Monday, May 20, 2013


Author: Carla Stewart
Publisher: Faithwords
May 2012
ISBN: 978-1455504282
Genre: historical / women’s fiction

Shortly after burying her unfaithful husband, Georgia Peyton unexpectedly inherits the derelict Stardust motel from a distant relative. Despite doubts from the community and the aunt who raised her, she is determined to breathe new life into it. But the guests who arrive aren't what Georgia expects: Her gin-loving mother-in-law; her dead husband's mistress; an attractive but down-on-his-luck drifter who's tired of the endless road; and an aging Vaudeville entertainer with a disturbing link to Georgia's past.

Can Georgia find the courage to forgive those who've betrayed her, the grace to shelter those who need her, and the moxy to face the future? And will her dream of a new life under the flickering neon of the STARDUST ever come true?

I’ve read a couple of Ms. Stewart’s books and they are all different. STARDUST starts out with the almost mandatory death (in historicals) of Georgia’s unfaithful husband. STARDUST is impeccably written, I couldn’t find any fault there (not that I was looking) but I never did completely connect with the characters.

The story is slow moving, easy to put down, but that’s okay. Sometimes it’s good to read a slow book instead of one that you race through and are left wanting more. STARDUST leaves you contemplating what you read, thinking about it long after you close the pages of the book.  Discussion questions are included at the end of the book. $13.99. 320 pages. 

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