The Joy of Falling – Review Tour

Posted April 29, 2020 by thebeccafiles in / 2 Comments


About the Book

978-0785230007_the-joy-of-fallingBook: The Joy of Falling

Author: Lindsay Harrel

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Release Date: April 14, 2020

Eva and Angela must learn to live again. One step at a time.

It has been fifteen months since Eva and Angela lost their thrill-seeking husbands in a scuba diving accident. Both women are trying to navigate their way through the grief, but neither one is making much progress. Angela is barely making ends meet, angry at her husband for leaving her to raise three children on her own. Meanwhile, Eva is stuck, unable to move forward after losing the love of her life and her source of inspiration.

But then Eva gets a life-changing phone call. Before Brent and Wes died, they had signed up for a race of a lifetime—an ultra-marathon in beautiful New Zealand. Eva begs Angela to run the race with her in their husbands’ place, and Angela finally agrees, hoping to finally understand her husband’s choices.

Training is exhausting, and the race is even more demanding. Their journey grows more complicated by the presence of two men—Marc is Brent’s best friend who is running the race with Eva and Angela, and Simon King is a writer who is covering their inspiring story. With every step, Eva and Angela must ask themselves questions that they haven’t had the courage to ask before. As the women literally put one foot in front of the other, they wonder: Is it possible to find their way forward in hope?

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About the Authorlindsay-harrel


Lindsay Harrel is a lifelong book nerd who lives in Arizona with her young family and two golden retrievers in serious need of training. She’s held a variety of writing and editing jobs over the years and now juggles stay-at-home mommyhood with writing novels. When she’s not writing or chasing after her children, Lindsay enjoys making a fool of herself at Zumba, curling up with anything by Jane Austen, and savoring sour candy one piece at a time. Connect with her at

Read an Excerpt

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My Review

I read and absolutely adored Lindsay Harrel’s last novel The Secrets of Paper and Ink so I was really excited to dig into this one. Initially I was sucked in and was easily able to get a feel for the characters and what their main hurdles were. As much as I liked the characters though, the storyline just didn’t quite hold my attention like her last book. I do believe it was due more to personal preference than a flaw in the writing style. I liked how the two sisters-in-law were so opposite of each other and how they had to learn how to process their grief in different ways. I liked how despite their conflict they were eventually able to be more supportive of each other. There were aspects I really liked but others that just weren’t my cup of tea. I would definitely recommend checking out other reviews before forming an opinion. This one didn’t hinder my desire to read more from the author at all either. I still fully intend on reading what she comes out with next 🙂

*I received a copy of this book through CelebrateLit & NetGalley. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone

Rating: 3-Stars-300x57

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