Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?

Monday, June 25, 2012

The Director's Cut Book Review

Backstage Pass Series #3

SUMMARY:  The one thing she can't direct is her heart.
     Tia Morales is used to calling the shots.  She's the director of the popular sitcom Starts Collide, and her life on the set is calculated and orderly.  Well, most of the time.  Life outside the studio is another matter.  If only she could get other people to behave as well as her stars do!  When she starts to have feelings for handsome cameraman Jason Harris - with whom she's been butting heads for months - it's enough to send a girl over the edge.  Will she ever learn to let go and take life - and love - as it comes?
     Full of the humor and crazy family dynamics Janice Thompson fans have come to love, this colorful story gives you an inside look at Hollywood and a healthy dose of romance.

REVIEW:  Tia is a strong independent woman that has problems with her family - her brothers are helping her renovate her house (but are doing so very slowly), her mother asks Tia to get her sister (who is a huge flirt) a job in the make-up department on her show, and her father (who has had numerous affairs) has returned home again. On top of not having any control over her personal life, she develops an allergic reaction to the dust kicked up in her house and to her mother's dog.  Though, as the walls in her house come down, the walls Tia has up in her life start coming down with the help of Jason.  She starts to see her life, family and God in a new and freeing light.  She also starts seeing changes in her family as they learn many lessons and freedom too.
     I love Tia's character.  I saw so much of myself in her and the struggles she faces - letting go of things and feelings she can't control and focusing on those things she can.  Once she lets go of trying to do everything on her own, she sees all that God can do and the changes He makes for the good of everyone around her.  This is a great book.  Even though it is the third (and last) in the series, you wouldn't know it.  It stands perfectly all on it's own.  This is a great book!!

This book was provided by Revell for review without compensation.

 Available June 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

Janice Thompson is a seasoned romance author and former screenwriter.  An expert at pulling teh humor from the situations we get ourselves into, Thompson affords an inside look at TV land, drawing on her experiences as a screenwriter.  She is the author of the Weddings by Bella series, Stars Collide and Hello Hollywood!  She lives in Texas.  Read her blog, more interesting facts about her books, and other fun trivia at

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