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Set the Stars Alight

By: Amanda Dykes
Narrated by: Shiromi Arserio
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Summary

Lucy Clairmont's family treasured the magic of the past, and her childhood fascination with stories of the high seas led her to become a marine archaeologist. But when tragedy strikes, it's Dashel, an American forensic astronomer, and his knowledge of the stars that may help her unearth the truth behind the puzzle she's discovered in her family home. 

Two hundred years earlier, the seeds of love are sown between a boy and a girl who spend their days playing in a secret sea cave, while the privileged young son of the estate looks on, wishing to join. As the children grow and war leads to unthinkable heartbreak, a story of love, betrayal, sacrifice, and redemption unfolds, held secret by the passage of time. 

As Lucy and Dash journey to a mysterious old estate on the East Sussex coast, their search leads them to a community of souls and a long-hidden tale that may hold the answers - and the healing - they so desperately seek.

©2020 Amanda Dykes (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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  • Justin K Flora
  • 16-08-20

Sweet but lacking

I wanted to like this book so much. I did enjoy a lot of it, but for me there were too many strands of story that just never took off, or needed a little more, or just ended abruptly. I didn’t feel connected or satisfied at the end of the book. It was enjoyable, just wish the story had a little more to it.
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  • Morgan Tarpley Smith
  • 04-01-23

A lyrical tale of light and faith

A lyrical tale that completely swept me away to England and a small coastal village.

The storylines were expertly woven as the story progressed to a beautiful and satisfying ending that left me with tears. Amanda Dykes truly has a gift with storytelling and description. I adored the stories told by Lucy’s father to her and Dash. I loved Lucy and Dash from the start and were rooting for them.

A wonderful novel that wouldn’t let me go long past the final page.

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  • Jessica Lawler
  • 05-12-22

The perfect story!

I absolutely loved this book - I was deeply invested in both tine lines and thought Amanda Dykes did a masterful job of weaving the truth of the God who sees and pursues into the story. 10/10 recommend!