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.
After reading Close to You by Kara Isaac, I knew I would be coming back for more of her books. I was excited to see this new book, Can't Help Falling up on NetGalley. Today is release day for this book so you don't even have to wait to read it! Yay!
Emelia and Peter are fantastic characters. They have the perfect balance of charm, charisma, and heart wrenching baggage. My heart broke for both Emelia and Peter who carry so much weight on their shoulders.
The story unfolds in a beautiful way that had me, as a reader, so anxious to press on. You just know the big secrets are going to explode and they sure do! The secondary characters (some from the first book) were fantastic as well. They helped this book feel full and sturdy. (if that makes sense) It was very well done.
Content: Mention of drug use and abuse
This is a Christian fiction book so there are some heavier Christian themes to it. If you don't like your books preachy, this one may be a bit much for you.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.