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Monday, July 22, 2013

Stargazey Point...Review

About the book:
Devastated by tragedy during her last project, documentarian Abbie Sinclair thinks she has nothing left to give by the time she arrives in Stargazey Point. Once a popular South Carolina family destination, the town's beaches have eroded, local businesses are closing, and skyrocketing taxes are driving residents away. Stargazey Point, like Abbie, is fighting to survive.

But Abbie is drawn slowly into the lives of the people around her: the Crispin siblings, three octogenarians sharing a looming plantation house; Cab Reynolds, who left his work as an industrial architect to refurbish his uncle's antique carousel, a childhood sanctuary; Ervina, an old Gullah wisewoman with the power to guide Abbie to a new life, if only she'd let her; and a motley crew of children whom Abbie can't ignore.

Abbie came seeking a safe haven, but what she finds is so much more. For Stargazey Point is a magical place . . . a place for dreamers . . . a place that can lead you home.

Needing to a place to recover from a heart-breaking tragedy, Abbie Sinclair finds herself at Crispin House in Stargazey Point, South Carolina.  Stargazey Point was once a tourist destination and was devastated by one too many hurricanes and a slumping economy.  Still retaining much of its charm, its residents fight to stay.

Abbie finds herself drawn to the people she meets and the charming seaside town.  The Crispin's welcome her into their plantation home and she discovers a struggling community center with children looking for a purpose.  Cab Reynolds, who is refurbishing the old Stargazey Point carousel warms his way into Abbie's heart as well.

Stargazey Point is simply a charming southern novel.  Not fluffy chick lit, but not heavy-handed either. It's a lovely story about friendship and community and coming together for the greater good.  These were terrific characters and this is a story I simply adored.

Thanks to TLC Book Tours for the opportunity to review this book.  You can learn more about Shelley Noble here.  You can purchase your own copy here.  Shelley Noble also has an e-single called Stargazey Nights that tells Cab's story before he came to Stargazey Point.  You can purchase that here. You can see other reviews and tour stops here.

Tuesday, July 9th: BookNAround
Wednesday, July 10th: Time 2 Read
Thursday, July 11th: BoundByWords
Monday, July 15th: The House of the Seven Tails
Thursday, July 18th: Broken Teepee
Friday, July 19th: Kritters Ramblings
Tuesday, July 23rd: A Patchwork of Books
Thursday, July 25th: A Chick Who Reads
Monday, July 29th: Peeking Between the Pages
Wednesday, July 31st: Becca’s Byline
TBD: 2 Kids and Tired Book Reviews

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4/5 Stars

2 comments:

  1. A southern novel set in South Carolina? I'm sold!

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  2. This sounds like a great book to read to savor the end of summer!

    Thanks for being on the tour. I'm featuring your review on TLC's Facebook page today.

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