Kathleen Gilles Seidel: Till the Stars Fall

A month or so ago Dear Author published their Top 100 romances ist as chosen by their review staff I ve always waited with baited breath for All About Romance s Top 100 which is chosen by their readers so I read Dear Author s Crush (Awkward, list with interest The thing that struck me was how many romances I d never heard of So I resolved to read a few of them I promptly ordered two of the books that were on theist To Have and To Hold by Patricia Gaffney which I ve been hearing about for years and Till the Stars Fall Down by Kathleen Gilles SeidelI decided to read Till the Stars Fall Down first The book was published in 1994 and while it has a slightly dated feel the writing is still fresh and compelling The book tells the story of Krissa and Danny French brother and sister who مهارت در بازی زندگی live in Mesabi Iron Range in Minnesota They come from a mining community and theyive in a very tense household Their father has been injured in a mining accident and has been relegated to a The Dragon in the Clock Box light work position within the mine This has made their father always a difficult man even surlier Danny and Krissa are very different kids Danny is aoner a musician and someone who is very independent Krissa is a people pleaser A straight A student and a girl who just wants to get through school and fulfill her future which is probably getting married to a miner and having a bunch of kids But Danny dreams of getting off the Range and making a future for himself that is bigger and better than anything he can achieve at home He resolves to improve his studies and go to an Ivy League college Krissa helps him improve his study habits and do what he needs to so he can fulfill his dream Soon Danny is accepted at Princeton and it is there that his story really beginsDanny meets uinn Hunter the golden child of a wealthy family uinn is pretty much just coasting through My Amazing Dinosaur (Tib Tumtum, lifeoved but neglected by his parents until he meets Danny at an audition for Princeton s elite singing group He and Danny have perfectly matched voices and they begin to realize that their gifts complement each other Soon the only thing they want to do is sing uinn writes the The Nazi Revolution lyrics Danny writes the music And together they form a band Dodd Hall In no time Dodd Hall is touring up and down the east coast and increasing in popularityIn the Spring Krissa comes to visit Danny at Princeton and meets uinn for the first time uinn is spellbound He wants nothing than to be alone with Krissa Of course she s his best friend and partner sittle sister so she s completely out of bounds But the time he spends with her the he wants her Krissa is not immune to uinn but she s determined to have her own Bloods a Rover (American Underworld Trilogy life But she s accepted into Bryn Mawr and is soon put to work for Dodd Hall keeping their books and helping keep things organized for the guys Soon Dodd Hall is signed to a record contract and the band begins to take off Krissa stays in school and but flies each weekend to meet the guys wherever they are At this point she and uinn have begun a relationship and she s becoming and integral to the operation of Dodd Hall uinn wants her to drop out of school and marry him But she refuses knowing that she needs to keep some part of herself separate from the band The Dodd Hall s popularity grows the difficult it becomes for the guys toive a regular ife They re recognized everywhere and they become imited in what they can do even as their wealth rises and they rely and on Krissa to keep it real for them Krissa begins to feel her Wylde Bears (Wylde Bears, life is being consumed by Dodd Hall And she informs the guys that she will be taking theast semester of college off from the band She will not be traveling with them and she will not be meeting them They must operate without herIt uickly becomes evident that Krissa is imperative to Dodd Hall s operation She keeps peace between Danny. In a small Minnesota mining town young Krissa is sheltered from her violent father by Danny the brother she idolizes Danny a budding musician is determined to escape with his sister in tow When the pair finally succeed they meet uinn a privileged and wealthy college student Drawn together by a

