged for her, Elizabeth is caught off guard by her immediate attraction to the aloof innkeeper. Ryan Brennan is certainly handsome, but what secrets hide behind that withdrawn exterior? Surrounded by people bent on playing matchmaker, the stage is set for a picture-perfect romance. But as past heartache threatens to overwhelm them both, can Elizabeth and Ryan let go of their pain and grab hold of a promising future together?

Read March 2014

5 Stars

I was blessed to win this book in a contest held by the author, Krista Lynne Jensen.  She is so sweet.  Not only did she send a signed copy of the book, but she also included a handmade scarf!

My Review:
First, how cute is the cover of this book.  It makes me want to curl up with hot cocoa and watch the snow falling outside.

The setting of this book is terrific.  I have only been to Jackson Hole once, but I can picture the town in my mind as I read.  I can imagine the Inn and the boutiques.

The characters are flawed.  They each have their own issues, but they are each trying to be better.  They are doing the best they can, day by day.  That includes the main characters as well as the supporting characters.

I like the theme of forgiveness in this book.  I am especially impressed with the theme of forgiving oneself for mistakes we have made.  What a powerful message for each of us.  And, one of the things that makes this possible is the love we have for each other and the love we have for ourselves.

Warnings: Some adult themes

I would let my 16 year old read this book, but not my 13 year old.