Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Act Two

Title: ACT TWO
Author: Kimberly Stuart
Publisher: David C. Cook
May 2008
ISBN: 978-1-4347-0011-7
Genre: Inspirational/women’s fiction

Sadie Maddox is a has-been in the opera world, though she doesn’t want to admit it. A New York diva, she is stunned and dismayed to learn that her CD sales are sagging, she has no performances lined up, and her agent has arranged for her to teach voice at a small college in rural Iowa. Needing the money, and hoping for a positive change, Sadie agrees to go.

But Sadie’s new colleagues are intimidated, her students aren’t impressed, and she has some close encounters with farm animals. Then Sadie meets Mac, a veterinarian, whom she has nothing in common with (after all, he’s a country music fan) and she’s counting the days until she can move back to New York. Is it possible that maybe her future is in Iowa?

ACT TWO is a fun novel with a high-maintenance heroine who is extremely well-developed. I enjoyed getting to know Sadie and how she reacted to leaving snowy Manhattan streets for the equally snowy fields of rural Iowa.

The faith message is expertly woven in, and the setting is excellently described. Sadie wasn’t loveable to me at first, but as I continued reading, she began to grow on me. ACT TWO is definitely not your run-of-the-mill chick lit. It is new and different, laugh-out loud funny in spots, and readers will enjoy this story. Some funny “after words” are included at the end of the book. $13.99. 241 pages.

Kimberly’s Website: http://www.kimberlystuart.com
Act Two: A Novel in Perfect Pitch on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Act-Two-Novel-Perfect-Pitch/dp/1434700119/
Download a sample: http://www.davidccook.com/catalog/resources/samples/105650.pdf
Search inside Act Two on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/1434700119/
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1 comment:

Kimberly Stuart said...

Thanks for your review and kind words about ACT TWO. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the book and am grateful you're spreading the word. :)Sounds like you are plenty busy with kids, homeschooling and writing, so I greatly admire the time you devote to blogging as well. Thank you!

Another word to you and your readers: One note to pass along to you and your readers: If you get the chance, stop by www.kimberlystuart.com and enter to win an iPod Nano. Seriously! Chance for a free Nano, just for entering! The contest is sponsored by my publisher in celebration of ACT TWO's release. What a deal! :)

Happy reading, writing and summering!

kimberly stuart

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