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Ends and partners in a wildly successful rock band and uinn s and Krissa s as passionate wildly in Cooking Light Lazy Gourmet loveoversThe story starts after the band has broken up and all three Danny Krissa and uinn are Arise leading different and completely separateives Krissa is divorced with three kids Danny is on a hunger strike for the homeless and uinn has embarked on a completely different career The book is told for the most part in flashbacks almost Archies Americana, Vol. 1 like a VH1 Behind the Music special Each chapter also boasts snippets of interviews excerpts from biographies and memories from people outside the main three session musicians groupies etc The effect of this story structure is uite cool On the one hand you get the nostalgicook at the rise glory and fall of a great band But there is also the suspense of The Book Thief learning how these people broke up and whated them to where they are when the story opens How is it that Krissa was married to someone who isn t uinn and had three kids Why are uinn and Danny not speaking to each other In one enigmatic interview with Rolling Stone uinn simply says they broke up because Danny smiled at the wrong time I was wild to find out what happened As you re reading the book the Talk to Me love between uinn and Krissa is so strong the friendship between uinn and Danny is so deep you can t begin to imagine what goes wrong Until you do And when we get to the present time KGS brings the three back into each other s orbit in just the right way The ending was perfectionThis was great storytelling My only uibble with this book is the treatment of Krissa s ex husband I wish there had been a better resolution with himOtherwise excellent book I highly recommend and would also recommend Public Secrets by Nora Roberts as a great companion piece I was going to give this book three stars It was all right nothing spectacular untiliterally the very Silver Mortal (The Gracen Chronicles, last page All of it is worth reading for the veryast page Everything comes together with such perfection it took my breath away I m not sure I have ever read a perfect and profound ending to a novel And that is all I m going to say Very solid second chances romance A wonderful heart tugging story of families both good and bad friendship Educating for the New World Order love and second chances The characters are intriguing and richly detailed and the settings are wonderfully described The story unfolds slowly in well detailedayers and the ending is romantic and weaves all the plot threads together beautifully in an uplifting and emotionally satisfying conclusion Bravado Ms Seidel My fifth romance I could get into these Always a happy ending What s not to Living in Little Rock with Miss Little Rock loveThe only aspect of this novel I didn tike was Danny s altruistic side To me it seemed The Character Of An Upright Man like it came out of no where and frankly his arguments were tooiberal for my taste Why should I have better healthcare then them Oh please Because you have the money moneyOther than that I really enjoyed this read I thought the characters were Mr. Malcolms List likable and the conflicts believable Excellent five starThis is my third book by Kathleen Gilles Seidel and each one is enjoyable than theast This book is well written and very good reading and I recommend it to your enjoyment I had to force myself to finish this Not because it was horrible I ve read much worse but because I really didn t GURPS Conspiracy X like any of the main characters Krissa uinn or Danny and so it made wanting to read through the end hard I didn tike them in their early twenties and I didn t Just One Golden Kiss like them sixteen yearsater They were all self absorbed Krissa especially and I just didn t The Tyranny of Guilt like it Also why I understand why Krissa did the thing she did back in college regarding her relationship with uinn but I felt it wasn t really resolved sixteen yearsater when they met up again I couldn t believe their relationship and that was the biggest disappointment of this book. Ss once again three fallen stars Danny is gravely ill uinn and Krissa are still in Phantom Encounters love But to hear the music again the three must face their joined pasts and use theessons to create a better future HOMETOWN MEMORIES in order After All These Years Don't Forget to Smile Till the Stars Fall Agai.

And uinn and she mediates disagreements Both Danny and uinn are calling her daily airing grievances and expecting her to fix their issues Krissa begs their manager to tell them that she doesn t want to hear from either of them She decides to escape both of them by going home for Spring Break While there she rekindles a friendship with Jerry Aarensson a guy she knew in high school Jerry is everything uinn is not He s calm and confident and kind He puts Krissa first and is a much simpler guy Their relationship becomes serious after they sleep together on the Eat Your Way Through the USA last night of Spring BreakDanny receives a phone call from Krissa telling him that she s married Jerry Of course this is a shock to uinn who thought that he and Krissa were still together It sets off a series of events thateads the band to its downfallSeidel is a remarkably strong story teller Till the Stars Fall alternates between scenes throughout the 70s and the 90s when uinn and Krissa reacuaint themselves The story unfolds slowly building from Krissa and Danny s childhood to the formation of Dodd Hall to the band s downfall to Krissa and uinn reconnecting It s gorgeously written offering beautiful inner monologues for each character We immediately see Krissa s desperation at being consumed by uinn and Danny and her heartache at being pulled between the two of them We understand uinn s all consuming My Dirty Janitor Book 4 love for Krissa and his need to have her near him always We never really understand Danny who is selfish and difficult and slow to trust The story has the feel of a saga one that reminds me a bit of the books that Katherine Stone used to write Except much better The writing is strong and deft and Seidel does a wonderful job infusing scenes with emotion and creating immenselyikable characters This book was a delight start to finish and one that will immediately take its place on my keeper shelvesFinal Grade A A very enjoyable read about a 1970s rock duo and the sister of one band membergirlfriend of the other seesawing in time between 1977 and 1992 exploring the choices that the characters make that Stories from Spain / Historias de España lead them to where they are Great attention to detail for each setting the Mesabi Iron Range in Minnesota My grade C I ordered a couple of backlist books by Seidel I ve read a fewiked them and wanted to try This one had garnered high praise but I was disappointed It was released in 1994 and was just too Spanish-American Short Stories / Cuentos hispanoamericanos long I read about 34 of the book then skipped through to the end I didn tove or always understand the characters and especially took issue with t Krissa and Danny French are siblings who Broken Bear live in a small mining town in Minnesota Danny is an intense young man with a keen mind and beautiful voice More than anything heongs Enna Burning leave the small town he despises and his stifling familyife with his morose failure of a father and his enabling mouse of a mother However brilliant he is he has too much bitterness to really apply himself in school to make it out Krissa is the perfect daughter with the perfect grades who has the aptitude but not the ambition to Hatter leave the Iron Ridge But one pivotal night Krissa and Danny come to a revelation about themselves and their family Danny begins a yearong makeover with Krissa s help to become the perfect college applicant Their diligence pays off and Danny is accepted into PrincetonWhile there Danny meets uinn Hunter a child of wealth and privilege who becomes Danny s best friend and partner as they form the rock band Dodd HallThe story follows the rise and fall of Dodd Hall and the Paint the Wind love story of Krissa and uinnMyittle summary does absolutely no justice to the scope and depth of this book This is my favorite of the KGS books I ve read It is a great story of the relationship of these three people Krissa and Danny s as brother and sister Danny and uinn s as best fri. Assion for music Danny and uinn set up a successful pop group As their stars begin to rise Danny falls in Wayne love with fame and uinn and Krissa fall inove with each other But the higher Danny uinn and Krissa climb the faster their worlds crumble until they part Sixteen years ater their paths cro.