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Aboard the Wishing Star
     

Aboard the Wishing Star

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by Debra Parmley
 

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When Kara's, husband is shot and killed in front of her in what she's told is a random act of violence, she becomes convinced the world is unsafe. Her life is quiet and predictable, until she wins a Caribbean cruise for two and takes along her best friend.

On her trip she meets Nate, a scuba dive instructor and marine. He'll teach her to face her fear of deep water

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When Kara's, husband is shot and killed in front of her in what she's told is a random act of violence, she becomes convinced the world is unsafe. Her life is quiet and predictable, until she wins a Caribbean cruise for two and takes along her best friend.

On her trip she meets Nate, a scuba dive instructor and marine. He'll teach her to face her fear of deep water and teach her to snorkel. Will Kara learn to trust him with her heart, when she fears this shipboard romance will reach an end and she'll never see him again, leaving her broken hearted?

When Kara's boss shows up at their first port of call unexpectedly, Nate's protective nature comes out.

Her creepy boss becomes more aggressive after she returns to Ohio and when she calls Nate he gets on the first plane. Can Nate rescue her?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780692531600
Publisher:
Belo Dia Publishing
Publication date:
09/21/2015
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Meet the Author

Debra Parmley enjoys spreading love, one story at a time.
Fascinated by fairy tales and folktales ever since she was young, she has always ended her stories with a happy ever after.
A hybrid author, Debra writes in many genres. Historical romance ranging from the western to the 1920's, contemporary romance with military heroes, romantic suspense, fairy tale romance and paranormal romance. Damsel in distress stories are some of her favorites and you will find this theme in many of her stories. Her westerns have been described as gritty.
Debra lives just outside Memphis, TN and used to be in a critique group with Elvis's estate attorney. The group met at Robin William's sister-inlaw's house.
Her work as a travel consultant gave her the opportunity to visit many countries and her luggage often carried home folk tales from the countries visited. Debra is the founder of Shimmy Mob Memphis. Shimmy Mob is an international organization, which raises funds for local domestic abuse shelters. Shimmy Mob dancers perform on international belly dance day all around the world. To learn more visit www.shimmymob.com
Debra writes full time and runs her own publishing company, Belo Dia Publishing. She enjoys writing, reading, playing a medieval lady in the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism), dance, shooting primitive archery, shooting pool and shooting long guns as well as world travel. Her three favorite things are dark chocolate, visiting the beach and ocean, and hearing from her readers. Each card, letter and email is a treasured gift, like finding a perfect shell upon the beach.

For more information about Debra, please visit her website at www.debraparmley.com.
You can also listen to her live Internet radio show "Book Lights - Shining a light on good books!" at 8:30pm EST on Tuesday evenings at www.readersentertainment.com

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Aboard the Wishing Star 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
catwoman1a 4 months ago
After the violent death of her husband, Kara became even more timid than she already was. She won a cruise and invited her friend, Viv, to go with her. In this well-written story by Debra Parmley, there is suspense and there is romance, and it occurs on a wonderful cruise. How fun is that! This story was very enjoyable. I totally fell for Nate myself because of his loving patience for Kara. I highly recommend this book if you're looking for a bit of romantic suspense.
SallyPinkReviews More than 1 year ago
Parmley whisks the reader away on a shipboard romance with "Aboard the Wishing Star." Kara Worth wins a cruise and takes her best friend, Vivian with her. After meeting Nate, Kara can't help but wonder if wishes really do come true. "Aboard the Wishing Star" is a contemporary romance with suspenseful elements set in the picturesque Caribbean. Kara wins a trip to celebrate New Year. She travels from her home in Ohio, meets up with her friend, Vivian, and intends to enjoy her getaway. However, obstacles soon arise. Kara's inconvenienced when her luggage comes up missing and her boss decides to hound her, even though she's on vacation. When Nate encounters Kate, he challenges her on every level to step out of her comfort zone. Is Kate and Nate's attraction a shipboard romance or the foundation of a lasting relationship? Parmley's writing is easy to read and engages the reader by involving the five senses from the sensual locales and vivid scents of the area to the warm, enticing caresses shared by Nate and Kara. The author does a wonderful job of capturing the romantic ambience of cruising on ship. The most rewarding aspect of the story was the rich characterization of Kara and Nate. Kara's ready to start a new chapter of her life. She's brave, yet a little timid, but she knows her mind. Nate is loyal, honorable and steadfast. He's the spark in Kara's life that allows her to test her boundaries. There were several minor spelling/punctuation errors throughout, but they did not take away from my enjoyment of the story. The novel is warm/sensual for romance readers. Kara and Nate share intimate caresses and touches. "Aboard the Wishing Star" is a wonderful romantic escape that makes the reader believe the power of love can overcome anything.