Thursday, 22 July 2010

Stars in the Night ~ Review

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Stars In The Night
Summerside Press (July 1, 2010)

Cara Putman


A Word From Cara:

I graduated from high school at sixteen, college at 20, and completed my law degree when I was 27.

My writing journey started in 2005 when I decided to write my first novel. Now I have eleven books published with more on the way.

People say I've accomplished a lot and that I must have life by the proverbial tail. Hardly! I grew up as a home schooled kid when home schoolers were misunderstood and oddities.

I struggle with balancing my writing and law career, plus being a good mom and wife.

I often fear people won't like my books.

I've walked through the deep pain of miscarriage.

Really, I'm just like you – I don't have it all together and have gone through tough times. But in His strength, I've discovered a strength I never knew I had. A strength I want you to discover, too.

In the end I'm just an ordinary mom who has seen God do some wonderful things as I've been obedient to step into the calling He's led me into.

Stars in the Night Background

Stars in the Night was an idea that had begun to percolate in my mind. I’d written two World War II series and was actively looking for my next setting. My husband, a huge World War II history buff, and I were kicking ideas around, and I’d decided Hollywood was probably the next place for me. I’d gone to the library and gotten a stack of research books when I got the call. An editor I knew but had never worked with wanted to know if I might be interested in a new line they were starting. As we talked, I got so excited. And then she emailed me their guidelines, which listed that Hollywood was a location they were interested in setting books.

Only God could have known ahead of time. But because I followed His prompting I was ready to run with an idea. Stars in the Night is the result.


Hollywood 1942. When attorney Audra Schaeffer's sister disappears, Audra flies to Hollywood to find her.

Any day Audra might have been flattered by the friendly overtures of Robert Garfield, a real-life movie star. But on the flight from Indianapolis to Hollywood, Audra can think of little else than finding her missing sister. When Audra arrives in the city of glitz and glamour, and stars, and learns her rising starlet sister has been murdered, all thoughts of romance fly away.

Determined to bring the killer to justice, Audra takes a job with the second Hollywood Victory Caravan.

Together with Robert Garfield and other stars, she crisscrosses the southern United States in a campaign to sell war bonds. When two other women are found dead on the train, Audra knows the deaths are tied to that of her sister.

Could the killer be the man with whom she's falling in love?

If you'd like to read an excerpt of Chapter 1 of Stars In The Night, go HERE.

Contest: Lots of opportunities to win and great prizes, and the grand prize contains some of Cara's favorite classic movies as well as all of her WWII novels: Launch Contest!

My review:
I found myself taking this book EVERYWHERE! I could NOT put it down! even while cooking dinner I had it in my hand LOL!
This is my first book to read by Cara C. Putnam and it will NOT be my last! I fell in love with these characters ~ they have depth and character.

Audra Shaeffer arrives in Hollywood only to find her sister has been murdered. She is determined to find the killer and to do that she must hang around all of the spoiled Hollywood stars to learn as much as she can. One gentleman in particular, Robert Garfield, seems different... but his name was found in her sisters "little black book" Can he be trusted? Can she keep her heart from falling for Robert? Will she find the killer? You will just have to pick it up and find out!

Heart of a Bookworm gives "Stars in the Night" ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥


Heart2Heart said...


I inhaled this book last night and it will be on my review tomorrow. I loved this throw back to the old classic Hollywood days of stars like Jimmy Stewart and Cary Grant. Back to the days of black and white movies.

I loved the whole thing from the very first page to the end. Truly a classic.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Angel said...

Sounds like another great book!! You are putting them away quickly now!! I hope I can get caught up too with all our drive time next week!!

Great review!!

Cara Putman said...

Ladies, you have made my night. Thank you for your kind words, and I am delighted that you enjoyed Stars. It was a joy to write!

Denise said...

Sounds great.

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