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New York City… 1859

Brody has called the streets of New York City home for as long as he can remember. At 17 years old, without a family or even a last name, he is determined to build a better future for himself in California. With nothing but the clothes on his back, a dream, and wild determination, he starts his journey west, but all of his plans suddenly come shrieking to a halt when he encounters a very sick girl plagued by fever and in desperate need of assistance. Brody finds himself at a crossroads between helping her or refusing to get involved. He could never imagine how this one decision would start a journey that would change his life forever.

5-Stars! I couldn’t put it down!

The story grabs you from the first page and doesn’t let go until the last page. The author describes the characters and their activities in such vivid detail I felt like I was watching them, instead of just reading about them. The plot moves along quickly and keeps you wondering what’s going to happen next. I am an avid historical fiction reader and thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the book. I would love it if there were a series of books that followed the characters as their lives unfold and they experience new adventures.

Susan W.

5-Stars! “The pre- Civil War setting is one of my favorite periods and String of Stars exhibits all of the hardships, secret plots and Intrigue of that era.

The novel had me at the opening page. It read like a mystery. The main character Brody was laid bare to the author Susan Young’s readers, myself included. The souls of all her characters bright, dim, courageous or dastardly were well explained. The plot was hidden until the appropriate time and concluded with what I as a reader hoped for.”

Floyd R.

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