Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Director's Cut by Janice Thompson - REVIEWED

About the Book: (from Revell Publishing)

The one thing she can't direct is her heart.
Tia Morales is used to calling the shots. She's the director of the popular sitcom Stars Collide, and her life on the set is calculated and orderly. Well, most of the time. Life outside the studio is another matter. If only she could get other people to behave as well as her stars do! When she starts to have feelings for handsome cameraman Jason Harris--with whom she's been butting heads for months--it's enough to send a girl over the edge. Will she ever learn to let go and take life--and love--as it comes?
Full of the humor and crazy family dynamics Janice Thompson fans have come to love, this colorful story gives you an inside look at Hollywood and a healthy dose of romance.

If you want more of Bella, DJ, Brock Benson, and other favorite characters from Janice Thompson, you'll love the Backstage Pass series.

My Thoughts:
"I'm just saying that the show - important as it may be - isn't really what this is all about.  It's about the real world.  Real relationships.  Real stuff."  (p 78)

These words are spoken into Tia Morales' life by someone who cares a lot about her and wants her to be happy.  Happy in life, not just her job as director of an award-winning television sitcom.  But Tia has a bit of a control problem.  She likes to be in control of every situation, and when she's not....she pushes it aside and basically ignores it. That isn't working so well for her.

But God is faithful, and He places people and circumstances in her life that draw her to the One who can carry her load, and leave her with a peace that makes life a joyful journey instead of a controlled fall.

Janice Thompson is a master story-teller, and The Director's Cut is another stellar example of her skill.  Her characters are quirky, they deal with real situations with real human flawed thinking...and sometimes they make some painful mistakes.  And sometimes, they push through hard situations over which they have absolutely no control. (their is a couple in the book dealing with a very common problem...and they are so tender and supportive despite the terrible deterioration of the problem - so inspiring!) Tia begins to learn to let go of a lot of her hidden problems and share them with God and with others who care about her.  The transformation is WONDERFUL!! Just makes you love the entire cast of characters even more!!

Janice Thompson makes you love the characters in her story. You want to spend time with them! And it's hard to lay the book down.  That's a good story!!

About the Author:
Janice Thompson is a seasoned romance author and screenwriter. An expert at pulling the humor from the situations we get ourselves into, Thompson offers an inside look at TV land, drawing on her experiences as a screenwriter. She is the author of the Weddings by Bella series, Stars Collide, and Hello, Hollywood! She lives in Texas.


Aleshia Robinson said...

Aleshia Robinson here. I was reading Christian Fiction Blog Alliance and discovered that you like to do book reviews. God has led me to write a book series called Love, God and Tattoos, about a troubled, teen aged, tattoo artist named Alcatraz. The synopsis of the story is "Fifteen year old Alcatraz is being chased. Born and raised in a loving family, she suddenly finds herself fending for her life on the streets of Los Angeles. Consumed with anger, hurt and confusion, Alcatraz turns to the spiritual realm to find life's answers. While experimenting with pagan spells, Buddhist chants, and yoga sutras, she continually encounters a spirit who claims He is God. The Truth she learns from this spiritual quest introduces her to the unexpected world of divine healing, acceptance and unconditional love."

If you are interested in reviewing the book I'd love to send you a copy.

Thank you so much for the opportunity. Check out my website below for more info.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Aleshia Robinson
Author of Love, God & Tattoos

Janice Thompson said...

So glad you enjoyed Tia's story! Thanks for reading. :)