Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wednesday Book Recommendation!

The Role of a LifetimeThe Role of a Lifetime by Jennifer Shirk

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Book Description:

There’s more to life than playing make believe.

Sandra Moyer has a good reason to distrust actors. She was once married to one who left her and her child. However, she’s desperate for publicity to help her struggling preschool. Hollywood playboy Ben Capshaw’s request to access her classes to prepare for a role is an offer she can’t refuse.

Sandra second guesses herself on that decision until she sees Ben in action with the children. Her apprehension turns to wonder, and then to feelings she’d thought were closed off forever. Yet how can she trust that what she’s seeing is real?

As a boy, Ben learned that acting was the answer to everything. The role he’s up for now will enhance his career and, he’s sure, secure his happiness. But spending time with Sandra and her daughter stirs up emotions that—for once—aren’t pretend.

Ben’s ready for a lifetime role as husband and father—if he can convince Sandra not to typecast him.

My thoughts:

This book was like being wrapped in a warm hug...I couldn't quit smiling while reading it.

The romance that blooms between divorced mom Sandra and visiting actor Ben feels very natural and believable. Their witty banter (which I loved) and strong voices carry much of the story. I wasn't sure, even right up till the end, which way Jennifer would go with the plot, but I wasn't disappointed.

All in all, a very fun, easy read and a great story.

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  1. I've heard good things about Jennifer's book. Thanks for the review. :D

  2. Hugs back Kristi,
    Enjoyed the above review.

    Please stop over at my blog and say hi.
    I'm currently having a giveaway for "Nightwoods" by Charles Frazier, author of "Cold Mountain"

  3. that's been on my list for awhile now. Glad to hear you enjoyed it.

  4. Those are the best books, aren't they? The ones you can spend an afternoon lounging with, snuggled beneath a throw and immersed in the story ...

  5. I haven't read a good contemp romance in a long time! This one sounds lovely. Great review, Kristi!

  6. I hadn't heard about this one, but it sounds like one I'd enjoy.

    And thanks for stopping by my blog! So nice to meet you. :)