Stardust by Carla Stewart

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12 Critic Reviews

The fascinating characters will please the reader of women's fiction, a sweet love story rewards the romantic's heart, and Carla Stewart's writing will delight any fan of the written word.
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Synopsis

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?


 

About Carla Stewart

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Carla Stewart's writing reflects her passion for times gone by. She 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, and several regional magazines and anthologies. Carla received two American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) Genesis awards for unpublished authors. The novel that won in 2007 went on to become her first published novel-Chasing Lilacs which has garnered many rave reviews including a Starred Review from Publishers Weekly and 4 ¿ stars from RT Book Reviews. Sweet Dreams is her fourth novel. Carla graduated from the University of Oklahoma and worked as a registered nurse for a number of years. She and her engineer husband are the parents of four married sons and relish the adventures of their six grandchildren. She enjoys a good cup of coffee, great books, and weekend getaways with her husband. Learn more about Carla at www.carlastewart.com.
 
Published May 15, 2012 by FaithWords. 315 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Fresh Fiction

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Reviewed by Viki Ferrell on May 15 2012

Carla Stewart does a superb job of incorporating timely social issues into her story... Fans of historical inspirational fiction will enjoy this read.

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Reviewed by Kathy on May 15 2012

Stradust is an intricately woven and unforgettable story that is complex with many different layers.

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Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews

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Reviewed by Sharon Chance on Jun 21 2012

"Stardust" was an absolute pleasure to read, and I highly recommend it for a wonderful summer book to check out!

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Burton Book Review

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Reviewed by Marie on May 15 2012

Told in first person narrative, it is easy to become immersed in Georgia's story as her life is irrevocably changed when her cheating husband is found washed up in the bayou.

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Labor Not In Vain

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Reviewed by Faye on Sep 30 2012

Overall, a well written story, with a sweet romance, about a journey towards forgiveness.

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Rambles of a SAHM

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on May 30 2012

If you are looking for a real-life love story filled with heartfelt romance, adventure, the drama of war, and the aftermath of a life lived when this love doesn’t work out, then CROSSING THE BORDERS OF TIME will bewitch you.

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Iola's Christian Reads

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Reviewed by Iola Goulton on May 18 2012

Stardust is written in the first person from Georgia’s point of view, with a voice that is immediately engaging. This is lovely story, well-plotted and beautifully written story of secrets and forgiveness, set in the backdrop of the 1952 polio epidemic and the March of Dimes...

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Bilbiophile's Retreat Blog

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Reviewed by Melissa on May 16 2012

Highly recommended as not only an engrossing story with characters who draw you in but enlightening as well.

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Shoopette's Book Reviews

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Reviewed by Shoopette on May 16 2012

Ultimately Stardust is a story of forgiveness that was told in a very real, but very compassionate, way.

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Anne Mateer

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Reviewed by Anne Mateer on Jul 02 2012

Great storytelling. Great writing. She makes everything come alive in a time and place where it wouldn’t seem that much “happened.”

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Under His Wings

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Reviewed by Sarah Sundin on May 24 2012

The fascinating characters will please the reader of women's fiction, a sweet love story rewards the romantic's heart, and Carla Stewart's writing will delight any fan of the written word.

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Along the Way

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Reviewed by Janet Ruth on Apr 21 2012

For a feel good book that will capture your attention and your heart, check out Stardust.

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