by Wendy Wax
Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: Berkley Trade (June 2, 2009)
Once upon a time four aspiring authors met at their very first writers’ conference. Ten years later they’re still friends, survivors of the ultra-competitive New York publishing world. Mallory St. James is a workaholic whose bestsellers support a lavish lifestyle. Tanya Mason is a single mother juggling two jobs, two kids, and too many deadlines. Faye Truett is the wife of a famous televangelist and the author of inspirational romances: no one would ever guess her explosive secret. Kendall Aims’s once-promising career is on the skids—and so is her marriage. Her sales are dismal, her new editor detests her work—and her husband is cheating. Barely able to think, let alone meet her final deadline, Kendall holes up in a mountain cabin to confront a blank page and a blanker future. But her friends won’t let her face this trial alone. Together they collaborate on a novel using their own lives as fodder, assuming no one will ever discover the truth behind their words.
No one is more surprised than they are when the book becomes a runaway bestseller. But with success comes scrutiny and scandal…as these four best friends suddenly realize how little they’ve truly known each other.
This is a book about relationships with friends and family and how much we as women tend to keep to ourselves. While it gives an insiders look at the publishing industry, it's also a great book about friendships among women. The four women in this story all are close friends and will drop everything to help each other out. When they find out that they've all kept secrets from each other, will their friendship be able to survive? This book explores womens friendships, relationships with their families, and finding themselves. I really enjoyed this book and I know all of you would too. This is definitely something you should be putting on your summer reading list. You can't miss this one! This book definitely gets 5 out of 5 stars from me. Wendy Wax has written a great book in The Accidental Bestseller!
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