Never Fall Again by Lynn H. Blackburn ~ Book Review

April 4, 2024


About the Book 

Book: Never Fall Again
Author: Lynn H. Blackburn
Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense
Series: Gossamer Falls, Book 1
Publisher: Revell
Release Date: January 1, 2024

Landry Hutton has spent three years rebuilding her life behind the secure gates of The Haven, an exclusive resort on the outskirts of Gossamer Falls, North Carolina. As the artist-in-residence, and with her pottery prized by The Haven's guests, Landry is finally ready to settle in permanently. She wants to give her daughter, Eliza, a safe home to grow up in and hires former Marine Callum Shaw to handle the construction.

Cal grew up in Gossamer Falls and always knew he would someday join his family's business. He longs for a family of his own but has almost given up on that ever happening. Landry is funny, gifted, and everything Cal could ever want in a partner, but he vows to keep his distance. Landry has a daughter and a past. Cal has been down that road before and barely survived when the woman he loved left, taking her two sons with her. He can't bear to lose like that again.

Before construction on the house can begin, Landry's pottery is destroyed in a suspicious fire. It soon becomes clear that Landry and Eliza are in grave danger--but because of whom? But, after losing one relationship, he is hesitant to try again.

My Thoughts 

This was a great start to this new series by Lynn H. Blackburn. Never Fall again was definitely an enjoyable read and had a little bit of everything to keep the pages turning. I have absolutely fallen in love with the town of Gossamer Falls, North Carolina and the families in this story. The Shaw family is quite unique. They are not only tight knit but also very involved in the community. While reading their relationships with each other kind of reminded me of Karen Kingsbury Baxter family and I was all for it! 

In this story we meet Landry who is a single mom working at the Haven which is an exclusive resorts for the wealthy. After saving enough money she plans on building a house and this is how she meets Cal Shaw. He is former Marine and builder. You can tell right away that there will be chemistry especially as soon as Cal meets her daughter Eliza and she meets his dog Maisy.  Both these characters  are running from past hurts and of course they are thrown together by a fire that occurs at the Haven which later turns out into a threat to Landry's life. 

I can't express how much I loved the Shaw family! They welcomed Landry into their fold like she had been there forever. I could read about each of them in any book that Lynn Blackburn decides to write. I cannot wait to read about Mo and Bronwyn and I am really hoping they are the main characters of the next book. Cal was such a swoon-worthy character and I absolutely enjoyed how their relationship developed. It did move little fast from what I typically like but it fit into this storyline. 

The faith element of this story was definitely present. Landry definitely has some issues with "the church" but it is from past experiences and I think that meeting the Shaws she sees that not all Christians are the same and some truly follow what God expects out of us. 

Okay so I loved everything about the story but the suspense for me was a little weak. I felt like it focused so much on one element of who could have been the culprit but then it turned out to be someone who not only do you not expect but didn't have that much of a storyline. So for me, it came out of left field and then it wrapped up extremely quickly. So for me this book is more of romance with a light touch of suspense. 

Overall I really enjoyed the story and I can't wait for second book in the series and return to Gossamer Falls once again! 

I received this book for review. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

About the Author

Lynn H. Blackburn is the award-winning author of Unknown Threat, Malicious Intent, and Under Fire, as well as the Dive Team Investigations series. She loves writing swoon-worthy southern suspense because her childhood fantasy was to become a spy, but her grown-up reality is that she's a huge chicken and would have been caught on her first mission. She prefers to live vicariously through her characters by putting them into terrifying situations while she's sitting at home in her pajamas! She lives in Simpsonville, South Carolina, with her true love, Brian, and their three children. Learn more at

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