A man of God, a fallen angel. Two different worlds, one undying love...
For the first time in her life, Rori Mason is independent, supporting herself; she has friends who love her, and-most importantly-she respects herself. She's vowed never to allow a man to hurt her again. Nate Jovanovich broke the heart of a younger, less cynical Rori by marrying her rival. 11 years later, Nate has lost his wife, gained a child and, at the end of it all, realizes Rori is still the woman of his heart.
RT Books Reviews
4 1/2 Stars!
"Though spicy, FALLING STAR is tastefully written and the Christianity real. The characters struggles offer hope to those of us who stumble along the path on life's journeys...an electronic gem!"
Scribes World Reviews
"Is this e-book a New York reject? Maybe, but not because FALLING STAR isn't damned good. No, it's more likely because the heroine is far from perfect. She could be any one of us, or someone we know and care about, and that hits too close to home to be the fantasy the marketing people in NY think we want to read. FALLING STAR was a very emotional, very real story. I understood what she felt, what she was going through, and hurt right along with her. If that's not the kind of story the marketing-gods-on-high think I want to read, then maybe they should switch to another product--like bubble bath. Buy FALLING STAR and be prepared to sit a spell; you won't be able to put it down."
"FALLING STAR had some of the most complex, wonderful characters I've ever met. The plot Karen Wiesner weaves is based on internal conflict of unrequited love in several forms, but I didn't find it tedious in the least. Personally, I like spice in my stories, but for a book with no actual culminated sex scenes in it, the sexual tension is very high. FALLING STAR isn't marketed as an inspirational and I suppose the language could be a bit strong for some that seek that genre. However, the themes of service to the ministry and a life devoted to the service of others are prevalent. All in all, FALLING STAR is so well done I can heartily recommend it to all."
Huntress Reviews www.huntressreviews.com
"This is certainly a different type of hero and heroine! I wondered how the author could get together a preacher and a stripper. Well, she succeeded! Rori may have started off her life badly, but she became someone that I proudly cheered on to victory. Brava, Karen Wiesner!"
Ivy Quill Reviews
"FALLING STAR is a keeper for any bookshelf! I have to admit that I started this novel expecting to have a little trouble identifying with the heroine. She and I have nothing in common, and I thought that I might have to work at feeling involved in her story, but nothing was further from the truth. From the first page, I was interested and absorbed. I cared about the characters and I cried for them when their lives didn't go the way they should. I recommend this book to any lover of romance, and I won't hesitate to pick up the next Karen Wiesner book I find for sale."
"FALLING STAR is a wonderful contemporary romance that hooks the readers because of the delightfully humanistic lead female protagonist. Though Nate is a wonderful person and his daughter precocious, Rori owns the novel chapter, page, and word. Readers will admire her for she refuses to allow life's left hooks to keep her down on the canvas. Fans of a warm second chance at love tale starring people readers will cherish should read Karen Wiesner's beautiful book one of the Angelfire trilogy and obtain the other two novels, FIRST LOVE and FOREVER MAN, as soon as possible as this reviewer plans to do."
author Michele Bardsley www.michelebardsley.com
"Packs an emotional wallop! I've never seen a writer more adept at capturing the emotional complexities of the human experience. Her love stories are bold, fearless, and unforgettable. The world of women's fiction is a better place because Ms. Wiesner is in it. I loved FALLING STAR. You will, too ... so clear off some space on your keeper shelves."
Brenda Talley for The Romance Studio (http://theromancestudio.com/reviews/reviews/fallingstarwiesner.htm)
5 Hearts and Sweetheart Award Nominee!
"It has to be a lucky day -- I get to start a new trilogy by one of my favorite authors, Karen Wiesner! Before even starting, I expected to love this newest series because I look for anything with Wiesner's name on it. And I was definitely not disappointed. Karen Wiesner has done what she does best-write a heart-stopping book with a multi-dimensional plot. Her characters were so complex. There was a tremendous amount of information given which developed the series even more fully.
I felt the story flowed and I, literally, had trouble putting the book down. True to her reputation, she delivered a vibrant storyline with breathtaking events. From the pulpit to the strip club, it was told in such a way to not offend. It did, however, present a beautiful love story. She always presented controversy with details. The flow of her book was even more compelling.
I highly recommend this book. It's a great start to what promises to be a fabulous series. I cannot wait to read more!"
Dianthus for Long and Short Reviews (http://longandshortreviews.blogspot.com/2011/11/falling-star-by-karen-wi...)
Rating: 4 books
A man of God, a fallen angel. Two different worlds, one undying love... For the first time in her life, Rori Mason is independent, supporting herself; she has friends who love her, and-most importantly-she respects herself. She's vowed never to allow a man to hurt her again. Nate Jovanovich broke the heart of a younger, less cynical Rori by marrying her rival. 11 years later, Nate has lost his wife, gained a child and, at the end of it all, realizes Rori is still the woman of his heart.
If you enjoy good quality reading, with a great ending and wonderful characters this is a story for you. Aurora and Nathan are great characters that will pull you in and keep you page turning until you can't wait to pick the next book in this series.
Aurora never had it easy in life. With a father that never showed her he loved her and a wild streak and mile wild she never expected to find that she lost her heart to the boy next door, who was in love with God as much as her. One night a kiss is shared and there is no going back. She gave her heart away and never got it back. When her love was taken away she ran, as far and as fast as she could from the truth, for eleven years she harbored uncertainty and doubt about Nathan.
Nathan has loved Aurora all his life it seemed, but after a shared passionate kiss his all-consuming love for her scared him. He feared that if he stayed with her that he would lose everything and that he love of God would be tested because of her. So he married another, but he dreamed of Auroraand love her from afar for eleven years until his wife died. Meeting Aurora again brought back his love and he realized that he had given her his heart when they first met and that they were meant to be together.
But after a life lived apart for so long, secrets and doubts threaten the tender love they share, and only time will tell if they can weather the storm to find that they were made to be together.
Falling Star was something that hit me unexpectedly. This book was nothing that I was anticipating when I started reading, but the story drew me in and I couldn't stop until I knew how it ended. The characters were so well written that it was hard to not imagine this story being something that happened in real life that I was just watching as it unfolded. Karen Wiesner is definitely on my keeper list.
Alice D. for Readers Favorite http://readersfavorite.com
FALLING STAR, which is the first book in the author's Angelfire Trilogy, is a first-rate Christian romance. It is well written. Major and minor characters are believable, and the plot unfolds nicely with Nate and Rori keeping steamy, but chaste, relations until their marriage. This is a delightful read for Christian romance readers.