Star-Crossed

Star-Crossed by Minnie Darke
ISBN
9780143792277
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
400
 

In this sparkling romantic comedy, a young journalist tampers with her magazine's horoscopes to win her friend's heart - and sets in motion an unpredictable and often hilarious ripple effect. . . Sometimes destiny needs a nudge in the right direction . . .When Justine Carmichael (Sagittarius, aspiring journalist and sceptic) bumps into her old friend Nick Jordan (Aquarius, struggling actor and true believer) it could be by chance. Or it could be written in the stars. Justine works at the Alexandria Park Star - and Nick, she now learns, relies on the magazine's astrology column to guide him in life. Looking for a way to get Nick's attention, Justine has the idea of making a few small alterations to 'Aquarius' before it goes to print. It's only a horoscope, after all. What harm could it possibly do?'Star-crossed is the funny, clever, big-hearted romance of the year. Brilliant!' Heather Rose (Leo)
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In this sparkling romantic comedy, a young journalist tampers with her magazine's horoscopes to win her friend's heart - and sets in motion an unpredictable and often hilarious ripple effect. . . Sometimes destiny needs a nudge in the right direction . . .When Justine Carmichael (Sagittarius, aspiring journalist and sceptic) bumps into her old friend Nick Jordan (Aquarius, struggling actor and true believer) it could be by chance. Or it could be written in the stars. Justine works at the Alexandria Park Star - and Nick, she now learns, relies on the magazine's astrology column to guide him in life. Looking for a way to get Nick's attention, Justine has the idea of making a few small alterations to 'Aquarius' before it goes to print. It's only a horoscope, after all. What harm could it possibly do?'Star-crossed is the funny, clever, big-hearted romance of the year. Brilliant!' Heather Rose (Leo)
ISBN:
9780143792277
Publication Date:
01 / 03 / 2019
Pages:
400
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Despite the challenges that every character in Minnie Drake's compelling romance, Star-Crossed is a wonderful feel-good novel that will lift your spirits even when things don't go as you expected. A must-read for those in touch with their stars. - Justine (QBD)
, 11/03/2019
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A big-hearted, feel-good read. Full of humour and heart, Star-Crossed is a unique look at love based around fate and chance. For fans of Marian Keyes, Jojo Moyes and Graeme Simsion. - Madison (QBD)
, 09/03/2019
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Do you love that warm and fuzzy feeling you get when you watch your faavourite ROMCOM? Then get ready to be swept off your feet by Justine and Nick. Justine takes destiny into her own hands by tweaking the horoscope predictions that Nick bases his life choices on. Unfortunately Nick isn't the only Aquarius reading her predictions. - Renee (QBD)
, 08/03/2019
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A fun, light-hearted look at astrology - and how predictions can change lives. Whether you are a sceptic or a believer this story has a message for everyone. We all end up where we are meant to be, even if taking a different path than planned. - Kerryn (QBD)
, 06/03/2019
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This book wasn't necessarily something I would normally read, but I enjoyed it for what it was. A light entertainer, both funny and feel-good. A great holiday read, or something for that weekend away. - Steve (QBD)
, 06/03/2019
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It's only a horoscope, what could possibly happen? A rollacoster of fun,friends and freakishy accurate foresight, star crossed is the debut romance you never knew you needed. Whether you're into doe eyed young lovers,Shakespearean drama or just love reading about scruffy old dogs with attitude to boot,this novel is guaranteed to warm even the coldest heart with it's charm and wit - Barbara (QBD)
, 06/03/2019
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Aquarius, Libra, Sagittarius: the stars. To some they are a way of life, but to Justine they are just another daily chore in her journalism career. Star-crossed is a modern Australian romantic comedy that explores how one’s astrological meddling can result in one carousel of a love story. Fans of Liane Moriarty and the Rosie Project will adore the uniqueness of this storyline. - Olivia (QBD)
, 06/03/2019
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Star Crossed is a fantastic, lighthearted easy read. All the fun of horoscopes mixed with the desire to connect in this modern world. For all the romantics out there this book was written for you. Mischief, mayhem and laughter will win you over. Sometimes it does seem the horoscope was written just for you....well maybe it was. - David (QBD)
, 05/03/2019
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I adored this delightful and amusing romance. A fresh new idea in the romantic commedy genre makes this a must read. Justine Carmichael, with her meddling ways, and Nick Jordan with his unshakeable belief in astrology are two chacacters you will instantly relate to. The whole story has a charmingly Australian feel you will fall in love with. Perfect for readers of Jojo Moyes & Sophie Kinsella. - Teila (QBD)
