The Ninth Star is a historical supernatural folklore low-heat fantasy romance laced with humour and is Novella 1 in The Wild Hearts & Hunts Duology. The second novella is this duology is The Wild Hunt by David M. Simon.
Manon Fortin has her heart set on finding true love, heeds her grandmothers words, and follows the ninth star. Instead of finding a handsome French beau, she finds an Irishman hunched over a damaged cart.
The lying stars keep leading her back to Arthur Osborne, a recent Irish immigrant who establishes a smithy in Sandwich, Upper Canada. Their relationship is tested by prejudice and events during the War of 1812.
Manon and Arthur are at the edge of an empire but on the frontlines of war. Across the Detroit River, the Americans prepare for an invasion.
Leprechauns, the Devil, and the Wild Hunt threaten Manons farm and the town of Sandwich.
Faced with impossible odds, Manon does what any woman would do to save Arthur, the love of her life, and her brothers: she makes a deal with the Devil.