$50 Amazon GC-plus book-1-WW-Love Under the Stars (The Brashear Series Book 1)- Kathleen Shoop Ends 12/13 | Miki's Hope

$50 Amazon GC-plus book-1-WW-Love Under the Stars (The Brashear Series Book 1)- Kathleen Shoop Ends 12/13

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

All the character's are brought to life by this author. Each one distinctly different from the others. A family that you will not forget, if at all.

Phoebe's father never wanted anyone to leave his home. He didn't want anyone to get married--or if they did they were supposed to live with him in the family home. Some of the children began to rebel which made the father furious! But everyone still came home for Sunday dinner. Phoebe had promised her father she would never get married and would stay there forever----until

She saw a teacher where she taught Sunday school and was smitten!! So was he but it took a while for them to acknowledge each other. John was really into astrology and loved looking up at the stars in the heavens. Phoebe finally was able to sneak out and found she loved looking at them as well. She had to keep all of this from her father---then

Her father invited John to live with them because one of his married children had moved out.

There is a very happy ending to this tale but you will have to read it to see what it took to get there!!

There has never been a book written by Kathleen Shoop that I haven't loved--and I have read most of them-this book is no exception!

1861, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

Inspired by the true story of John and Phoebe Brashear who developed telescopes and lenses that are still in use today, Love Under the Stars brings the beginnings of their journey to life. Set against the steel mills of Pittsburgh, a young man has a mind for astronomy and physics, the gifted hands of a millwright, and the heart of a minister. Conflicted about which life path to take, he is further confounded when the love of his life shows up teaching Sunday school in the classroom next to his. 

Phoebe Stewart is headstrong, responsible, and meticulous about her role as baker and cook in her family's household. Despite her whip-smart mind, she understands that she will live a single woman's life with her family and revels in the caring and feeding fourteen household members. Then she meets John Brashear. He opens her eyes to a universe of heavenly bodies, a world of possibility beyond the walls of her home. 

Torn between the love growing between the two and Phoebe's devotion to her family, they navigate a path to where they can announce their plans to marry and buy a little home up on the South Side Slopes. It all seems to make sense… until it doesn’t. Can John and Phoebe fulfill their obligations while being true to their hearts? Can they make their dreams come true?

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About Kathleen Shoop
Bestselling author, Kathleen Shoop, holds a PhD in reading education and has more than 20 years of experience in the classroom. She writes historical fiction, women’s fiction and romance. Shoop’s novels have garnered various awards in the Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY), Eric Hoffer Book Awards, Indie Excellence Awards, Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Readers’ Favorite and the San Francisco Book Festival. Kathleen has been featured in USA Today and the Writer’s Guide to 2013. Her work has appeared in The Tribune-Review, four Chicken Soup for the Soul books and Pittsburgh Parent magazine. Kathleen coordinates Mindful Writing Retreats and is a regular presenter at conferences for writers.

I adore writing historical fiction (The Letter series, After the Fog and Donora Stories that are coming soon!) but am having a blast writing romance like Home Again, Return to Love and Tending Her Heart (Endless Love series). Thank you so much for the time you take to read.

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Kari Lorraine said...

I haven't read any books by Kathleen Shoop, but it sounds like Love Under the Stars would be a great one to start with.

Deb PelletierC said...

I haven't read any of her books yet ,but I hope to check them out.

Deb PelletierC said...

the twitter list to follow, Cali book reviews doesn't show up. https://twitter.com/calibookreviews

Jeanna Massman said...

I haven’t read any yet but I would like to.

Rita Wray said...

I haven't read any of her books yet.

bn100 said...

new author to me

tisme143 said...

I am new to her books and hoping to get a chance to read some of her work.

kathie said...

I can't thank you enough for reading and taking the time to review Love Under the Stars. You made my day as your insight and enthusiasm are what authors hope for when readers pick up the book. Thank you!!!

David Hollingsworth said...

I have never heard of this book, but it sounds interesting.

Antoinette M said...

I have not read her books, yet.

PAIGE said...

I haven't yet read her books.

Dawn Keenan said...

I have never read any of her books. This one looks great!

Kaela K. said...

I've never read her before but the book is intriguing!

TUSCANA said...

very nice book

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