It's release day for Janet Ferguson's latest in the Coastal Hearts Series: Star Rising!
Genre: Christian contemporary romance
Most Recent Novel: Star Rising
Author Name: Janet W. Ferguson
Release Date: January 4, 2020
Series Info: (Coastal Hearts)
Back cover blurb:
Star Youngblood has always been a fighter–a necessity after her mother married a monster of a man. Now, she’s finally on the path to the stable life she’s always wanted. Her employer, Priscilla Kelly, is a sweet woman ravaged by rheumatoid arthritis, and Star will do anything to help her. Even if that means going toe to toe with Mrs. Kelly’s neglectful son.
After being betrayed on the mission field and devastated by the tragic death of his father, Paul Kelly gave up on God. He lives life on his own terms, biding his time as a corporate pilot until he can save enough money to begin his own flight school closer to home. His mother is all he has left, and he wants to be near her. He just didn’t expect her health to decline so quickly. When he discovers his mother has taken in a stray—a woman he’s not at all sure can be trusted—his protective instincts kick into high gear. Paul’s handled a lot of turbulence, but he’s never gone up against a force like Star.
As Paul and Star strive to protect his mother in their own ways, they soon find their hearts are at the greatest risk.
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Janet Ferguson is one of my top 5 favorite authors and Star Rising was just another example of why. She writes contemporary christian romance at its' absolute best. We meet Star and Paul and in the middle Ms. Kelly who both the hero and heroine care for and whose health is failing. The faith themes of knowing Christ and loving Him above all else comes through in such a relatable way without being overly preachy. The slow blossoming romance and all the emotions within are clean and so beautiful to watch unfold. The themes of questioning God, struggling with addiction in the face of a difficult, traumatic past, and coming out of all of that was realistic, compassionate, and connected with me on such an emotional level. The author's length of plot and twists and turns are perfect. Our characters struggle to find God's plan and purpose in their life brings about such a beautiful surrender and confidence by the end of the book when the character's learn to trust one day at a time. The romance is clean and just such a beautiful thing to behold. Plus, as a southern gal, any heroine that says "ya'll" but is still a down to earth, feminine heroine is for me! If you're looking for clean contemporary romance, Janet Ferguson is a must be read author!
I received a complimentary copy of this book, and all opinions given are entirely my own.
Janet W. Ferguson is a Grace Award winner and a Christy Award finalist. She grew up in Mississippi and received a degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Mississippi. She has served as a children’s minister and a church youth volunteer. An avid reader, she worked as a librarian at a large public high school. She writes humorous inspirational fiction for people with real lives and real problems. Janet and her husband have two grown children, one really smart dog, and a cat that allows them to share the space.