Monday, March 28, 2016

Sydell Voeller's STAR LIGHT, STAR BRIGHT Blitz & Giveaway

She took a leap of faith to start over
He was her biggest adversary
Win One of TWO Print Copies

Star Light, Star Bright
by Sydell Voeller

My rating: 4 stars

Publisher: Books We Love Ltd.
Publication Date: February 10, 2016
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Print Length: 148 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

 When Chyenna Dupres and her young daughter move from Portland, Oregon, to the small town of Prairie Valley, Chyenna leases a historic inn there. She plans to turn the inn into an upscale eatery, despite strong resistance from some of the locals. Her most vocal objector is cattle rancher Blair Westerman, who has relocated from L.A. to protect his own daughter from the "evils" of city life. Moreoever, he is determined to guard Prairie Valley from outside influences, especially tourists who might decide to stay.

From the moment they first meet, Chyenna and Blair can't seem to leave each other alone. They get under each other's skin, and race through each other's thoughts. Their opposing goals for Prairie Valley and their push-pull feelings for each other keep tensions high--especially when their match-making daughters become close friends and decide to run away together.

Chyenna and Blair may have acted like children, but now it's time to come together for the good of their own children, and realize just how far apart they've let their differences push them. 

Star Light, Star Bright by Sydell Voeller

It was a huge leap of faith when Chyenna and her daughter moved from bustling Portland to a sleepy little town to open an upscale eatery in an historic inn. Too bad not everyone was saw a need for change in the stagnant, but peaceful area. One of those dissenters was cattle rancher, Blair Westerman, a widowed father who blames “big cities” for the death of his wife. His small-minded and stubborn opinion rankles Chyenna, a city girl through and through trying to embrace the beauty of living far from the city lights. No matter how hard she seemed to try to learn the ways of the woods, so to speak, she had the handsome cowboy as her biggest doomsayer who seemed to love to watch her failures.

So why is it that they can’t seem to steer clear of each other? What is the pull? Is it possible that their two daughters are more mature and see more than they do? A plan is hatched and lives are changed…but will it be for the better?

Sydell Voeller’s Star Light, Star Bright is a clean romance with no over-the-top steam-inducing scenes, but the subtle romantic moments are the types that make a heart flutter just a little! Chyenna is a treasure, the kind of person you wish you had as a friend and neighbor. Blair, on the other hand, was difficult to understand; with his built-in chip on his shoulder that clearly were unresolved issues he carried. Ms. Voeller has set a beautiful stage with starlit nights, endless open spaces and the raw beauty of lands relatively untouched by humanity and progress. With two adorable young girls, wonderful supporting characters and a love that definitely was not at first sight, this light and fun read is a great escape for a few hours!

Sydell Voeller grew up in Washington State, but has lived in Oregon for over thirty years. Throughout her twenty-plus writing career, her sixteen published novels for teens and adults have reflected her love for the Pacific Northwest’s ocean beaches, inlets and waterways, evergreen forests, and mountains. She and her husband enjoy camping, reading, amateur astronomy, and spending time with their three grandchildren and one pampered feline.

Formerly a registered nurse, Sydell now teaches writing correspondence courses, sponsored by the Long Ridge Writer’s Institute in West Redding, Connecticut, for the past twelve years.

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  1. I am reading this now! I love the characters. :)

    1. I have to say, Blair was, um, unique!

    2. Thanks, Ann, and Dianne. Yes, Blair certainly had some demons to battle, didn't he?

  2. Finished reading this last Saturday. Lovely story, a little bit of everything and clean.

    1. Please see my comment below. I got things a bit off kilter this morning!

  3. I love Sydell Voeller's books. She is a master (mistress?) at creating believable characters and vivid settings.

    1. Sandy, you are always one of my most faithful fans. Thank you.

  4. Wonderful, Sydell! You are awesome.

    1. Vicky, thanks so much. I appreciate your support.

  5. Lovely review of a wonderful book!

    1. Cheryl, I appreciate your stopping by, plus your encouraging comments.

  6. Victoria, thanks for spending the weekend reading this book and your appreciative comments.