Of Stardust

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"Dreams are sacred..."

At the age of twenty-six single, geeky bookseller Till Nesbitt inherits the shock of a lifetime: a huge Victorian farmhouse filled with unique tenants, and the knowledge that there is a reason she's always been different. She's destined to become a Fairy Godmother, because the skills are written into her DNA.

Till embarks on her fairy education at Dreams Come True University with much trepidation, guided on her journey by...

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Overview

"Dreams are sacred..."

At the age of twenty-six single, geeky bookseller Till Nesbitt inherits the shock of a lifetime: a huge Victorian farmhouse filled with unique tenants, and the knowledge that there is a reason she's always been different. She's destined to become a Fairy Godmother, because the skills are written into her DNA.

Till embarks on her fairy education at Dreams Come True University with much trepidation, guided on her journey by a unique mentor: a Celtic hybrid with a secret by the name of Gus.

When Till falls head over heels for Gus, will she break the most serious law in the Fairy Code, or will the truth of what really happened to Gus's parents keep them from repeating history?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620151761
  • Publisher: Libertary Co.
  • Publication date: 10/28/2013
  • Pages: 202
  • Sales rank: 1,258,469
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Meet the Author

February Grace is a writer, artist, and poet who lives in Southeastern Michigan. She sings on key, plays by ear, and is more than mildly obsessed with colors, clocks, and meteor showers.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2014

    I love this story. Unique, imaginative and entertaining. A most

    I love this story. Unique, imaginative and entertaining. A most creative new world to explore with characters you want to know more about. February Grace is an author worth watching!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2014

    A whole new world to explore and all she has to help her through

    A whole new world to explore and all she has to help her through are childhood fantasies, an estranged aunt,
     and her aunt's house mates. Till is in her early twenties and wondering when life begins.
    Working with her family and living with her parents still there isn't much for her beyond books until a relative
    calls for a favor. Now Till has new things to learn, a love interest, a very unique college to attend and still has
    to find a way to fit her old life in with her new life. 
    I am looking forward to reading the next in this series to see where Till's relationships go and how she
    moves past the misconceptions she once had of fairy tales. 

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 17, 2014

    Wow, loved this book! The author has a great grasp of the langua

    Wow, loved this book! The author has a great grasp of the language. The plot itself is quite unique. I don't want to give away any spoilers but she does a great job of bringing us into the lives of Fairy Godparents. These are people who typically just support the protagonist in most stories by waving their wand and making their dreams come true, but now we get to learn what makes the fairies tick! A great read, highly recommended!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 18, 2014

    A beautiful story about learning to live up to your destiny whil

    A beautiful story about learning to live up to your destiny while navigating the rules that seem counterproductive. As Till Nesbit is introduced to the world of fairy god parenting  she learns that the beings in our world that create our  "happily-ever-afters" don't always get one themselves. I can't wait for the next book in this story! Sometimes Fairy Godparents need a fairy godparent too,

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 17, 2014

    Of Stardust is a sweet modern fairytale for those who like to br

    Of Stardust is a sweet modern fairytale for those who like to break the mold of princesses and normal girls becoming princesses. Till is a fairy godmother in training who will discover her passions and her impact as both a person and a fairy. 

    What I loved

    This story reads like a fairytale of which the Grimm Brothers would be proud. The layout of the plot reminded me of the organization of fairytales. The image of the crone was prominent which was a nice call back to Celtic lore. Anyone who knows their fairytales and mythologies will find many bonus tidbits throughout the story.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2014

    A modern take on a timeless fairy-tale concept. 

    A modern take on a timeless fairy-tale concept. 

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 17, 2014

    This is romance and fantasy in a complex and endearing world. Wh

    This is romance and fantasy in a complex and endearing world.
    When Till discovers the truth of who she is it something which will change the rest of her life. She ends up attending DCTU (Dreams Come True University) to learn about her duties, obligations and sacrifices she must make for her new life. She also must deal with her growing feelings for the intriguing Gus and the fact that fairy law would forbid them being together.

