Sunday, January 30, 2011

Stars Collide

By: Janice Thompson

In this novel we are introduced to Kat Jennings and Scott Murphy who are both actors on the television show Stars Collide. What started out as just parts played in a show begins to spill over into real life as these to stars begin to develop feelings for each other and begin to have chemistry both on ans off the screen. Kat lives with her grandmother who used to be a Hollywood star a long time ago but has become quite eccentric in her old age. This usually isn't a problem until she mistakes an on screen proposal as the real thing and begins to make plans for her granddaughter's wedding. Add to the confusion an onslaught by the paparazzi to discover the truth about the actors, plans for the big wedding scene, and long buried family secrets that arise and you have a page turning novel that grabs you and keeps you reading until the last page is turned. Can these two people survive the onslaught of family and press and will their love with stand the strain and test that arises. Pick up this novel and find out what really happens when Stars Collide.

I know I say this about all the books but I really loved and enjoyed reading this novel. It really gives you a glimpse into the lives of Hollywood celebrates and gives you something to think about. Even though we see them on t.v every day and read about them in books and magazines they are people just like us. They laugh, cry, eat, sleep and love just like we do and they also value their privacy. I like how even though Kat and Scott are celebrates they have not compromised in their faith. Both of these character are true to God and have not let themselves get pulled into the traps of Hollywood and being a success. I think that more people could learn from these two characters about thinking about the image that they portray to others and the influence that they have on those who see them especially the younger generation. This is true for all of us whether we realize it our not. We are all being watched by those younger than us and should be aware of the image we portray. Would we want our children and younger siblings doing the things that they See us do? I also enjoyed watching the love that develops not just between Kat and Scott but between another couple in the novel as well. It shows us that it is never too late to love and no matter how much time passes there is always room for forgiveness and a second chance. Love really does conquer all if you allow it to. Keep an open mind and an open heart and always remember to pray and keep God first.

Available January 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.