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Can't Help Falling ❰KINDLE❯ ✾ Can't Help Falling Author Kara Isaac – Thomashillier.co.uk A funny, heartfelt romance about how an antique shop, a wardrobe, and a mysterious tea cup bring two CS Lewis fans together in a snowy and picturesque Oxford, EnglandEmelia Mason has spent her career A funny, heartfelt romance about how an antique shop, a Can't Help PDF/EPUB or wardrobe, and a mysterious tea cup bring two CS Lewis fans together in a snowy and picturesque Oxford, EnglandEmelia Mason has spent her career finding the dirt on the rich and famous But deep down past this fearless tabloid reporter fa ade, there s a nerdy Narnia obsessed girl who still can t resist climbing into wardrobes to check for the magical land on the other side When a story she writes produces tragic results, she flees to Oxford, England home to CS Lewis to try and make amends for the damage she has causedPeter Carlisle was on his way to become one of Great Britain s best rowers until he injured his shoulder and lost his chance at glory He s determined to fight his way back to the top even if it means risking permanent disability to do so It s the only way he can find his way past failing the one person who never stopped believing in his Olympic dreamWhen Peter and Emelia cross paths on her first night in Oxford, the attraction is instant and they find common ground in their shared love of Narnia But can the lessons from a fantasyland be enough to hold them together when secrets of the real world threaten to tear them apart Cobblestone streets, an aristocratic estate, and an antique shop with curious a wardrobe bring the world of Narnia to life in Kara Isaac s inspiring and romantic story about second chances.


10 thoughts on “Can't Help Falling

  1. Chantel Chantel says:

    I could not help but fall in love with this book This story was nothing less than enchanting it had everything you want in a contemporary romance From beautiful setting in Oxford, England to the super cute meetings at the antique shop and the constant nods to the Chronicles of Narnia that any fan would appreciate I found myself swept in up in this story The characters were so endearing and beautifully flawed I really felt connected to both of the main characters of this book, I really f I could not help but fall in love with this book This story was nothing less than enchanting it had everything you want in a contemporary romance From beautiful setting in Oxford, England to the super cute meetings at the antique shop and the constant nods to the Chronicles of Narnia that any fan would appreciate I found myself swept in up in this story The characters were so endearing and beautifully flawed I really felt connected to both of the main characters of this book, I really felt for Emelia and Peter as they both tried to make amends from their past mistakes and have a new start I think Kara Isaac did a wonderful job of displaying God s pursuing love and He how orders our steps and watches out for us even before we come to believe in Him I definitely enjoyed this book and I cannot wait to readfrom this author


  2. m a r y l i z m a r y l i z says:

    I DON T KNOW WHAT TO RATE THIS.I loved this book for so many reasonsbut there were also things that infuriated me.Ughhhhhhh Review to come, maybe.


  3. Kara Kara says:

    I LOVED this book That s it, the end No other embellishment is needed That should be enough to make you immediately go out and buy it, right Seriously though, this story is absolutely delightful After reading and loving, Close to You earlier this year, I was highly anticipating Ms Isaac s next book Evenso when I knew Jackson and Allie would be secondary characters in it In fact, those two featured quite a bitprominently that I thought they may, but you ll get no complaining I LOVED this book That s it, the end No other embellishment is needed That should be enough to make you immediately go out and buy it, right Seriously though, this story is absolutely delightful After reading and loving, Close to You earlier this year, I was highly anticipating Ms Isaac s next book Evenso when I knew Jackson and Allie would be secondary characters in it In fact, those two featured quite a bitprominently that I thought they may, but you ll get no complaining from me, no sir I loved seeing their life after the happily ever after But my absolute favorite bits Were any time that Peter and Emilia were on the page Because while I loved how perfectly Jackson and Allie fit each other, Peter and Emilia s connection was evenso.Ah, what is there to say about those two First of all, that meet cute has to be in my top ten Seriously all kinds of adorable The best part is it happens twice, and it sets the stage for manyamusing moments between them They have crackling chemistry and when you get the two of them close.ooohhh my They also have this innate perception of one another They can see the pain inside the other, for neither has a life filled with happiness and rainbows at the moment They each carry scars, both figuratively and literally, yet that s the beauty of their individual trajectories As they interact, slowly but surely they bring healing and peace into their own lives Peace has been something the pair of them has been lacking for quite a long time They ve both tried to fill that void, very unsuccessfully It takes meeting each other and being forced to face their problems head on before they can find true rest and comfort Their journey s aren t easy, they re rather difficult actually, but as they slowly open up to one another, they begin to learn that forgiveness and grace are not earned, they are freely given.Slipping in between all the swoony romance and great character growth comes one of the biggest highlights of the story for me Emilia is a fan of C.S Lewis as am I , hence all the references to his works, especially The Chronicles of Narnia Ms Isaac excels at establishing the themes of Lewis stories as a foundation and then using them to create this really wonderful mix of faith building and self discernment, all while feeling comfortably immersed in classic literature Quite similar to Katherine Reay s books as a matter of fact, except with a bitromance One of the highest compliments I can give I don t know how Ms Isaac did it, but this sopho novel felt so muchthan her first Close to You was excellent, but this one really showcases her rising skill I m not sure how to describe it, it just felt like she had settledcomfortably into her writer voice Both stories are amazing, but this one simply feels exceptional These characters put down roots in my heart and refused to leave For hours and days after, I was still thinking about them and needing to go back and revisit all my favorite bits That doesn t happen with every story I read, so when it does I know I ve found a good one It goes without saying that I recommend this story, friends Try it and see what you think I received a complimentary copy via NetGalley All opinions expressed are my own


