Starlight (The Starlight Trilogy Book #1)

Starlight (The Starlight Trilogy Book #1)

by Alexandra Richland

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October 1952 finds eighteen-year-old Marie Bates relocating from her rainy hometown in the Pacific Northwest to the sun-soaked streets of Los Angeles, California. Marie's plans for a teaching career take an unexpected turn when she's asked to film a screen test at Starlight Motion Picture Studios.

Renamed Elizabeth Sutton by the studio heads, she lands her first role as an extra. On set, Beth spies Aidan Evans, a rebellious, twenty-three-year-old Method actor from New York. Aidan is branded as a stuck-up troublemaker by his famous Hollywood peers, but Beth suspects a tragic secret lurks behind his steely facade.

As their careers hit the fast track and friendship evolves into romance, the expectations of Hollywood stardom threaten to shine a spotlight on Aidan's dark past before he can make peace with it. Beth must help Aidan confront the painful event that shattered his life and conquer a terrifying truth before it destroys him and their future together.

Starlight is the first book in The Starlight Trilogy, a story of love and redemption set against the backdrop of the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age.

Starlight is the first book in The Starlight Trilogy, a story of love and redemption set against the backdrop of the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age.

Five Reasons To Read The Starlight Trilogy:

1. A sweeping technicolor tale of forbidden romance.

2. A detailed homage to the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema.

3. Cameos from many of your favorite classic film stars.

4. Transformation of a small town girl to silver screen starlet through Hollywood’s unforgiving lens.

5. Close-up of a 1950s bad boy channeling a tragic past and the stress of sudden super stardom through the art of Method acting.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940044517134
Publisher: Alexandra Richland
Publication date: 04/30/2013
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 657 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Alexandra Richland spends rotating twelve-hour shifts working as a registered nurse at a Toronto hospital, indulging in her love of science and medicine and caring for patients with their own unique tales to tell. When she is not on duty, Alexandra escapes into her own imagination. Therein lies a fantasy world of thrilling adventure, gorgeous men, classic Hollywood glamour, exotic getaways, and a seductive dose of romance. Alexandra captures these stories in her popular novels, The Starlight Trilogy and Frontline, her novella, Slip Away, and her short story, Gilded Cage. Say hello to her on Facebook ( and on Twitter (@RebelMissAlex).

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Starlight (Book #1 of The Starlight Trilogy) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
FS_Meurinne More than 1 year ago
I'v been honoured to be able to help Alexandra with her work. Even if this story was a former FF, the work put into the editing process makes this story a complete improvement. There have been some great changes regarding the flow of the plotline as well as some others that makes the triology something else. I have already pre-read all of the books so I can say that the complete triology is worth reading. If you read the former FF, you should give it a go too. The history research of 1950's Hollywood has been nothing but thorough. I'm sure you will all enjoy it as much as I have. Leave out any former FF prejudice you might have and give this story a chance, you will not regret it.
TLC4YOU More than 1 year ago
I was privileged to read an ARC of this book and I have to say this was a book that will stay with me forever! It's beautiful, romantic, passionate and so much more! I'm very excited to read the continuation of Beth and Aidan's story! You can really appreciate their love bc you witness the "falling" in love part/the courting and not just the lust. The fact that it takes place during one of my favorite eras is a BIG PLUS!! :) Love the Hollywood and film backdrop!!