I love this author and couldn't help to pick her new book as soon as I saw her name. Fading Starlight by Kathryn Cushman was an interesting cover and interesting description that had me ready to read. There are interesting characters in this book including Lauren, the main character who was an aspiring fashion designer, and her group of friends. After moving, Charlotte, the older former movie actress, became in interesting part of the plot. There are a lot of interesting characters in the book that help weave the story of forgiveness and moving forward.
Lauren Summers is hiding. Her fashion house internship should
have launched her career, but a red carpet accident has left her
blackballed. The only job she finds is unpaid, but comes with free
lodging--a run-down cottage in the shadow of a cliff-side mansion.
Unsure of what comes next, she's surprised to be contacted by a reporter
researching a reclusive former Hollywood ingénue who lives in the
Kendall Joiner wants Lauren's help uncovering
the old woman's secrets. In return, she'll prove the red carpet accident
was a publicity stunt so Lauren can regain her former job. With all her
dreams in front of her, Lauren's tempted by the offer, but as she and
the old woman get to know each other, Lauren realizes nothing is quite
as it seems.
The book started off a little strange with a wardrobe malfunction that cost Lauren her job as a intern at a design company. She quickly leaves the city for another job with a free place to stay in a secluded neighborhood in a run down house where she can live for free while making costumes for the local high school musical production. This break is exactly what Lauren needed until she meets her recluse neighbor who causes her nothing but heart ache when she reaches out to be nice to her. There are a few strange occurrences that make this an interesting read because you never know what is going to happen next. Make sure you pick up this book for all the old time fashion charm and the way to have a happy life rolled into one story of people trying to make their way in the modern times. I hope that you check out this book and let me know what you think of this book trying to show you the best way to turn the other cheek and lead a happy life.
**I was given a copy of the book for my review and honest opinion. All opinions here are my own.