- File Size: 1169 KB
- Print Length: 338 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0984725091
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Camellia Press (February 13, 2013)
- Publication Date: February 13, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00BFZVW1K
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #348,781 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Without giving too much away. The plot is easy to follow, yet has it's fair share of awesome twists and turns. I really enjoyed this book, It really surprised me. I recommend this book to ANYONE! Give it a shot! You'll probably like it more than you care to let off. :P
What an amazingly sweet story! I'd like to know what happens next! ;)
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Stardust Summer is a wonderful story about grudges, forgiveness, love of family and romance. Grace has been hurt too many times and doesn't trust people not to leave her. I love her story and character. She's had a rough life and has a lot to get through emotionally. I did not want to put this story down. I was up very late one night reading this and still read while cooking and would stop cleaning to "rest" and read!
Grace and Evan make their home in Mississippi, but her father and step mother live in New York. She receives an invite to a dedication of a library at her father’s university where he is the president. She is not about to go and forget the past. Then the unthinkable happens her father dies and Grace must make the trip after all to New York to deal both the death of her father and her relationship stepmother. Then there is Doctor Ryan who lets work become his life, but has a special relationship with both of Grace’s parents. Will Grace discover healing with her family and be able to let go of the past? Will Ryan be able to look beyond his work?
Lauren Clark is a favorite author of mine. I very much enjoyed this novel. The symbolism used to propel the story forward with the use of Grace’s name and the discussion of forgiveness. What does grace truly mean? How could it apply to the character Grace being open to a new future?
She really let the characters tell their stories in this novel which added depth and made the plot interesting. This novel is an easy read which will keep you flipping the pages to the end.
Dr. Ryan Gordon, Grace’s stepmother’s neighbor and friend, is at a place in his life where he finally understands the need for a life outside his practice. He shares Grace’s grief and would like to be more than a friend to her. He knows what it’s like to lose someone important so he understands, on some level, what Grace is going through. He also appreciates what is really important in life – family and good friends. Will Grace let him in and take a chance on love?
I liked this book but had to wonder about how Kathleen navigated her grief. I paused at some of the things she did in the week following her husband’s funeral. That could be just me, though. At any rate, I found Grace and Ryan’s story interesting. Lauren Clark’s novel is one I’d recommend to fans of contemporary fiction. I loved the setting – and the cover. 3.5 stars
I really enjoyed the storyline and how each character grows as you read the story. Kathleen seems to be really accident prone but is that all part of the plan set in motion by forces unseen? Love grows and isn't polluted by sex, sex, sex but by relationship.
They don't realize that they need eaach other, but time and calamity have a way of making you see what's right in front of your face. Great read and romantic plot, I loved it. Very few errors in the writing. A must read for those who like love stories with out the bedroom scenes.
That's what I loved about Lauren Clark's new novel, STARDUST SUMMER. It spoke straight to my heart about family, forgiveness, resentments and falling in love again. From the moment I started reading her book I couldn't put it down. It spoke to situations in my own life and I'm sure I won't be alone.
Grace Mason is a single mother living a quiet life with her eight year old son, Evan in Ocean Spring, Mississippi. The father of her son is a distant memory. She lives in a small house, has a teaching job, her mother is dead and she is estranged from her father, Henry who lives on a lake house in upstate New York. She gets word from her step-mother, Kathleen that Henry has suffered a massive heart attack, after not being in contact with him for years.
By the time Grace and Evan make it to New York, Henry has passed. There's a funeral and several days for the three of them to get to know one another, sort of. That's when they realize how much they don't, but how much they need each other. Kathleen's neighbor, Dr. Ryan Gordon, is divorced and attracted to Grace and Evan looks up to him. Ryan has been helping out the Masons for years and knows all about Grace and Evan. Having a lake house is a great buffer for serious discussions and clearing up misunderstandings.
"The water is therapeutic. My dad always said there was something magic about this lake.Read more ›
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This is not my first book of Lauren Clark and I purchased it for my summer holiday. The book wasnt too bad - but way too predictable. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Nicole
Such a heart-warming story that reminds you of the importance of family relationships. I love the author's writing style and couldn't put the book down once I started. Read morePublished 5 months ago by jhumber
I loved Pie Girls but found Stardust Summer boring. One of my complaints of many E Books is that there are so many errors. Read morePublished 6 months ago by redhead
Wonderful book that I could not put down! This was the second Lauren Clark book that I read and I plan on reading them all!Published 8 months ago by TB
Lovely book...Wish it had gone on longer...Not that its short...I just did not want it to end...Very nice read...Published 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book made me laugh and cry. Read the entire book in one day. Excellent story. I am looking forward to the next book.Published 21 months ago by Marsha D. LaBarbera
I enjoyed the story. The relationships weren't predictable. The relationships evolved so I wanted to read more to see what would happen next? The humor was refreshing.Published on March 27, 2014 by marge eastman
Often family dramas like Stardust Summer can be heavy on sentimentality, making any connection to the characters or the plot difficult, However, Lauren Clarke is able to bypass... Read morePublished on December 21, 2013 by kirstyv
I enjoyed this book very much. A light romance that held my interest from beginning to end. Recommend to others and plan to read more of this author's books.Published on November 23, 2013 by Ardeth Freeman
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