The story is told from the viewpoint of Athena Pappas, a twenty-eight year old, unmarried, head writer of a hit television sitcom. With much of the activity centering in Athena's parents' Greek sandwich shop, the reader learns many things about Greek tradition. Athena helps every Saturday, by making baklava, a delicious honey-nut pastry. Love flows freely and all are happy, happy, happy.
As the plot unfolds, humor is interwoven with romance. Although the storyline is predictable, I enjoyed the read. However, the conclusion is disappointing as it winds up too quickly.
The novel made me long for some Greek food. Fortunately, I live in Florida, close to Tarpon Springs, a Greek city. I plan to get a gyro and some yummy baklava soon!
Thank you to Donna Hausler at Baker Publishing Group for my copy. Available September 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
You had me hooked when the main character redecorated her writing room to look like the writing room from the old "Dick Van Dyke Show!"
Athena Pappas is the head writer for "Stars Collide," a fictional popular sitcom, and is worried when tall, good-looking Adonis, er Stephen Cosse, is hired to join their writing team. Why would they bring in another writer? Wasn't she getting the job done? And who says he can make traditional Greek Baklava as well as she can? Thus starts Athena's conflict, which ranges from a wacky inheritance from a distant relative to the inevitable sparks that fly when two writers find they have more in common than not.
Read "Hello, Hollywood!" This book tells us that you CAN be a Christian and function in the "real world" of Hollywood!
Comedic timing is an art form, and Janice Thompson is a master. Her romantic comedies keep getting better and better. I laughed all the way through Hello, Hollywood! The story is reminiscent of the old Hollywood sitcoms - the days of I Love Lucy and Dick Van Dyke. If you like to laughâ€”and who doesn't?â€”treat yourself to a rollicking good read. Novel Rocket and I give it 5 stars. A must read!