Publisher: Hatchette Book Group
Pub Date: May 15th, 2012
Author: Carla StewartReceived From: NetGalley
Shortly after burying her unfaithful husband, Georgia Peyton unexpectedly inherits the derelict Stardust motel from a distant relative. Despite doubts from the community and the aunt who raised her, she is determined to breathe new life into it. But the guests who arrive aren't what Georgia expects: Her gin-loving mother-in-law; her dead husband's mistress; an attractive but down-on-his-luck drifter who's tired of the endless road; and an aging Vaudeville entertainer with a disturbing link to Georgia's past. Can Georgia find the courage to forgive those who've betrayed her, the grace to shelter those who need her, and the moxy to face the future? And will her dream of a new life under the flickering neon of the STARDUST ever come true?
I love a good historical read and before I talk about the book itself I have to say the history in this one knocked me out of the park! Stardust was a truly amazing riveting book. Georgia Payton goes through quite a bit of growth as a character in this story, she looses a husband, uncle, gains a property, gains some unlikely friends. Finds out the answers to some secrets burning in her mind and through it all does so with grace and poise.
I mentioned before I love a good historical read and the history that drew me in here was the March of Dimes. My blogging partner and baby girl C was a premature baby so I've worked with the MOD frequently. But now I get to see their initial cause up close and personal. The descriptions of life at the beginning of a polio outbreak, the treatments use and most especially the Iron Lung really drew me in to this story. I love learning as I read a book I consider great entertainment! This story really tops off the charts with some many facets and great writing!