I've been reading some really FAB books by Christina Jones lately - I'm currently reading 'Seeing Stars' (see outline below) which is romantic fiction, set in a close-knit, friendly, yet very quirky, English village.
It seems that I'm actually reading them in reverse order by date, but it doesn't seem to matter. I didn't realise this at the time that there is a theme - they are all based in the same localities with the lives of the characters in these villages surprisingly interwoven - it's great! There is another book that was first in the series, which I'll be reading after I've finished 'Seeing Stars', it's called 'Hubble Bubble'.
I just want to say how brilliant these books are, and I'll be following Christina's Blog with much interest as there's another book ('Moonshine') coming out next month - hurrah!
When city-girl Amber arrives to spend the summer in a small village, the only stars she recognises are the ones she reads about in her glossy celeb magazines. So she is stunned to find herself surrounded by new neighbours who organise their entire lives around constellation customs and the astral calendar. More scarily, Amber finds that the villagers actually believe that the stars and moon can work magic. Amber remains loudly sceptical, but as she's grown very fond of her new friends - especially the gorgeously enigmatic Lewis - and assuming that it's all a bit of harmless fun, she hurls herself into the star-ceremonies and moon-myths on the grounds that if you can't beat 'em, join 'em and any excuse for a party. But when, as result of one of Amber's half-hearted celestial incantations, something totally inexplicable happens, she begins to wonder if maybe, just maybe, there's more to magic than meets the eye...