Well, we made it! The first full week of work (for me, anyway) after a long holiday break. Friday never felt so good!
This day always marks a time of rest and relaxation for me and a chance to lay my eyes on some good books. This weekend I’ll be finishing up an excellent novel by Suzanne Redfearn called NO ORDINARY LIFE.
Back in 2013 I happened upon a book called HUSH LITTLE BABY and I swear it held me hostage. And then it made me tell all my friends about it and forced me to recommend it to everyone asking for a good read. I so enjoyed it and it made my top reads that year. Last year, Ms. Redfearn messaged me and asked if I’d be interested in reading her next release for review. Of course I jumped at the chance!
Suzanne Redfearn delivers another gripping page-turner in her latest novel, a story about a young mother’s fight to protect her children from the dangerous world of Hollywood. Faye Martin never expected her husband to abandon her and her three children . . . or that she’d have to struggle every day to make ends meet. So when her four-year-old daughter is discovered through a YouTube video and offered a starring role on a television series, it seems like her prayers have been answered. But when the reality of their new life settles in, Faye realizes that fame and fortune don’t come without a price. And in a world where everyone is an actor and every move is scrutinized by millions, it’s impossible to know who to trust, and Faye finds herself utterly alone in her struggle to save her family. Emotionally riveting and insightful, NO ORDINARY LIFE is an unforgettable novel about the preciousness of childhood and the difficult choices a mother needs to make in order to protect this fragile time in her children’s lives.
NO ORDINARY LIFE is the captivating tale of a mother trying to do the best for her child in the midst of Hollywood temptation. The backdrop of the celebrity/stage life is a draw for me since I’ve always been interested in entertainment from a behind-the-scenes perspective. The idea of going from a life of struggle and mere obscurity to “mom”-aging your four year old child star is mind boggling. It’s a great read so far, and I’m about 1/4th of the way through.