Friday, March 24, 2017

Blog Tour: A Star to Steer Her By by Beth Anne Miller


I’m scarred. Broken. I’ll never be the same. But I will take this journey. Ever since my last dive ended in bloodshed, I’ve been terrified to go back into the water. But the opportunity to spend a semester at sea is too good to pass up. I need to get my life back. I never expected to love it this much. And I never expected Tristan MacDougall. Rugged, strong, and with demons of his own, Tristan helps me find the courage I thought I had lost and heals me with every stolen moment we share. But the rules of the ship mean we can't be together. When a dive excursion goes terribly wrong, our only hope for survival is each other.

Ari has been accepted into a semester at sea program, the only problem is that Ari is recovering from a shark attack that happened 6 months ago.  Not only was her body affected, but also her mind.  Her relationship with her twin brother has not recovered from the accident because they both believe he was the cause of Ari's accident.  She almost turned down the opportunity to sail from the Caribbean to New York numerous times, but ultimately she decides to go for it.  She is of course, cautious of the water, but she starts to find her rhythm aboard the boat.  She is enjoying her lessons and making new friends on her voyage.  Ari's interested in one of the deckhands: Tristan.  He interests her and pushes her to face her fears.  They soon become very close friends and they both realize that they click together.  However,  it is against the rules for students and boat workers to have any kind of relationship.  They both have something to lose that they have worked for their entire lives if they are found out.  Tristan helps Ari face her fears and Ari helps Tristan deal with the hurt from his past.  They both realize this is not a passing interest and both are afraid of what happens at the end of their voyage.  Will their relationship survive the trip and what happens when it's over?  Read the book to find out!  (Our copy of this book will be available soon for check-out!)

This book was so much fun!  It gives a lot of information about sailing and the trials of living at sea.  The struggles of Ari seemed very real as she overcomes such a horrific event.  She is struggling with herself and her relationship with her family.  The growth of Ari was wonderful to see and I loved the developments between Ari and Tristan.  There was so much adventure in this story and I found myself cheering for Ari as she confronted her fears.  This was such a fun read and I loved every minute of it!

ABOUT BETH ANNE MILLER Beth Anne Miller’s first book, written in elementary school, was bound in pink fabric and was about—what else?—a girl and her horse. She soon began cheating on horses with the sea, becoming an open water scuba diver at age 14. That love of the sea led her to a college semester aboard a schooner. She returned with fond memories of the exhilaration of being on a ship under full sail, less fond memories of hurling over the leeward rail on a daily basis, and a sailing bug she couldn’t quite shake. In addition to horses and the sea, she has a fascination for all things Scottish (including, but not limited to, men in kilts), which she explored with her first novel, INTO THE SCOTTISH MIST (The Wild Rose Press, 2011), and carried into her new novel, A STAR TO STEER HER BY (Entangled Embrace, March 2017). A native New Yorker, Beth Anne works in the publishing industry and is always looking ahead to her next voyage, whether a short one on a dive boat or whale watch, or, with luck, a longer one on a tall ship. Connect with Beth Anne Miller:

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