About the Book
Sweet NA Contemporary Romance Novella
How does a star fall?
Quickly. Completely. Unexpectedly.
Derrick 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.
***** (5 Stars)
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
“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.”
“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.”
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About the Author
Amber 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 www.SeasonsofaStory.blogspot.com.