, 05/03/2019
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Justine and Nick were meant to be together and Justine knows this, so when she starts changing the star signs at her work to nudge him in the right direction, it's totally ok. But Justine can't imagine the results her meddling will have. A sweet romantic comedy from an up and coming Australian author. - Shannon (QBD)
, 05/03/2019
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What mischief can be achieved when you meddle with the stars? Justine is about to find out. The unexpected consequences of re-writing the astrology column touches the readership of the 'Alexandria Park Star' in a myriad of amusing ways. Star-Crossed is a fun read; perfect if you want to be uplifted and entertained! - Fiona (QBD)
, 05/03/2019
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This delightful light-hearted story is a whole lot of fun! I love the way there are so many unexpected results to Justine's meddling, that all link together. This is the perfect read for a rainy morning tucked in bed. - Alexandra (QBD)
, 05/03/2019
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You're looking for something to get you over the annual Love Actually binge that is still somehow fresh in your mind. It's been three months and you are ready to move on. The Rosie Result helped distract you for a week or so, but it didn't quite manage to fill the Hugh Grant sized hole in your life. Grab a copy and decide if you believe that the praise for this book is written in the stars - Lachlan (QBD)
, 05/03/2019
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Star-crossed is a book that you can just fall into. With a unique plot, the reader taken right from the start. When Justine runs into Nick, an old friend. She thinks that this is the right time. When she learns that Nick relies on her astrology column for life, it's her chance to get his attention. But boy is that bound to bring trouble? Filled with sharp wit, star-crossed with have you laughing. - Angelique (QBD)
, 04/03/2019
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'Maybe, just maybe, she could give the stars one more shot?' Justine writes for the horoscope column in the Alexandria Park Star magazine. She wants to find love. Her old friend Nick seems like a worthy suitor, considering he relies on the magazine's astrology section to guide him through life. All Justine has to do is alter the Aquarius section to make Nick fall in love with her. Big mistake. - Jaidyn (QBD)
, 04/03/2019
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This was a surprisingly delightful and easy story to read. It has a unique and different genre (Astrology/Horoscopes)so it's a winner in my book. Justine is on a quest to find love and as the road to true love is always a bumpy one this makes the story line very relatable as well as all the different characters. If you enjoyed watching 'Love Actually' then this is for you. I can see a movie deal!! - Tracey (QBD)
, 04/03/2019
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Star-crossed is a light romance about life and love connecting. Think Love, Actually but with less Christmas and more destiny/fate and star-signs. A well-written book, with Justine as a great lead you can really get to know and love. - Kylie (QBD)
, 04/03/2019
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A quirky light- hearted read for those who enjoy romantic comedies. When Justine runs into her old childhood friend Nick, her crush on him is quickly renewed. Once she finds out that Nick bases his life choices on the horoscopes that are written in the paper Justine works for, she decides to make a few small changes to them before they go to print, leading to unforeseen effects for everyone - Amanda (QBD)
, 04/03/2019
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This romantic comedy features a skeptical journalist and her childhood sweatheart who follows horoscopes very closely. In particular, he follows the horoscope in the newspaper that our protaganist works for so she decides to tweak fate to bring them together. What she doesn't know is how this will affect the lives of other avid readers of the horoscopes. Easy fun read, could easily see as a film. - Nathan (QBD)
, 04/03/2019
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Sometimes a horoscope isn't exactly what you want it to be, whats the harm in nudging those stars to help a budding romance of long time childhood friends? - Joseph (QBD)
, 04/03/2019
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Horoscopes, childhood sweethearts reuniting. What more could you want? When the stars aren't on Justine's side, she takes fate into her own hands.. by altering the horoscopes of the guy she likes before they go to print at the magazine she writes for. What comes next is the domino effect caused by Justine's edits.. but what cango wrong? A cute and funny read for lovers of Jojo Moyes. - Emily (QBD)
, 03/03/2019
