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 ingénue 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.
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Kathryn Cushman is a graduate of Samford University with a degree in pharmacy. She is the acclaimed author of over a half-dozen novels, including " Leaving Yesterday" and" A Promise to Remember", which were both finalists for the Carol Award in Women's Fiction. Kathryn and her family make their home in Santa Barbara, California.
This book is fantastic! It took me a little while to get through it but that was because of life circumstances not the quality. This book is an easy read. Yet it has some very deep and profound moments spiritually without being preachy or over the top. One of the things I really liked about the book was that it was very real. It didn't seem like a fictional story. I kept having to tell myself I couldn't Google one of the main characters because she didn't exist, haha. I really felt that I could identify with the main character, Lauren. It is sometimes very hard to be kind to a person who doesn't seem to want it. I also enjoyed the character, Rhonda. Her sometimes quirky words of wisdom were always spot on and perfect in timing. She added an element to the story that made it more real and spiritually sound. Kathryn does a fantastic job of putting real life situations in the book with an interesting twist here and there to keep the pages turning. I so much enjoyed this book and I can't wait to read another book by Kathryn.
I received this book from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review. A positive review was not required.