Wow, Janet Ferguson is now an auto buy author for me! STAR RISING is my first book by her but holy cow! She had my emotions all over the place. Once I started reading, it was very hard to stop! The twists and turns made it impossible to put down, as I had to know what was going to happen to Star. What an awesome story. All of Janet’s characters feel genuine and relatable and put your emotions on one heck of a roller coaster ride. As you are reading, you will find yourself cheering for all of them, praying they can work out their differences and be happy once again.

STAR RISING felt like watching a reality television show. I had to know what was going to happen to Star and all the secondary characters.  All of the characters are flawed, not perfect in any way which makes the readers connect to any one of them.  Paul and Star thought they knew what each other were all about but they couldn’t have been more wrong. Part of this story takes place in Ireland and the traveling problems that come up for them is very funny! Once you start reading STAR RISING it will be very hard to put down!  Not all of this story is happy though.  Star has had a tough life and only being one year sober has her holding on to her faith more than ever.

STAR RISING is without a doubt one of the funnest books I’ve read in 2020 so far. I was instantly emotionally invested in all of the characters. Mostly, they all kept me laughing but the banter between Star and Paul is hysterical. Janet Ferguson is such a wonderful and heart tugging author and she had me laughing and crying on the very same page. I am now going to read all of her previous books and she has just made a new fan forever! STAR RISING had me constantly guessing which way Star’s life was going to go. Grab your copy today and get on the couch!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from JustRead. All opinions expressed are my own and were voluntarily given.






Star Youngblood has always been a fighter-a necessity after her mother married a monster of a man. Now, she’s finally on the path to the stable life she’s always wanted. Her employer, Priscilla Kelly, is a sweet woman ravaged by rheumatoid arthritis, and Star will do anything to help her. Even if that means going toe to toe with Mrs. Kelly’s neglectful son.

After being betrayed on the mission field and devastated by the tragic death of his father, Paul Kelly gave up on God. He lives life on his own terms, biding his time as a corporate pilot until he can save enough money to begin his own flight school closer to home. His mother is all he has left, and he wants to be near her. He just didn’t expect her health to decline so quickly. When he discovers his mother has taken in a stray–a woman he’s not at all sure can be trusted–his protective instincts kick into high gear. Paul’s handled a lot of turbulence, but he’s never gone up against a force like Star.

As Paul and Star strive to protect his mother in their own ways, they soon find their hearts are at the greatest risk.




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  1. Beautiful review Susan… ❤️Any recommendations for strong women’s fiction but not romance. Family saga kinda book? My mind is very disturbed, unable to concentrate on my thrillers

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  2. Wonderful review Susan. I think I have read one book by this author and enjoyed it. I will have to see what I might have. I like humour with real characters, sounds like it was fun, yet realistic.


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