Monday, November 2, 2009

Limelight by Melody Carlson

Limelight tells the story of aging Hollywood actress, Claudette. Her husband passed away leaving her with an accountant who padded his own wallet with their money.

Now she has to move back to her mother's old rustic house and learn how to fend for herself.

Claudette and her sister haven't spoken in years and she isn't going to be the one to make new friends.

How will the fading starlett survive on her own?

I didn't know what to expect with this book. I would say it's written for women. I wasn't too thrilled with it.

About halfway through the story I thought it may turn into a twist-and-turn story where the main character only thought she was a Hollywood actress when, in reality, she was really just a woman dealing with dementia.

This is not the case.

The story isn't exactly the most fun to read (but I'm a guy so take this review as a grain of salt) but the ending is a gut-retching surprise...

This book was provided for review by WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.

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