After a terrible accident when she was ten years old that left her with a scar on her face, Alice has always played it safe. She’s been with the same boyfriend since college and never does anything dangerous to avoid upsetting her overprotective mother. Until she decides to go to Sri Lanka for two weeks to celebrate her thirtieth birthday with her two best friends. And here she meets Max. He has his own problems and demons to face, but he also wants adventure and fun. Will Alice follow her dreams and Max for a life full of adventures or will she keep living a safe and dull life?
Isabelle Broom always creates engaging characters and gripping and entertaining plots and I find her writing style clear and captivating. But what I really love about this author’s novels are the exotic and charming places where they are set. This time she takes the reader in Sri Lanka and thanks to her evocative descriptions you can imagine it. An entertaining and heart-warming novel that will make you dream. (NP)
One Thousand Stars and You, by Isabelle Broom, is about a woman who goes on holiday and meets someone who changes her whole world. The summary says: "One spark will light up both their lives.
Alice is settling down. It might not be the adventurous life she once imagined, but more than anything she wants to make everyone happy - her steady boyfriend, her over-protective mother - even if it means a little part of her will always feel stifled.
Max is shaking things up. After a devastating injury, he is determined to prove himself. To find the man beyond the disability, to escape his smothering family and go on an adventure.
A trip to Sri Lanka is Alice's last hurrah - her chance to throw herself into the heat, chaos and colour of a place thousands of miles from home.
It's also the moment she meets Max. Alice doesn't know it yet, but her whole life is about to change. Max doesn't know it yet, but he's the one who's going to change it." One Thousand Stars and You is out in August 2018.