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Marian Keyes meets Love Actually in this fresh, funny and gloriously romantic Australian novel that has sold all around the world.

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!


'The funny, clever, big-hearted love story of the year. Brilliant!' Heather Rose, bestselling 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)

'[A] glorious romantic comedy . . . This is one dazzling, versatile writer, working with impeccable skill, sharp wit and frolicsome charm.' Weekend Australian

'I loved this completely . . . a bright, brilliant, joyful little love story that spreads into the size of a small town, with its chorus of voices. A total triumph.' Josie Silver, #1 New York Times bestselling author of One Day in December

'Simply unputdownable. A joy to read, addictive as all heck, this has got to be my favourite book of 2019 thus far.' Samantha Bond, Glamadelaide.com.au

Reviews

Star-crossed is the funny, clever, big-hearted romance of the year. Brilliant!

Heather Rose (Leo)

Star-crossed sits alongside some of the best popular fiction, but goes that little bit further with its sparkling blend of wit, mischief and deep intelligence.

Katherine Scholes

Sharp, witty and thrillingly clever writing, Star-crossed had me laughing out loud.

Rachael Treasure

I loved this completely . . . a bright, brilliant, joyful little love story that spreads into the size of a small town, with its chorus of voices. A total triumph.

Josie Silver, #1 New York Timesbestselling author of One Day in December

You don’t need to care a thing about astrology to find Star-Crossed a five-star delight. Minnie Darke has written a sharp, funny and irresistible rom com that melted my cold, skeptical (Gemini/moon in Sag) heart. I predict you’ll fall too.

Lisa Gabriele, bestselling author of The Winters

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Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback

    9780143792277

    March 5, 2019

    Michael Joseph Australia

    400 pages

    RRP $37.00

    Online retailers

    • Mighty Ape
    • Paper Plus
    • The Warehouse
    • Whitcoulls
    • Fishpond
    • The Nile
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.co.nz

  • EBook

    9780143792291

    March 5, 2019

    Penguin eBooks

    400 pages

    Online retailers

    • Amazon Kindle NZ
    • iBooks NZ
    • Google Play EBook NZ
    • Kobo
    • Booktopia NZ
  • Audio Download

    9781760891077

    March 5, 2019

    Penguin AU Audio Adult

    Online retailers

    • Audible NZ
    • Google Play Audio NZ
Q&A
Minnie Darke Q&A

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