At a turning point for his growing fashion line for transmen and butch women, Sid Marneaux receives a life-altering phone call. His father, who raised his family alone after his wife passed, is in failing health. When he goes home, he fears he could lose the business he has spent most of his adult life building.What he could not have anticipated was meeting Eddie Garner, the citys new fire chief. After a heroic rescue, their romance sparks hot, launching into a swift affair. But Eddie is harboring his own burdens: the painful death of his best friend and the responsibility of raising her young son--their son--Adrian.Through the wisdom of a child and the connection of mothers-now-gone, Sid, Eddie, and Adrian venture and fumble to define family, career, and, most importantly, love.
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About the Author
Lynn Charles love of writing dates to her childhood, when thoughts, dreams, frustrations, and joys poured onto the pages of journals and diaries. She lives in Central Ohio with her husband and adult children where a blind dog and his guardian cat rule the roost. When shes not writing, Lynn can be found planning a trip to New York or strolling its streets daydreaming about retirement.
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I was fortunate to be asked to read an ARC of Lynn Charles’s newest novel, Beneath the Stars. I have loved both of her previous books, and was looking forward to this one with extra anticipation. Within the first chapter, I was in love. The world she has built in small-town Pennsylvania is one of home, childhood dreams, and loving families. Eddie is the new fire chief in town, and what a fire chief he is. He makes an idiot of himself in more than one way, and the teasing and poking fun begins early on. Eddie is raising a young boy with a recently deceased mother. Sid is a Bangladeshi entrepreneur who lives full-time in Chicago, but spends a significant amount of time in the small town where he grew up, helping his sister take care of their father, who is slowly losing his memories due to dementia. We see this story from both Sid’s and Eddie’s points-of view, with glimpses of their pasts throughout. Eddie’s son and Sid’s father both play a significant role in helping the men get their heads screwed on straight so they can get together. The angst level is, as you can imagine, with dead mothers and ill fathers and long-distance romance, quite significant. I spent quite a bit of time with tears in my eyes and my heartstrings pulling all over the place. But, as she does so well, Charles lets the angst breath with moments of wry humor that sent me giggling like a hyena. My daughter thought at several points that I was losing my mind due to giggle-sobs. Charles’s signature story shows the raw reality that life is hard, but does it with such a sense of humor that the reader knows a happily-ever-after is possible. If you are looking for a book with a romance for the ages, a realistic look at life and how the people you share it with can make it better, and some steamy sex scenes along with it, order Beneath the Stars today. You will not regret it.