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Behind the Stars Paperback – December 15, 2014
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About the Author
Leigh Talbert Moore wrote her first graphic novel at the age of nine--about a lady scientist burned by acid. Sadly, the text of "Fury Woman" was lost, and Leigh's novelist aspirations went on hiatus.
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This book clears two of my challenge spots. An alien invasion Sci/Fi hosted by Just Another Girl and Her Books and a finishing the series hosted by Bea’s Book Nook.
This was not what I was expecting at all! I’ve read a few books by LTM and I expected the story line to be similar in this book. I have never loved being wrong more in my life. This story starts off with a bang. Literally within the first few paragraphs you see what the main story line is.
You may be wondering how I could have NOT known about the alien invasion part when its clearly in the blurb. Well, I don’t normally read blurbs if I can help it. Most of my recs come from other book lovers and bloggers. I rarely do any pro-active searching for a book. There are so many books out there and I’ll admit, I’m lazy when it comes to looking for books. So I just put my ear to the ground and listen to others recs.
At any rate, this series started out a bit slow but it held my interest anyway. There was intrigue, suspense, strength of character and hopelessness. It ran the scope of emotion for me, as each character contributed to one extreme of emotion or another.
Prentiss (Love that name) was a simple, country girl who held no ambition in life but to be the wife of a farmer. She didn’t think she was special or smart and she wasn’t intent on climbing any ladders; be they social or professional. She was content with her life. And I liked that about her. I too, am content with my life. We see her growth as a character in this book and its subtle enough that I didn’t find it too fast. The strengths she thought she saw were in others were actually being exhibited by her once she was out of the shadow of the one she planned on spending her life with.
It was a wonderful path we followed with her. She was so unassuming in the beginning, and we go on a journey of self discovery with her, realizing that the slightest change in circumstance can make an enormous difference in how you look at yourself. The romance subplot was just a bonus for me. I would have been happy if it was just about her.
Just….go read this. The first one is FREE!!!
Behind the Stars is the complete story from 6 individual parts, Captive, Learning to Spy, Harvest Moon, Jackson, Into the Woods and If I Fly. Each part is full of emotional moments giving the reader a spike sense uncertainty before the next part is revealed.
Prentsis Puckett is a young girl from a farming community that has been dealt a hard young life. The only consist in her life is her long time boyfriend, Jackson, the boy whom she has depended on since they were in middle school.
As graduation from high school is approaching so is the biggest change in Prentsis' life as she walks along a lonely county road. Prentsis will have to learn to adapt in order to survive.
Throughout the book, Prentsis grows stronger in all the fascists of her life, both physically and emotionally learning to be a leader. As the future continues,Prentsis gives her friends hope and faith to cling onto never giving up while opening her eyes to all the truths that she has ignored from the past.
As Prentsis past collides with the present so does the reality that not everything is what you believed. With her eyes opened to the truth, Prentsis has choices to make, stick to the past or move towards the future. With a heavy heart, she makes the ultimate decision by listening to her heart.
Behind the Stars is a sweet and caring book that brings unexpected people together for the common good.
Great job Leigh. You once again gave the world a book that is a joy to read while teaching us about love and acceptance.
Its adventurous and exciting, a great book for anyone. I plan on downloading the entire series for both my children. Hopefully, Leigh will consider another another addition or two into the future of Prentsis.
This story has everything you need. A strong, confident female protagonist, a hot guy who has an element of mystery around him, and a completely captivating plot. It's written brilliantly, with a really good flow to the story. I'd definitely say this is worth every dollar :)