Review: Oh My Stars by Sally Kilpatrick

Oh My StarsNeither Ivy Long nor Gabe Ledbetter could have predicted the chain of events that led them to serve as Mary and Joseph at the drive-through nativity in the small town of Ellery, Tennessee.

A published romance author, Ivy has suffered writer’s block since her husband passed away and plans fell through with their foster child. Gabe has returned home from Memphis, with a failing marriage and a looming malpractice suit.

So, when a baby is left in the drive-through Nativity, neither Ivy nor Gabe expected they would become her care givers. Nor could they predict the impact this little girl would have on their hearts. Could this be a Christmas present or miracle to help them both move on from their past and maybe find a new love — not just for the little girl, but for each other.

Rich in authentic characters, situations, and romance, Sally Kilpatrick’s latest novel, Oh My Stars hits all the right notes and tugs on your heart strings in all the right ways. Whether it’s laughing out loud at Ivy and her sister’s feud over who killed their mother’s sacred vacuum cleaner with excessive tinsel years ago or the lump-in-your-throat moments as Ivy and Gabe allow the little girl to get into their hearts and lives and possibly give these two a new definition of a happy ending,Oh My Stars hits all the right emotional beats. If you can walk away from this book without getting a bit of a lump in your throat or misty-eyed, you’re a better reader than I am.

And you can bet this long-time Star Trek fan loved seeing Gabe drop in references to that universe early and often. It’s just icing on the cake of what is a near-perfect novel and a wonderful reading experience.

In the interest of full disclosure, I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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