Falling Like a Rock

Falling Like a Rock

by Bonnie McCune

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BN ID: 2940046051728
Publisher: Prism Book Group
Publication date: 07/16/2014
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 404 KB

About the Author

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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Falling Like a Rock 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read Falling Like a Rock and Bonnie's previous novel, A Saint Comes Stumbling In. It is so refreshing and inspiring to follow a romance that is based on a true relationship! I cannot wait to read her next novel.
VPCaine More than 1 year ago
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.
Honolulubelle More than 1 year ago
Favorite Quotes: “No one in Elaine’s circle favored her relationship with Dan Johnson, who was known as ‘CBD’ to the inner circle, or ‘cute-but-dumb’ in the family parlance.” “I know he’s absolutely gorgeous, what with that blond mop and the spread of those shoulders, but as for me, I’d get tired of a guy who spent more time on personal grooming than I did.” “I have a suspicion that you and he are like magnets. You’ll either attract or repel one another. As much as he denies an interest, you itch him where he can’t or won’t scratch.” “Sparks flew every time they had a conversation – the kind that set off gunfire and warfare. They couldn’t agree on a single topic.” My Review: Falling Like A Rock is an effusively detailed, clean, and inspiration romance that would be well suited for my mother and her church ladies book club. In other words, it is not my usual cup of tea, yet it provided moments of levity and insightful observations. The main character of Elaine is a remarkably shallow, immature, and insecure woman who suffers from significant feelings of inadequacy when she compares herself to her siblings and parental expectations. She expects perfection in herself and others, and despite her penchant for adages and affirmations, she tends to focus on the negatives since perfection is always an impossibility. When she loses her job, she has nightmares of homelessness and poverty, and impulsively sets off across the country to seek employment and live with her supposed boyfriend. Far away from her family and lacking a support system, Elaine is forced to deal with not only her poor decisions and personal shortcomings, but a natural disaster as well. The plot and problems she experiences are relevant and current to many women, and I cringe some to admit, I saw myself a few times in her struggle.
LisaLickel0 More than 1 year ago
Elaine Svoboda’s life feels like one teeter-totter escapade after another. On the hunt for a new position after her hospital marketing job is down-sized, she holes up with her fiance, only to discover he’s planning on ditching her for a new love. She can’t go home with her tail between her legs, and jumps at the chance to find a new life, or at least lick her wounds for a while, when a college friend offers her a hideout in rural Colorado, a town named Falling Rock, with a mayor whose got tons of issues of his own. Elaine’s world was built around being professional, though she needs a few lessons on gentleness. In an attempt to help her find meaningful work in this economically challenged community, Mayor Joe’s little sister, a nursing student, helps her work on a grant which would encourage healthy citizens. But what can be worse than a hunk of a mayor challenging the grant-writer to a weight-loss test? Mortification and perfectionism cause tension as these two butt heads along the way to trust and love. A great tale of adventure, danger, and romance.
MJEvans More than 1 year ago
This is the perfect chick flick in book form! The main character is an obnoxious, self-centered, immature young woman who has trouble taking responsibility for her own actions. Her modus operandi  is to blame everyone else in her life from parents to siblings to bosses to boyfriends. This is an easy, quick read, perfect for airplanes or vacations!  M.J. Evans, Author Behind the Mist, Mists of Darkness, The Rising Mist, North Mystic
GNLewis More than 1 year ago
Elaine moves to Falling Rock as an unemployed, insecure, but talented and educated woman. She heads up a campaign to help people lose weight. But alas! In the Look Alive campaign, she gains pounds instead of losing. She resorts to an eating disorder to cover her tracks. Since I experience trauma on the bathroom scale,  I can identify with Elaine. Through one disaster after another, Elaine comes to terms with who she is--a person who does her best and is worthy.  This is a good book.
nancyb5 More than 1 year ago
Oh, what an enjoyable story! I was drawn right into the falling- apart life of Elaine,and the soon meeting of the man she'd fall like a rock for. Her characters don't jump off the page, they fill the page and jump into your heart and mind. Wonderful dialogue, great action and pacing. Just an all-around satisfying story, full of interesting situations, awesome scenery, and great insights into how real people navigate life and love. Loved it!!