Under the stars

For twenty-one years, the focus of Katherine Dale’s life has been her work. Love interests and hobbies came and went, but what has always been there for her—her only constant other than her cat delightfully named No. 4—was her nine to five habit. Until she’s replaced.

With her confidence dented, Katherine is angry at life and at herself.

She has ignored hints of “changes to come” in her horoscope forecasts, written by the wonderful and renowned astrologer, Mark Ainsley-Thomas.

Mark is now an “A” list celebrity in the UK and his new agent is determined to raise his profile in America. So, he has to take on the new, and very talented, astrologer James Kingman to help him run his web-site.

When Katherine discovers James has been writing the forecasts, rather than Mark, her life explodes in confusion as the three lives become inextricably tangled. Insecurity, self-doubt, guilt, stress, and frustration, coupled with village gossips and merciless reporters wanting eye-catching headlines leave Katherine feeling vulnerable and in need of guidance.

The stars might be telling her that love is going to feature in her life, but when Katherine finds herself implicated in the headlines ‘Mystic Love Triangle’ she’s just as surprised as everyone else! None of the men in her life are love interests – so what exactly does fate have in store?





Bristol-born Linn B Halton lives in the small village of Lydbrook, which nestles on the edge of the Forest of Dean, in the UK. She resides there with her husband and feline with 'catitude'- Mr Tiggs.

Linn began writing in March 2009 and her debut novel was published in February 2011. In a recent interview Linn was asked about genres:

"From a very young age I knew romantic fiction was always going to be my genre. I am, and will always be, madly in love with love! Whether that's love of life, a partner, or the things I'm passionate about.

My stories are about love, life and real relationships - but romance is always the one thing that holds each story together. Often there's a light, psychic touch and I never dreamed I would write drawing upon my personal psychic experiences. But as my interest and understanding in the subject has grown, it is now such a part of my life that it finds its way into my fictional tales. However, what is heartening is that most of my experiences have been uplifting and it's wonderful to know loved ones are around me always. I hope it will make readers stop and wonder 'What if?'

The result is that I get a lot of mail from readers who have had similar experiences and some are sharing theirs for the first time with me. I always feel that's something rather special and for which I'm very grateful."

Love, life and beyond... but it's ALWAYS about the romance! Linn is published by HarperImpulse, Endeavour Press and Sapphire Star Publishing.

Linn is also the managing editor of Loveahappyending Lifestyle emagazine.



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My review


As always, Linn has managed to write a feel-good, uplifting book that makes you want to keep turning the pages. Many readers will empathise with Katherine being at a crossroads in her life and trying to make sense of it by reading her horoscope to get a heads up. When the usual astronomer takes on as assistant to write the horoscopes instead, Kate’s life is thrown into even more confusion. I loved the way the relationship between all three of them developed.


There are some lovely anecdotes too and No4 is a brilliant name for the cat. The way Jake looked out for his elderly neighbor was very moving too. If you’re looking for a light-hearted yet interesting book with fabulous characters and a gentle story then look no further. Linn – you are a star!




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Linn B Halton | Reply 14.05.2015 09.33

It's awesome to be here, Julie, and thanks so much for taking the time to read and review Under The Stars! Of course, I read my horoscope every day .... ha! ha!

Linn B Halton 14.05.2015 13.25

Well I'm running for cover tomorrow - not the best day for me this month! Hope yours is good. Lx

Julie Ryan 14.05.2015 13.22

Apleasure as always Linn. Off to check mine right now.

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Another amazing review, dying to get my hands on this one xxx

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Great review, can't wait to read over the holiday

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Wonderful review. Really looking forward to reading this.

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