  4. Madison Madison says:

    A truly magical story From the cover and the title to the summary and the fact that I absolutely adored Close To You, I just knew that I was going to love Can t Help Falling And I was right, because this book is fantastic.Emelia longs for a second chance She has moved to England, left her old life behind and intends to make restitution for her past But she doesn t expect it to be so hard and when hiding in an antique wardrobe she happens to meet Peter Carlisle As they continue to meet, they A truly magical story From the cover and the title to the summary and the fact that I absolutely adored Close To You, I just knew that I was going to love Can t Help Falling And I was right, because this book is fantastic.Emelia longs for a second chance She has moved to England, left her old life behind and intends to make restitution for her past But she doesn t expect it to be so hard and when hiding in an antique wardrobe she happens to meet Peter Carlisle As they continue to meet, they cannot deny their attraction, but the secrets of Emelia s past may prevent a future between them This book might start with a teacup, an antique shop and a wardrobe, but there is so muchto this story Can t Help Falling has a magical quality, much like pushing through the coats at the back of the wardrobe and finding yourself in a magical wood There are a number of Narnia quotes and references in this book, as to be expected, but even someone who has only seen the movies or has a faint idea of Narnia will understand and love this book And, of course, the avid Narnia obsessed reader will adore the way this story is steeped in all things Narnia Then there is the romance Beautiful, complicated, meant to be, irresistible, sparks flying romance It weaves through all the other details to bring together this story of family, second chances, friendship and the rough and tragic sides of life Both Emelia and Peter have complicated backstories I loved getting to know them both, loved learningabout their pasts, families and dreams They make for wonderful characters And the reader is also treated to a return of Allie and Jackson, from Close To You They are prominent characters and it is fantastic to see the continuation of their romance and story I loved how faith is at the heart of this story But what I loved evenis that this book is set in a realistic world I loved watching how Emelia, who is not a Christian, reacts to Allie, Jackson and Peter s faith I loved how Allie, Jackson and Peter talk about their faith and consider it in their relationships I loved how faith is discussed and valued I loved that the other characters who are not Christians view those with faith I thought it was a very clever and refreshing way to position the story.This is simply a fabulous book I cannot wait to see what Kara Isaac writes next It is sure to be brilliant She has become one of my favourite authors, and Can t Help Falling is a book I can very highly recommend It will appeal to a wide range of readers and I believe that not one of them could be disappointed reading this beautiful book.The publishers provided a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Findreviews on my blog Madison s Library Before reading Can t wait for this Loved Close To You, and now Can t Help Falling sounds evenfabulous if that s possible


