Saturday, September 15, 2018

Review: Star Gazer by Shannon Rouchelle

Book Description

When Christine Monroe finds herself unemployed and homeless, she turns to a life on the street. One night as Christine is looking up at the night sky, she prays for a family and a better life. Kent Peterson, a successful doctor, has recently lost his wife and is raising his little daughter, Sally, on his own. That same night, Sally prays for a new mommy to complete their family. Soon their two worlds collide and a relationship unfolds. Will their prayers for a happy family be answered in time for Christmas? Only time will tell.

My Review

Let me start by saying that I received this ebook many years ago and left it with others in an email folder. Most of these books were won in blog giveaways. I just recently figured out how to open the attachments of seemingly lost pdf's that wouldn't open because they were years old and am going to read and review all the books that I kept in that folder so some things may have changed or updated from the copy that I have, including the covers.

Star Gazer starts out sad for four different people who's lives are quickly connected. Sally, a sad young girl missing her mommy who died, wishes for a new mommy for Christmas. Her father Kent wants a woman in his lonely life and a woman in his daughter's life. While Christine only wants a safe, warm place to rest and maybe a dinner roll to eat.

We find Christine with other homeless people, one woman in particular tells her that she doesn't think their life on the streets will ever change because no one will hire her while she looks dirty, and tattered.

Christine finds herself in a dangerous predicament and Kent comes to her rescue. Their lives are intertwined from that point forward and she is able to help out the homeless lady she used to hang out with near the fire to warm up on the streets. I liked watching Kent and Christine get to know one another a bit more and get closer over time.

While I like the story, I did find it peculiar that young Sally seemed so much older than what she was. She is either very smart or should have been written as a teenager.

This book is only 26 pages long so if you are looking for a quick-feel good story, I recommend this one.

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.