Split Time

Set The Stars Alight by Amanda Dykes. A Review

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.

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My Thoughts

Oh my God!!! Absolutely no words would do this story justice. I loved it from the very start.
This book was an adventure, a journey through the lives of both Dash and Lucy and also Fredrick.
The author has a way with words that pulls you in, beautifully woven and so descriptive.
I love that these characters bonded over this love for words trusted God in the midst of their pain and found their way home by following the stars
This book is a boatload of emotions beautiful and so well written. I enjoyed every minute. You would too!


I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. All opinions expressed are solely mine.

About The Author

Amanda Dykes is a drinker of tea, dweller of redemption, and spinner of hope-filled tales who spends most days chasing wonder and words with her family. She’s a former English teacher and the author of Whose Waves These Are, a Booklist 2019 Top Ten Romance debut, as well as three novellas. Find her online at http://www.amandadykes.com.

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