I had a fun time reading Scared Scriptless by Alison Sweeney, who a lot of you know from The Biggest Loser and also her years on Days of Our Lives.
Super-organized Maddy Carson is a script supervision on televisions biggest hit , The Wrong Doctor. She loves her job, if not the world of "Hollywood" and has a rule never to date anyone in the business.
However a budding romance with an executive of the company she works for, and the addition of the wildly handsome and sexy new actor on the show, have her rethinking that rule. To make matters even more complicated she is asked to come up with an idea for a reality television show. She decides to involve her hometown of Wolf as the setting for the show. She just knows that it would be a hit and help the small ski resort town bring people back and help businesses and people that she loves.
She isn't ready for backstabbing, secret agendas, deception, or support from someone she meets in a bar.
I enjoy going on wine tours and going to wineries. We are lucky enough to live in beautiful Northern Michigan, and you don't have to drive more than half on hour to be able to visit a wonderful winery. What would you do if you were taking a peaceful walk around the grapes and you discovered a dead body? In Michigan author Aaron Stander's newest Ray Elkins thriller, Murder in the Merlot, one dead body found among the vineyard has the Sheriff linking wine to greed. Purchase the book and pour yourself a glass of wine , and enjoy this fast paced mystery.
As an added bonus Aaron will visit Saturn Booksellers on July 4th, 11:30am - 1:30 pm. Remember to put this on your calendar and come visit with him and have your book (or books) signed.
How well can two sisters really know each other? In A Good Killing, sex-crimes prosecutor Anna Curtis comes back to her small Michigan hometown to prove that her younger sister Jody didn't murder the local football coach.
As Anna investigates the coach's death, she starts to reveal secrets that the town holds, secrets that could jeopardize the memory of the hometown hero, and secrets that could prove that the sister that she knows and loves could be a cold-hearted killer.
A Good Killing has every dimension that a fast-paced legal thriller should have; suspense, secrets, lies, intricately weaved storyline, and a strong character that will reveal the truth at any cost.
With the British royal family in the news it isn't surprising that someone would write a fan fiction novel about them. Bloggers Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan (Go Fug Yourself) have written a witty, fun-filled, delightful story that just screams Wills and Kate.
The storyline is simple: America girl moves to Oxford , where she meets, befriends and falls in love with the Prince. But, the path to happily ever after for Bex and Nick is a bumpy one when you factor in the tabloids, paparazzi, crazy friends and family members.
I had a blast reading this novel. Enough said.
When you LOVE a novel, you want to talk about its many merits. You want to go on and on and on. When you have to write about said novel, it becomes difficult to put your adoration into words. There is so much to write, but you find yourself struggling to narrow the review to just a few sentences.
The Pink Suit, by author Nicole Mary Kelby, is a book that I LOVED. The novel is based on the true story behind the famous pink suit that Jacqueline Kennedy wore the day her husband was assassinated.
This Chanel-style suit and much of the First Lady's wardrobe came from the New York boutique Chez Ninon, where a young Irish immigrant named Kate was the seamstress who crafted memorable outfits.
Kate worked in a world full of excess, glamour and artistic style, but lived within a traditional working class neighborhood. While never meeting the First Lady in person, Kate is able to sew exquisite outfits for the world to adore.
From the impactful beginning to the poignant ending, The Pink Suit, tells a story that will leave you falling under the spell of the world of haute couture and those unknown people behind the scenes.
Author Jennifer Weiner goes darker in her novel, All Fall Down, a story of the growing epidemic in our society: the abuse of prescription medication by the middle and upper class.
Allison Weiss has what she has always wanted, a loving husband, a beautiful daughter, and a profession as a blogger that has taken off overnight. What she needs to keep all these things manageable are the pain pills she started taking after an injury. Allison likes how they help with the physical pain but also how they help her emotionally maintain her idyllic life. Soon one pill every four hours isn't enough to help her cope with her life, it becomes five pills, then ten pills. She rotates getting pills from different doctors and then from the internet.
Her life starts to spiral out or control, both with her family and her professional life. She keeps telling herself she isn't like the addicts around her, she got her pills from a doctor not the street corner. She can handle anything; her emotional daughter, her husband sleeping in the spare bedroom and her sick father and drugs just make the day easier.
I'm a huge fan of Jennifer Weiner and I'm glad that she has written about a subject that is growing within all communities, usually behind closed doors.
With each new novel, author Emily Giffin grows as a writer. The One and Only proves again that she will come up with a fresh story to tell, with compelling characters and complex, engaging story lines .
Shea Rigsby is an unconventional heroine. She has spent her entire life living in Walker, Texas, the home of not only Walker University, but the Walker University football team. Shea has grown up next to head coach Clive Carr's daughter, Lucy, and knows football better than most men.
When tragedy strikes the small community Shea must examine everything that she trusts and knows. With her life upended she realizes that she must follow her heart, even if that means giving up almost everything that she loves and believes in.
I stayed up until late reading this novel that had secrets unfolding, desires unleashed, and friendships tested.
A richly detailed story, A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley is a gripping novel filled with adventure, intrigue, and romance told in the alternating voices of two women separated by 300 years and connected by one code-filled journal.
Sara Thomas is an amateur codebreaker with Asperger's who is asked to break the cipher of Mary Dundas' journal. At first Sara believes she's reading the daily posting of an innocent young girl, but quickly discovers that Mary was a Jacobite who filled her diary with secrets of spies and dangerous liaisons. And the more Sara unearths about Mary's hidden life, the more she discovers her own hidden fears and dreams.
When you’re Lieutenant Eve Dallas, you’re the center of a lot of attention, from the media, from the police force, and from being married to a billionaire, but she never believed that she would become one person's obsession. That person is now willing to kill people that she believes have caused Eve harm or disrespect, and she is leaving Eve messages at the crime scenes.
Eve is not grateful for these bloody offerings and she realizes that her attitude to the person who considers herself her "true and loyal friend', might just cause the murderer to go after her or those she loves.
Obsession in Death by J.D.Robb has Eve involved in a dangerous, psychological dance with a person who worships her and wants to be the only person in Eve's life and will do anything to make that happen.
I love fashion. For everyone who knows me that doesn't come as a big surprise. I love trendy clothes and the classic styles. One of my favorite designers of all time was Coco Chanel. I was excited to read the newest historical novel, Mademoiselle Chanel, by author C.W. Gortner.
This novel tells the rags-to-riches story of this intelligent, stylish, and self-created woman who defied all odds to become a name that has transcended generations. The novel opens after the death of her mother, when Gabrielle Chanel and her sisters are sent to an orphanage where the nuns foster her sewing skills. Her skills allow her to work as a seamstress by day and a night singer by night. As she moves to Paris she enters the life of luxury and money, and she is able to reject the traditional corseted silhouette for that of a carefree style. This starts the career of the famous Coco Chanel and her life of love, loss, passion, ambition, and couture.
Bravo! Bravo! To author Gortner for this beautifully written novel.