Librarian s Note An alternate cover for this ASIN can be found hereA compelling story of FaithLifeLoveRedemptiond Spirit Be captivated by the heartfelt adventure of Cali Malone Let this emotional ride bring you to tears, as you root for happily ever after Cali is excited about the holiday season Despite struggles in her early life, she never lost the CLibrarian s Note An alternate cover for this ASIN can be found hereA compelling story of FaithLifeLoveRedemptiond Spirit Be captivated by the heartfelt adventure of Cali Malone Let this emotional ride bring you to tears, as you root for happily ever after Cali is excited about the holiday season Despite struggles in her early life, she never lost the Christmas spirit This holiday season was different, as she was to embark on an unexpected business journey that would give way to the possibility of love Before she can make any decisions, fate once again would play her a rough hand, as she fights for life A crystal ornament mysteriously brings everything full circle, as those around Cali find themselves coming together.
A Shining Star Librarian s Note An alternate cover for this ASIN can be found hereA compelling story of FaithLifeLoveRedemptiond Spirit Be captivated by the heartfelt adventure of Cali Malone Let this emotional ride
A tear jerking holiday story that will warm your heartIt has been a long timeSince I have picked up a holiday tale and read it from beginning to end Though a shining star isn t a long read, it has all the elements of a holiday classic A heart warming tale, characters who are relatable and easy to love, and description that makes you feel as if you were right there watching it all unfold 5 bright and shining stars for this heart warming and tear jerking read.
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A Shining Star is a nice read for the Christmas season Cali works at a foundation that helps children who have been abused or abandoned She s in the Development office, garnering contributions for the foundation and is very good at her job She was helped by the foundation in her own youth.Just before the holidays, Reginal Bosc starts working at the office with the purpose of coordinating a huge donation and expanding the foundation s reach As Cali and Reginal work together professionally, they f [...]
A perfect story of love and dedicationAuthor Rose Castro has written a wonderful story of love and dedication in the dog eat dog world of business and the rich elite This story is well developed with some very believable, fallible characters who struggle to find love in that gaudy, faux world of the wealthy.Her main character is a fundraiser for the Shining Light Foundation, which supports the abused and orphaned community, finding appropriate foster homes for the needy, abused children in their [...]
Loved it I thoroughly enjoyed this book You know a book is good when you can t wait to pick it back up or you have a hard time putting the book down I loved that this book didn t have bad words in it, nor did it have any sex scenes or anything referring to sex That is rare these days and I absolutely applaud this author for not including any of it in this book I have no problem recommending this book to my friends I felt this book was very descriptive and had a very good story line and plot The [...]
So glad to have chosen this star of a book A great story, well told and a heroine who is both fascinating, fearless and a survivor I loved the subtle hints as the mystery between Grant and Reginal is revealed in the final Heart stopping few chapters.I hate spoilers but have to say this really is a little gem of a novel A great debut.
A delightful story This is a nice, delightful story full of hope There were parts of the story that felt rushed and time slips that were a bit jolting which is why I gave it three stars instead of four but overall it was a nice, refreshing story.
Heartfelt and MovingI enjoyed this read tremendously it s about faith, redemption, and living life to its fullest I will share it with my family and hope they enjoy it as much as I did
Great bookI can not believe how good this book was It was amazing and can t Wait to read another one by this author.
A sweet Christmas story about love and survival But there were so many things about this book that were confusing I felt like the story we being told to me instead of experiencing it myself There were too many characters, too much had jumping, and too much going back and forth from past to present I didn t feel the love between the two main characters because there was not enough interaction, and not enough dialogue between them There was not enough dialogue period I became frustrated and bored [...]
Cali Malone comes from a background of insecurity and abuse, but she is determined not to become bitter She decides to dedicate her life to improving the lives of vulnerable children It is a job she takes very seriously She has no time for love or relationships, but then she meets Reginal.A Shining Star by R Castro is a sweet read that kept me turning those pages Quite a lot happens in this book, and there are many interwoven stories going on at the same time, and sometimes I did find this a lit [...]
I am sorry to leave a negative review, as I like to encourage Christian writers However, from the very first sentence, it was clear that the book is in dire need of editing Growing up, the holidays weren t always pleasant The introductory clause must correspond with the subject of the sentence, and I m sure that the holidays didn t grow up From there, the writing got no better, and the behavior of the characters made little sense For example, I doubt that the boss would point out to someone that [...]
A beautiful story of hope for the holidays I really loved the story of Calie, and her life, as it was told in present and past The struggles she endured in foster care shaped her into a beautiful person,who was easy to care for as a reader Instead of letting a rough start hold her back she rises to a position in the foundation that helped her That puts her in the path of a man who also struggles with a dark past.I won t give away anything by recapping, their story is beautiful and heartwarming I [...]
I enjoyed itThis story was very innocent and metaphorical I actually liked how the thoughts of the characters jumped from the present to the past Almost as if the perfect narration between the two realities I would have loved to see of thw love that was beginning between Cali and Reginal This is a book that will male you remember why you love romances Why you should take a step back and eliminate the acts of physical imtimacy and look into the heart Great job
A good Christmas miracle I found this a very interesting and emotional story to read Lots of characters to meet with their own stories and pasts, yet perfectly entwined I was so into this book that I didn t know my husband was in the same room as me Oops I really enjoyed this story, but for me though the ending seemed to finish a tad abruptly for my likely I still recommend you read it
An inspiration I gave this book a 5 star review because of it s inspiration and philanthropic efforts Wrapped up in Cali s previous and current life, I looked forward to turning the pages so see where it led her I loved the friendships, braveness, and adventure this story held And of course LOVE abides also I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys inspirational stories and or Christmas too.
A nice plot that gives you the background on Cali, from the present to the past She deals with foundations that help foster kids Which lead her to two men,is one of them for her Or are there different dreams that she should be making Very well told, and readers will enjoy this love story with a happy ending.
Beautifully written story with very likeable characters hooked me right in from the very beginning and as I turned each page I felt like I was sitting in a room watching as the character s story unfolded flawlessly I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Will a star shine for her Cali grew up in foster care, surviving, but a special foster mother helped her to thrive Now successful, her life is busy with work and friends But what about love She never planned for that Sweet, poignant and triumphant.
A Shining StarA great read I don t normally go for rated G reading but this was a well written, feel good, happily ever after tale The horrors of dysfunctional families and foster care are told from a compassionate angle and without the gruesome detail.
WowI really enjoyed this book It was an amazing story Of how a foster kid had never felt love til she was 9 years old Then again when she finally found love.
InspirationalThis book is beautifully told Its several twists and turns take you on a delightful journey that covers the gambit of emotions A great read.
The storyline was good, but the writing was confusing and chaotic.
Great read.Emotional and inspiring book Love the real life circumstances and the miracle I recommend this book to anyone with a heart.
By the end of a shining star, I enjoyed the book and would recommend it With a lot of emotion thrown in, causing my hand to reach for, a fresh tissue, again and again During reading the book, I felt there was parts rushed But I kept at it and for once I am grateful I did and completed the book An emotional read, about a girl named Cali A tragic story of how the foster care system failed a young innocent girl and an organization saving not just her but many others just like her Giving hope where [...]