Tuesday, November 25, 2014

How a Star Falls by Amber Stokes (Blog Tour + Review + Giveaway)

How a Star Falls
by Amber Stokes
Fiction / Contemporary / New Adult / Romance
Available November 2014
67 pages

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.

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My Thoughts
I'm happy to see another book from Amber Stokes, and I have to say that How a Star Falls was a delightful read. Amber's previous books have been western historicals, and I was impressed that she managed to bring all of the things I loved about those books into a contemporary new adult story.

The story is very sweet and a bit mysterious. Derrick is an all-around nice guy who steps out of his comfort zone to befriend Brielle. I wasn't sure what to make of Brielle at first, but her sweet nature quickly overcame any reservations I had when I couldn't figure out what her "deal" was. :) Derrick's family really helped round out the story.

Amber did a wonderful job bringing the Pacific Northwest to life in this story. It's easy to tell that she loves the part of the country she calls home, and by the end, I was thinking my next vacation should be to Oregon.

How a Star Falls is another wonderful read, and I definitely recommend grabbing a copy at your earliest convenience! [4 stars]

I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for my fair and honest review.

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.

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Endorsements
"Perfect for when you want a whimsical, heartwarming read, How a Star Falls is more than an inspirational romance...it's a wink and a smile."
- Joanne Bischof, award winning author of This Quiet Sky 



"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."
- Cerella Sechrist, author of Gentle Persuasion and The Paris Connection



"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."
- Jaye L. Knight, author of Ilyon Chronicles

Giveaway
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3 comments:

  1. I'm so excited about reading this one! I'm sure I'm going to want to travel out to the Pacific Northwest even more then I already do after reading this since my husband's family is out there! Thanks for sharing your thoughts! :)

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    1. I'm excited that you're excited! Fervently hoping you enjoy it, Laura. And you should totally travel out here to the beautiful Pacific Northwest. :)

      ~Amber

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  2. Thank you so much for this encouraging review, Brooke! I'm so glad you enjoyed the story. And ah yes...Brielle. I really wanted to write a heroine with a likable, even-tempered, and positive personality. :) I'm happy she won you over!

    ~Amber

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