Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Stars in the Night by Cara Putman

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Stars In The Night
Summerside Press (July 1, 2010)

Cara Putman


A Word From Cara:

I graduated from high school at sixteen, college at 20, and completed my law degree when I was 27.

My writing journey started in 2005 when I decided to write my first novel. Now I have eleven books published with more on the way.

People say I've accomplished a lot and that I must have life by the proverbial tail. Hardly! I grew up as a home schooled kid when home schoolers were misunderstood and oddities.

I struggle with balancing my writing and law career, plus being a good mom and wife.

I often fear people won't like my books.

I've walked through the deep pain of miscarriage.

Really, I'm just like you – I don't have it all together and have gone through tough times. But in His strength, I've discovered a strength I never knew I had. A strength I want you to discover, too.

In the end I'm just an ordinary mom who has seen God do some wonderful things as I've been obedient to step into the calling He's led me into.

Stars in the Night Background

Stars in the Night was an idea that had begun to percolate in my mind. I’d written two World War II series and was actively looking for my next setting. My husband, a huge World War II history buff, and I were kicking ideas around, and I’d decided Hollywood was probably the next place for me. I’d gone to the library and gotten a stack of research books when I got the call. An editor I knew but had never worked with wanted to know if I might be interested in a new line they were starting. As we talked, I got so excited. And then she emailed me their guidelines, which listed that Hollywood was a location they were interested in setting books.

Only God could have known ahead of time. But because I followed His prompting I was ready to run with an idea. Stars in the Night is the result.


Hollywood 1942. When attorney Audra Schaeffer's sister disappears, Audra flies to Hollywood to find her.

Any day Audra might have been flattered by the friendly overtures of Robert Garfield, a real-life movie star. But on the flight from Indianapolis to Hollywood, Audra can think of little else than finding her missing sister. When Audra arrives in the city of glitz and glamour, and stars, and learns her rising starlet sister has been murdered, all thoughts of romance fly away.

Determined to bring the killer to justice, Audra takes a job with the second Hollywood Victory Caravan.

Together with Robert Garfield and other stars, she crisscrosses the southern United States in a campaign to sell war bonds. When two other women are found dead on the train, Audra knows the deaths are tied to that of her sister.

Could the killer be the man with whom she's falling in love?

If you'd like to read an excerpt of Chapter 1 of Stars In The Night, go HERE.

Contest: Lots of opportunities to win and great prizes, and the grand prize contains some of Cara's favorite classic movies as well as all of her WWII novels: Launch Contest!

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Posting Information

The book link is: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1609360117

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Cara can be reached through the Contact link on her Website

Come and visit with those posting for this tour:

Abi at lighter side
Amy at My Life
Andie at Radiant Light
April at Projecting A
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Brittanie at A Book Lover
Carla at Carla's Writing Café
Carly at Carlybird's Home
Carol at Blogging With Carol
Casey at Writing For Christ
Christy at Christy's Book Blog
Christy at Southern Sassy Things
Dave at The Plot Thickens
Deanna at Deannna's Corner
Deborah at books, movies and chinese food
Debra at Soul Reflections
Delia at Gatorskunkz And Mudcats
Edyth at Great Reads by Jasmine
Ernie at Writing: My Adventures In Words
Gina at Portrait Of A Writer
Gretchen at Back Cover Reviews
Heidi at Reviews And Reflections
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Janna at Cornhusker Academy
Jennifer at Musings on This, That, & The Other Thing
Jennifer at Musings on This, That, & The Other Thing
Jennifer at So Many Books…So Little Time
Jennifer at My Buckling Bookshelf
Jenny at Jenny B. Jones
Jenny at Come Meet AusJenny
Jill at Artistic Blogger
Kara at Ramblings-n-Writings
Kathleen at Reviews From The Heart
Kim at Window To My World
Kristi at Stamped With Grace
LaShaunda at See Ya On The Net
Leah at Ponderings From My Heart
Linda at Mocha With Linda
Linda at Reading For His Glory
Loren at The Heart Of A BookWorm
Lori at Noggin Bits
Lynetta at Open Book
Margaret at Creative Madness Mama
Marjorie at The Writer's Tool
Mark at Thoughts Of A Sojourner
Michelle at Edgy Inspirational Author
Molly at Book Reviews
Pam at A Writer's Journey
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Rulan at Fiction Showcase
Ruth at Booktalk & more...
Sabrina at Hijinks From The Heartland
Sally at Book Critiques
Susan at New Every Morning
Tiff at A Fiction-Filled Life
Tracy at Pix-N-Pens
Vanessa at Ramblings of A Texas Housewife


Michelle Sutton said...

posting tonight. Hope to add a review before the tour is over.

Cara Putman said...

Thanks to all of your for participating. Feel free to email me with questions. And also let your readers know about the contest I'm running on my blog that correlates with the launch (leave a comment yourselves, since you're helping spread the word!) Lots of opportunities to win and great prizes, and the grand prize contains some of my favorite classic movies as well as all of my WWII novels: http://carasmusings.blogspot.com/2010/06/stars-in-night-launch-contest.html

SmilingSally said...

Here's my review:


Deanna said...

Can't wait to read this. I am posting the description, but can't post a review yet as I literally just pulled it out of my mailbox yesterday.

CherryBlossomMJ said...

Soon to post: http://www.creativemadnessmama.com/2010/07/stars-in-the-night/

Jennifer AlLee said...


Jim Thompson said...

Reviewed at The Well-Dressed Branch.

Christy Lockstein said...

I'm up with review

Ruth said...


Janna said...

Posted with review :-)

Casey said...

Posted w/ review :)


Ausjenny said...

Posting still waiting for the book to arrive.

David A. Bedford said...

It's wonderful. Stories and whole novel series come to you when you don't expect. Sketch the characters strongly and the books write themselves. Please visit my blog and website to see what I've come up with. Thanks :)

Tarasview said...


carla stewart said...

Posted. Nearly through with this book. Such a delight.

April Erwin said...

Mine's up with a review. Loved the book. I cast my silver screen choices as the book's stars. Love to hear who you all saw in the lead roles.

Heart2Heart said...

The wonderful review is up at my newest book review blog. What a great read. Here's the link:


Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Pam at Daysong Reflections said...

Finally got it posted with a review. http://www.daysongreflections.com//?p=5262

Gretchen Geyer said...


Jenny said...

Here's my post.

Loved this one!

apple blossom said...

Lighter side is now posted at Scraps of life


Ernie W. said...

Post is up...Sorry it was late.

Jasmine said...


Margie Vawter said...

Posted . . . finally. :)

Jill said...

Yes, I posted. A day late, but not never!

Lynetta said...

Mine is up too. It was a great vacation read.

Cara Putman said...

Thanks to all of you for participating! I so appreciate it!