Review: Stardust Miracle by Edie Ramer
A nice read. I admit that the only thing that drew me to this book was the fact that it appeared to be a contemporary romance with a supernatural element. And that’s exactly what it was. Since that’s what I enjoy writing, I wanted to see how other authors handle the same thing. And I liked the cover. It was colorful and, as anyone who reads my posts regularly knows, I like covers that are colorful in some way. Bright or subtle, I prefer color over black and white.
It’s the story of a pastor’s wife trapped in a tepid, childless marriage who leaves when she finds him having sex with another woman and eventually finds love and a child with another man.
The story, in fact the whole book, is froth and sometimes that’s a good thing. Not every book should convey emotionally deep, angst-filled messages. The closest it comes is when it delves into the fact that the heroine has been told she will have a difficult time conceiving a child and may never become a mother. She manages motherhood because she takes things into her own hands and deals with her situation. But even with that issue, the author doesn’t delve deeply into the subject or emotions but lets it become a part of the story that she brings to a logical conclusion.
I like logical conclusions and I read this book while my husband watched his favorite CSI team pore over still another mangled body. He’s not a romance junkie and I’d seen enough disconnected body parts on TV to last me a long time. So I got out my Kindle and went looking for something to read. As far as I’m concerned, even though I do like CSI, this romance hugely trumped mangled bodies. I appreciated this nice story with a happy ending.