From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author) and the bestselling author of the Peachtree Bluff series comes the instant USA TODAY bestseller that explores just how much our past choices define our happiness.
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.
In her warmest, wisest novel yet, Kristy Woodson Harvey delivers a discerning portrait of modern womanhood through two vastly different lenses. Feels Like Falling is a beach bag essential for longtime Harvey fans and for a new generation.
Harvey (The Southern Side of Paradise) serves up a tale of disaster-turned serendipity in the fictional Cape Carolina, N.C. Successful businesswoman Gray Howard begrudgingly promotes her husband to CFO of her marketing company, ClickMarket, only for him to leave her for the assistant she hired for him. Reeling from a painful, cash-draining divorce, she inadvertently causes Diana, a photo developer at a pharmacy, to lose her job by complaining about her work. After learning this, Gray hires Diana to work as a housekeeper. Over time, the women vent about their lives and forge a friendship that heals them both. The story alternates between Gray's voice and Diana's, delving into Diana's past heartaches and lost hope for having a child. In pitch-perfect tones, Harvey creates two Southern women doing their best to deal with everything life throws at them, and her able plotting will keep readers turning the pages. Secondary characters Gray's witty assistant, Trey; her new, younger boyfriend, Andrew; and Diana's fiercely loyal friend group add charm. Harvey's optimistic tale just might convince readers that bouncing back can actually land a person in a better place than where they started.
Ended too soon!
Wonderful story especially the friendships the ladies had. I just think a few more chapters should have been about Andrew and Gray getting back together. Them possibly getting married and having a child . Also Frank being in labor with Diana and their restaurant and the baby getting older etc. Just ended too soon!
Love and true friendship take time, patience and good communication. This is the story of good and true friendship with all the accompanying bumps in the road.
Feels Like Falling
ARC for honest review with no compensation received from NetGalley
Feels Like Falling by Kristy Woodson Harvey and a new to me author.
Gray Howard, CEO, recently left her cheating husband and decides to spend some time at her summer home in North Carolina to regroup...loosing her mother to cancer and her sister to marriage. Then she accidentally gets Diane Harrington accidentally fired from her job.
What happens next is a blossoming friendship between them, challenges, building a new life and hoping to find their way forward to whatever life holds.