A Gift from the Stars

A Gift from the Stars

by Linda Banche

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A gift from the stars can change your life.

Miss Elizabeth Ashby loves astronomy. She especially enjoys her once-in-a-lifetime chance to observe the Great Comet of 1811. But her excitement vanishes the night an odd-looking meteor proves to be a sky craft which lands nearby. The man who emerges from the vehicle doesn't see her, but as he reenters his craft to fly away, he drops a small red stone.

The stone from the stars glows and sends waves of warmth and something else through Elizabeth. Her incipient cold disappears, her illness-prone mother shakes off her maladies, and everyone else who comes near the stone, which Elizabeth wears as a pendant, feels in the pink of health.

Including Mr. Jonathan Markham, who also saw the strange meteor but was too far away to determine what the object was. Gored by a bull, Jon has been slow to mend until he meets the enchanting Elizabeth. Does his sudden speedy recovery emanate from his fascination with the desirable lady? Or something else?

A sweet, traditional Regency romance novel with science fiction elements. 71,000 words. A clean romance.

I write in the style of my favorite author, Barbara Metzger. If you like her Regency comedies, you should enjoy mine.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148855897
Publisher: Linda Banche
Publication date: 11/18/2013
Series: The Regency Star Travelers , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,018,244
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Welcome to My World of Historical Hilarity!

I'm Linda Banche, and I write witty, sweet/sensual Regency romances with nary a rake or royal in sight. Most contain humor, some fantasy, and occasionally a little paranormal or science fiction. But comedy is my love, and I've created my own wacky blend of humor and Regency with stories that can elicit reactions from a gentle smile to a belly laugh.

Like many other romance authors, I read romances for years before I wrote my own. Once I tried, I quickly discovered how difficult writing is. Did I stop? No, I'm persistent—that's French for "too stupid to quit".

I live in New England and like aerobics and ducks.

So, laugh along with me on a voyage back to the Regency era. Me and my ducks. Quack.

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A Gift from the Stars 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
kathirobbharris More than 1 year ago
I loved this story and will look for more from this author. I found it on a reader/writer site on Facebook and thought I would try it. A Regency sci-fi is how I would describe it, but romantic, funny, sweet, complex and thoroughly entertaining is a more accurate description. The heroin finds a stone left by a man froma an odd hite flying craft. She discovers it brings better health to those around her. The Hero is injured in body and spirit and soon finds himself drawn to her honesty and refreshing acceptance of his injuries. There are many levels to this story that takes it from any genre to a romance many will enjoy. Take a step out of your comfort zone and relish this gift. There is NO overt sex and even the youngest reader of romance will appreciate this gentle tale.