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Fading Starlight by Kathryn Cushman - A Review


Fading Starlight is a creative novel.  Throughout the book a number of things could have gone in a few different directions, so while it wasn't a suspenseful read, it was intriguing. 

From the back of the book:

Lauren Summers is in hiding. Her fashion house internship was supposed to launch her career, but a red carpet accident has left her blackballed. The only job she can find comes with little pay, but at least it offers a free place to live--a run-down cottage in the shadow of a cliff-side mansion. Planning to live on savings until she figures out what's next, she's unprepared to be contacted by a reporter.

Kendall Joiner is researching Charlotte Montgomery, a former Hollywood ingénue who lives a reclusive life in the cliff-side mansion. Rumors have swirled for decades about Charlotte, and now Kendall wants to find the real story. In return, she may just have the key to getting Lauren back into the fashion world. Desperate to restore her dreams, Lauren's not sure she can turn down the offer--but as she and Miss Montgomery get to know more about each other, Lauren realizes nothing is quite as it seems.

There is one flaw in this book: The event that spurs all of the activity is kind of unbelievable.  It is hard to believe that a wardrobe malfunction would come back so hard.  If you can suspend your disbelief (which I can), it is a really good read. 

The setting for the book is creative, the descriptions of the clothing and homes is perfect: a good amount of detail without getting boring.  Although it was set in modern times, we do get some interesting flashbacks to Old Hollywood.  Like in a number of books I have been reading, it has some very strong scripture throughout, and the characters are very influenced by their faith.

You can purchase this book for $9.99 on ChristianBook.com.

I received this book free of charge in exchange for giving an honest review.

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