Sunday, November 1, 2009

Limelight by Melody Carlson

About the Book:

Claudette Fioré used to turn heads and break hearts. She relished the glamorous Hollywood lifestyle because she had what it takes: money, youth, fame, and above all, beauty. But age has withered that beauty, and a crooked accountant has taken her wealth, leaving the proud widow penniless and alone.

Armed with stubbornness and sarcasm, Claudette returns to her shabby little hometown and her estranged sister. Slowly, she makes friends. She begins to see her old life in a new light. For the first time, Claudette Fioré questions her own values and finds herself wondering if it’s too late to change.

My Review:
This is a quick enjoyable read. The plot line and characters are interesting and the story moves along pleasantly. This author has a way with words. Several parts were described beautifully. The subject matter of the book involves an aging ex Hollywood actress who has lost most of her money due to a con accountant. She tries to commit suicide and ends up in a psychotic facility. She calls her stepson after she realizes she does not want to live there only she cannot go back to her house. She is reminded by her attorney that she owns the house she grew up in. She is not happy about returning there. The story is about her and how she acclimates to life in the real world. Everything is very realistic and some elements edgy for Christian fiction. A few things made me uncomfortable but not enough to ruin the story. Overall recommended.

Thank you to WaterBrook Multnomah Books, a division of Random House for my review copy.

1 comment:

TheAtticGirl said...

Hi Brittanie! I've passed along the honest scrap award to you. Drop by my blog when you get a chance to pick it up.

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