Monday, June 6, 2016

Fading Starlight by Kathryn Cushman

About the Book:

Lauren Summers is hiding. Her fashion house internship should have launched her career, but a red carpet accident has left her blackballed. The only job she finds is unpaid, but comes with free lodging--a run-down cottage in the shadow of a cliff-side mansion.
Unsure of what comes next, she's surprised to be contacted by a reporter researching a reclusive former Hollywood ingénue who lives in the nearby mansion.
Kendall Joiner wants Lauren's help uncovering the old woman's secrets. In return, she'll prove the red carpet accident was a publicity stunt so Lauren can regain her former job. With all her dreams in front of her, Lauren's tempted by the offer, but as she and the old woman get to know each other, Lauren realizes nothing is quite as it seems.

My Thoughts:

I absolutely adore Kathryn Cushman!  Her novels are a tapestry of finely woven strands of fiction, held together by artistically crafted characters and sparkling with genuine faith.  Fading Starlight kept me reading until the early morning hours, and I felt every word.

Lauren had a dream internship with one of the greatest fashion houses, but a wardrobe malfunction has her broke, ashamed, and in need of a miracle.  She finds a safe place to hide from the unfavorable publicity, and to figure out her future.

Enter a reporter with an offer she can't refuse, and her problem is solved.  But anything that harmless and simple usually isn't, and Lauren soon finds her life unraveling again.  It's nice to see how God takes shattered dreams and creates a new dream, and how He takes hearts of stone and replaces them with power and emotion and tenderness.

I love multi-generational stories, and I love the characters in this one.  Kathryn's novels are the best of the best, and a story crafted by this exceptional talent never disappoints!

Happy Reading!



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