The heart wants what it wants –even when that calling could mean losing everything.

    Stella Longhurst always dreamed of being an actress –a dream she thought was finally coming true when she left school and acquired an agent at age 18.

    Now she’s nearing 40, working an unfulfilling job planning events she cares little for, and hasn’t acted in a decade for reasons she prefers to forget.

    For the first time in years, an acting opportunity emerges that means she can chase her dream again, and she can’t pass it up. But taking that leap means ripping open a wound that never healed and leaving behind a man she considers the love of her life.

    Caught between the career she craves and the man she cherishes, Stella must make a decision that might result in heartbreak, no matter what – or who – she chooses to pursue.

    A Stella Is Born is an affair of the heart. It’s confronting old pain; it’s reinvention after adversity. It is a story about risking losing a once-in-a-lifetime love to pursue a lifelong dream.

    About the Author

    Karen Farrell is a debut author who hails from the northern beaches of Sydney, Australia.

    With over 30 years of experience as a communications specialist, commissioned writer, and editor, Karen has established herself as a talented storyteller and a respected industry professional.

    Karen is also a former actress. In her first novel, A Stella Is Born, Karen draws on her passion for acting and her background in the entertainment industry to create a captivating tale of love, loss, and the pursuit of one's dreams.

    Inspired by her observations and deep appreciation for the craft, Karen's lyrical prose and engaging characters transport readers into the world of actress Stella Longhurst.

    A Stella Is Born invites readers to explore the power of following one's heart, and to embrace the beauty of taking risks, no matter how daunting they may seem...