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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Giveaway and Review: Kismet by K. Starling

Title:    Kismet
Author:   K. Starling 
Genre:   Contemporary, Autumn Rose Over 40+
Publisher: Red Rose Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-60435-421-8
Release Date: September 24, 2009
Heat Rating: Sensual (Publisher Rating)

Rating:  4.5 of 5.0

Blurb:  Love blossomed in 1940 but life intervened. Can Harold and Bea regain that lost passion after seventy years?
Harold and Bea met and fell in love in 1940. Both enlisted to fight in WWII and then came home to marry other people. Now, seventy years later, they agree to attend a high school reunion. Neither of them know if the other will show or what happened so many years ago. These two find that a broken proposal is hard to forgive but when you're almost ninety you don't have time for regrets.

Review:   This is a wonderfully sweet romance gem!

The blurb gives a good synopsis of the basic story.  The charm is in the telling! It is fun to learn what happened that kept these two apart years before and how they each fared during the intervening years.  There is contentment and sorrow portrayed along the way and a chance for newfound joy when they reconnect.

Bea is quite a colorful and mouthy character!  No shy, quiet grandmother here!  Harold is a very sweet man who lives with his divorced daughter, Stephanie, and gets to visit often with a charming young granddaughter.  Bea’s cleaning man and helper, Jonathan, is another likable character who helps keep things rolling. 

The high school reunion scenes will have you chuckling!  The writing tone is warm and comfortable.  At 88 pages you can read this in one sitting.  I liked the poems at the beginning too!  Treat yourself to the enjoyment of this cute, heartwarming and somewhat sassy story of sweet reunion!

Download of Kissa's book!

1. Comment here telling me if you know of an over 40+ romance - either real people or a book. Please include your email address, so that I can contact you if you win.  NOTE: YOU MUST COMMENT AND LEAVE YOUR E-MAIL OR HAVE YOUR E-MAIL AVAILABLE IN YOUR PROFILE TO BE ENTERED.
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4. Another extra entry if you comment on Kissa's interview.
5. It is not necessary to enter separate comments unless you want them spaced out for numbering in the random number generator.
(Four total entries possible.)
  • This contest is open to anyone who can get a download of a pdf!!
This contest will close Midnight (Central) on December 28, 2009. The winner will be randomly selected from all entries.


  1. I know my husband and I are over 40 and still very much in love. Will celebrate 49 years together in March 2010



    Friends of my husbands both were unmarried until after 40 and then married each other and are very happy.

    Please enter me in the contest.

    I am a follower.

  3. Edna - That is really Grand! Congratulations on the 49 years of love!

  4. Sounds like a gorgeous read, a little bit different from the usual romance.

  5. I also am in the over 40 crowd (over 50), and can't imagine life without my hubby of 26 years now. We might be over the hill, but we still have the romance. I would love to read this book, please count me in.


  6. Martha, this is posted for you at Win a Book. No need to enter me.

  7. After my grandpa died my grandma remarried several years later to the nicest man. Grandpa Curly loved his new bride and she adored him


    I'm a follower

  8. My mother-in-law is in a romance and they are over 80.

  9. As an over 40, I would say that my relationship falls into this category.

  10. I'm a follower.

  11. Glad to know there are so many 40+ romance couples here. I love writing about older characters!

    K. Starling


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