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Waiting for a Star to Fall

Waiting for a Star to Fall is a novel by Kerry Clare.

Kerry Clare

Brooke has long been caught in the orbit of Derek, a rising political superstar. First he was her boss, then they were friends and she became his confidant, the one person he shared everything with. And even though she had feelings for him — it was hard to resist; he's charming and handsome, respected and beloved — she never dreamed he'd feel the same way. Derek is so much older and could have anyone he wanted.

But it turns out that who Derek wants is Brooke, and suddenly none of the reasons they shouldn't be together matter. They fall in love. And even though Brooke has to keep the relationship a secret — stealing weekends away with him, late nights with takeout after long days at work, and business trips that are always a romantic whirlwind — being close to him and her dreams of their future make everything worth it.

Then it all falls apart, and Brooke is left holding the pieces of the life they'd shared. Derek becomes embroiled in a scandal--the kind Brooke never could have imagined he'd be involved in — and she is forced to re-examine their relationship and make sense of the man she loves.

Poignant, heart-stopping, and resonant, Waiting for a Star to Fall is a story about love, the things we choose to believe, and how sometimes the path to happily ever after has to start with ourselves. (From Doubleday Canada)

Kerry Clare is a writer and blogger from Toronto. She is also the author of the novel Mitzi Bytes. She editor of the website 49th Shelf.

Interviews with Kerry Clare

Kerry Clare, the editor at the Canlit site 49th Shelf, talks about her debut novel, "Mitzi Bytes". 11:26
Have you ever found yourself knee-deep in a book you dislike, wondering what on earth you are doing there? Three passionate readers join Michael to talk about when to give up. Guests are writer and columnist Elizabeth Renzetti, Kerry Clare, editor of the Canadian books website 49thShelf.com, and novelist and journalist Nicole Blades. 25:56

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