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The Kissing Stars

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  176 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Fleeing a broken heart, Tess runs away to Aurora Springs, Texas, where she joins a frontier settlement of dreamers attracted by mysterious lights in the sky and finds unexpected love.
Paperback, 387 pages
Published April 1st 1999 by Pocket Books
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This is the first book I have read by this author. She's a great writer and storyteller, and I certainly plan to read more of her books. She's great at description, and can certainly set a mood and a scene. There was a lot to like about this book, and I would give it 3.5 stars if I could. I certainly liked the hero - he was very engaging. For the most part it was an interesting story, a believable romance, and I enjoyed the quirky secondary characters. The author injected humor, but it never too ...more
Feb 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: funny-to-lol
Quirky, humorous with strong but vulnerable characters.

Tragedy ripped Tess & Gabe appart but a scented greezed pig sent them careening back into each other's lives.

A commune of eccentrics, an incorrigible pig and kissing stars are at the centre of schemes & plots. It's also centre stage of the opportunity to let 12 years of misery & longing to be laid to rest but the emotional pain is crippling.

It's such a moving tale of second chances, forgiveness and family (those you gather close)
Feb 06, 2012 rated it liked it
The Kissing Stars wasn't as entertaining as some of Geralyn Dawson's earlier work (The Bad Luck Wedding Dress is a personal favorite of mine), and the humor wears a little thin (most of it seems to center on a pig who thinks she's human). However, it was still an enjoyable read.
Chris Meikle
Jan 30, 2012 rated it it was ok
The story was fun but I am just not a fan of sex scenes. The last few chapters were very engaging and made the story. I can't say it was a bad book just not my style and so I won't recommend it do to language and sex.
Jan 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Better than I expected. I would definitely read more by the same author. The digital copy should be edited/reviewed for errors though. All uses of the word "fact" are written as "feet", and sone punctuation is missing. Still good though!
Feb 12, 2012 rated it liked it
This wasn't as enjoyable as others I have read from the author.
I do recommend the the bad luck wedding dress series from this author...
J. Leigh Hunter
Dec 11, 2012 rated it did not like it
Didn't like this one at all, but I read it a long time ago. Will reskim and leave a better review later.
May 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: a-z-challenge
What a great story! This is the first book I read by Geralyn Dawson, but it will definitely not be the last! Now I have to add Texas to my bucket list...
May 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Another cheap e-book at $3.99. Easy to read and light entertainment. More Texas geography than history.
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Sep 23, 2012 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-books, own-it
I own it as The Cowboy's Runaway Bride.
Feb 17, 2013 rated it did not like it
too suspenseful
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Geralyn Dawson is the USA Today bestselling author of over twenty novels. She is a three-time finalist for the prestigious Romance Writers' of America's RITA award and a recipient of their Top Ten Favorite Books of the Year award. She received Romantic Times magazine's Career Achievement award and its Reviewer's Choice award. In 2009, the American Library Association named her romantic suspense no ...more
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