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By Carrie Lofty | Comments: ( 211 ) | Date: ( Jun 06, 2020 )

An esteemed astronomer, Alex Christie, the eldest and most steadfast of the Christie siblings, has never possessed his late father s ruthless business drive But to protect his frail infant son from his cruel father in law s bid for custody, the young widower must undertake Sir William Christie s posthumous million dollar challenge to make a Glasgow cotton mill profitableAn esteemed astronomer, Alex Christie, the eldest and most steadfast of the Christie siblings, has never possessed his late father s ruthless business drive But to protect his frail infant son from his cruel father in law s bid for custody, the young widower must undertake Sir William Christie s posthumous million dollar challenge to make a Glasgow cotton mill profitable At sea in an industrial world of sabotage and union agitation, Alex meets Polly Gowan, daughter of a famed union leader, who hopes to seize a mysterious saboteur without involving the police Because a sympathetic mill master would aid her cause, Polly becomes Alex s guide to urban Scotland From soccer games to pub brawls, Alex sees another side of life, and feels free for the first time to reveal the man vital and strong behind his intellectual exterior Polly is utterly seduced Their ambitions, however, remain at odds Alex vows to earn the mill bonus to save his child, while Polly fights for the needs of her people Is there strength enough in their sparkling passion to bind them together in their quests and in a lasting love that conquers all


  • Title: Starlight
  • Author: Carrie Lofty
  • ISBN: 9781451616392
  • Page: 411
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback

About Author:

Carrie Lofty

Two time RITA nominated and multiple RT Reviewers Choice winning author Carrie Lofty has over twenty five books to her name or four names, to be precise Her paranormal as Lindsey Piper and historical romances from Pocket have been described as nuanced and superbly realized The Chicago Tribune and sexy, brutal and somehow innocent All About Romance In college, Carrie lured an unsuspecting Englishman to the Midwest, where she s kept him a happy ex pat for than twenty years With two teen daughters and a master s degree specializing in the America West, Carrie is a movie buff, Civil War museum docent, online tutor, and Halloween haunted house actor.


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Comments Starlight

  • Sandy M

    This is my first Carrie Lofty book. And I loved it! Alex and Polly come alive the moment you meet them. Their relationship pulls no punches, and even when they’re at their worst, they’re at their best. They have a tempestuous relationship laced with lust and eventually love, and going along on the ride with them is wild, heated, at times full of fear, and oh-so-much fun.Alex pretty much has his life set. Since the death of his wife, he’s found someone to help take care of his infant son an [...]


  • E_bookpushers

    Review originally posted at: thebookpushers/2012/06/27/Publisher: PocketPublish Date: Out nowHow I got this book: ARC from the publisherThe second exciting, romantic addition to the Christie family series!Esteemed astronomer Alex Christie, the eldest and most steadfast of the Christie siblings, has never possessed his late father’s ruthless business drive. But to protect his frail infant son from his cruel father-in-law’s bid for custody, the young widower must undertake Sir William Christie [...]


  • Ni_kii

    Published at Scorching Book Reviewsscorchingbookreviews.When Alex Christie’s Father leaves him a Mill instead of an inheritance, it comes as neither a shock nor a sadness. It isn’t until the abusive father of his deceased wife threatens to take custody of their child that Alex realises that he may have benefitted some from cash. The only way to get his hands on any money, therefore having the funds available to pay to fight for custody, is to travel to Scotland and make a success of the mill [...]


  • Lady Allison

    I’m usually pretty OCD about reading a series out of order, but the cover for this one seduced me - it’s just so luscious & decadent!In this story of discovery, exploration, & love, I found myself on an adventure with the eldest of the Christie siblings, Alexander, as he searched for a way to protect his feeble infant son, Edmund. The only means of keeping him away from the evil father-in-law looking to steal custody was to complete a challenge set upon him by his own recently depart [...]


  • Amanda

    3.9 stars, it was ALMOST 4 full stars but not quite.When Alex Christie, the newly minted master of a Glasgow cotton mill, meets Polly Gowan, the firecracker daughter of the millworkers' union head, sparks flyterally because there's an explosion that puts the already teetering business in jeopardy. So now these two very different people who presumably should be enemies somehow manage to find common ground and band together to sniff out the saboteur. Along the way however, Alex and Polly's mutual [...]


  • Jennifer

    Just a note that I read an ARC of this book, so my impressions might have been different had I read the published version.I am of two minds about this book. I loved the setting. It was wonderful to read a book set around and about a mill (I'm one of those North and South lovers). I enjoyed the natural opposition between the two characters and the way they had to struggle to overcome their distrust of one another to help both each other and the mill. I thought both characters were interesting, th [...]


