TALK OF THE TOWN
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Author Talk –– February 2008
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The show "American Megastar" is the hottest thing on television but its associate producer, Mandalay Florentino, is worried. She's just arrived in the tiny town of Daily, Texas, to arrange a surprise "reunion concert" for hometown finalist Amber Amberson. Only it turns out everyone in town seems to know the secret. And paparazzi are arriving. Word from Hollywood is that Amber has disappeared with a "bad boy" actor. Can anything go right in this tumbleweed town?
Imagene Doll loves her town of Daily, Texas, but things are lonely without her beloved husband. Life seems dull. At least until that fancy-dressed woman pulls into town, looking terrified and glamorous all at once. Soon life's not the least bit boring as Imagene and the rest of Daily find themselves at the center of a media maelstrom --- with a young girl's future on the line.
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"People are going to talk, alright, and the conversation is going to be about TALK OF THE TOWN. Lisa Wingate writes engaging stories that strike the heart. God has gifted her with a marvelous talent and I, for one, am most grateful."
Debbie Macomber, New York Times #1 bestselling author
"This lively tale of Hollywood getting its comeuppance is sure to delight. I expect TALK OF THE TOWN to be a big hit...."
Violet Nesdoly, blogcritics.org
"Lisa Wingate's fans will surely enjoy this latest addition to her growing list of books, and she may even garner a few new fans as well; her writing style appeals to a broad age-range of female readers. The story is modern but the characters are traditional, and that makes the reader feel right at home. Wingate's descriptions are plentiful without being overdone."
Susan Cronk, curledup.com
"A story of overcoming the odds with a corral full of laughs, TALK OF THE TOWN is delightful to read.... Flawlessly written, the chapters hop back and forth between Imagene and Mandalay with Wingate never confusing the two voices. I chuckled all the way through. If you love to laugh and love a great story, TALK OF THE TOWN is highly recommended."
Ane Mulligan, NovelReviews.blogspot.com
TALK OF THE TOWN © Copyright 2017 by Lisa Wingate. Reprinted with permission by Bethany House. All rights reserved.
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