Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Story Time . . . Stars in the Night by Cara Putman

Wow, this is the first time in a while I've had a Tuesday not scheduled with an interview or giveaway! I love giving exposure to my author friends, but I'm also glad to get to chat books again. =) And hey, chatting books is exposure for my author friends!

Lately I've been doing something I've never done before in my life--reading multiple books at once. Mostly because I've been reading one digitally on my hubby's tablet. =) But the one I've been reading in book form is Cara Putman's Stars in the Night.

I had Cara on here for a giveaway in July, and her book sounded so awesome that I--Miss Why Buy a Book When I Get More Than I Can Read From Publishers Anyway--ordered a copy. That's saying a lot right there.

And it was money well spent. Though I (embarrassingly) haven't finished it yet (I can count on one hand the minutes of spare time I've had this last month . . .), it's soooooo good.

Stars in the Night has it all--the glamor of '40s Hollywood, the mystery of who killed the heroine's sister, the sweet, faithful, but terribly shaken Audra out for justice at any cost, and the troubled but smooth Robert who's trying to decide how far he can go to make his acting career soar.

When Audra lands a job chaperoning the second Hollywood Victory Caravan, which is touring the country to sell war bonds, she knows that somewhere on that train is her sister's murderer. But she knows that mystery and murder aren't the only dangers awaiting her--if she can't keep her emotions toward Robert in check, the consequences don't bear thinking about.

Doesn't it just sound fabulous? I love how Cara transports us to another era, one where the beautiful and the ugly coexist in the same skin, where the careful picture Hollywood creates reveals the knotted stitches holding its costume in place. And where two people have to determine where faith forces them to draw the line. In a world of ambition and lies, can love ever find a foothold? Can it survive the deadly secrets crashing down around it?

I'm really looking forward to the conclusion of this book, and you can rest assured that I'll take the time to exclaim some more about it once I carve out the necessary hours to finish it.


  1. I'm glad to hear this book is so good. The description of it intrigues me, and the cover is gorgeous.

  2. Thanks so much, Roseanna. Praying you'll have the free moments you need to finish it! I'm so glad you're enjoying it!

  3. I'm praying for the time too, Cara! Hey, I know--you cut the last 15K from my too-big manuscript, and I'll cuddle in with your book. Whaddaya say? Huh, huh? ;-)