Fading Starlight + Giveaway

Title:  Fading Starlight
Author: Kathryn Cushman
Publisher:  Bethany House Publishers
Release Date:  May 3, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance

When Her Big Shot Blows Up on Her, 
How Far Will One Woman Go to Regain Her Dream?

Lauren Summers is in hiding. Her fashion house internship was supposed to launch her career, but a red carpet accident has left her blackballed. The only job she can find comes with little pay, but at least it offers a free place to live--a rundown cottage in the shadow of a cliff-side mansion. Planning to live on savings until she figures out what's next, she's unprepared to be contacted by a reporter.

Kendall Joiner is researching Charlotte Montgomery, a former Hollywood ingénue who lives a reclusive life in the cliff-side mansion. Rumors have swirled for decades about Charlotte, and now Kendall wants to find the real story. In return, she may just have the key to getting Lauren back into the fashion world. Desperate to get her life back on track, Lauren's not sure she can turn down the offer--but as she and Miss Montgomery get to know more about each other, Lauren realizes nothing is quite as it seems.


A story of mistakes and regrets, and healing. With love of fashion and all things vintage,  Fading Starlight touches on gossip and rumors in the world of Hollywood and how one mistake can snowball into a lifetime of regret.  Starting out strong with purpose, adding in with a bit of suspense, Kathryn Cushman created a closed setting for both Lauren and Charlotte to find healing in God's welcoming arms.  Yet, as we dive deeper into the plot, many unrealistic elements give ways to disjointed faith messages that at times seem forced. Despite it, Fading Starlight is well written with a voice of fighting for ones dream. Mistakes will be made, but dreams are worth fighting for.

"You made a mistake. You are paying for it. But it doesn't mean God will not continue to bless your endeavors." (224)

NOTE:  I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, Bethany House Publishers through TLC Book Tours for an honest review.  All opinions expressed are my own. For my review policy, please see my Disclosure page.




Photo courtesy of Doug
Ellis Photography
Kathryn Cushman is a graduate of Samford University with a degree in pharmacy. She is the acclaimed author of over a half-dozen novels, including  Leaving Yesterday and A Promise to Remember, which were both finalists for the Carol Award in Women's Fiction. Kathryn and her family make their home in Santa Barbara, California.

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  1. Can't enter....I don't do Twitter. 😂😂😂😂

  2. GAIL!! Spoke to the powers to be! Added two entries!!!

  3. My most recent favorite fiction read is Love in the Balance by Regina Jennings. The level of frustration in this book kept me reading and reading. I was so frustrated with a few of the characters, I had to keep reading to see if they either got their comeuppance or came to their senses. Thanks for the giveaway and good luck everyone.

  4. Thanks ladies for stopping by. Thanks Kate for re-posting (fat fingers here accidentally deleted your first comment!)

  5. Most recent books to recommend? Roseanna White's "The Reluctant Duchess" (I recommend both in the series really), Victoria Bylin "Someone Like You", and I just finished Sarah Ladd "Dawn of Emberwilde". I'm going back to read "The Curiosity Keeper" soon, I just love her writing. I'm also getting ready to delve into Jody Hedlund's "Forever Safe", and catching up on the ones I've missed in this series.

    Thanks for the giveaway chance Annie!

  6. My most recent read that I would recommend is The Wonder Of You by Susan May Warren.

  7. I recently read Colleen Coble's Mercy Falls series and LOVED it!

    Annie, thank you for this great giveaway!

  8. TRIXI, I love your choices!

    KAREN, The Wonder of You is on my TBR list! Reading soon, I hope! =)

    CARYL, Thanks for stopping by. And I LOVE Collen Coble's works. And on behalf of Bethany House, thank you. And I must thank Bethany House for such a great giveaway - 2 winners with 4 NEW releases each!!! WOW!

  9. I just finished Rocky Mountain Pursuit by Mary Alford. It was wonderful!

  10. I just started reading Julie Klassen's, The Painter's Daughter, and loving it! After that I'm digging into Kara Isaac's, Close to You. I can't wait.

  11. I'm currently reading Death in the Floating City, a historical mystery by Tasha Alexander. Also read a little in The Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah (featuring Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot).

  12. Recent fiction find... The Lost Heiress by Roseanna White.
    I won a copy of the second book in this series, so I tracked down a copy of book one and am really enjoying it!

  13. I love any book by Sarah Dessen! Thanks for the giveaway.

  14. I just finished and enjoyed "In Good Company" my first read by Jen Turano. Such fun! (and yes, I realize I read book #2 before book #1 LOL)

  15. I am currently reading A Most Peculiar Circumstance by Jen Turano. Her sense of humor in her books always picks me up. Next up are Irish Meadows by Susan Anne Mason and Love's Pursuit by Siri Mitchell. I can't wait to dig into these books. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

  16. My most recent recommendations are The Beautiful Pretender by Melanie Dickerson and Miriam by Mesu Andrews! Both fabulous books! Thanks for the giveaway, Annie!


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