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Slipping on Stardust

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  13 ratings  ·  9 reviews
There’s nothing like the arrival of a Hollywood star to stir the passions of the people of Johnson, a sleepy small town in Ohio. During his stay with Johnson’s most physically appealing family, the star shakes up the lives of the reigning queen of the local theatre scene, her lawyer husband, and the couple’s handsome but sexually undecided son. Add a scandal at the husband ...more
Kindle Edition, 183 pages
Published January 11th 2013 by Secret Cravings Publishing (first published January 1st 2013)
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A few books just defy description in some ways when you go to put your thoughts down in a review. This is one of those for me. I was tracking along with the story nicely, then it took a twist and finished with another twist (okay more twists than that, but it was three that tossed me off the track I was on) leaving me feeling somewhat off kilter. When I say this, I am not meaning to say this like it was a bad thing. It's more of an attempt to describe what it felt like to read this book. I don't ...more
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Paula Hrbacek
Sep 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Slipping on Stardust” by Gordon Osmond is a story about a small town in Ohio. A once-famous B-movie actor gets a job starring in the local production of “Little Sheba”, cast alongside the town’s self-proclaimed diva. She is a woman who has always longed to get out of this small town and find her own glory on the big screen, but her ambition is trapped by her marriage to the local lawyer, who is successful enough to pay for her high maintenance life style. Their son and his friends, and the husb ...more
Jul 03, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This was more of an anti-romantic suspense novel, with so many characters that are less than desirable, and only a few moments of HEA to characters that deserve and appreciate love and devotion. Gordon Osmond has created a wonderfully twisted story, with characters that evoke deeply emotional responses: usually dislike. More than once I had to quell the urge to slap a character about the head and shoulders, hoping that they would smarten up, or get punished for their horrible behavior.

It is a p
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Eileen Brockway is unhappy in her small town life. She is a beautiful and successful actress at the local theater, but she dreams of making it big someday. She would do practically anything to become a Hollywood starlet. When B-list movie star, Adrian Conway, comes to town to costar with her, she knows he will see how great she is and take her back to California with him. Having the star stay there is exciting, and she begins planning ways to ensure her dreams become a reality. Danton Brockway i ...more
Anita Kearney
Oct 13, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Funny that in a small town even a B-lister like Adrian is a somebody and that is all that it takes to see people that you thought you knew become someone entirely different. Dan Brockway has no idea the problems that he is about to encounter with his wife and son when he agrees to let Adrian stay underneath his roof.

Gordon Osmond has created some great characters, you know a character is good when you find yourself hating on them as if they were real people. Yeah, I am chuckling as I
InD'tale Magazine
Small town antics, regional theatre, fame, lawyers, intrigue, scandal, and adolescent rebellion form the backdrop for Gordon Osmond's debut novel.

Read full review in the 2013 July/August double issue of InD’tale Magazine.

Feb 03, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought the story and plot were both pretty good. What was not appealing and took a star off was the language. There were far too many phrases that were at a graduate school level. I actually looked something up because I was stumped. Other than that the characters had real life qualities that weren't predictable. All in all a pretty good read.
Feb 17, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting book; I should have read the description before diving in, since I kept expecting something to happen which wasn't. Still, this held my attention, and was very well written.
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