Falling for June by Ryan Winfield

Posted September 30, 2015 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Falling for June by Ryan WinfieldFalling for June by Ryan Winfield
Published by Atria Books on June 30th 2015
Genres: Romance
Pages: 336
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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Elliot Champ, a charming but solitary bachelor who has sworn off romance, is closer than ever to realizing his childhood dream of moving to Miami—until a chance letter lands on his desk, and changes everything.
The letter takes him to Echo Glen, a secluded retreat outside of Seattle, where he meets David Hadley, an elderly man who needs Elliot’s help fulfilling a promise to his wife, June. But along the way, it is Elliot whose life will be changed, as he’s introduced to a cast of colorful characters who conspire to draw him ever deeper into a whimsical world, where falling in love is all about letting go.
From the green mountains of the great Pacific Northwest to the scarlet poppy fields of northern Spain, this unique and heart-wrenching love story will take you on an emotional journey to that ever-elusive place called true love. Another must-read romance from Ryan Winfield that is guaranteed to draw tears, put a smile on your face, and have you, too, falling for June.

Thoughts on Falling for June

This is probably one of the best love stories I’ve read.  There is definitely romance, but there are other types of love shown in this book as well.

I couldn’t help but fall for Mr. Hadley and June’s love story.  It’s almost magical in the way they met and how they fell in love with each other.  It’s a great, once in a lifetime love.  A love that I think everyone deserves.  And I really enjoyed that we don’t really see it first hand.  We see their emotions grow through Hadley’s storytelling with Elliot.

Elliot is a character that doesn’t believe in love.  Well, that’s what he claims, but everyone has a soft spot for an epic love story.  He learns a lot about himself through his time spent with Mr. Hadley.  He finds himself wanting to spend more time with Mr. Hadley in order to hear more of the story. Elliot hasn’t been on the receiving end of much love in his life, and his dad told him it would bite him in the ass if he fell in love.  That advice has kept him guarded his entire life.

Falling for June is a love story, finding yourself story, and emotional at times.  While it had it’s slow moments, I enjoyed the writing and the story it puts in our hearts.

Favorite Quotes

‘Maybe there is no point to life,’ she said, ‘except falling pointlessly in love.’


Our lives echo.  Love echoes.


‘It’s not our job to save the people we love, Elliot.  It’s our job to love them through whatever it is they’re going through.’

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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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