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Reviewed by Rosie Malezer for Readers' Favorite
A Kiss Upon A Star is the first book in the Daydreams & Dragonflies Sweet Romance series, written by Tamara Ferguson. Ten-year-old Emily Richardson had recently been crowned The Next American Star, when her mother and aunt begin their screaming match in Crystal Rock. Taking a break, Emily happens upon her very first ice hockey match. After losing track of time, Emily flinches when she realizes how late it is. Emily incurs her overprotective mother’s wrath when she arrives home, but is grateful to ice hockey captain, Tim Atkinson, for seeing her home safely. Eight years later, Tim and Emily meet again at a mutual friend’s wedding, and again six years on, after Tim returns from the military. The electricity between them is intense, but with Emily’s career at its peak and with Tim’s new job, their destinies seem uncertain.
Tamara Ferguson’s incredible story of the love between Tim and Emily is the perfect blend of comedy, drama and romance. Not since Jane Austen’s novels have I read such a compelling tale which pulls at the heartstrings to such an extent. With one character pursuing a music career, under the guidance of her overbearing mother, and the other being drawn into the military, barely to make it home alive, the storyline is solid with believable characters, each filled with compassion and a love of animals. It is this which initially drew me to the story, as well as that of the ice hockey match which made Tim and Emily’s love possible. I found the way in which the two main characters come back into each other’s lives time and time again extremely clever, regardless that they were not related or bound by mutual friendships. I very much enjoyed A Kiss Upon A Star, and look forward to the second and subsequent books in the Daydreams & Dragonflies Sweet Romance series. I recommend this tale to readers over the age of 15 years who share a love of chance encounters, road blocks, bumpy roads, and happily ever after.