Tuesday, February 26, 2013

On Tour and a Giveaway: Stardust Summer by Lauren Clark

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. ~~ synopsis from Goodreads

My thoughts about Stardust Summer ~~

First off, let me say that I think Lauren Clark is an awesome person and I love her books. She is such a gracious author who really shows her appreciation of her readers. She is just so nice! There is no better way to describe her. I have never met her but feel like we could be friends.

I read her book, Dancing Naked in Dixie, awhile ago and loved it. My thoughts are here. When I saw that this book of hers, Stardust Summer, was going on tour I jumped at the chance to be a part of it.

This was another very enjoyable read and I loved the setting, a small community with a house on a lake. Doesn't that sounds lovely? Grace and her son have to go back to Grace's hometown when her father dies unexpectedly. Grace just wants to go there, bury her father and get out of town. But can things every be that simple? Does Grace really have the life she wants in Mississippi?

Lauren is a wonderful writer who takes you, the reader, away to the nice, beautiful setting that she creates, filled with likable characters that you really come to love. Lauren has become one of my favorite authors and I definitely plan to read every book she writes.

About the author

The Deep South is the perfect setting for Lauren Clark’s novels; contemporary fiction sprinkled with secrets, sunshine, and surprises. Her heroines are real women with real obstacles in their lives; challenges that require strength, sacrifice, and personal growth. And while it’s convenient to have a prince charming on standby, Lauren’s heroines are capable of creating their own happily-ever afters–with brains, not beauty, saving the day.

A former TV anchor, Lauren is a reformed news junkie, non-reformed coffee drinker, and certified library geek. She loves the color pink, her Electra Townie bike, and any place she can see the ocean and stick her toes in the sand. Lauren adores her family, paying it forward, eight hours of sleep a night, homemade macaroni and cheese, and true-blue friends.

Connect with Lauren

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  1. Thank you so much for being a part of the tour!

  2. Susan, Thank you SO much for your kind words and the lovely review of Stardust Summer! I am so flattered to be included among your favorite authors and appreciate you sharing your thoughts about my novels with your many blog followers!!!!

    It's wonderful that you decided to be a part of the Stardust Summer tour!!

    Big Hugs! Lauren


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