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A stellar book full of Australian charm, a little bit of manipulated magic and a cast of characters that are linked by fate and their star signs. This is what romantic comedies are meant to be and if you are anything like me then you will pause your universe to devour the story with a cup of tea and twinkle in your eye. - Kimberley (QBD)
, 03/03/2019
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Minnie Darke captures the unique essence of each character throughout the captivating and goofy love story that is Star-Crossed. Justine is an aspiring journalist looking for love in all the wrong places until she bumps into Nick, an old friend infatuated with horoscopes. What Nick doesn't know is that she is the editor for his favourite magazine. What lengths will Justine go to get her dream guy? - Jacqueline (QBD)
, 02/03/2019
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Justine, a sceptic, employs the power of astrology to gain the attention of Nick, childhood friend and true believer. What harm can come from changing the horoscopes in a magazine, after all? But Justine will learn Nick is not the only Aquarius that takes life advice from the magazine she works at. Lighthearted and humorous, it reminded me of Zoe Foster Blake's easy-to-consume chick lit titles. - Rosie (QBD)
, 02/03/2019
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This was a fantastically magical book. The chapters are short, but so amazing, I fell in love with this book. I love how every character is introduced with their star sign. Highly recommended for fans of Sophie Kinsella, or anyone who wants to have an enchanting read over the weekend. - Karina (QBD)
, 28/02/2019
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What happens if you change someone's horoscopes so that they rethink the decisions they are making? Are you the worst person in the world? What would happen if they found out? Justine is about to find what happens when you mess with the stars in this cute romantic comedy. - Julie (QBD)
, 28/02/2019
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A lovely read. I couldn't put it down - I needed to know how it all came together. Iconic Australian landmarks, and realistic characters made it a relatable, enjoyable story. - Elizabeth (QBD)
, 28/02/2019
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Star crossed had me hooked from the start! I'd never had an interest in horoscopes until this book. I found it incredibly clever how Minnie interwined the tales of numerous side characters in an easy to read fashion. The perfect read for anyone who enjoys rom coms or is even slightly interested in horoscopes. Crossing my fingers and toes that this stunning story will become a movie in the future! - Amelia (QBD)
, 28/02/2019
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For thousands of years, the stars have led all manner of folk home or to the arms of their loved ones. So it could be said, that living your life by the stars is a tradition stretching back as far as can be. Not one to break tradition, Justine, who realises that the stars are open to interpretation, mainly hers, can't sit idly by and let the greatest chance at love pass her by. - Nathan (QBD)
, 28/02/2019
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Minnie Darke’s voyeur masterpiece introduces you to Justine Carmichael a journalism cadet in waiting. Who, upon a chance meeting with childhood friend Nick believes he is her destiny written in the stars, well the ones she writes that is. A cautionary tale of how a simple decision can have an invisible ripple effect, and questions do we make our own destiny, and if we don’t... what then? - Raychel (QBD)
, 28/02/2019
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This is the Romm Com that we didn't know we needed! Can fate be manipulated by the stars? Can we manipulate the stars to benefit ourselves? Justine is about to find out! When Justine bumps into an old friend, Nick, who relies on her magazines astrology column to guide his life, Justine decides to "step up" his daily star sign as a way of "getting her man". What could possibly go wrong!??? - Kirsty (QBD)
, 27/02/2019
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Star-crossed finds Justine meddling with her magazine's horoscopes in an attempt to win over her dream man. What could possibly go wrong when tampering with the stars for love? A bright, romantic comedy for lovers of the film Love Actually. - Cassandra (QBD)
, 27/02/2019
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Star Crossed is an affectionate novel whisked together with charm, delight, and a sprinkling of just-maybe-magic. Can skeptic Justine use her magazine job to alter horoscopes and convince true-believer Nick to fall for her? Or do the stars have something different in mind for these childhood sweethearts? With all the soul of Love, Actually, this book will warm your heart and fill you with whimsy. - Melanie (QBD)
, 25/02/2019
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A wonderful romance book about Justine and Nick who are childhood friends. They meet by chance 10 years later unexpectedly, they quickly begin their friendship. Nick reads his astrology in magazines and Justine must give destiny a little help. A lovely story I enjoyed the read. - Louise (QBD)
, 24/02/2019

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