    February Graces creates a complex modern realisation of the idea of the Fairy Godparent with touches of humour (witches, for example, we're assured are in a completely different union) and many small elements that just serve to make the story feel like if there were Fairy Godparents out there, this is what it'd be like.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 17, 2014

    Review from a real pre-teen reader who insists I make time to re

    Review from a real pre-teen reader who insists I make time to read this, too.
    I gave this to my 11 year old daughter for Christmas! She read it over the break-- and am proud to post her review that she wrote. She tells me she loved, loved, loved it! and that I need to make time to read it.

    She writes: The bookseller, named Till Nesbitt inherits a big house. She quickly learns there is a reason she has always felt different from other people. She has also inherited the gift to become a fairy godmother and is supposed to go to fairy college and meets Gus. She ends up falling in -love with him but there is a law that says she's not allowed. I liked it a lot because it kept me entertained over vacation and I love to read and read a lot. This was different from most stories I read. I hope I get the next book because this was great!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 17, 2014

    A wonderful, immersive world! Looking forward to reading more fr

    A wonderful, immersive world! Looking forward to reading more from February Grace!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2014

    I Also Recommend:

    This is a wonderful story. Not only is the cover gorgeous and dr

    This is a wonderful story. Not only is the cover gorgeous and drew me in at first sight, but Ms. Grace's writing kept me turning the pages - even way past my bedtime! She is a beautiful writer and has quickly become one of my favorites. I look forward to more works from this author - I can guarantee I'm already going to love it!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 17, 2014

    Ever have trouble falling asleep at night? Find yourself working

    Ever have trouble falling asleep at night? Find yourself working retail? Don't despair. You might be...a fairy godmother or godfather! Talk about a double-edged vocation! There is plenty to learn at fairy boot camp, such as Gourd to Vehicle Transformation (think Cinderella!) Young Till Nesbitt is definitely Betwixed and Between as she makes the startling discovery about her special heritage, powers and responsibilities, but she has a guardian mentor, fellow fairy godfather Angus (aka Gus the dreamy). However, he has a secret, and Till is falling hard. Can their obstacles be overcome as easily as uncooperative gourds! Get your fairy dust ready and hang on for a magical ride!

    February Grace has written a beautiful and lyrical tale of love and destiny. I eagerly await the sequel.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2014

    Stardust

    Loved it, I hope its not the end of their story.....

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2014

    A great fairytale!

    This book and the sequel In Starlight are very satisfying reads.

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  • Posted March 8, 2014

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    Fantastically entertaining

    At twenty-six, Till is far from having a life of her own. She lives with her parents, works in her family’s store, & has opportunity for anything else. When she’s asked to help her great-aunt so a bit of home inventory, the dull live she was barely living suddenly becomes a lot more interesting.

    Till quickly finds herself immersed in a world unlike any she’s known, where fairies are trained to be godmothers, where sleep never comes, & where a magical university is only a teleportation away. But becoming a fairy godmother isn’t as simple as it seems, from having to learn & master her otherworldly skills to the disheartening discovery that fairies don’t necessarily get a happily ever after. And when she falls for a fellow fae, she’s not only giving up sleep; she may also be giving up her dreams.

    The Verdict...
    I hate this story because I love it so much. & then I hate it some more. Which probably just means I love it beyond explanation.

    Ugh. I’m so mad that it ended! I need more & more & more of it!
    Till, like any of us might be, is immediately skeptical, then shocked, & then somewhat accepting of the fate she suddenly learns is hers. The world around her isn’t what she thought it was, & she soon learns that fairies walk among, interact with, & look out for humans that are none the wiser when it comes to the existence of these fantasy creatures. She doesn’t suddenly come into great power or become any less human; she just becomes more fairy than she ever knew was possible. Tasked with learning what will be her “job” for life, not to mention developing & gaining control of the strange abilities she now has, Till relies heavily on the other fairies living in her great-aunt’s home. The result is that she falls head over fairy dusted heels for a man she can never have.

