Waiting for a Star to Fall

Waiting for a Star to Fall

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"The tale of Irish immigration to America has been often told. Irish author Elaine Cremin does well to tell it differently with her debut novel Waiting for a Star to Fall. Firstly, the contemporary context of one young woman's travels from Cork to New York makes for a fresh take to an ages-old journey. Secondly, it brings a youthful perspective to the small-town-girl-in-the-big-city storyline. As such, Alyson Hughes and her girlfriends are immersed in the whirlwind of careers, NYC night-life, and romantic liaisons. Both characters and plot-line are solid, and the strong narrative arc will have readers pushing through pages. The real treat here, however, is the author's homespun warmth, wit and wisdom, all of which welcomes audiences of all ages and backgrounds." - Celtic Life International Magazine This laugh out loud chick lit / romantic comedy is the perfect holiday read while lounging by the pool or on the beach. Sometimes you have to leave home to find yourself. For Alyson Hughes, this meant quitting her job in Cork, Ireland, packing up her belongings, and moving to New York. She isn't completely alone in the big city. Her two best girlfriends live there, and her handsome new boss takes a shine to her. Things start looking up-until Aly discovers her friends have problems of their own and her dream job turns into a nightmare. Aly can't figure out how to help Jen or Karen, and to complicate matters, she keeps running into Jack Morgan, an American actor with an easy smile and clever wit. She finds it hard to believe someone like Jack would be interested in an average girl like her, but he sure seems to pop up in the unlikeliest of places. Fans of Marian Keyes and Helen Fielding will enjoy this Irish, light-hearted, humorous and engaging new release. With hints of an Irish Bridget Jones meets Sex in the City throughout, it's a bitter-sweet tale of love, loss, friendships and catching falling stars. To buy "Waiting for a Star to Fall" please scroll up the page to the link, or if you would like to read a snippet before buying, please click 'look inside' above the book cover, on the left of the screen. I hope you enjoy it and thank you for purchasing - if you enjoy the book, please do leave a review as reviews are greatly appreciated. Thank you.: )show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 19.3mm | 576.06g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508509727
  • 9781508509721
  • 1,258,042

About Elaine Cremin

Elaine Cremin is a native of Cork, Ireland. She's lived in London for the past eleven years, and it would be her dream to follow her fictional heroine, Aly Hughes, to the Big Apple. She makes a living as a PA, but for the past four years she's been honing her craft as a writer. She plans to write more novels and eventually tackle a screenplay. Waiting for a Star to Fall is her debut novel.show more

Rating details

28 ratings
3.82 out of 5 stars
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4 43% (12)
3 14% (4)
2 11% (3)
1 4% (1)
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