Book: The Absence of Falling Stars by H. R. Holt
categories: Book, Family, Historical, Journey, Wishing, Post Civil War, Gunfight, Horses, Villain, Death, Dreamer, Train Wreck, Romance
H. R. Holt about this book: The primary readers of this book are those who have ever wondered about life and if they have made the right choices. I, myself, felt like this before I even began writing the book. The process took about two years, and left me researching topics ranging from soldier's pay to clothes styles. Seeing as I, too, am foremost a reader, this is why I feel readers of all ages can relate to this book - even if it's based in the 1800's. There is honesty in these pages... and lots of heart.
The protagonist is a young woman whose childhood is spent wishing on falling stars in hopes that she's making the correct decisions. When she begins a journey to aid her brother, she finds herself having to stop wishing - and instead embrace the impossibilities of a love that she didn't plan. The title is based around the premise that, sometimes, there are things in life we're least prepared for. And love? The greatest of all.
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