A Kiss Upon A Star

A Daydreams & Dragonflies Sweet Romance, Book 1

Romance - Contemporary
158 Pages
Reviewed on 05/26/2017
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Author Biography

Writing steamy yet sweet compassionate stories of fate that are wonderfully romantic, Tamara Ferguson is the multi-award winning, #1 international bestselling author of the Tales of the Dragonfly Romance Suspense Series, the Kissed By Fate Series, the Two Hearts Wounded Warrior Romance Series and the Daydreams & Dragonflies Sweet Romance Series.
Her latest release is A Kiss Upon A Star, a sweet romance which has become a #1 International Bestseller.
Another new release is the #1 bestseller Hunks to the Rescue: 18 Hot Contemporary Romance Novellas which includes That Unexpected Kiss, the second in the Kissed By Fate series. Hunks is a #1 Nook Book in Steamy Romance and Romance anthologies.
Her wounded warrior romances, Two Hearts Unspoken, Two Hearts Surrendered, and Two Hearts Undone were all WINNERS at the 2016 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards; with Two Hearts Unspoken earning the Silver Medal in Military Fiction. Two Hearts Surrendered is also a 2016 New Apple Romance Selection for excellence in Indie Publishing.
Two Hearts’ Christmas Wish, the fourth story in the series, spent 6 consecutive weeks at #1 in the Mistletoe Kisses & Christmas Wishes romance set and has just become a #1 Best Seller independently.
Along with the 2015 Romance Reviews Readers’ Choice Award Winner That Unforgettable Kiss, Two Hearts Surrendered and Two Hearts Unspoken were also finalists for the 2016 IAN Book of The Year. Tales of the Dragonfly In Tandem was a romance finalist in the Indie Excellence Awards, while Tales of the Dragonfly In Flight was a romance suspense winner at the Readers' Favorite International Book Awards.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Rosie Malezer for Readers' Favorite

A Kiss Upon A Star is the first book in the Daydreams & Dragonflies Sweet Romance series, written by Tamara Ferguson. Ten-year-old Emily Richardson had recently been crowned The Next American Star, when her mother and aunt begin their screaming match in Crystal Rock. Taking a break, Emily happens upon her very first ice hockey match. After losing track of time, Emily flinches when she realizes how late it is. Emily incurs her overprotective mother’s wrath when she arrives home, but is grateful to ice hockey captain, Tim Atkinson, for seeing her home safely. Eight years later, Tim and Emily meet again at a mutual friend’s wedding, and again six years on, after Tim returns from the military. The electricity between them is intense, but with Emily’s career at its peak and with Tim’s new job, their destinies seem uncertain.

Tamara Ferguson’s incredible story of the love between Tim and Emily is the perfect blend of comedy, drama and romance. Not since Jane Austen’s novels have I read such a compelling tale which pulls at the heartstrings to such an extent. With one character pursuing a music career, under the guidance of her overbearing mother, and the other being drawn into the military, barely to make it home alive, the storyline is solid with believable characters, each filled with compassion and a love of animals. It is this which initially drew me to the story, as well as that of the ice hockey match which made Tim and Emily’s love possible. I found the way in which the two main characters come back into each other’s lives time and time again extremely clever, regardless that they were not related or bound by mutual friendships. I very much enjoyed A Kiss Upon A Star, and look forward to the second and subsequent books in the Daydreams & Dragonflies Sweet Romance series. I recommend this tale to readers over the age of 15 years who share a love of chance encounters, road blocks, bumpy roads, and happily ever after.

Emily-Jane Hills Orford

Emily is a rising star in the country music industry. At ten years of age, she’s already made a name for herself. But whose dream is she following: hers or her mother’s. Her mother is quite controlling and there are times when Emily just has to escape. It is on one of these occasions, while visiting her Aunt Trish at Crystal Rock, that Emily decides to slip out and just go for a walk. It’s what she does when she has to think. Her walk leads her to Dragonfly Pointe where, since it’s winter, she notices a hockey game in progress on the frozen bay. She stays to watch and time runs away with her, but even though she knows her mother will be furious, Emily stays on and actually meets one of the players, Tim.

Even at the young age of ten, Emily has a sense that this Tim will play an important role in her life. But time and circumstances interfere for many years as Emily is pushed by her mother to pursue her performing career and Tim, after graduating from high school, joins the military and learns how to train service dogs. It’s not until Tim leaves the military and sets up his own dog training facility to train abandoned dogs to assist emotionally and physically injured war vets, and Emily is on one of her latest escape tactics to get away from her mother, that the two meet up for what will become an interesting beginning.

Tamara Ferguson is well-known for her gentle romances. This latest one, A Kiss Upon a Star, leads the reader on a simple plot that involves two very uniquely different individuals, until they finally find their place and their purpose, as well as each other. The story is a romance, pure and simple, with a somewhat predictable plot and very likeable characters. It makes for an easy, gentle read, one that will soothe the soul.

Jack Magnus

A Kiss Upon a Star: A Daydreams & Dragonflies Sweet Romance, Book 1 is a contemporary military romance written by Tamara Ferguson. Emily Richardson was a country music star by the age of ten, but her Aunt Trish worried about her niece, who seemed to only relax and have fun on her visits with her in Crystal Rock. Emily’s mom was determined that her daughter’s triumph as The Next American Star would not be a one-off. Hearing her mom and aunt quarrel over Emily’s childhood made her sad -- it meant her mom wouldn’t be letting her vacation with Aunt Trish anytime soon, and they’d probably cut this Christmas visit short as well. She decided to take a walk rather than listen to them debate about her life. She headed to Dragonfly Pointe where her aunt had taken her before and found a hockey game going on atop the iced-over Dragonfly Pointe Bay. She had never seen a game before and settled in to watch. When it was over, she began to worry, realizing it had gotten dark, and fearing that her aunt and mom would be worrying. Seeing her by herself in the stands, one of the players approached and offered to help. She couldn’t help but be astonished at this teenage boy talking to her -- he was so good-looking, and he introduced himself to her as though they were peers. Then he called her aunt for her, and he and his dad drove her home. This chance meeting made such an impact on the sheltered young girl, whose life had been so strictly supervised by her mom. Years later, they would meet again, and she still felt that same sense of wonder upon seeing him.

Tamara Ferguson’s sweet contemporary romance, A Kiss Upon a Star: A Daydreams & Dragonflies Sweet Romance, Book 1, is a lovely and warm story about a romance that was destined to be, even if it did take more than a few years to happen. I couldn’t help but feel for Emily whose youth is so strictly controlled by her domineering mother, especially as she attempts to halt time by making her daughter appear to be younger than she is. While I never did feel a lessening in my antipathy toward the controlling parent, I found Ferguson’s other characters to be authentic and caring individuals who I enjoyed getting to know. I’m familiar with Dragonfly Pointe from Ferguson’s other novels based in that locale, and, as with those other tales, found myself happily involved in the goings on in that most magical of places. Emily and Tim’s romance has plenty of obstacles in its way, but love this powerful has its way of getting around the largest stumbling points, especially in Crystal Rock. A Kiss Upon a Star: A Daydreams & Dragonflies Sweet Romance, Book 1 is a marvelous read and it’s most highly recommended.