“Fading Starlight” is the first book I’ve read by Kathryn Cushman, but it most definitely won’t be the last! Published by Bethany House in 2016, “Fading Starlight” is a contemporary story that weaves the past and present into one captivating narrative. The gift Ms. Cushman has for bringing her characters to life causes readers to feel as though they are watching a movie, not reading a novel, but this story’s merits don’t end there. Let’s take a look at three of the foundational elements upon which this story is built…
If you have ever been interested in fashion and design, even a little bit, this book will undoubtedly prove as fascinating for you as it was for me. Nearly the entire storyline is based upon a foundation of these elements, and the details are delightful to uncover.
One other foundational element of the story isn’t so delightful, however… Unfortunately, a prominent character’s background, though no fault of her own, is clouded with a very unfortunate story, including unmarried (at least to each other) parents. In addition, the deceptive and selfish worlds of both high-profile modeling and the Hollywood scene are shown in all their ugliness.
A third element that stands out as unique about this story is the spiritual one. The protagonist strives to be in tune with God’s will through his Word, and interestingly the theme of the novel itself is based on a verse from the Old Testament. The spiritual depth of this novel was a wonderful surprise.
Hopefully I have revealed the positive aspects of this sweet and gentle novel far outweigh the negative ones. If you enjoy Christian Contemporary novels packed with intriguing stories, fully developed characters, and strong inspirational themes, DO NOT miss Kathryn Cushman’s “Fading Starlight”!
“Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.”