- File Size: 1720 KB
- Print Length: 242 pages
- Publisher: Dreaming Billabong Books (November 5, 2016)
- Publication Date: November 5, 2016
- Sold by: Macmillan
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06Y3H3L6G
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #905,742 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Starstruck (The Stolen Years) Kindle Edition
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Incredibly well written and very entertaining! I highly recommend it!
A feature I truly enjoyed was the vivid descriptions of Australia and its people during the 1960's through the 1980's. Also the narrator of the young couple’s story is the child they conceived during the first moon landing. If you enjoy a romantic story and are a fan of history, this is a book for you. It is well-written with characters you will care about.
Rose carries this book with her grit and courage. Forced to marry another man, her heart is and always will be Linton's.
I found this to be a very innovative story, mixing history with the contemporary, romance with a bit of space exploration.
The characters are all well developed, in Ryn Shell style. There are plenty of positive elements to the tale, one being the great descriptions of Rural Australia.
The fact that the story is being told by the son of Linton and Rose made this an unusual and unique look at history through the eyes of a character, and I enjoyed that very much.
This is a clever romance and so much more, and should appeal to a wide audience. The love story was beautifully told. The Skylab episode was informative and extremely well written. All in all a great book.
The two protagonists are Rose and Linton. Their journey begins the day Armstrong landed on the moon. And they are doing something just as significant that day.....
But young lust is clumsy and full of errors isn't it? And we don't always get off to story-book beginnings, (don't I know!). But it's how we make it work after that -- that determines our grit, resilience and gumption. Rose and Linton have all of these qualities and more.
The story is narrated by Rose and Linton's son -- Carl. This makes the reading of this novel even more interesting. Ryn Shell has a real wit and cheekiness in her writing.
I highly recommend this book!
The story is basically a well written family drama involving Rose and Linton, and some of their family. It takes places in Australia and covers a time period from roughly the mid 1970s to the 1990s. Also, important in the story is the NASA Skylab, but I will withhold telling you why. No spoiler here. The plot is too good to ruin in a review.
Well developed plot with realistic and believable happenings. Lots of plot twists which make for a fun read.
Very interesting setting, especially for me since I have not visited Australia.
The Skylab aspects were a nice controlling theme through the book.
The story's climax is superb.
It took my just a bit to get into the story at first. Say maybe twenty pages, but then I was hooked.
Some might be surprised with the Australian spelling of words and such, but for me that was effective in establishing the setting and mood of the novel.
My grade, a solid A work.
Bravo to Ryn Shell
As always, her language is colorful and her voice shines through substantially. This made the book fly by and I’m already thinking about reading it again.
One element of the story that I liked quite a bit was the fact that it wasn’t just about romance. Rather, there’s quite a bit about self-growth and transformation that made the romance work later on in life. I almost felt as if I were growing up with the characters, or at least witnessing them in real life. It was quite beautiful, to say the least.
I’d recommend this book to anyone who loves a good romance, or even a coming of age story.
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