  5. Dale Harcombe Dale Harcombe says:

    Three and a half starsAmerican born Emilia arrives in Oxford, England determined to try and somehow make amends for the tragedy that occurred as a result of her reporting But is there anything she can do to make amends Emilia is a young woman with a penchant for climbing into wardrobes, still searching for the Narnia her mother had introduced her to as a child Peter Carlisle was a burgeoning rower headed for the Olympics, until he injured his shoulder He is determined to fight his way back e Three and a half starsAmerican born Emilia arrives in Oxford, England determined to try and somehow make amends for the tragedy that occurred as a result of her reporting But is there anything she can do to make amends Emilia is a young woman with a penchant for climbing into wardrobes, still searching for the Narnia her mother had introduced her to as a child Peter Carlisle was a burgeoning rower headed for the Olympics, until he injured his shoulder He is determined to fight his way back even if it means risking everything When Emilia and Peter meet the attraction is immediate but there isthan one huge barrier to them ever getting together.When I first started to read, it took me a little while to settle down with Emilia and her obsession with hiding in wardrobes and with Narnia But she is quirky, interesting enough character that I soon became interested, even though I had a fair idea how the story would turn out Still, there are some surprises along the way The dialogue is often amusing and peppered with Narnia quotes, which will add to the fun for anyone who is a Narnia fan Even if you are not as familiar with the books, it still is a cute twist I enjoyed this novel The characters are well rounded This is Christian fiction with a light touch, though it still deals with some serious issues I did have some reservations about the end, which seemed a little rushed and a couple of things I questioned But that is perhaps a minor quibble in what was an engaging read


  6. Alyssa Alyssa says:

    Shut Up An antique shop, a wardrobe, and C.S Lewis set in Oxford Shut Up An antique shop, a wardrobe, and C.S Lewis set in Oxford


  7. Staci Staci says:

    Kara Isaac s sopho novel was witty and engaging.While I found Can t Help Falling to not be as filled with humor as Close to You, there were still lots of laughs among the pages In continuing a comparison, the story in Can t Help Falling was deeper I was so pleased to get up to date on Allie and Jackson along with getting to know Peter and Emelia.What a brave undertaking for the author to set the story at Oxford which she has never visited I haven t been their either so if there were any e Kara Isaac s sopho novel was witty and engaging.While I found Can t Help Falling to not be as filled with humor as Close to You, there were still lots of laughs among the pages In continuing a comparison, the story in Can t Help Falling was deeper I was so pleased to get up to date on Allie and Jackson along with getting to know Peter and Emelia.What a brave undertaking for the author to set the story at Oxford which she has never visited I haven t been their either so if there were any elements out of character for the geography, this American missed them In Peter and Emelia s story we learn about making mistakes, recovering from them and the ultimate Authority for forgiveness I especially loved the dry humor, the way Peter and Emelia meet and how the story ends A delightful tale I really love Kara s voice and look forward to what she offers next


  8. Beth Beth says:

    Sometimes you meet a character whose heartache is so palpable, it fairly leaps off the page This is how I experienced both Emelia Mason and Peter Carlisle in Can t Help Falling Both are trying to rebuild their lives after poor decisions and shattered dreams, and when they meet, it s hard to see how they are going to get past their regrets and consequences of their decisions Emelia s former life was that of a successful tabloid reporter her job wasn t personal, until one day, death made it so Sometimes you meet a character whose heartache is so palpable, it fairly leaps off the page This is how I experienced both Emelia Mason and Peter Carlisle in Can t Help Falling Both are trying to rebuild their lives after poor decisions and shattered dreams, and when they meet, it s hard to see how they are going to get past their regrets and consequences of their decisions Emelia s former life was that of a successful tabloid reporter her job wasn t personal, until one day, death made it so Peter was an Olympic level rower, whose dreams of competing in the games were derailed by a serious injury to his shoulder Both are determined to re build a floundering charity before it has to close its doors for good, and both are looking for atonement.I have never been to Oxford, but a picturesque settings comes to life within these pages There is a charming, atmospheric feeling to this story whether it was a country manor house, the pub frequented by Lewis and Tolkien or an antique shop, there is a strong sense of place The tone is at timessomber, and yet at other times, there is a lot of humor Rather than feeling jarred in and out of these emotions, there is a nice balance held throughout the story The Narnia thread is a lot of fun full of whimsy, but it never becomes an overwhelming thread Though it s been a good while since I ve read the Narnia books, I never felt lost, and honestly, I don t think a reader that hasn t read them would feel lost although perhaps they d decide that now was the time to read them I know I was clamoring for a re read after finishing this book.Emelia is a complex, layered character Sometimes she is downright prickly But I myself can be downright prickly, so honestly, I appreciated that level of realism While I didn t always agree with her reactions, I can understand how feelings just kind of bubble over sometimes She has a very genuine, endearing quality to her, and I admired how she determined to do a good job, no matter how it might end up for her personally While she may have been looking for peace in the wrong place, it was understandable as to why she felt like she was going about it the best way.Sometimes with stories where one person is keeping something with huge implications from the other main character, it just doesn t work The secret overpowers any chemistry they might have as a couple, but that isn t the case here between Emelia and Peter Of course, I did want her to tell him this secret, but I also understood that she really wanted to complete the job she was doing, and if she did tell, it might damage the good she had done so far She knew it wasn t the right thing to do, but it s what she could do at that moment, and I really appreciated how well the story was able to handle the weightiness of that issue.The plot flows well for most of the story it has one of the cutest meetings that I ve had the pleasure to read, and it really sets the tone for the relationship between Emelia and Peter as it develops There were a few times that I felt like I had to suspend my disbelief a bit some scenes a bit too convenient for my tastes, but that sof a personal preference than anything else We know fairly early on in the story that Emelia is not a believer, whereas Peter and several of the secondary characters are I appreciate how Allie and Jackson, and even Peter, when he wasn t being stubborn, treated Emelia The scenes between her and Allie are especially nice and realistic I also thought how Emelia comes to faith is a nice part of the story, and, despite my reservations about the coincidental scenes earlier in the story, I actually liked the circumstance that finally moves her to tentative faith as it feels very realistic and true to the life of the story.Overall, I found so much to enjoy in this story, and I can tell that I ve found a new author in Kara Isaac one whose books I will always seek out and be eager to read I love how she integrates literature and fandoms in her books, so I m hopeful that she will continue with that in her books I also want to mention that I have not read her first book, Close to You, and though the characters do feature in Can t Help Falling, I didn t feel lost I do, however, want to go back and read Allie s story very soon, and will be eagerly awaiting the author s next book


