The Creation of Stars
About the Book
Abandoned, abused, absolution . . . There is the family you are born into and the family you create. Unfortunately not every child is blessed with a family to love and guide them into adulthood. Instead, some are lucky to have ever made it out of childhood alive. The Creation of Stars is the prequel to the Falling Star trilogy, Catch a Falling Star, Blood Moon on the Rise and Solstice of the Heart. This is the childhood saga of survival of the main characters: Michael, Seraphine, Joe, Anni and DJ. Born into a Native American culture, Seraphine struggles to find her own identity in a world where she feels socially isolated. Her father’s alcoholism and constantly moving to find work does nothing to help her situation. Even her sisters seem alienated and distant. In another part of California, Anni is being raised by a single mother who is barely making ends meet and longs to find a partner. One day Anni’s world is turned upside down by a tragedy that forever changes the course of her life. On the other side of the country, Joe is a child with loving Catholic parents. The problem is his mother, who has already carved out his future and her only son wants no part of her plans. Unfortunately for Michael, sometimes the family you are born into is more like living in a mental institution. Fortunately he has an older sister Gina who loves him, even though she is incapable of giving the little boy what he needs. DJ seems to be born under all the right stars. Texas born, his parents are not only loving but are wealthy beyond imagination. How does someone with everything given to him almost lose it all? Just as the stars align in the night sky, the course of their lives cross paths. Each person illuminates that path . . . As the North star guides each of them home.
About the Author
Rhonda Burnaugh uses her background as a behavioral health professional to create psychological thrillers and contemporary fiction. At home, she works with dog rescue and currently shares her home with 5 Chihuahuas. When she isn't typing away into the night, she loves an ocean view and cooking for her family.