2024 Reading Challenge

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Saturday, June 6, 2009

REVIEW for Accidental Bestseller

Thank you to author Wendy Wax for sending me a copy of her book to review!!!

TITLE: The Accidental Bestseller
AUTHOR: Wendy Wax
GENRE: Contemporary Fiction
RATING: 3.5 Stars

Meet Kendall, Mallory, Tanya and Faye - they are all aspiring writers who met at a writers conference and who have managed to stay good friends throughout the years since.

Kendall discovers that her husband is cheating on her and instead of working on her writing, as she has an upcoming deadline, she decides to head off to the country and work on her "place" instead, thus assuring that she will think about nothing more important than what shade of paint to use.

Enter her friends to the rescue. While Kendall throws her energy into "forgetting about her failed marriage, her failed (or just about) failed writing career, her friends each take a shot at writing part of Kendall's final book, each using their own unique points of view and real life experiences - which will end up creating a bestseller.

I really enjoyed reading this book. The main plotline is original, original and it was great fun and quite interesting to read, in depth, about the ups and downs (although it seemed to me mostly downs) of the publishing business. As a reader, I don't really give much thought to "how" the book I am enjoying (or not!) arrived in my hands and this book certainly spotlighted alot of the "inner circle" of publishing for me.

I also enjoyed the true kinship that these women enjoy! It was refreshing to read a story where women were truly trying to help each other - instead of backstabbing each other!

As many of you know, I am a huge fan of chick lit and I would not really classify this as chick lit - the overall tone of the book was more serious in nature than I normally like which is why i rated it 3.5 stars out of 5. However, if you are a fan of contemporary women's fiction than this is a great book for your to pick up.

1 comment:

Amber said...

Your review got me hooked! I think I'll be reading this soon.

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