Published January 10th 2010 by Crystal Quill Publishingmore details...
(first published November 9th 2009)
When you wake up in the morning and your eyes take in the first hints of light that shine through your window, the dust motes catching and reflecting the sun’s rays like little diamonds, the shimmering hues of yellow and orangey gold breaking through into your room, the first thing you think about usually isn’t how you’re going to make it through the worst day of your life.
Unfortunately for Grace Shelley, that’s exactly what she’s facing as she ponders what to do now that she’s going to be starting out her last year in high school without her best friend. She’s not exactly the most popular girl in school - well, not the most popular girl in school to like, anyway - and everything seems to be hinting at another status quo year for her until she bumps into a stranger who leaves her stumbling for words and chasing after her heart.
The new guy in school is different. Robert doesn’t care about the rumors he’s heard about her or that no one else seems to see her the same way that he does; he only wants to be her friend. That’s when things get complicated. When Grace learns that he’s not your typical high school boy and that he’s actually a wingless angel who’s looking for someone to trust, she’s thrust into his world where not all angels are meant to protect human beings, and where the changes she brings into his life changes everything in hers.
It seems like lately Angels are the IT in books right now. For a while I wanted to read Falling From Grace and I was fortunate enough to get a copy from the author herself. I was really excited to start reading this book after reading all the great reviews on it. Well, I can tell you right now that I was not let down. I REALLY enjoyed Falling from Grace.
From the very beginning Grace's life starts on a crazy roller coaster ride. It was so easy to put myself in her shoes and feel her pain. I felt so bad for Grace. It was almost like everything in her life was meant to go sour. Then when she meets Robert, everything changes. Nothing really matters to her anymore. Being called a freak, no one really talking to her, She just stopped caring. Even losing her best friend since childhood didn't really matter. Robert became a really good friend to her and immediately took her into his world. He tells her all of his secrets and would constantly make her feel special. Of course they fall in love with each other and their relationship is constantly challenged, but in the end the way they feel for each other over came everything else.
I thought this was a great story and that the author did a good job at explaining everything. One minute I was confused and the next it all made sense. Everything was also described really well and was so easy to picture in my head. Now I definitely have to buy the second book in the series because I am dying to know where Robert and Grace took their relationship. I recommend this book and give it Five Stars.