(The Bell Family of Bluestar Island #4)
When Bluestar’s hometown celebrity unexpectedly returns to the island, there’s a heartbreaking scandal following her…
Country singer Emma Bell is finally making headlines—just not the right ones. Before she has time to heal her broken heart, her assistance is desperately needed. Bluestar’s Concert on the Beach Summer Spectacular is in trouble, and her soon-to-be sister-in-law’s job is on the line.
Financial investor turned carpenter, Noah Sullivan, has retired from his high-stress job due to health issues. He’s moved to Bluestar Island for a quiet, healthy life, but when Emma blows into town, his days are anything but serene.
Everyone in the small town counting on them, Noah and Emma must work past their conflicts to keep a promise to someone special to both of them. Will the summer’s sun soothe their tension and the sea breeze lull them into a peaceful surrender of their hearts?
Includes a recipe for Emma’s Heavenly Angel Food Cake!
The Bell Family of Bluestar Island series:
Book 1 – Love Blooms (Hannah & Ethan)
Book 2 – Harvest Dance (Aster & Sam)
Book 3 – A Lighthouse Café Christmas (Darla & Will)
Book 4 – Rising Star (Emma & Noah)
Book 5 – Summer by the Beach (Summer & Greg)
My Review of Rising Star
The Bluestar Island books by Jennifer Faye have quickly become some of my favorite clean romance books. Rising Star is the latest in the series, and it’s just as wonderful as the pror books.
Rising Star stars Emma Bell fresh off her country music tour. She’s becoming disillusioned with her career that’s not progressing like she thought it would. After all, she was the opening band for the opening band and only got to sing the two songs that got her noticed. She’s unable to come up with new songs and feels like she may never be able to write another. So, instead of heading back to her home in Nashville, she heads to her childhood home on Bluestar Island.
Noah Sullivan is a new Bluestar Island resident, and since homes are hard to come by on this small island, he’s in a big hurry to get back to the island to meet with his realtor for a walk-through of a home he would love to own.
As fate would have it, Emma and Noah have a meet-cute that’s not so cute. However, as the two get to know each other, they can’t deny the chemistry developing between them.
In addition to Emma and Noah, Rising Star includes characters from the previous books, though you can read this as a stand-alone. I always enjoy reading series in order since I feel a greater connection to the characters from the prior books. And, the books before Rising Star are completely worth reading! The Bell family has become dear to my heart. I especially love Nikki, Sam Bell’s young daughter, and “her” goats. The goats get a pretty important role in Rising Star, and their role is just one of the elements that makes Rising Star so delightful.
I absolutely love Bluestar Island. The small town feel and the connection among its residents make it a place I would love to live. Sure, during the summer it’s filled with tourists, but that’s when the year round residents make their money. And who wouldn’t want to live within walking distance to the beach?! Jennifer Faye has created an island that just leaves me with a warm feeling in my heart.
If you love clean romance books with strong characters and a charming setting, you’ll love Rising Star. I highly recommend this book and series!
About the Author
Award-winning author, Jennifer Fayepens fun, heartwarming contemporary romances with rugged cowboys, sexy billionaires and enchanting royalty. Internationally published with books translated into nine languages. She is a two-time winner of the RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award, the CataRomance Reviewers’ Choice Award, named a TOP PICK author, and been nominated for numerous other awards.
Ends May 18, 2022