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Can't Help Falling
Can't Help Falling | Kara Isaac
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A funny, heartfelt romance about how an antique shop, a wardrobe, and a mysterious tea cup bring two C.S. Lewis fans together in a snowy and picturesque Oxford, England. Emelia Mason has spent her career finding the dirt on the rich and famous. But deep down past this fearless tabloid-reporter façade, 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 C.S. Lewis—to try and make amends for the damage she has caused. Peter 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 dream. When 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.
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hes7
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My TBR for January.

kstadt929 I love your layout! I can never pick my books out in advance because I always want to change my mind! Even if I tell myself “I‘ll read that one next”, I often have a different one chosen by the time I finish the one I‘m on 🤣 5mo
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smilingshelves
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Beyond excited to find this one at the used bookstore today. I've been wanting to read it since it came out. A love story set in Oxford? C.S. Lewis references? So much yes!

hes7 I need to read this one, too! 1y
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TeresaTysinger
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Just got this in the mail after winning a giveaway from @LaurieTomlinson and can't wIt to get started!

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hes7
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Yesterday's #friday56: "Meeting a girl who intrigued him was not in the cards for this year. There was no time to be distracted." #tbr

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BeveragesAndBooks
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As a CS Lewis fan myself, excited to read this tale of two fans who meet at Oxford. Plus - first porch coffee of the season! Spring is on her way! (Reviewing for Fresh Fiction) #romantsy #romance

EloisaJames Sounds good--let us know! 2y
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IolaGoulton
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Not exactly a quote. And not exactly a book. My top 10 Christian fiction reads for 2016.

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Zelma
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I think this book definitely has an audience and that plenty of people will like it, but I have to bail after 90 pages. So much melodrama from the two main characters while have Big Secrets. But it is the presence of my absolute most hated plot device that solidifies it: poor, put-upon character who just keeps bailing out their more handsome, more popular, more successful sibling even though they despise it and whine incessantly about doing so.

Zelma I just read some reviews and apparently this is contemporary Christian fiction. The blurbs and synopsis don't hint at that at all; just an FYI for those expecting a secular bookish romance. 3y
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Zelma
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I'm in a bit of a mood so I am enjoying an evening cup of coffee and a contemporary romance with a literary bent. Oxford + meet cute + trying to rediscover personal passions + Narnia fandom sounds like a fun combination.

raelaschoenherr I've met this author in person and she's delightful! And her Kiwi accent is adorable:) 3y
Zelma @raelaschoenherr very cool. There is a really bubbly Australian character in the book, though the main characters are British and American. 3y
raelaschoenherr Fun!! Did you read her LOTR one? 3y
Zelma @raelaschoenherr I was unfamiliar with her before this book so not yet. I will check it out! 👍 3y
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Laura317
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I so enjoyed this book. A sweet, funny romance with a little bit of Narnia magic. I give it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Laura317
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What's the point? Oh, Emelia, you have no idea! 😢

LauraBeth Oh I hope she finally understands God's true character 3y
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Laura317
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Starting this as it's a library Overdrive book that just became available. I hope it's good! I can't remember requesting it. #oldagestinks

saresmoore Meh, blame old age if you will, but even at a mere 30 years, it takes me a beat to remember my children's names. I think a fuzzy memory keeps life exciting! (I'm off to do a crossword now... 😬) 3y
Laura317 @saresmoore 😂😂😂 3y
Laura317 Ah. It was @flowersquiet that recommended. As I said, I'm getting old... 3y
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IolaGoulton I thought it was even better than Close to You 3y
flowersquiet I hope you're enjoying it!! 3y
IolaGoulton Good to hear! 3y
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flowersquiet
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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.

Laura317 Sold! 3y
flowersquiet @Laura317 It's wonderful! I hope you enjoy if/when you read it. 😊 3y
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