Ford, Julie N.: Home Matters, A Ripple Effect Romance Novella
Home Matters by Julie N. Ford
According to her mother, Olivia Pembroke was born to be a star. But how is she supposed to be famous when she can’t even get a decent acting gig? Her lucky break comes when she lands an audition for a wildly popular home improvement show. Even though she has no design training and has never even held a power tool, she refuses to let that stop her. She’s confident that her destiny is finally within reach.
When her affections are torn between her heartthrob co-host and the irritating, yet somehow endearing lead contractor, does she continue to reach for the stars? Or does she design a new happily ever after? One that leads not to the fading lights of fame and fortune, but to a love that will burn forever.
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This is the most fun I’ve had reading a book to review in quite a while!
Olivia has been barely getting by while she waits for her big break. Lo and behold, she gets it just as she gets fired for messing up big with a high value, big spending customer.
Olivia hits it big time with a co-host position on a very well-known television show. And then she hits it big-time with her shallow, lying, conniving, scheming co-host, William. (Do you get the feeling I don’t care much for William?)
Read as things soon spirals out of Olivia’s control and she loses her footing while running down that figurative yellow-brick road, seeking Oz all the while thinking, there’s no place like home, where the heart is.
This is the first novel I’ve read by Julie N. Ford, but if this is any indication of the quality of her writing, it definitely won’t be the last!
I highly recommend Home Matter by Julie N. Ford, Book 1 in The Ripple Effect Novella Series.
Don’t forget to stay in touch as I follow The Ripple Effect Novella Series from beginning to end with Inspired Kathy from I Am A Reader.
~Patricia, Room With Books~ © March 18, 2014
Julie is a forty-something, dangerously close to becoming a fifty-something, graduate from San Diego State University with a BA in Political Science. In addition, she has a Masters in Social Work from the University of Alabama, which has only made her better able to recognize the unhealthy, codependent relationship she has with writing. Professionally, she has worked in teaching and as a marriage and family counselor. She is the author of four women’s fiction novels, including Count Down to Love, a 2011 Whitney Award finalist. When she’s not writing, she entertains delusions of being a master gardener, that is, when she’s not killing the unsuspecting plants in her yard with her good intentions. She lives outside of Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband, two daughters, a Betta named Bob, and a Scottish fold kitten, Ardweal.
The Ripple Effect Romance Novella Series
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“Like a pebble tossed into calm water, a simple act can ripple outward and have a far-reaching effect on those we meet, perhaps setting a life on a different course—one filled with excitement, adventure, and sometimes even love.”
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