About the Book
Book: Falling Apart, Falling for You
Author: Chris Posti
Genre: Christian Women’s Fiction with Elements of Romance
Release date: April 29, 2022
With their lives in a free fall, three women gather for their 40thhigh school reunion. At 57, is it too late to make a fresh start?
Suzanne – After spending most of her adult life working as a traveling trainer for an airline, untethered and mildly content, Suzanne feels a stirring in her heart for a seemingly perfect guy. But when she abruptly loses her job, she lands in surprising new territory.
Rachel – Seeking distraction in the wake of her husband’s sudden passing, Rachel helps organize her class’s first reunion in 40 years. Stunned by an old friend’s shocking secrets, she struggles to learn forgiveness as she tiptoes into her new-found freedom.
Marla – After selling her thriving business, Marla revisits high school friendships and her mysterious past. Seeking family and a renewed purpose, she adds her marketing expertise to the group’s strategy for revitalizing the blue-collar town that brought them back together.
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About the Author
Chris Posti’s writing experience comes in a variety pack: novelist, nonfiction author, newspaper columnist, blogger, freelancer, and business writer. She was self-employed for 30 years as a career and executive coach. She once lived in a tiny town similar to the Western Pennsylvania setting of “Falling Apart, Falling for You.” Her latest book, “Before You Write your Novel: What to Know from the Get-Go” was launched on July 25, 2022.
More from Chris
If you’re over the age of 50, you’ve probably noticed the female protagonists in most novels are younger than you. Yet the lives of older women are filled with challenges, changes, growth, fun, and even romance. They want to read about characters they can relate to. That’s precisely why I wrote “Falling Apart, Falling for You.”
All women, but particularly women 50+, will identify with three women whose lives are in a free fall when they reunite for the first time since high school graduation. The story is fun, clean, and wholesome, with plenty of reality and just a little bit of wine and a few beers.
Suzanne, who is divorced and dating the seemingly perfect guy, abruptly loses her job as a traveling trainer for an airline. She’s convinced it’s due to age discrimination, and even her normally disagreeable daughter concurs.
Rachel loves her rosary, cooking, and daily routines, but when she suddenly becomes widowed she must learn to support herself by running the family gas station. Her son Pete is eager to help, and so is her widowed neighbor Frank.
Marla has been known to have a fling, but in fact, it’s her business she’s in love with. After an offer to sell makes her an instant multi-millionaire, she celebrates too hard and lands in a hospital. Now, she needs to find a new purpose in life.
This is the first book in a series of three.
A big cheer from me on finally finding an author that writes a story about women over fifty years old. These type of stories are few and far between. It was easy to relate to the characters because they each had realistic problems and faced their feelings of growing older. Not everything turns out the way we hope for but as we get older we can appreciate some of what life has given us. The three main women in the story bring problems, friendship and laughter along the way.
I liked how we get ready with the women for their fortieth class reunion with apprehension. Of course they don’t look like they use to, and some have failed relationships but I think what was important was these three women supported each other and encouraged each other to be proud of who they are now.
I loved how the author gives us a peek into each woman’s struggles and how they find that their relationship with God is lacking. The story gives us illustrations of being happy with who we are, asking for forgiveness and finding joy in little things. We see three friends come together to lift each other up, allow each other to grown not only in their own strength but in their faith. Some of the subjects in the book such as divorce, alcohol, adoption and affairs could be a trigger for some readers. The author handles these in a graceful way and shows how the characters deal with them through faith.
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.
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This is a book I know I will enjoy.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the contest.
Thanks for the great review, Deana. I agree with you about the older characters, and their situations are certainly realistic. This sounds like a really great book.ReplyDelete
I can't wait to give this a read-- it sounds quite interesting! Thanks so much for sharing it.ReplyDelete