Review of ‘The Stars at Night’ by Gerri Hill, Audiobook narrated by Abby Craden
This was a great wlw romance audiobook. Even though I normally prefer Ms. Hill’s mystery and crime books, she really nailed it here, and the fact that Abby Craden narrates it makes it worth it even more.
When Lexie Walton loses her job in Austin, Texas, her parents convince her to move to their rustic lodge and restaurant in the remote Davis Mountains of West Texas. Unconvinced that she’s gonna adapt to such a different life, she agrees to go for the holidays. There, she will meet Park ranger Kyler Clemons and share a strong attraction. Will it be enough to convince city sleeker Lexie to stay?
This is a low angst, drama free, sweet romance, just what I needed especially at the end of this crazy 2020. Both characters are lovable, mature and they communicate properly with each other. Kudos to the author for not creating a contrived conflict but just showing a natural evolution of a relationship from casual to serious with the long-distance obstacle.
One element that defines Gerri Hill’s novels is the presence of nature in all her settings. Its role is so important that it’s a main character in itself. Even more so in ‘The Stars at Night’. This isn’t just a story about two women falling in love, it’s also a story of how a city woman falls in love with the beautiful area around Davis mountains, its wildlife and landscape. Ms. Hill’s descriptions of the setting are photographic and make the reader also fall in love with the place.
The audiobook was narrated by Abby Craden who has read most of Gerri Hill’s work to the delight of this author’s fans. As usual, Ms. Craden did a great job in creating distinctive voices and performing a range of different emotions that the characters go through. If you are looking for a sweet and drama free story, this is highly recommended. 5 stars.
Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins