How a Star Falls by Amber Stokes ~ Review & Giveaway

How a Star Falls
My Review:

Though not long in length How a Star Falls casts an utterly delightful spell!

Derrick Knolane is a young man, finished with college and disappointed in how life has panned out afterwards, working in a music store, and living with a horrible roommate. When suddenly he meets Brielle, a girl in a beautiful dress claiming to be a fallen star. At first he thinks that she is crazy, but as he get's to know her he comes to realize that she might be just what he needs.

I fairly devoured this delightfully charming novella, reading within only 2 hours. I loved getting to know Derrick, and being in my twenties myself could very much relate to his struggles. I loved the references to pop culture like Sherlock & Owl City.

I loved how Derrick was a gentleman and nothing less, from beginning to end. He respected Brielle and didn't pester her for answers even though he wanted to.

I don't want to give too much away, but I will tell you that I completely enjoyed this book from beginning to end. I connected quickly with the characters and story, I really didn't know what to expect when I started to read this book, but whatever my expectations had been, this novella far exceeded them. My favorite novella from Amber Stokes so far!

Thank you Amber for letting me read your fantastic new book!

About the Book:

How does a star fall?
Quickly. Completely. Unexpectedly.

Derrick Knolane escapes to Trinidad Head most evenings, avoiding his apartment and planning for the day he’ll break free of Humboldt County. Working in a music store might be fine for a while, but it’s far from the goal he had in mind when he got his college degree. Not to mention the fact that his roommate is a jerk and his family won’t stop trying to run his life.

Then Brielle falls into his world.

She claims to be a star. Not from Hollywood, but from heaven. He thinks she’s crazy. Certainly delusional. Yet, he can’t just leave her alone on the cliffs. So he takes her home.

And his whole world falls apart.

A heartfelt and fanciful contemporary romance novella, How a Star Fallsexplores the uncertain season of new adulthood and shows that sometimes the worst inconveniences make for the best miracles of all.

Author Bio

Amber Stokes works as a content writer (marketing services) for a Christian publisher. On the side, she self-publishes inspirational fiction depicting the seasons of life and love. Her passion for books compelled her to earn a bachelor's degree in English and to run her own freelance editing and publicity business for over a year. Happily, this new chapter of her career takes place in the Pacific Northwest—a part of the world she's always considered home. Learn more about Amber’s books at www.SeasonsofaStory.blogspot.com.

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"Perfect for when you want a whimsical, heartwarming read, How a Star Falls is more than an inspirational romance...it's a wink and a smile."

- Joanne Bischof, award winning author of This Quiet Sky 

"Amber Stokes has perfectly expressed the challenges of twenty-something life in her sweet contemporary new adult novella, How a Star Falls. Brielle and Derrick's journey reminds us all of the search to find ourselves in the midst of young adulthood. Their story is charming and wistful with emotions we can all relate to experiencing at some point in our lives. It is a tale about letting go in order to find yourself once again while never losing the importance of who you are...and who you can be."

- Cerella Sechrist, author of Gentle Persuasion and The Paris Connection

"Though not typically a reader of contemporary fiction, I found How a Star Falls to be a wonderfully told story of both sweet romance and coming to terms with the fact that even though life doesn't always turn out exactly as we dreamed it would, even our undesirable circumstances can lead to a bright future." 

- Jaye L. Knight, author of Ilyon Chronicles

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  1. I so love your review, Faye! I'm thrilled you connected with the characters and "got" their struggles (as well as the pop culture references :)). Thank you so much for reviewing the book and taking part in the tour!


    1. You are welcome. I loved how this book had so much of you in it. With Sherlock and Owl City, as well as the setting. Great job! Thank you for letting me read it!


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