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Star Dust
     

Star Dust

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by Emma Barry, Genevieve Turner
 

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Houston, 1962
Anne-Marie Smith wanted normal: a loving husband, two beautiful kids, and a well-kept house. But when she catches her husband cheating, she decides that normal isn't worth it. Now in a new city with a new job, she's trying to find her new normal-but she knows it doesn't include the sexy playboy astronaut next door.

Commander Kit Campbell has a

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Houston, 1962
Anne-Marie Smith wanted normal: a loving husband, two beautiful kids, and a well-kept house. But when she catches her husband cheating, she decides that normal isn't worth it. Now in a new city with a new job, she's trying to find her new normal-but she knows it doesn't include the sexy playboy astronaut next door.

Commander Kit Campbell has a taste for fast: fast cars, fast planes, and even faster women. But no ride he's ever taken will be as fast as the one he's taking into orbit. He's willing to put up with the prying adoration of an entire country if it will get him into space.

But Anne-Marie and Kit's inconvenient attraction threatens both normal and fast. As the space race heats up, his ambitions and their connection collide and combustion threatens their plans... and their hearts.

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ISBN-13:
9781517271503
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
09/08/2015
Pages:
306
Sales rank:
523,362
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.64(d)

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Star Dust 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
stephsco 5 days ago
You can't tell by the cover, but this is a romance set in 1962 during the early astronaut era and the space race. A recent divorcee moves into a fictional version of a Houston neighborhood populated by astronauts and their families. Her neighbor: attractive, broody, single astronaut. I loved the tidbits about the midcentury era. The heat level (of love scenes) is moderate, and honestly I would have preferred less, but that's only me. This is a quick read that's well written. I only wish the cover let on more about the era, though there are cute starburst graphics at the chapter headings.
jr347 7 days ago
Fun book to read. It is light reading and worth the read.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Entertaining
Brandy_Muses More than 1 year ago
This was such a fantastic wonderful break from all the MG books with dead parent/pets/friends I'm reading for the Cybils right now. Reading order matters. I say that a lot, but I think this would be a five star read for me no matter when I read it. The characters in this are wonderful. All of them. Anne-Marie is a prickly heroine who has every reason to be wary of romance particularly from men like Kit. I liked how her divorce was talked about in the context of the time, and how it was clear she had options other women of the time might not have due to her parents being willing to help her. Kit is, at first appearance, a careless playboy. Really is kind of a socially awkward dork though. I loved watching his true colors out more a he tried to get to Anne Marie. His interactions with her kids and his dog were some of my favorite scenes. The kids were well written and acted the ages they were (something not easily found in many romances with kids). I loved the other astronauts' wives and how instantly and without condemnation they scooped Anne-Marie up into their group and helped her. The plot of the book mainly focuses on Anne-Marie adjusting to her new life and the romance with Kit. It is a quiet sort of story. While it has conflict, it is of the subtle sort that involves the simple hard realities of making a romantic relationship work. I far prefer these sort of stories to the melodramatic ones so it was perfect for me. I also really like the early sixties setting which is so unique for romance. I often shy away from collaborations even when they are by two authors I really like. This is one the really worked though. Unlike many I have read, it doesn't feel broken or like two voices are fighting to be heard. It is very cohesive. I am so so so excited for the next book in the series. (THAT TEASER!)
SaraA01 More than 1 year ago
I couldn’t put Star Dust down. This was a wonderfully written book. I loved the characters and story line. It was a great read with all the different fun characters. This love story will not disappoint you. I cannot wait to read the next book! Anne-Marie Smith is a vibrant strong willed mother of two going through a hard time. After finding her husband was cheating on her she decides to do something that isn’t the norm back in the 60’s and divorce the jerk. Finding her new neighbor very attractive however, with his playboy reputation she wants to stay far away from him however, he keeps showing up. Commander Kit Campbell is used to his fast paced life with his one night stands. However, after meeting his new neighbor he is attracted to her and wants her anyway he can get her even slowing things to almost a grinding halt. Gearing up to go into orbit is something he has always dreamed of, but will the fame and glory cost him the one who was meant for him?
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
Wonderful in all ways! This story took me back to a time well remembered…a time when life was different and filled with promise and the fun of childhood. I remember the space race and disaster drills and all of the rest and though vicariously enjoying the romance between Anne-Marie and Kit I also enjoyed remembering being a child living in the Midwest so many decades ago – a simpler time so filled with promise. The writing was superb, the characters well developed, the scenes so very real and believable, the children and dog a wonderful addition, the adherence to history impeccable – I can’t wait to find out what happens in the next book! Thank you to Genevieve Turner for the copy of this delightful book to read and review!