My review: I was amazed by just how much I LOVED this book! I was sucked into Cal's story from the very first page and what made it even better for me was that it is based on a true story. What?! There's really a person that all of this crazy stuff happened to?
I loved the way it starts as a flashback, with an unknown person asking an old Cal about his life. But the whole story is shown through Cal's eyes and you feel as though you were there and lived it with him. I loved the way that he knew at once that Kate was a very special person, and I felt a bit sad for him as he had to watch her date all of he popular boys in High School - something he knew he would never be. Cal and Kate's love story is made all the better by all of the challenges the two of them had to go through to get to where they could be together. Many boyfriends, a crazy more than 3 year long mission, not to even begin to mention the war. Wow!
I though that Cal is a really well-written character, but I love the way that Kate just shines through the whole book. She is one of those amazing take charge people that is able to get just about anything she wants, even if it means breaking a rule or two. And people bend over backwards for her.
This book is amazing, I didn't want to stop reading until I found out all of Cal and Kate's story. It's clean and inspirational, you won't regret picking this one up! I'm hoping for more from Lindsay Ferguson really soon!
I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
About the author: As a Communication graduate from the University of Utah, Lindsay Ferguson worked as a PR and marketing writer for a computer software company for several years before resigning to focus on raising her family. As a contributor to Deseret Digital Media, she has had lifestyle articles published by ksl.com, Deseret News, and FamilyShare.com. She lives in a suburb of Salt Lake City with her husband and four children. By the Stars is her first novel.