    The romance is sweet, angsty, painful, & heartwarming (hence the crazy love/hate thing I’ve got going on), & while I wondered when I first opened the book if it would just be too “out there” for someone with my reading tastes, I clearly had no reason to worry. I don’t want to spoil anything by explaining all the reasons why I feel this way, but I can tell you that I fell a little in love with Gus myself. What I thought would be an interesting, maybe a different kind of read for me somehow had me hooked within just the first couple of chapters, & the more I read, the more I loved it.

    Like a certain boy wizard the world fell in love with, Till is an otherwise normal girl who learns of a layer of magic within a plain & unexciting world. Her guides through the fantasy plane are other fairies, some annoying, others downright addictive. While the book lacks any real darkness, there’s a seriousness, a weight that bears down more & more as Till realizes what she has no choice but to give up if she’s ever to become someone’s fairy godmother. That may be what I love most about the story. Obviously I’m not opposed to tales of magic & fantasy, but it resonates best with me when it’s woven into the world I already know. I feel like I’ll be ruining the fun for other readers if I go into too much detail about how it all played out, so I think I’ll just leave things like this…

    Of Stardust is at once whimsical & serious, completely engaging & fantastically entertaining, & something everyone who loves a little normalcy, a little romance, & a little fantasy all combined should read right now. Me?

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  • Posted February 20, 2014

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    An irresistible read of magic and forbidden love! Till Nesbi

    An irresistible read of magic and forbidden love!




    Till Nesbitt was shocked to have inherited her Great Aunt's estate and "everything" that goes with it. Till comes to learn quite a bit about her mysterious Great Aunt...and more! Yup! She's more than just a normal human being...she's a Fairy Godmother! From the moment she learns what she really is and meets others like her, especially her mentor, Gus, she embarks on a difficult journey of learning who and what she is. Till then starts the rigorous schooling and training at DCTU, and learns what is involved and how to be a Fairy Godparent. Balancing her human life and fairy life takes it's toll on Till making her question and doubt herself. With Gus as her mentor, he guides her through it.




    Till is faced with a struggle that will inevitably force her to make sacrifices. With every turn of the page, Till's emotional turmoil becomes a burden that she knows she will have to carry alone for her charge(s) and for the one she loves.




    When I came to the end of this book, I ended the story with tears in my eyes, a smile on my face and a sigh. I loved the forbidden love theme, especially that it wasn't a tragic love story...difficult, but not tragic. I thoroughly enjoyed the world that February Grace created involving the every day life of Fairy Godparents. As for her character building, I was so enthralled that her characters has so much depth that I felt like I REALLY got to know each of her characters, especially Till. I loved that it wasn't a "love at first sight" type of romance. I loved that the romance was building at a good pace throughout the story. And...that ending! What a heart-wrenching ending! It just tore at my heart! 




    I feel another story has to be written...continuing Gus and Till's journey! If so, I would so be reading it...hahaha! 




    Of Stardust is an amazing story of one girl learning of a life that is so mystical and magical that even that can be a struggle.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2014

    There was just something amazing about this book. It is in no wa

    There was just something amazing about this book. It is in no way an action-packed story, but I was never bored with it. The book was funny in part, sad in others, and overall just incredibly touching. I actually cried. Several times. 
    Overall, definitely worth reading, and I'll be severely disappointed if there isn't another book after this one. 

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  • Posted February 14, 2014

    Great read

    Was a fantastic read quick and the story was fun. a little fantasy a little love. I enjoyed the caricatures. I was easily drawn to the story by the way the author wrote. . I loved Gus Irish accent.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2014

    Imaginative writing.

    Imaginatively wriiten but disapointing. The story was based on an arbitrary and un explained concept which combined with the non resolution of the story rendered it meaningless. If the ending was supposed to thought provoking it lft you with nothing to think about.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2014

    Awsome

    I did not expect to love this book so as much as i do given that i bought it for mere pennies. I place my enjoyment of this book right up there with hunger games. enders game, the giver,etc.... and those books are at the top of my list.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2014

    KISS OF DEMON KING


    By Kresley Cole

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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