  • Holly

    Fans of North and South should enjoy this, for that's what this reminded me of. Union supporter heroine meets master of the millsparks fly, passions are roused, hijinx ensueThis isn't a carbon copy of that story, but it's close enough. My one issue with North and South is Margaret, the heroine. She's stubborn and intractable, but she's also somewhat cold and reserved. I never warmed up to her. That wasn't the case with Polly McGowan. She's full of fire. She had an indomitable spirit, but also a [...]


  • Sophia

    A unique legacy left them from beyond the grave in their father’s will sends Sir William Christie's four adult children to the far reaches of the world to accomplish four separate tasks successfully in the time allotted before they can receive their inheritance. Each story in the series are Victorian age adventure romances in a way.Alex is the oldest Christie child and a recent widower with a young baby son. For him, the challenge to become manager of his father's cotton mill in Glasgow, Scotl [...]


  • Emily

    what a fucking disappointment. stupid, trite, over-the-top melodrama, a really gross attitude toward assault victims that simultaneously blames and fetishizes emotional reactions to trauma, ahistorical language and concepts, little internal emotional logic, a loathsomely aggressive "hero," a strangely dragging plot despite the melodrama, AND VERY VERY FAR FROM ENOUGH UNION POLITICS. the author may think this book is radical, but really it's anemic.


  • Hilcia

    Grade: A-In Starlight, Carrie Lofty successfully combines all of the ingredients that I love about her romances. The atmosphere created by the gritty setting in this novel serves as an excellent backdrop, giving this romance the perfect historical touch. The characters that populate the story, both central and secondary, also make it happen, beginning with Polly who definitely belongs in the setting, and ending with Alex whose character grows by leaps and bounds right before our eyes.Alexander C [...]


  • Nath

    2/5 (D)Why this book? I read and enjoyed the first book in this series, Flawless. Also, the author is Ms Lofty :) She has a reputation for writing different historical romances and that's why I've been wanting to read more of her books.What did I like? Okay, so this book really didn't work out for me and you'll find out why in a few seconds. However, two thumbs up to Ms Lofty for the risk she took, the solid writing, the research done and the complex characters.What didn't work? It's very ironic [...]


  • Anna

    Review posted at Books to Brighten your MoodCarrie Lofty's newest release, Starlight, is just further proof of how talented an author she really is. I have no better way to express myself when I review one of her books. Carrie Lofty is simply one of the most talented voices I have ever read.Starlight, is the second story in her newest series, The Christies, and it's the story of Alex and Polly. Lofty, after Cape Town, travels her readers at Glasgow this time and tells us the story of a father wh [...]


  • Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)

    This review was posted at Under the Covers Historical romance does not get much better than this! STARLIGHT was beautiful from beginning to end. With a hero you just can't help but falling in love with, a feisty heroine full of passion and courage and a story of two opposites that perfectly compliment each other. This book had it all.Alex Christie, the eldest of the siblings, thought he wouldn't have to get involved in the scheme his late father had created to have each kid take over a strugglin [...]


  • Grace

    I didn't mean to read this so quickly, but as it turns out, I needed a distraction from reality and this was a pretty good one.One of the things I loved about the first book in this series was how unique it was in terms of period and setting, and this one was definitely different as well. (The mill setting and the mill owner/girl working for laborers' rights did remind me at times of North and South, which was kind of fun, even though that's more or less where the similarities end.) Anyway, I en [...]


  • Komal

    3.5 stars. When I first read the blurb for this book, I thought that Carrie Lofty was going to do a disservice to Scotland and the time period. Writing historical romance novels is no easy feat, let alone writing one that takes place during such an unusual time period (the late 1880s, during the Industrial Revolution). But Lofty did a commendable job, mainly because she didn’t dwell to deep in the history rather she stuck to the romance which I liked. One of the best things about this book is [...]


  • Alexia Chantel

    The Christies, one of those families that on the surface may have appeared to have it all put together. The tough father, loving mother to all (even those not biologically her children), the siblings all legitimate one way or another, and wealth. As with every family there are stories hidden and feelings kept in the dark. Starlight brings revelations and love to Alex Christie. Alex sets out to make the mill that his father has left in his hands profitable, a mill that is struggling nearly as muc [...]


  • Barbara

    At a time where industry was all about profits at the expense of the workers, Polly is a Glasgow cotton mill worker who is heavily involved in the union. Alexander is a widower with a frail young son, who accepts his late father’s challenge to make the mill profitable in order to protect his son from a cruel and mentally unstable father-in-law. He has a lot to lose if he can’t make a go of the business, but he didn’t count on feisty Polly, the other mill owners, or a saboteur who is attack [...]


  • Regina

    Here's another refreshing addition to the Christies series. As with Flawless (Book 1), Starlight's setting was equally original. This time Alex found himself in industrial Glasgow fraught with union challenges and self-serving mill masters. I can't help but wonder where in the world are the two remaining Christie siblings going to end up? What type of business must each one make profitable in order to claim their inheritances?I enjoyed watching the intellectual Alex try to deal with his overwhel [...]


