My Review: Once again Bonnie McCune has written a witty novel full of the emotions and turmoil of life. She approaches sensitive human circumstances with care and assurance making the characters real and believable.
Elaine Svoboda finds herself in Falling Rock, a small mountain community, without a job, recently dumped by her egotistical boyfriend, and fearing she’ll never measure up to her families’ expectations. One thing Elaine does have going for her, is her honesty.
She digs into the community, secures a grant for a health program and wins the approval of Mayor Joe, the town hunk, who she has been at odds with since first introduced. But in an effort to meet his standards, she throws her honesty out the window and lies to him and their relationship crumbles.
When a fast moving forest fire breaks out and they both pitch in to help, the danger makes them realize what they've come to mean to each other.
The vivid descriptions of the Colorado high country and the heart pounding terror of the fast approaching fire makes this a highly recommended read.
What the Reviewers are saying: "This is an enjoyable story that takes the reader on a journey into the heart of personal struggles with doubt, self-esteem and body perception issues and the desire to please that can be at the root of sometimes misguided choices." Susan M. Baganz
"A fast-paced page turner, Falling Like a Rock draws the reader in from the first page." Patricia Pike
About Bonnie: Bonnie McCune credits her tenacity for the successes in her life, and A Saint Comes Stumbling In is proof. Since fifth grade, she has been determined to be a writer. This is her first published novel, but her interest in writing led to her career in nonprofits doing public and community relations and marketing. She’s worked for libraries, directed a small arts organization and managed Denver's beautification program. Simultaneously, she’s been a free lance writer with publications in local, regional, and specialty publications for news and features. Her main interest now is fiction writing, and her pieces have won several awards. Her civic involvement includes grass-roots organizations, political campaigns, writers' and arts' groups, and children's literacy.
For years, she entered recipe contests and was a finalist once to the Pillsbury Cook Off. A special love is live theater. Had she been nine inches taller and thirty pounds lighter, she might have been an actress. For reasons unknown (an unacknowledged optimism?), she believes that one person can make a difference in this world. McCune lives in Denver, Colorado, where she’s been married to the same man forever, has two children and three grandchildren, and is working on a humorous novel about aging.
Read more about Bonnie at www.BonnieMcCune.com.
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