When the Stars Fall Down by Anne Stuart #BookReview #Romance




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Jessica Hansen’s success and icy calm hide painful secrets and a past that shapes her life. That is, until she meets Springer MacDowell, her best friend’s son. One decision sets off a series of cataclysmic events that rip apart her safe life.

Retreating to an old summer house in Vermont, Jessica slowly learns to accept friendship, the past, and the new family she’s made. She’s building a hopeful future, until Springer comes back into her life, ready to shatter her new-found peace.

Will these two survivors ever learn how to belong? Can they heal enough to make a family theirs?

Anne Stuart recently celebrated her forty years as a published author. She has won every major award in the romance field and appeared on the bestseller list of the NY Times, Publisher’s Weekly, and USA Today, as well as being featured in Vogue, People Magazine, and Entertainment Tonight. Anne lives by a lake in the hills of Northern Vermont with her fabulous husband.



Anne Stuart


I’ve been writing since the dawn of time. A child prodigy, I made my first professional sale to Jack and Jill Magazine at the age of 7, for which I received $25 (admittedly my father worked for the publisher). Since then I’ve written gothics, regencies, romantic suspense, historical romance, series romance — anything with sex and violence, love and redemption. I misbehave frequently, but somehow have managed to amass lots of glittering prizes, like NYT, PW and USA Today bestseller status, Lifetime Achievement Award from the Romance Writers of America, and a decent smattering of Romantic times and RITA awards.
I live on a lake in Northern Vermont with my incredibly fabulous husband. My two children have flown the coop, but the three cats do their best to keep us from being lonely.
In my spare time I quilt and play around with wearable art, and the rest of the time I write write write. Apparently women of a certain age get a rush of creativity, and I’m currently enjoying it. Too many stories to write, not enough hours in the day.

My Review

Originally written in nineteen-eighty-five, this is the story of one woman’s battle to overcome the trauma of a sexual attack in her teens from a trusted family friend.

Jessica Hansen, has built a reputation of being an ice princess. When her fiancé and his father barter her personal ‘assets’ in an important merger, Jessica attempts to go through with her part, but has an emotional breakdown.

Springer MacDonald, her best friend’s son, steps in to save the damsel in distress, though he’s cynical of her motives. He can’t deny his fierce attraction though and soon the two have an explosive encounter.

Afterward, Jessica leaves her career and fiancé, packs her car and heads to Vermont and the birth of her son without telling Springer she was pregnant. When he finds out he’s angry, hurt, and feels betrayed.

Will these two overcome the past and find true love in their future?

I give When the Stars Fall Down 4 lovely kisses- an enjoyable read.