  9. Melanie Melanie says:

    Can t Help Falling was so stinkin cute I loved the scene where the two MCs first meet it was unique and memorable I felt bad for the heroine and all the guilt she carried for someone s death..but I could see why she felt that way, even if it wasn t really her fault.I liked the romance and I knew when he finally learned who she was there would be conflictand there definitely was Surprisingly, I wasn t a huge fan of the characters from Close to You being in this book While I had liked t Can t Help Falling was so stinkin cute I loved the scene where the two MCs first meet it was unique and memorable I felt bad for the heroine and all the guilt she carried for someone s death..but I could see why she felt that way, even if it wasn t really her fault.I liked the romance and I knew when he finally learned who she was there would be conflictand there definitely was Surprisingly, I wasn t a huge fan of the characters from Close to You being in this book While I had liked their romance and story in that book, for some reason I wasn t a fan here I did like the characters, it was just the romance that was a little blah for me and I can t even explain why All in all, I loved Can t Help Falling It was wonderful and I definitely recommend it I received a complimentary eBook copy of this book for my honest review As always, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own


  10. Laura Van Nice Laura Van Nice says:

    Emelia Mason is in Oxford, England seeking absolution for something horrific she feels she set in motion and she longs with all her heart to recreate herself in the process Peter Carlisle just wants to return to the man he was before an injury sidelined him on the way to Olympic rowing glory They are brought together by combined charitable work and a little bit of Narnian magic The story that flows from that beginning containsthan a whiff of that fantastical place.This was a marvelous b Emelia Mason is in Oxford, England seeking absolution for something horrific she feels she set in motion and she longs with all her heart to recreate herself in the process Peter Carlisle just wants to return to the man he was before an injury sidelined him on the way to Olympic rowing glory They are brought together by combined charitable work and a little bit of Narnian magic The story that flows from that beginning containsthan a whiff of that fantastical place.This was a marvelous book I loved the underlying theme of C.S Lewis Narnia books that was woven throughout the whole story It added a wonderful level of depth Emelia was such a sympathetic character, I wanted her to find her happy ending, spiritually, emotionally and romantically I hurt for the hand she d been dealt in life and for the choices she made Peter was a great foil for her, someone who got such a solid start and turned into such a solid guy but still struggled Kara Isaac does such a wonderful job with characterization, I felt like I could really relate to these two people.I also enjoyed the spiritual journey this book took me on from Emelia s point of view and, in the end, from Peter s as well It can be almost impossible to find God in tragedy, especially if your introduction to Him is faulty Emelia carried a lot of baggage on her road to redemption and the way this story portrayed God s pursuit of her was a lovely thing even a little magical Peter s struggle with forgiveness was so incredibly common and a message that we all need to remember The ending was incredibly romantic, so much so, that I went back and re read it the next day.Can t Help Falling was a magical, meaningful story that spoke of forgiveness and the preciousness of each person to God A deeply moving, yet whimsical treat, it was well worth the read I ll be eagerly looking forward Kara Isaac s next great story


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