Friday, November 6, 2009

Review: Limelight by Melody Carlson



Summary:

Claudette Fioré used to turn heads and break hearts. She relished the glamorous Hollywood lifestyle because she had what it takes: money, youth, fame, and above all, beauty. But age has withered that beauty, and a crooked accountant has taken her wealth, leaving the proud widow penniless and alone.

Armed with stubbornness and sarcasm, Claudette returns to her shabby little hometown and her estranged sister. Slowly, she makes friends. She begins to see her old life in a new light. For the first time, Claudette Fioré questions her own values and finds herself wondering if it’s too late to change.


I have to admit at first - I did not like this book. I just didn't like Claudette. She was whiny and ugly. Even though I have my moments I can't stand people who find fault with everything. But as I continued on (because it is VERY rare for me to quit a book completely) I started to see her in a new light. By the end of the book, I actually liked her. No, it wasn't because it was the end. :D Sometimes I think in life we are thrown curve balls and it's not always easy, in fact it can be downright hard, but there's a reason for everything and Claudette begins to realize that and learns to deal with the new life placed in front of her. Very good inspirational read. You can get a copy here.

*Disclaimer: I was provided a copy of this book for free for reviewing it. The opinion above is my own.


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