Monday, June 24, 2013

Blog Tour: Fall From Love by Heather London

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Fall From Love 
By:  Heather London
Published: June 7th 2013
Source:  Author

Struggling to put her life back together after a tragic mountaineering accident kills her college sweetheart, twenty-one-year-old Holly Treadwell is trying to set aside her grief, forge ahead in school, and find herself again.

When Carter Hansen, a guy who brings back horrible memories from the night of the accident, finds his way back into her life, Holly’s unsure  if she should let him in. He terrifies her in more ways than one and invokes feelings in her that she thought were buried forever. Regardless of her fears, she knows she must face him in order for her heart to heal.

Everyone tells Carter that what happened on the mountain that night was just a terrible accident, but even then, he can’t help but carry around the guilt and is unable to forgive himself. He’s drawn to Holly and being near her helps ease his conscience and gives him the release he needs.

As Holly and Carter’s relationship grows, they begin to realize that the more time they spend with one another, the more their wounds begin to heal—her grief and his guilt. But when Holly learns the details about the night of the accident—what everyone has been keeping from her—it will rip open old wounds and tear apart what they’ve both worked so hard to overcome…

My Take on this Journey:

Holly Treadwell is madly in love with her long time boyfriend of two years, Adam.  Fall From Love, starts out where the two main characters are going to have a romantic dinner that Adam has been slaving over all day.  A few minutes after Holly walks into the house, Adam gets a call that he has to go with his rescue unit up the mountain, because they are one man short.  Holly is very upset, but realizes she can't act childish, (like she is acting,) and tells Adam to be careful.  He says he will see her in the morning.  The morning never comes.  A call comes in to Holly, and she has to go to the hospital to see Adam who has been in a horrible accident in the mountains.  Adam dies in the hospital, and from that point on Holly is walking through life for the next year.  She feels as though she died with him.  Holly has completely stopped talking to all of her friends, even her bff Jenna, (who is also her roommate,) and only talks when she must.  She stops going out, stops singing, stops bathing, and cannot overcome her heartache.  This story is heart wrenchingly sad, and the reader will sob with Holly.  Jenna eventually convinces Holly to go out to the club that her and all of her friends frequented on a regular basis.  She finally says yes, but realizes it's a mistake the moment she gets there.  She is looking around, knowing that Adam will not be there, holding her, watching her sing, loving her.  Then, she see's friends, and know's that the questions will start, and she can't face them.  To put icing on the cake, Carter Hansen walks in, (a friend of her and Adam's that worked with Adam,) and tries to talk to her, but she falls apart and walks out.  She cannot talk to him about what happened that night, or face the truth; that Adam is gone forever.  He gives her his number, and a note to contact him when she's ready.  

This novel goes through so many emotions.  The reader is drawn into this intense situation, to Holly, and will feel her heartache.  She has lost her core.  She is no longer the carefree girl she had always been.  Holly is just walking through life, barely existing, isolating herself, and has no purpose.  The reading feels her broken spirit, how she's left lonely, lost her way, her heart, and her soulmate.  This begins her journey resuming college, though she resists it.  She finally realizes how badly she has treated her friends, and that she has to move on.  Carter Hansen is a good guy that will captivate you, he carries a lot of guilt for the night that Adam died.  Carter was on the mountain.  There is a big secret that no one wants to tell Holly.  

Carter and Holly start out slowly, but become friends.  They need each other, and together they find healing, friendship that is forged against the odds, and eventually love, that at times is bittersweet.  There are many sad things that have happened in Carter's life that he has to work through and overcome besides Adam's death.

Ms. London has created a wonderfully written, fast-paced, breathtakingly beautiful story of love, loss, forgiveness, redemption, trust, and new love.  The characters walked off the pages for me, and came to life.  The secondary characters, Jenna, (Holly's bff/roommate) and Josh, (her boyfriend and a friend to Carter) are so funny and supportive to the two main characters of Fall From Love.  They bring a fun, lightheartedness to the story, and also happen to be boyfriend and girlfriend.  

I loved the fact that there was no insta-love once Adam died.  The storyline was very realistic, life changing, emotional, transforming, and full of love.  The love forged through friendships, sadness, loneliness, despair, and loss.  I hope to see a sequel to this story.  I was a little disappointed with the way the story was wrapped up, and is left to your own interpretation, without an epilogue.  This is explainable if there is a sequel.  

The ending for me was cliff hangerish!  A Bookish Escape's Readers know how I feel about those.  There wasn't as much romance as I would have liked to read in this novel, but the storyline enveloped me.  I think most readers will be able to relate in one way or another with this grippingly true to life type of storyline.  

I give, Falling From Love, by Heather London, 4 Deeply Moving, Broken Hearted, Life Changing, Renewed Stars!

My Favorite Quotes:

"I wanted a perfect ending.  Now I've learned, the hard way, that some stories don't have a clear beginning middle, and end.  Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next.  Delicious Ambiguity." (eARC pg. 10)

"Think about us.  Think about our friendship and what it means to you because, for me...Everything that is pressed up in my life, everything that doesn't make sense, every pain, every worry, it all disappears when you're with me.  Life's good.  It's good.  It's better and I can't," he pauses, "I can't lose that.  I can't lose you because most days, you'
re the only thing holding me together."
(eARC pg. 11)

"It's impossible to understand not having a person in your life can totally change you, until it actually happens."  (eARC pg. 22)

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About the Author:

Heather London is a young adult and new adult author who loves to write stories full of romance, fantasy, and science fiction. She is a lover of only the finest of coffee and premium craft beer, but will settle for anything chocolate, regardless of its quality. Heather lives with her husband in Dallas, TX where she is currently working hard on her next project.


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  1. This sounds like such a beautuful, emotional story. I'm sure it's s tough read, but worthwhile. Great review!

    1. Thank You Andrea,
      I liked it very much, and hope you enjoy reading it too! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment.



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