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Monday, June 25, 2012

Yesterday's Stardust by Becky Melby

Barbour Publishing

Yesterday's Stardust follows characters in duel stories across almost one hundred years, from the height of the depression to the desperation of today's decaying inner city.  Danielle is a reporter following a story with a soft heart for those in need, when she joins a gang and meets a local restauranteurand his sister.  They find an old diary of a woman entangled with the mob running illegal alcohol and other swindles, all the while trying to care for her nephew and his mother.  When Dani is almost killed, things fall apart and only God can put the pieces back together.

Great story, greet characters, and excellent job of weaving the past with the future so that the two stories build on each other increasing the interest and the suspense.  I love the added interest of the older story in the diary and the links to the current story.  This is an excellent example of romantic suspense with historical aspects thrown in, i cried, laughed and totally enjoyed the whole story, all the while the story makes the reader think about what they could be doing to help those less fortunate.

Received Galley from NetGalley.com.

Published by Barbour Publishing, June 1, 2012.

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