Set the Stars Alight

Set the Stars Alight

Lucy Clairmont's family treasured the magic of the past, and her childhood fascination with stories of the high seas led her to become a marine archaeologist. But when tragedy strikes, it's Dashel, an American forensic astronomer, and his knowledge of the stars that may help her unearth the truth behind the puzzle she's discovered in her family home.

Two hundred years earlier, the seeds of love are sown between a boy and a girl who spend their days playing in a secret sea cave, while the privileged young son of the estate looks on, wishing to join. As the children grow and war leads to unthinkable heartbreak, a story of love, betrayal, sacrifice, and redemption unfolds, held secret by the passage of time.

As Lucy and Dash journey to a mysterious old estate on the East Sussex coast, their search leads them to a community of souls and a long-hidden tale that may hold the answers--and the healing--they so desperately seek.

Title:Set the Stars Alight
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780764232671
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    Set the Stars Alight Reviews

  • Amanda

    Well, this is awkward...I accidentally marked "currently reading" on my own book. So now, what do I do? Rate it? (Nope, not going to happen!) Say I've finished it? (Yep, finished it about 5 times over...

  • Rachel McMillan

    BUCKLE UP FRIENDS! Tis time for a BOOK GUSH! Here's the deal, about a trillion years ago, a writer made sure I had a copy of her novella Bespoke: A Tiny Christmas Tale. Which was just one long string ...

  • Melissa Tagg

    I read Amanda Dykes’ newest book almost two weeks ago (thank you, NetGalley) and I still haven’t written the review because, well, I just don’t have words for how beautiful it is! Seriously. It...

  • Deanne Patterson

    In all honesty I have never read a book quite like this one. One that I wish I could give so many more stars than five to.The book hits a dark spot but it claws it's way out of the dark, it's hope, it...

  • Beth

    Amanda Dykes has a signature style for sure. It’s poetic, lyrical, a bit whimsical, and wholly her own. It feels a bit like magic, but somehow all of the layers come together into something true and...

  • Jen. (JenGalaxy4 Christian Book Reviews)

    ..Here’s Why You Should Read Set the Stars Alight by Amanda Dykes:* Have you ever adored every. single. character in a book before? Every. Single. One? * “It’s England. Scones are everywhere.”...

  • Sarah Monzon

    Amanda Dykes whispers to each reader who opens the pages of this book, “Cuddle close. Scooch in.” With magic in her fingertips, she spins a timeless tail of wonderment and mystery, always whisperi...

  • Missy

    I don’t think Amanda Dykes could disappoint. To take a story about a long lost ship, the broken patriarchal relationship between a father and son, then finding a family who takes him as he is, and t...

  • Sarah Sundin

    Sigh. Some books come along and leave you…dreamy. Set the Stars Alight by Amanda Dykes is such a book. The writing is ethereal, the story wondrous. There’s something magical about the book that pu...

  • Heidi Chiavaroli

    Wow. A simply amazing book. Not only is Amanda's writing prose beyond compare, this story is one of the most beautiful I've read in a long time. It's a split-timeline novel, but it's so much more than...