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Shower of Stars
     

Shower of Stars

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by Nancy Herkness
 

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Charlotte "Charlie" Berglund is devastated when she discovers she can't have children of her own. After her marriage disintegrates, she sets her heart on adopting a child. However, her adoption caseworker isn't enthusiastic about Charlie's profession of adventure travel writer when she's a single mom.

So Charlie decides to write a book about New York's hottest new

Overview

Charlotte "Charlie" Berglund is devastated when she discovers she can't have children of her own. After her marriage disintegrates, she sets her heart on adopting a child. However, her adoption caseworker isn't enthusiastic about Charlie's profession of adventure travel writer when she's a single mom.

So Charlie decides to write a book about New York's hottest new celebrity: sexy, enigmatic Jack Lanett. The man has found what may be the most valuable space rock in the world, one that could prove there is life on Mars.

Jack hates being front-page news because he's spent a lifetime concealing his ugly past. However, he knows publicity is necessary if he wants to sell his priceless meteorite at the highest price and, even more important, gain the legitimacy he craves in the world of scientific research. He agrees to one interview with Charlie.

Charlie offers Jack a business proposition. He counters with a most unusual proposal: a marriage of convenience. As Charlie struggles to adopt a daughter and Jack battles to keep his priceless discovery, they come together with a passion that astonishes both of them.

Winner of the Write Touch Readers' Award
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"Contemporary marriage of convenience? But it works! Jack's fighting for recognition and Charlie's fighting for a child she wants more than anything in the world. They're both fighting demons from their past and finally, a potent, I mean POTENT, attraction. I adored these two wounded warriors!"
--Connie Brockway, New York Times bestselling author

"Shower of Stars pleases on so many levels, it is hard to express all that makes it so special, but I do know it is worthy of a Perfect 10."
-Sandra Brill, Romance Reviews Today

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781466437609
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
10/25/2011
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
322
Sales rank:
864,528
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Herkness is the author of the award-winning Whisper Horse series, published by Montlake Romance, as well as several other contemporary romance novels. She is a two-time nominee for the Romance Writers of America's RITA® award. Her new series, Wager of Hearts, follows the romantic adventures of three very wealthy men who make a life-changing bet.

Nancy is a member of Romance Writers of America, New Jersey Romance Writers, and Novelists, Inc. She has received many honors for her work, including the Golden Leaf Award, the Maggie Award in Contemporary Romance, and the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award. She graduated from Princeton University with a degree in English literature and creative writing.

A native of West Virginia, Nancy now lives in suburban New Jersey with her husband, two mismatched dogs, and an elderly cat.

For more information about Nancy and her books, visit www.NancyHerkness.com.

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Shower of Stars 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In Manhattan, freelance reporter Charlie Bresland is conducting an interview of famous meteorite hunter Jack Lanett for the New York Times. Jack and his partner Miguel MacPherson are controversial figures because they sell many of their findings to the highest bidder. Currently thy have on auction a Shara-Mars gem that has angered bio-astronomer Dr. Peter Burke who believes all findings belong to science not a collector, but never takes the monetary or on site risks outside his Princeton classroom to retrieve a rock............................ After an incident with a dog and his insistence she wear her hair down, Charlie proposes to write a book on Jack, an endeavor he opposes because he has a secret to hide. She explains that she must change jobs from real life adventure writer to a more sedate job so she can adopt a child. Jack shocks her when he tenders a different option; he proposes marriage. Already attracted to Jack, Charlie considers whether marriage will give her everything she wants: a loving husband, a cherished child, and a loyal dog, but can she keep a secret if he reveals to the woman he is falling in love with what he has hidden from the world............................ Though Charlie¿s obsession to adopt and her need to rescue cats and dogs are not clarified until late in the novel, fans will appreciate this cotemporary romance starring two individuals with different reasons to marry. The altruistic Charlie wants to do the right thing for society while Jack has a secret he dreads surfacing. Readers will appreciate this fun tale of two people falling love though they wedded for the wrong reasons............................... Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
I wished the book would keep going! I enjoyed learning about metorites, meteor hunters and the Kuvasz. The story captured my attention immediately. I can't wait for Nancy's next novel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nancy Herkness has penned another gem of a book in Shower of Stars. Charlotte ¿Charlie¿ Berglund has bagged an interview with hotshot meteorite hunter Jack Lanett. Their first meeting is electric. Charlie has always wanted a child but after several miscarriages and a failed marriage, she is looking to adopt. Jack is intrigued by Charlie. She is different from the other women he has known. Jack has overcome a troubled past to become the man he is today. Jack proposes a marriage of convenience when Charlie encounters a roadblock in her quest to adopt. What starts out as a simple arrangement grows into an all-consuming passion. Shower of Stars is a book to treasure. Jack and Charlie have a tangible connection. The passion and chemistry is outstanding. I really enjoyed all the facets of this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Charlie Berglund wants a child so bad she can taste it. But when the social worker tells her that her job may cause her a problem with adopting a baby from China Charlie decides to write a book on Jack Lanett the meteorite hunter. Jack doesnt want to have a book written about himself because of a secret hes hiding so he makes a proposal....of marriage. Soon these two strike up a romance thats HOT! Will Charlie get her baby and maybe the sexy meteorite hunter too? You will see as soon as you read the book! :-) Nancy Herkness has written another winner! Sexual tension right from the jump and an unforgettable story! Get this one you will devour every page of it!