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Catching Caroline (Silver Falls Book 1) by Megan Nugen Isbell – Review by Jana Teppih

Catching Caroline (Silver Falls Book 1)Catching Caroline by Megan Nugen Isbell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Catching Caroline is the first book in Megan Nugen Isbell’s new series Silver Falls. It is the first book I have read by this writer and I was really curious about the book when I read the synopsis.
The story of Caroline Hale and Adam DeLain takes place in a small town in Vermont. I love what the American small towns stand for and the writer successfully conveyed it to all of us! Kudos!
Caroline is Adam’s best friend’s Saywer’s little sister who waitresses at her grandparents diner while going to college. She is a sweet sweet girl who has been in her one and only relationship since she was 16. She does not really understand her own allure. Adam is a small town boy who has made it to the professional baseball league and plays for Red Sox in Boston. He has left the small town behind and is so different from the boy that Caroline used to know and idolize.
The story is about going back to your roots and finding out that a lot has changed but the true essence has not – Caroline is still the sweetest shy girl that makes Adam’s heart beat in overtime and makes him to see her as a grown up woman and not just the little girl that used to follow him around. Caroline needs to dig deep and find out if she can trust Adam as she has seen him parading all those supermodel beauties on his arm since he made it up the ranks to the Red Sox.
It was a well written story that pulls at your heart strings, I got frustrated with Caroline often and I have to admit that I also got frustrated with the writer and actually had hard time to finish the book though I liked the story line! She threw into tailspin with using words that I could not relate to and that jarred me while reading … but that might totally be just my thing… I still think it is a great story and I am looking forward to the next book … I wonder whose it is, there is Erica the sassy cousin and I am sure the older brother Saywer could also have a story and …

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Catching Caroline (Silver Falls Book 1) by Megan Nugen Isbell – Review by Jenni Bishop

Catching Caroline (Silver Falls Book 1)Catching Caroline by Megan Nugen Isbell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Caroline has led a sheltered life living in her small town Silver Falls, Vermont. When her boyfriend of many years comes back home after not seeing him for six months, her heart is broken. I definitely wanted to punch him… But it is when an unexpected friend of her brothers, Adam DeLain a Boston Red Sox baseball player, returns to Silver Falls and onto their farm for the summer, that Caroline discovers more than she ever thought possible. At first Adam is his annoying self, the annoying friend of her brothers that she followed around as a little girl and the boy that she has known all her life but after some time she discovers that he is so much more and that he is now one sexy man. Similarly Adam realises that Caroline is no longer the little sister of his best friend, she is no longer a little girl, she is now a sweet and gorgeous woman and enough for him to love. But can he make her realise that?

I enjoyed the story that Megan has weaved and certainly the characters. Catching Caroline is the first book in the series and is a sweet romance story where the main character Caroline Hale has yet to discover the world but also to believe in herself and that she is enough. She has been torn down and thrown away by someone she thought loved her. The sad fact that people can be so cruel is a part of life but having it thrown at you all the time wears away your confidence and lets the self doubt in. I just wanted to take away Caroline’s pain but at times I wanted to slap her for letting others making her feel this way. Her ever present cousin and best friend is there to help pick up the pieces every step of the way and often making you laugh with her antics, out there ways and comments. I think she added just the right amount of comic relief the story needed with her sassy, honest and direct ways. I definitely can not wait for the next installment to this series.

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