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3.28.2016

By the Stars ~ Review

By the Stars
By Lindsay B. Ferguson

A once-in-a-lifetime love,
a raging war,
and a promise...

From the moment he first saw her Cal Morgan knew Kate Clayton was special. She was his ideal as he went through school. But Kate was beyond him, too beautiful, too popular, too perfect for a farm boy.  But he had something to offer that no other man had offered Kate.  He offered her friendship and in return he got to know the heart of the young woman who captured his.

Kate is determined to never fall in love, but there is something about Cal that calls to her, that threatens to break through the wall that she has erected around her heart.  But friendship with Cal seems like an acceptable compromise.  Time is short with World War II soon to take him into the dangers of the Pacific Theater.

When Kate's deep-rooted fears keep her from acknowledging that she and Cal have something special, he heads out with a broken heart.  But Cal's absence makes Kate realize just how much she is giving up.  And she is determined to let Cal know just how she feels before it is too late.

With the promise of Kate's love awaiting him Cal faces the horrors of war in the jungles of the Philippines.  The struggle to survive and yet remain true to himself and God drives him.  But his greatest strength lies in his hope of a future with Kate.

This is a love story that spans the years and faces the uncertainties of the future of a world at war. This is a story that rings true and will touch your heart.  This is Cal Morgan's story -- the love story that made his life.  A beautiful and touching story that one won't want to miss.

I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher Cedar Fort in exchange for my honest review and tour participation.

About the Book:
He was lost. Lost in those
deep brown, beautiful eyes.

As clear as day, Cal heard a voice
inside his head: "That is the girl
you are going to marry."
 
When Cal finally gets a chance with Kate, the girl he’s loved since grade school, their easy friendship quickly blossoms into a meaningful romance. But World War II soon cuts their time far too short, and Cal prepares to part from her -- possibly for good. With Kate's memory willing him on, Cal must put his trust in God to survive if he hopes to ever return to her. Inspired by a true story, By the Stars is a romance that stands the test of time and the most intense obstacles.
About the author:
As a Communication graduate from the University of Utah, Lindsay Ferguson worked as a PR and marketing writer for a computer software company for several years before resigning to focus on raising her family. As a contributor to Deseret Digital Media, she has had lifestyle articles published by ksl.com, Deseret News, and FamilyShare.com. She lives in a suburb of Salt Lake City with her husband and four children. By the Stars is her first novel.