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Star-Crossed

Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
4.3 out of 5 stars (87 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In this sparkling romantic comedy, a young journalist tampers with her magazine's horoscopes to win her friend's heart - and sets in motion an unpredictable and often hilarious ripple effect....

When Justine Carmichael (Sagittarius, aspiring journalist and sceptic) bumps into her old friend Nick Jordan (Aquarius, struggling actor and true believer) it could be by chance. Or perhaps it's written in the stars. 

Justine works at the Alexandria Park Star - and Nick, she now learns, relies on the magazine's astrology column to guide him in life.

Looking for a way to get Nick's attention, Justine has the idea of making a few small alterations to 'Aquarius' before it goes to print.

It's only a horoscope, after all. What harm could changing it do?

Charting the many unforeseen ripple effects of Justine's astrological meddling - both for herself and others - Star-crossed is the funny, super-smart, feel-good novel of the year! 

©2019 Minnie Darke (P)2019 Penguin Random House Australia

Critic Reviews

"The funny, clever, big-hearted love story of the year. Brilliant!" (Heather Rose, best-selling author of The Museum of Modern Love)

"This delightful debut will leave you with a warm glow...In every way a delight, Star-crossed was so much fun this reviewer fell head over heels for it. If you loved David Nicholls' One Day, go out and buy this now." (Herald Sun

"An absolutely adorable Australian romcom...the very definition of feelgood." [Red Magazine (UK)]

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Comfort food

Loved this book so much! Really beautifully written, all the moving parts come together is such a satisfying, cool way. And the audiobook was a great way to experience the story, the narrator sounded really warm and loving and familiar. I could listen to her all day. 10/10, have already sent to my friends ahead of Christmas!

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Fantastically witty

I throughly love this audiobook. Both the narrator and story are brilliant. I really enjoyed the panoply of interconnected side-stories as well as the main one. The story is a little far-fetched, but it’s such a fun read that it absolutely doesn’t matter.

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Feel good listen!

I loved this book!! In our current climate we all need something to make us feel happy, this is the book. I’d previously purchased this book only to return it as i couldn’t stand the narrator. Now with a new narrator in this release I decided to give it a go and i’m so glad i did! Couldn’t stop listening and didn’t want it to end!

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It’s a sizzler

Just love Justine’s informal chats with her brain... Gréât characterisations. Five out of five stars :)

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Absolute star of a book

The story is original and funny. Could not stop listening. Awesome narration too. Give me more!

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Struggled to keep track of the many characters

Too many characters made it difficult for me to to get into this book. You really had to give it your full concentration.

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Cute story

This was really cute, uncomplicated enjoyable read. Enjoyed the narration, made it so easy to listen to.

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Sweet vas pie

Lovely sweet story, a little cringeworthy in parts but well worth a listen. I couldn’t help but start to read my horoscopes in the local rag.