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Rising Star
(The Bell Family of Bluestar Island #4)
By Jennifer Faye
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 308 Pages
April 16, 2022 by Lazy Dazy Press


When Bluestar’s hometown celebrity unexpectedly returns to the island, there’s a heartbreaking scandal following her…

Country singer Emma Bell is finally making headlines—just not the right ones. Before she has time to heal her broken heart, her assistance is desperately needed. Bluestar’s Concert on the Beach Summer Spectacular is in trouble, and her soon-to-be sister-in-law’s job is on the line.

Financial investor turned carpenter, Noah Sullivan, has retired from his high-stress job due to health issues. He’s moved to Bluestar Island for a quiet, healthy life, but when Emma blows into town, his days are anything but serene.

Everyone in the small town counting on them, Noah and Emma must work past their conflicts to keep a promise to someone special to both of them. Will the summer’s sun soothe their tension and the sea breeze lull them into a peaceful surrender of their hearts?

Includes a recipe for Emma’s Heavenly Angel Food Cake!

The Bell Family of Bluestar Island series:
Book 1 – Love Blooms (Hannah & Ethan)
Book 2 – Harvest Dance (Aster & Sam)
Book 3 – A Lighthouse Café Christmas (Darla & Will)
Book 4 – Rising Star (Emma & Noah)
Book 5 – Summer by the Beach (Summer & Greg)

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Emma glanced at her ringing phone, hoping it was her niece again. It wasn’t. It was her agent, Stan Morris. Her finger hovered over the red decline button. He’d want to discuss the picture and how they needed to make a statement. She hadn’t even wrapped her mind around the image in that photo. How was she supposed to explain it to anyone else?

Still, Stan was a great guy. He was always in her corner, trying to get her more promotions while working to land her a recording contract. He had faith in her, even when she didn’t have faith in herself.

She pressed the accept button and held the phone to her ear. “Hey, Stan.”

“I’ve been trying to reach you.” His voice was higher pitched than normal, and his words were rushed. “Did you see Razzled?”

“Yes.” She slouched down in her seat. She didn’t want to have this conversation.

“You’re the headline!” He sounded so happy.

“Stan, I can’t talk about it.”

“Em, I have big news.”

Was it possible he had news about her career rather than the dumpster fire otherwise known as her love life? She hoped so. She needed something positive to latch onto while she dealt with her broken heart.

She sat up a little straighter. “Good news?”

“Yes. I’ve been fielding phone calls all morning. They want you on all of the networks’ morning talk shows.”

“What?” It came out a little louder than she’d intended. “You mean like singing at Rockefeller Center?” It had been a dream all of her life.

“Well…um…not exactly.”

Her body stiffened. “What do you mean by not exactly?”

“Well, they’re interested in you and JT.”


“Em, you have to do this.”

“No, I don’t.” Why did all of these people think she’d be anxious to cash in on her breakup—a breakup that she didn’t know about?

“Will you at least think about it?”

She knew if she said no that he’d continue trying to persuade her to do it his way. So she took the shortest route to ending this phone call. “Yes. But I’ve got to go now. We’re almost as the airport.”

After they said their goodbyes, she powered off her phone. There was no one she wanted to speak to. She was talked out.

She slouched back in her seat and flung her backpack into the empty seat next to her. As the shuttle pulled away from the hotel, she turned her face to the window. She blindly stared out as her mind replayed the events that had led to her quick engagement and JT’s subsequent betrayal.

Excerpted from Rising Star by Jennifer Faye, Copyright © 2022 by Jennifer Faye. Published by Lazy Dazy Press.

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About the Author

Award-winning author, Jennifer Faye pens fun, heartwarming contemporary romances with rugged cowboys, sexy billionaires and enchanting royalty. Internationally published with books translated into nine languages. She is a two-time winner of the RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice Award, the CataRomance Reviewers' Choice Award, named a TOP PICK author, and been nominated for numerous other awards.

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