REVIEW: A Home for the Stars by Laura Kemp is book three in The Lantern Creek Series. In my opinion this is not a stand alone novel and you need to read the first two books in her series to enjoy the conclusion. You will be lost otherwise. I’ve read the first two books and it took me a while to figure it all out and put the pieces together. I admit I am not as young as I used to be and I’ve read a lot of books between the second book in the series and this one so my memory took a bit to kick in. I wound up loving this conclusion to the series.
I loved her characters and worried throughout the book that Justine was going to change the future and would not be with Dylan in the end. I’m not going to tell you how this all comes out in the wash. I will tell you the majority of the book takes place years ago. Justine is transported back in time and meets her ancestors. Now, I think that would be awesome. Don’t you?
I fell in love with this series at page one of book one. I encourage you to read all three books. You’re going to love this series. It is different but, it is subtle in the beginning. I think the best way to read them is one right after another. When I finished book one, I had a hard time moving on to another book. I wanted more of Justine’s story. Now, you can start at the beginning and read your way through them and avoid any confusion at the end and satisfy your need to know more. The first book is Evening in the Yellow Wood and the second book is Snow in Summer.
In short my Michigan gal has done it again! I was hopelessly in love at the end of A Home for the Stars. I dreamt about Justine and her family, travels and experiences all night last night! That my friends is the sign of a good book.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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SYNOPSIS: “I was falling, the cold numbing my bones in a way that made me feel like I’d been caught in a storm blowing in from the Big Lake. I reached out, expecting to touch the soft sheets on the bed I shared with Dylan and felt something scratch my fingertips.”A mysterious Ojibwa petroglyph has carried Justine Cook back in time to the moment her unseen enemy is born. But something is wrong… Separated from those she loves, she finds herself in a strange world surrounded by people she has only known in dreams, and stalked by a man who now haunts her reality. And time is running out. Knowing that even the slightest misstep could change the future, Justine must call on the strength hidden within her to save the lives of those she has left behind as she uncovers A Home for the Stars.
Action and suspense combine with magic and compassion to create and exciting and satisfying ending for a twisting tale. Thank you for the adventure and the tears, Mrs. Kemp. Nola Nash ~ Award Winning Author of the Crescent City Series
A stunning conclusion to a brilliant trilogy. Laura Kemp’s skill shines on every page of “A Home for the Stars” as she deftly navigates complex characters through emotional quandaries, supernatural folklore, and edge of your seat action. Take a breath and hope the story continues. Rob Samborn ~ Author of Prisoner of Paradise