«Fading Starlight» by Kathryn Cushman
Published: May 3rd 2016 by Bethany House Publishers
Genre: christian fiction, contemporary
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Lauren’s life will never be the same. She just ruined a young star’s appearance in the red carpet and nobody will forgive her for that. Now Lauren has to build her career from the ashes and it will imply dealing with a very misterious old lady.
It is a good book, very well-written, as usual from this author.
However, I wasn’t drawn into the story for some reason. I couldn’t connect with characters and the situations they were going through.
I admit the plot was interesting but I just didn’t get involved.
I think it might be because a lot of the things going on seemed so unlikely and characters were hard to relate to.
Miss Montgomery is the best example: she was weird. I won’t say people can’t be like her but, honestly, that woman acted crazy. All about her was very misterious and complicated, especially her plans to uncover people’s lies. And the old lady’s niece was even crazier.
It is an easy read, though, and I definitely saw good insights about God and second chances and true love, even though the story didn’t touch my emotions as I had expected.
I liked Lauren, but Chloe + her boyfriend and Cody were my favorites (: (a shame they weren’t more present).
As I said, it is a nice read but I didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought.
**I received a copy of this book from Bethany House through Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own**
+ «The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes». Benjamin Disrareli
+ «‘Thank you, Father’, she’d prayed after the phone call. ‘Whatever the outcome'». / What a prayer!
+ «I’m a philosopher at heart». / Me too!
Author Kathryn «Katie» Cushman is a graduate of Samford University with a degree in pharmacy.
She is the author of five novels, including Leaving Yesterday and A Promise to Remember, which were both finalists for the Carol Award in Women’s Fiction.
She is also the co-author of Angel Song with Sheila Walsh.
Kathryn and her family currently live in Santa Barbara, California