  • Donna Parker

    Many people are guilty of it, disregarding and even mocking certain genres of books, movies, or TV shows, sometimes without ever having read or watched them. My goal for this year was to open my mind, read and watch matter I had discounted or disparaged. I cannot begin with this book however as I have always read romance novels, historical romances, bodice rippers, or whatever you may wish to call them scornfully with a derisive I would never read those sniff or smirk; you may not know what you [...]


  • Jess

    3.5 starsOkay, so truthfully, I finished this several weeks ago. But as I usually do, I read it fairly quickly, and since I got this as a First Reads books, I wanted to take the time to do a "proper" review. In order to do that, I wanted to reread it again, more slowly, but that hasn't happened yet and it's sitting in my sidebar taunting me, so I'm going to just do it off my recollection and possibly come back to amend the review later.I liked this. Not as much as I wanted to, but a pretty decen [...]


  • J. Leigh Hunter

    CharactersWith Lofty’s debut novel “Flawless” still fresh in my mind from a year ago, I had high expectations for her follow-up novel “Starlight”. For the most part, I was not disappointed. The characters were as colorful and believable and multifaceted as those in Lofty’s first novel, and I delighted in learning about the complicated mess of Alex’s family and how Polly’s stubbornness and spirit helped lead them to love.Story and Writing StyleAnd while the writing was fantastic a [...]


  • Abby

    I'm starting to think that everything Carrie Lofty touches is gold. She can do no wrong for this Regency-weary reader.The second in her new Christies series is set in Glasgow, Scotland, smack in the middle of the Industrial Revolution. Our heroine, Polly, is the de facto union leader of the textile mills, as her father is bedridden from illness. Our hero, Alex Christie, must turn Christie Textiles around to win a $1m inheritance from his father. Alex and Polly are one of the most combustible, in [...]


  • Michelle

    The second in The Christies series by Carrie Lofty. I had not read the first in the series but with only some minor confusion I was able to pick up the woven story line. Alex Christie only wanted one worry in his life, his infant son. After the death of his father he has more worries than he ever wanted to deal with. To earn his inheritance he must run the family textile mill profitably for two years. In a new land, taking on new responsibilities is almost too much for this astrology professor. [...]


  • Sarah

    I really liked the second installment in the Christie series. This one tells the story of one of the brothers, Alex Christie. Alex has two years to turn a profit on his father's cotton mill in Scotland in order to earn his million dollar inheritance. He wants the money so he can finally be free of his evil father-in-law who is trying to take his son from him. The inheritance will guarantee this doesn't happen. Then, there is an arson at the mill and he and the other mill masters are determined t [...]


  • Katrina Lewis

    Based on the description, I probably would not have bought this book on my own, but I won it in a giveaway, so I figured what the heck, I would try it. I am very glad I did. The leads, Polly and Alex, feel real. The background of the story is tense and gritty and believable. The flirty dialogue between the main characters is fun and sexy, and you can practically feel the tension when they are arguing. I don't want to give anything away, but the ending surprised me, yet was completely plausible. [...]


  • Karen

    Dunno what it was, but I just couldn't get into this one maybe I'll try it again later when I'm in more of a gritty historical mood. There wasn't much wrong with the book itself, it just never hooked me. I picked it up several times to read a few chapters, only to put it down for awhile and buzz through something else. I liked Alex well enough (tho' his stepfather is a rather stereotypical villain), but Polly and her world didn't really come to life for me, and she didn't completely gel as a cha [...]


  • Carla Hostetter

    An usual setting in a mill town in Scotland and an usual love affair between the new mill owner and a weaver who is also a union organizer. Passion flares between Polly and Alex from the start, but the difference in their status and Alex's need to make a success of the mill in order to keep custody of his son stand in their way. Still, they manage to have vivid sex in some pretty unusual places. When Polly's followers learn of their affair and lose faith in her, Alex feels compelled to marry her [...]


  • Ponch

    I am a sucker for a good historical romance. I recently watched North and South and found some similarities to this novel and I enjoyed both of the stories. I had not read anything by Lofty before but I will be reading more in the future, especially from this series. I received a copy of this book from GoodReads and Carrie Lofty. Thank you.


  • Kj

    This was just an okay read for me. I liked both of the main characters but I didn't understand how Alex's father in law would have had the power to take little Edward. I just didn't see him as a real threat and it threw my belief in that aspect of the plot. Towards the end I became a bit bored but saw it through to a very nice ending and epilogue.


  • Diah Didi

    My very first of Carrie Lofty. Didn't realized it's the second book of Christie's. Guess now I should read the first book while waiting the third to come.Review to come that is if I remember to do so. :D


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