Kate was a former Olympic gymnastics hopeful until tragedy struck her family, she has now moved to Alabama to repair her life. Moving to Alabama she is hoping that she can escape the torture of the tragedy and concentrate on her gymnastics again, and maybe claim a spot on the Olympic Gymnastics Team. She finds the transition easier than she expected and makes friends easily.
She feels that she is being watched during her work out sessions in the school gym that she is working out in, by who she doesn’t know. Troy Trindle the school’s football team captain tries to stay out of her way, but how long can he keep this up? It is too hard to predict just when she is going to come in to practice. It isn’t his fault that he has to sleep in the gym, what will Kate do if she finds out?
One Fateful Night by Wendi Finn is an amazing tale of tragedy and romance. I found Kate’s journey from her home town and heartbreak to Alabama and a better life refreshing. It is something that we all want to do when confronted with a tragedy such as this. Kate’s sympathy for Troy, a person she doesn’t know, shows that she can’t stand to see someone hurting or have less than her.
The characters are very well written, and pull you into the book with them, making feel like you are in the room or on the bleachers at the game with them. The plot was well thought out and flowed very well. I found myself tearing up in certain spots when Kate was very sad, I was sad. Being from Alabama myself I was able to relate to some of the places in the book that the author mentioned, and they made me think of home. I loved reading this book and will be happy to read any other books that Wendi Finn writes. I will be suggesting it to my friends and readers. I look forward to many more books in this series.