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 on site. 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.
“In the mind lives a place where anything is possible.”
About the Author
Thanks for visiting me here at my site! My name is Susan, and I’ve been reading and writing my whole life. I was a huge bookworm as a kid. My mom would take me to the library on my summer vacations, and I’d check out a whole stack full of books. I was such a nerd really, still am! I began writing stories before the age of ten.
I completed my first 60K novel at the age of nineteen and have been trucking along on others ever since. I love the creative process that goes into making great fiction. I read and write to be entertained. I enjoy being transported to places that only great stories can take you. Writing is not my main profession as much as a huge passion of mine, though I hope to be able to work at it on a more serious level in the future.
I actually ranch for a living. My life consists of horses, land and cattle, so that profession is very rewarding too!