Saturday, May 7, 2016
A Tale of Unexpected Friendship and Old Hollywood Glamour
Lauren Summers is hiding. Her fashion house internship should have launched her career, but a red carpet accident has left her blackballed. The only job she finds is unpaid, but comes with free lodging--a run-down cottage in the shadow of a cliff-side mansion. Unsure of what comes next, she's surprised to be contacted by a reporter researching a reclusive former Hollywood ingEnue who lives in the nearby mansion.
Kendall Joiner wants Lauren's help uncovering the old woman's secrets. In return, she'll prove the red carpet accident was a publicity stunt so Lauren can regain her former job. With all her dreams in front of her, Lauren's tempted by the offer, but as she and the old woman get to know each other, Lauren realizes nothing is quite as it seems.
My thoughts: I have enjoyed the previous books that I have read by Kathryn Cushman, so I was thrilled to have the chance to read and review her newest book! While I wouldn't say I was surprised by a lot of the events in the story, I really enjoyed the depth to the tale and the characters. The deep faith of some of the characters, which requires them to live out their faith even when it is difficult, is truly inspiring. Good fiction should inspire, which is exactly what this story is: a great story. I loved the glimpses of old Hollywood and modern day fashion designer. I also really liked the main character! This one is a winner.
I received this book from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.