Swearing Off Stars

A Novel

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Pub Date 03 Oct 2017 | Archive Date 26 Sep 2017

Description

Amelia Cole―Lia for short―is one of the first women studying abroad at Oxford University in the 1920s. Finally free from her overbearing Brooklyn parents, she finds a welcome sense of independence in British college life. Lia quickly falls for Scarlett Daniels, an aspiring actress and hardheaded protester. Scarlett introduces her to an exciting gender-equality movement with high stakes. But when their secret love clashes with political uprising, their relationship is one of the casualties. Years later, Lia’s only memories of Scarlett are obscured by the glossy billboards she sees advertising the actress’s new films. But when a mysterious letter surfaces, she is immediately thrown back into their unsettled romance. Lia’s travels span oceans and continents in her search for Scarlett. Spread across time and place, their story is one of desire, adventure, and ultimately, devotion. Lia will stop at nothing to win Scarlett back, but she soon realizes that uncovering lost love might not be attainable after all.

Amelia Cole―Lia for short―is one of the first women studying abroad at Oxford University in the 1920s. Finally free from her overbearing Brooklyn parents, she finds a welcome sense of independence in...


Advance Praise

“A fiery page-turner that will leave you begging for more! 5 Stars!” 
―Cynthia Brian, New York Times best-selling author

“A fiery page-turner that will leave you begging for more! 5 Stars!” 
―Cynthia Brian, New York Times best-selling author


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I loved this story. Very evocative of the time period and beautifully done.

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This is a love story between Lia and Scarlett that begin in the 1920's. They met at Oxford University and fell in love, even though it was strictly forbidden at the time. I gave it a four because the ending left me a little empty. After so much work to get together, I'm not sure if that was the best way to end it. Other then that I enjoyed it. I could feel the deep love Lia and Scarlett felt for each other and it was heartbreaking that they could not be together.

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*SPOILER AHEAD*

Thanks to NetGalley for giving me an ARC of this book in exchange of an honest review!

Swearing Off Stars was the love story of two girls, Amelia and Scarlett.

The novel made me laugh, cry, grin like a fool and fall in love. In short, it did everything an awesome novel is supposed to do.

I loved that Amelia was so insistent about making it work out and hated that Scarlett didn't even have the guts to try!

The author's writing style and descriptions were just beautiful. I had a lot of fun reading this book!

The only negative thing about this book was it's ending. I'm not the kind of reader who always wants a happy ending, but I feel that Lia and Scarlett DESERVED a happy ending. They'd gone through so much and finally united and then bam! Everything's just gone! :(

I wish the ending had been different, but other than that, I absolutely loved Swearing Off Stars!

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Swearing Off Stars by Danielle Wong is a journey through the beginning of a relationship and tracking it’s progress decades down the line. The way Wong wrote but Amelia and Scarlett made me want more. It was beautifully written. I felt for all the characters from the ‘20s to the '50s.

It’s be a while since I’ve read something that’s made me hurt as the character was hurting but Lia’s innocent, unsure and the heartbreak she experiences, it was like a knife to the heart in some parts. There were times I was so angry with Scarlett, with Beck and I just wanted happiness for Lia but it was truly something that could have happened during that time period.

Wong left me wishing for more, and there were a few areas I wished she would have explored and that’s the only reason I’m giving this a 4/5 star review, otherwise it would have been 5/5.

Would I recommend this to others? Oh yes, I definitely would. Will I be looking for more of Wong’s work? Count me in.

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