Friday, April 22, 2016

Stars Over Sunset Boulevard- Spotlight

Ugh, one of my biggest annoyances is when I can't read everything that I want to. I get a LOT of review requests and I feel terrible saying no, especially when it's a book I'm interested in, but I'm trying to do better about my time management and being realistic. So in lieu of that, you might be seeing a lot more spotlights here so you get a heads up on great books that are out that you should know about. We'll start this off with this fabulous book:

Stars Over Sunset Boulevard - Susan Meissner

In this new novel from the acclaimed author of Secrets of a Charmed Life, two women working in Hollywood during its Golden Age discover the joy and heartbreak of true friendship.

Los Angeles, Present Day. When an iconic hat worn by Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With the Wind  ends up in Christine McAllister’s vintage clothing boutique by mistake, her efforts to return it to its owner take her on a journey more enchanting than any classic movie… 

Los Angeles, 1938.  Violet Mayfield sets out to reinvent herself in Hollywood after her  dream of becoming a wife and mother falls apart, and lands a job on the film-set of Gone With the Wind. There, she meets enigmatic Audrey Duvall, a once-rising film star who is now a fellow secretary. Audrey’s zest for life and their adventures together among Hollywood’s glitterati enthrall Violet…until each woman’s deepest desires collide.  What Audrey and Violet are willing to risk, for themselves and for each other, to ensure their own happy endings will shape their friendship, and their lives, far into the future. 

Isn't that cover just pretty? The story and the cover remind me of Platinum Doll, which I read not too long ago which was great. If you are a fan of old Hollywood, you are going to want to add this to your to-read list!

What readers are saying... 

"Susan Meissner deftly casts a fascinating friendship between two complex women against a glittering 1930's Hollywood backdrop. You will love this book for its very human characters and for its inside look at one of the greatest movies ever made." - Marisa de los Santos, New York Times bestselling author of Belong to Me

About the Author.. 

Susan Meissner is a multi-published author, speaker, and writing workshop leader with a background in community journalism. Her novels include A Fall of Marigolds, named Booklist's Top Ten women's fiction titles for 2014, and The Shape of Mercy, named by Publishers Weekly as one of the 100 Best Novels of 2008. She is also a RITA finalist, and Christy Award winner.

A California native, she attended Point Loma Nazarene University. Susan is a pastor's wife and a mother of four young adults. When she's not working on a novel, she writes small group curriculum for her San Diego church. She is also a writing workshop volunteer for Words Alive, a San Diego non-profit dedicated to helping at risk youth foster a love for reading and writing.

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Where to buy... 

 Happy reading, lambs! 

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