Home by Starlight

Home by Starlight

by Jerri Corgiat

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ISBN-13: 9780451218988
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/05/2006
Series: Signet Eclipse Series
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 4.24(w) x 6.84(h) x 1.06(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Award-winning author, editor and former bookseller Jerri Corgiat lives in the Midwest with her husband, son, dog Rosie—and the true queen of the house, their cat, Princess Piggy-Britches. Their home is located in rolling woodlands reminiscent of the Ozarks, where she spent her childhood summers and where the Love Finds a Home series took root in her imagination. She is currently working on her sixth book.

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Home by Starlight 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Darla on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Home by Starlight is the 4th in this series of romances set in small town Cordelia, Missouri, about the O'Malley clan.You don't have to read the previous books in the series to enjoy this one, but they're not to be missed, either, and you might as well read them in order.Patsy Lee O'Malley's husband died, leaving her with a pile of debt, three kids, and another on the way. His family, headed by the very loving and very forceful Zinnia, rode to their rescue, but she's been doing her best to stand on her own ever since.Which is a little hard to do when she breaks her ankle.In true O'Malley family fashion, a family meeting is held, and Zinnia and eldest daughter Lil decide what's to be done: they rope Zeke Townley into moving in with Patsy Lee to help out, Zeke being at loose ends anyway.Zeke's the best friend and former bandmate of Lil's husband Jon, and since the band, er... disbanded, he's become more and more dissatisfied. He ended his long-term, but casual relationship with his sister's friend because he wanted more.There's so much going on in this story, emotion-wise, but it's primarily about needs and expectations and independence. Everyone thinks they know what's wrong with Zeke and Patsy Lee, and everyone thinks they know what's best for them. Nobody, however, really bothers to ask them. So in the name of affection, Zinnia and Lil in particular, simply take charge and arrange things as they think best.Zeke helping out at Patsy Lee's house is a very mixed blessing for them both. The proximity and getting to know each other better definitely increases their attraction, but neither believes the other is interested. Patsy Lee, used to doing everything on her own, sees every change Zeke makes as criticism, and her forced inactivity makes her even more irritable.Hmmm. Better stop before I simply retell the whole story. Patsy Lee and Zeke are, in a nutshell, real. Their characters are complex, and their problems are the natural result of the combination of character and circumstance. I love how Zeke both supports and challenges Patsy Lee--my definition of a great relationship. And I love how each has something the other needs.The children, well, I normally say children don't belong in romances, but these kids are realistic and an integral part of the story. They break my heart, particularly the older two, but they're great.Mostly, I'm thrilled with an over-40 couple being portrayed so sympathetically and convincingly. It's so refreshing that, while Patsy Lee and Zeke are definitely grown-ups, they're not comfortably settled; they don't have all the answers; they're still learning and growing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The reviews say these books are written to be stand alone books but it is so much more enjoyable to read in sequence! I love the way each book carefully weaves in people from earlier books while telling the current story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was a disappointment. I have read the three books re the O'Malley sisters and thoroughly enjoyed them - This book of Patsy Lee did not come up to the standard of the first books. Just not as exciting nor did it urge the reader to want to know what next was happening in the O. Family!! Of course I will continue to read Ms. Corgait's novels!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The story of Patsy Lee and Zeke was a great read. If you have read the previous books by this author you will enjoy this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In Cordelia, Missouri when widow Patsy Lee O¿Malley breaks her ankle, her family and friends offers tons of help especially with her four children, make that three in the nest as one is off to college. However, family friend bass guitarist Zeke Townley just returned to the town last night and already moved in with Patsy Lee and the kids as he needs a place to stay. With three human and a myriad of animal chaperones and her in need of assistance everyone agrees this is an ideal arrangement everyone that is except Patsy Lee who does not want this unwanted guest in her dilapidated farmhouse.---------------- The problem for Zeke and Patsy Lee is their attraction to one another. The widow does not want to feel like that as she still mourns the loss of her spouse and the former country musician needs time to acclimate to his new lifestyle as a civilian with no glitter or roadshows. Everyone else including her four kids knows these two are perfect for one another as their love is so obvious except to the targeted pair.----------- Readers will enjoy this fun small-town contemporary romance starring two likable protagonists in denial. The irony is that the audience and the townsfolk all know otherwise. With a solid matchmaking support cast, fans will enjoy Jerri Corgiat¿s fine tale of love overcoming secrets that led to heartbreak.----------- Harriet Klausner