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When one young woman summons the courage to take a chance on life, she discovers the career and man of her dreams.

Stella Boor’s biological father is a nameless, faceless sperm donor. At least, that’s what her parents have led her to believe. Imagine her surprise when she learns he’s none other than rock legend Billy Jameson, and that Billy has died and left Stella a historic inn on a sprawling farm in the mountains of Virginia. A city girl at heart, Stella can’t imagine living anywhere but New York. Her first inclination is to sell the property. But the terms of Billy’s will stipulate she manages the inn for three years before putting it on the market.

Stella considers what’s really keeping her in New York. Her hotel management career is off to a rocky start; she's lost three jobs in less than a year. She's grown apart from her best friend, and her so-called boyfriend is only interested in late-night booty calls. Something is missing from Stella's life. On impulse, she hops on the next train headed to Virginia hoping to find happiness. 

When she sees the dilapidated state of the inn, Stella realizes she’s in over her head. But the more she learns about the fascinating Jameson family, the more she wants to know. Why did her mother keep Billy Jameson a secret? Were her biological parents in a relationship, or was she the result of a one-night stand? And why did her father wait until after his death to bring Stella to Virginia? 

On her journey to discover answers, Stella learns to have faith in herself and take a chance on love. Join an unforgettable cast of characters in the first installment of the Hope Springs Series. 

"Filled with secrets, plot twists, and unexpected developments around every corner, Dream Big, Stella! refuses to get bogged down in predictability – resulting in an easily devourable page-turner."~Boomer Magazine

September 1
Leisure Time Books
AHF Publishing

Customer Reviews

LGHudson ,


DREAM BIG, STELLA! is the introductory release of Ashley Farley’s new Hope Springs Series and it is chock full of Secrets, Lies and Alibis! Farley has firmly established herself as one of the top authors of Women’s Fiction. This new release proves she has not grown complacent with her writing style, character type or plot. She is not afraid to write about the real problems that families deal with (whether they will admit to them or not) and therefore helps readers to feel like their families may not be so different after all.

This is the story of Stella Boor, a New Yorker who is attempting to have a career in Hotel Management. So far, her career has been a series of setbacks. Her family life is unusual as she has been brought up by two Moms and has been repeatedly told that her father was a sperm donor. Except, he’s not! He’s rock legend Billy Jameson and he’s left her a Historic Inn and Farm. She must stay there and run it for Three Years before she can sell it (estimated worth $20 million dollars!!!) Once Stella gets to Hope Springs, she discovers that NOTHING is as it seems. She senses a conspiracy around her but she just cannot quite put her finger on what’s going on. Soon Stella is buried in Renovation Plans for the Inn & surrounding areas and she has never felt more alive in her life! Of course, it doesn’t hurt that she and her contractor had instant chemistry and then formed a friendship before they decided to take things to a deeper level. Stella meets the most amazing woman, Opal, who inspires her to be her best. So much good is happening until a crisis occurs which brings about the trickling of the truth. Stella will be the one who has to take each layer of the Secrets, Lies and Alibis and sift through them and decide who to believe, who made the decisions to keep her in the darkness and why everyone blames someone else. And — maybe after all is said and done, she will find find her one and only true love in the process.

I was provided a complimentary copy of this book by Leisure Time Books. The opinions expressed here are completely my own and without influence.

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