Monday, March 18, 2013

Stardust Summer by Lauren Clark Blog Tour (Review)

Hello Everyone!

Today I'm part of the Stardust Summer Blog Tour! :)

Stardust Summer is Lauren Clark's latest book! :)

From Goodreads:

Single mom Grace Mason doesn’t believe in miracles, magic, or love at first sight. She likes the quiet life, complete with her eight-year-old son, their tiny house, and her teaching job. For Grace, happiness means that nothing much ever changes in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.

Then, one thousand miles away, tragedy strikes. A massive heart attack leaves Grace’s estranged father comatose in an Upstate New York hospital. While a team of doctors fight to keep Henry Mason alive, Grace and Evan rush to his bedside to say their final goodbyes.

Henry’s passing brings little closure for Grace, but she finds herself inexplicably drawn to her new surroundings. What begins as a short trip results in an entire summer spent with Henry’s second wife, Kathleen, and her next-door neighbor, Ryan Gordon, the town doctor. When a series of unlikely events lead to Evan’s disappearance, Grace must face her worst fears to find her son and bring him back home.

Stardust Summer explores the complexities of forgiveness, what it means to be a family, and the fabulous possibility of falling in love—again.

My Thoughts:
I love Lauren Clark's books! Seriously, love them!
Her first two novels, Stay Tuned and Dancing Naked in Dixie, both of which have been reviewed here on The Romance Bookie, were great!  And while, her newest novel, Stardust Summer, was quite a bit different, in that it was a much darker story than her two light contemporaries before, it was just as wonderful!

Lauren created these great interesting characters that have the readers wanting more!  It was enthralling, had an amazing story that felt so real!

Overall rating:
While I normally recommend Lauren's books to Emily Giffin's fans, I would also recommend this one to Nicholas Sparks fans! Lauren created a deep darker story, that will have reader's heart's aching, and wanting more! :)
You can get your copy at Amazon or Barnes and Noble.
The Romance Bookie :)


  1. Thank you so much, Mandy, for your review of "Stardust Summer!" I really appreciate you featuring the novel on your website :) I am so glad that you liked Grace and Evan's story, even though it is quite a bit darker ... but with a happy ending!!!!!

    HUGS, Lauren

    1. Thank you Lauren!! :) And of course! I'm always excited to read your latest work! :)

  2. Thank you so much for being a part of this tour! :)