Thursday, July 20, 2017

Review: Stardust by Carla Stewart

Title: Stardust
Author: Carla Stewart
Category: Fiction
Pub. Date: 05/15/2012
Publisher: FaithWorlds 
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
ISBN#: 1455504289

Shortly after burying her unfaithful husband, Georgia Peyton unexpectedly inherits the derelict Stardust motel from a distant relative. Despite doubts from the community and the aunt who raised her, she is determined to breathe new life into it. But the guests who arrive aren't what Georgia expects: Her gin-loving mother-in-law; her dead husband's mistress; an attractive but down-on-his-luck drifter who's tired of the endless road; and an aging Vaudeville entertainer with a disturbing link to Georgia's past.
Can Georgia find the courage to forgive those who've betrayed her, the grace to shelter those who need her, and the moxy to face the future? And will her dream of a new life under the flickering neon of the Stardust ever come true?

My Review: 
Let's start this review with the author. The writing style for the most part flows like a beautiful river into the ocean of life. It pulls you into your seat and comfortable starts with a peek into the past of her main character. At first your sitting back, drinking coffee and envisioning Georgia's home life. Which is not at all what you may think even in the beginning.  Then your seat starts to sway faster and faster into rougher water till Author Carla Stewart has your emotions all over the place.

For the characters within the page's of this book are very believable. A few may over power others in some places and as with most main characters you want to hug, scream, shake, cry with and so on. 

The only thing that was daunting was there are some places where the story does seem to hit some slow parts. Not that, that is all bad but for me it would cause me to lay it down for a bit and read something else till I needed to know more. 

So for the reasons above I will be giving this book and author a Breath of Life rating of:

Four Clock Rating!! 

Disclosure: I did not receive the above book in exchange for my honest opinion and or review. But the Opinions are my own and yours may differ.

About the Authors: 

Carla Stewart’s writing reflects her passion for times gone by as depicted in her first highly-acclaimed novel, Chasing Lilacs. Carla launched her writing career in 2002 when she earned the coveted honor of being invited to attend Guidepost's Writers Workshop in Rye, New York. Since then, her articles have appeared in Guideposts, Angels on Earth, Saddle Baron, and Blood and Thunder: Musings on the Art of Medicine.
In her life before writing, Carla enjoyed a career in nursing and raising her family. Now that their four sons are married and they’ve become empty-nesters, she and her husband relish the occasional weekend getaway and delight in the adventures of their six grandchildren.
Carla enjoys a good cup of coffee, great books, and hearing from you, her readers. You’re invited to contact her and learn more about her writing at


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