Book Tour & Giveaway: Love Under the Stars by Kathleen ShoopDecember 1, 2020
1861, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Inspired by the true story of John and Phoebe Brashear who developed telescopes and lenses that are still in use today, Love Under the Stars brings the beginnings of their journey to life. Set against the steel mills of Pittsburgh, a young man has a mind for astronomy and physics, the gifted hands of a millwright, and the heart of a minister. Conflicted about which life path to take, he is further confounded when the love of his life shows up teaching Sunday school in the classroom next to his.
Phoebe Stewart is headstrong, responsible, and meticulous about her role as baker and cook in her family's household. Despite her whip-smart mind, she understands that she will live a single woman's life with her family and revels in the caring and feeding fourteen household members. Then she meets John Brashear. He opens her eyes to a universe of heavenly bodies, a world of possibility beyond the walls of her home.
Torn between the love growing between the two and Phoebe's devotion to her family, they navigate a path to where they can announce their plans to marry and buy a little home up on the South Side Slopes. It all seems to make sense… until it doesn’t. Can John and Phoebe fulfill their obligations while being true to their hearts? Can they make their dreams come true?
Love Under the Stars is a delightful recollection of a young love story, inspired by the true story of John and Phoebe Brashear. John and Phoebe are likable characters from the start and it was so tender and sweet to read their beautiful love story! I also enjoyed the astronomy part of the story and how John's love of the stars spread to Phoebe. I loved how they were both committed to family and how they overcame obstacles and obligations. It is beautifully written with many parts to love! A true love story.
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About Kathleen Shoop
I adore writing historical fiction (The Letter series, After the Fog and Donora Stories that are coming soon!) but am having a blast writing romance like Home Again, Return to Love and Tending Her Heart (Endless Love series). Thank you so much for the time you take to read.
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