Title: Star of Bethlehem (Flowering holiday novella)
Author: Sarah Daltry
Release Date: 11/18/2013
Publisher: SDE Press
Jack isn’t a rock star. He’s not the leader of a MC. He isn’t a billionaire. Lily’s not the daughter of a mob boss, or a stripper, or a virgin with a BDSM fascination. They’re just regular college kids, who somehow found each other in the middle of all the crap and chaos of growing up.
“With you, Jack, it was the first time I ever felt real. It was the first time anyone looked at me and saw substance. It was the first time I wanted to make someone see me.”
Jack and Lily have navigated his past, her desire to move on from her family’s demands of her, his depression, and her loneliness. Now, on New Year’s Eve, they have an entire year laid out ahead of them. First, though, Jack needs to meet Lily’s family, to be welcomed into her life. It’s intimidating, but with a sweater that is way too hot and his grandmother’s ugly car, he arrives at Lily’s gleaming house on a hill, ready to open himself up completely to her.
Inside the perfect, sparkling house, Lily waits for the boy she has come to love. But Lily’s house and family are a lot like her – shiny and pretty on the outside, with a sad emptiness on the interior. Lily wants to give Jack the one thing he has always dreamed of – family and love – but can she keep him from seeing how hollow a lot of the picture perfect life he fantasizes about really is?
This is a novella length work that follows Forget Me Not and Lily of the Valley.
So, if you're anything like me, you were absolutely dying at the end of "Forget Me Not", wondering what was going to happen over Christmas break with Jack and Lily. Welp, HERE IT IS! And it is fantastic!
This novella takes us through winter break with Jack and Lily, including the introduction to Lily's parents. It is the perfect addition to the ending of "Forget Me Not" and everything that I hoped it would be. Although parts of it are sad, Lily and Jack are as beautiful as ever. It is also told in both POV's for an even more in-depth look.
Even though it is novella length, it feels like a full story. It's just another huge chapter of Lily's life, and her and Jack's relationship. There are twists, there are turns, and there is even deceit. It's perfectly done, and I'm still beyond excited that Sarah Daltry took the time to write it. The first thing I thought after "Forget Me Not" was, "but.. but.. WHAT HAPPENS OVER BREAK!?", and I got my questions answered, my mind satisfied, and I cannot wait for the rest of this series.
"I love the stars. I always dreamed of the stars when I was a kid. All that light, some already dead, reaching through miles and miles of darkness? It just made things okay, you know? Because if the starlight could reach ME, I could maybe reach something through the black."
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Sarah Daltry writes erotica and romance that ranges from sweet to steamy. She moves around a lot and has trouble committing to things. Bitter Fruits is her first full length novel. Her other two novels have already been released. Forget Me Not and Lily of the Valley are simultaneous perspectives in the New Adult contemporary romance series, Flowering. Sarah also has three novellas (including Star of Bethlehem, part of the Flowering series) and several short stories available. She is currently working on Immortal Star and Daughter of Heaven in this series, and Orange Blossom, another novel in Flowering . When Sarah isn’t writing, she tends to waste a lot of time checking Facebook for pictures of cats, shooting virtual zombies, and simply staring out the window.