Book Recommendation – Meet Me at the Starlight by Rachel Hauck

Book Description:

1987. Supermodel Harlow Hayes seeks solace in a quaint Florida beach town to heal from a heartbreak that shattered her entire world. To her surprise, she encounters Matt Knight–a Hollywood A-lister with a bad-boy reputation–who has returned to his hometown to help his plucky grandmother, Tuesday, save her century-old skating rink, the Starlight.

The Starlight holds a special place in the hearts of the community, once acting as a refuge for Depression-era families and bringing the town together with gatherings and celebrations. Tuesday’s determination even protected her beloved rink from her husband’s shady business dealings. Yet when the Starlight is threatened with demolition, Tuesday begins to wonder if an era has come to an end.

As Matt and Harlow strategize to save the rink, they find themselves on a journey of surprises, self-discovery, and the kind of healing that leads to love.

Narelle’s Thoughts:

I enjoyed reading Meet Me at the Starlight, a split time novel set in a small beach town in North Florida. The Starlight is a historic roller skating rink that was built by a European Prince. His yacht was shipwrecked in the Gulf of Mexico and the prince spent many years in Sea Blue Beach. 

Tuesday is the character who links the different timelines together. She’s a strong woman who didn’t have an easy life and survived the hardships of the Great Depression and two world wars. 

The Starlight is an important landmark in town and is like a character in the story. The historic skating rink plays a pivotal role in Tuesday’s life. The 1980’s storyline is focused on saving the Starlight from being demolished by developers. 

I loved the sweet romance between 1980’s movie star Matt and supermodel Harlow. Their meet cute when they first recognised each other in town was adorable and hilarious. Matt and Harlow had previously crossed paths in Hollywood. They both had past hurts and complicated relationship histories to overcome and work through during the story.

I recommend Meet Me at the Starlight to readers who like split time women’s fiction with a romantic subplot and subtle faith threads woven into the story. 

Many thanks to Bethany House and Net Galley for the advanced reader copy.

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