I have read every single one of Adriana Trigiani's books as soon as they are released. All The Stars in Heaven was no exception. And, as time has passed, I have always just known I would read Trigiani's books, not even bothering to read anything ahead of time to see what her latest book was about.
So, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that All the Stars in Heaven is a fictionalized account of Loretta Young's life and her relationship with Clark Gable.
Aside from recognizing some Hollywood names of the early 1900s, I didn't know anything about Loretta Young or Clark Gable and was very much interested in their story. In fact, I had a good time doing a little research on my own while reading as I wanted to know more about them.
Trigiani does her usual wonderful job of creating some Italian American characters that are believable and real. She also managed to recreate what I imagine Hollywood was like during the early 1900s.
I spent my weekend totally sucked in to this novel, racing through the pages, wanting Loretta to find happiness, and becoming involved in the ups and downs of her career and personal life.
Once again Trigiani has managed to write a fantastic novel that her fans will love - and that will attract new readers as well if there are still people who haven't yet had the pleasure of knowing her work.