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Virtual Blog Tour & Book Review ~ How A Star Falls by Amber Stokes

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About the Book

Sweet NA Contemporary Romance Novella

How does a star fall?
Quickly. Completely. Unexpectedly.

How A Star FallsDerrick Knolane escapes to Trinidad Head most evenings, avoiding his apartment and planning for the day he’ll break free of Humboldt County. Working in a music store might be fine for a while, but it’s far from the goal he had in mind when he got his college degree. Not to mention the fact that his roommate is a jerk and his family won’t stop trying to run his life.

Then Brielle falls into his world.

She claims to be a star. Not from Hollywood, but from heaven. He thinks she’s crazy. Certainly delusional. Yet, he can’t just leave her alone on the cliffs. So he takes her home.

And his whole world falls apart.

A heartfelt and fanciful contemporary romance novella, How a Star Falls explores the uncertain season of new adulthood and shows that sometimes the worst inconveniences make for the best miracles of all.

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Christian/Contemporary NA

My Rating

***** (5 Stars)

My Review

Amber’s books have always made me pause and think. This one certainly did. This book had a handle on the reality of life in such a poignant way. I’m glad I read it. All things can’t be perfect on this side of heaven. Some dreams will never come true. But in life, we’ll always have gems that we’ll discover along the way—maybe not in the manner that we expected. This was Derrick and Brielle’s story.

Talking about Amber’s penmanship, there’s a quality about it, along with a sense of humor that together create a writing style unique to Amber. It’s refreshing and entertaining—she certainly has a way with words. Her attention to detail—even the most seemingly irrelevant things—is breathtaking, add flavor to the overall writing. I can see Amber blossoming into a great writer—resilient, tenacious, and with a heart of gold; you can see it through her writing. And for one who crossed from Adult Historical to NA Contemporary, I say she did it well.

I would summarize the story as is, but that would spoil things by taking away the subtle but wow factor specially prepared for any reader of this novella. All I can say is, happy reading! And you can certainly take Joanne Bischof’s word to the bank.

*Although I offer this review to the public, it is my opinion and simply that. Much appreciation to Amber Stokes for including me in this blog tour and offering me a free book in exchange for my honest opinion.

Praise for How a Star Falls

“Perfect for when you want a whimsical, heartwarming read, How a Star Falls is more than an inspirational romance…it’s a wink and a smile.”
Joanne Bischof, award winning author of This Quiet Sky

Amber Stokes has perfectly expressed the challenges of twenty-something life in her sweet contemporary new adult novella, How a Star Falls. Brielle and Derrick’s journey reminds us all of the search to find ourselves in the midst of young adulthood. Their story is charming and wistful with emotions we can all relate to experiencing at some point in our lives. It is a tale about letting go in order to find yourself once again while never losing the importance of who you are…and who you can be.”

Cerella Sechrist, author of Gentle Persuasion and The Paris Connection

“Though not typically a reader of contemporary fiction, I found How a Star Falls to be a wonderfully told story of both sweet romance and coming to terms with the fact that even though life doesn’t always turn out exactly as we dreamed it would, even our undesirable circumstances can lead to a bright future.”

Jaye L. Knight, author of Ilyon Chronicles


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About the Author

Amber Stokes Author PicAmber Stokes works as a content writer (marketing services) for a Christian publisher. On the side, she self-publishes inspirational fiction depicting the seasons of life and love. Her passion for books compelled her to earn a bachelor’s degree in English and to run her own freelance editing and publicity business for over a year. Happily, this new chapter of her career takes place in the Pacific Northwest—a part of the world she’s always considered home. Learn more about Amber’s books at

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  1. Miranda, thank you so much for this kind review! I’m especially touched by your words about my writing style and voice. Thank you so much for taking the time to read How a Star Falls and participate in the tour! *Hugs*

  2. Beautiful review, Miranda (as always!). Loved your thoughts on this book and I for one just have to say I cannot wait to see what Amber has next in store for us. This novella was so charming makes me curious as to any future contemporary projects she has! 🙂

    • You both are too kind! I’m so glad you enjoyed the switch to contemporary, and I hope you’ll like any future whimsical novellas. 🙂


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