by Franklin Yudkin
Don’t Mess With Texas!
LONE STAR LADY TAKES ON RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT FOR THE COSMIC WEDDING OF THE AGES
Houston, we have a problem. A Lone Star lady wants to marry her beloved Russian cosmonaut. The problem: they want to get married while he’s in outer space and she’s in Houston, and the Russian government is totally opposed to the cosmic union.
“When I first read about these star-crossed lovers,” says Franklin Yudkin, author of the new book Star-Crossed, “I was fascinated with their determination to have an ‘out of this world’ wedding and knew it was a love story for the ages. I couldn’t wait to start writing!”
Yudkin blends fact with fiction in this ‘factional’ story about two star-crossed lovers. In 2003 an American woman fell in love with a Russian cosmonaut while he was training in Houston, just before the Columbia disaster struck the space program. The story is based on the first - and only - marriage to have taken place in space. There was only one problem - the Russian government was just not ready for their love story.
Katherine, determined to marry Vadim, refuses to let the Russian government stand in their way. Star-Crossed weaves the intricacies of international politics, the race for space, love and romance, NASA, and Russian history into an unforgettable story. A love story sprinkled with stars and peppered with politics...it doesn't get better than this.
Star-Crossed will take readers to the stars and back as it:
- Shares the details that led to the first cosmic wedding
- Demonstrates the power of love against all odds
- Sheds insight into the political and space arena leading up to the Challenger disaster in 2003
- Leaves readers cheering for love and the power of one lone voice against a political juggernaut
Franklin Yudkin is an attorney at law licensed to practice in Kentucky, Indiana and Connecticut. Star-Crossed is his third novel. In 2007, Yudkin and his wife traveled to Russia for a Tex-Mex dinner with the fiesty Texan and her Cosmonaut husband.