Fading Starlight by Kathryn Cushman

Fading Starlight was a touching and poignant story of hope and recovery. Lauren escapes to a secluded coastal neighborhood to recover from an embarrassing incident that took her job and almost her professional future away from her. As Lauren grapples with how to recover and rebuild her professional credentials, she learns about her neighbor, Charlotte Montgomery, an apparent want-to-be actress from a bygone era.

Fading Starlight is the second book I’ve read by Kathryn Cushman, and I will definitely read more. I love her authenticity as a writer and how she conveys that in her characters and plots. Lauren seems like the girl next door who is like everyone else, but I like how Cushman pulls us into Lauren’s struggles and helps us grapple with her problems. I also liked how when Lauren resolved to show kindness in difficult situations, she did not comprise her resolve even though for a time her life became more difficult.

If you want to read a touching, fast moving story, I highly recommend Fading Starlight. Bethany House gave me a complimentary copy of Fading Starlight by Kathryn Cushman for my candid review.