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  1. Limelight
    Limelight
    Melody Carlson
    Random House, Inc / 2009 / Trade Paperback
    $1.39 Retail: $13.99 Save 90% ($12.60)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 19 Reviews
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  1. 3 Stars Out Of 5
    November 7, 2009
    Bern
    When I initially opened the book, I was not immediately pulled in to the story. The main character, Claudette Fiore, is a Hollywood star of old that has lost her fortune, her home, and all the trappings that money can buy - but initially still very full of herself. With no where to go, she grudgingly returns to her hometown. Claudette was very difficult for me to appreciate at first, since she was such a blatantly shallow character.Surprising, as I kept reading, I began to root for Claudette and cheering her on, as she slowly comes to see her life and the town she came from in a different way. Toward the end of the book, I was smiling proudly, when she finally admitted to herself that it felt "slightly amazing to do something for someone else for a change." And it is in the most unexpected people that Claudette begins to make friends with and who remind her that "even if something looks all useless and wasted and soiled and ruined...there's still hope."This was an entertaining book, it took me a while to get drawn in - but once I was, I was anxious to see the how Claudette would grow and change.
  2. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    November 6, 2009
    CeeCee
    Melody Carlson breathes new life into the big-city-girl- goes-back-home- to-a-small town story. Frankly, Im getting tired of the plot, but Carlson spins it into something fresh, entertaining, and inspiring. First, she introduces an elderly celebrity as the main character that makes the book interesting right from the start. Then she uses not only the characters unfortunate situation, but also a gay man, and forgotten letters to show that God uses unusual means to get our attention.We cant put God in a box, and Melody Carlson certainly thought outside the box to write Limelight.I knew this book was worth keeping once I stopped hearing myself reading the words in my head and begin to hear Claudette speaking. You would have thought Claudette pulled up a chair next to you. You avid readers know what I mean.
  3. 3 Stars Out Of 5
    November 6, 2009
    Pam
    Great book. I wasn't all that interested in it at first, but once I actually started reading it the pages started speeding by! I will definitely pass this one on to all my friends! I love Melody Carlson's writing style, and this was no exception.
  4. 3 Stars Out Of 5
    November 6, 2009
    Pam
    Great book. I wasn't all that interested in it at first, but once I actually started reading it the pages started speeding by! I will definitely pass this one on to all my friends! I love Melody Carlson's writing style, and this was no exception.
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    4 Stars Out Of 5
    November 6, 2009
    Janna Ryan
    North Platte, NE
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    What a unique book. This book is about a Hollywood has-been in her 80's that is suffering from a case of... if I can't have what I want, then I'd rather die! So she tries to... die that is. After a failed suicide attempt we meet Claudette Fiore in a mental hospital trying to figure out how she is going to leave when she has no where to go after a recent visit from the IRS, which is what led to attempt in the first place. She calls upon her step-son Michael for help and he comes to her rescue. Only one problem, with the Beverly Hills mansion sold for back taxes that leaves her with her mother's old house back home in a town that she swore she'd never go back to. Could death be worse than this? Claudette doesn't think so. Can Michael change her mind and help her see that her life isn't over yet?What does she do to take care of herself and her new little bungalow without the staff that has waited on her hand and foot for the last 60 years? Heavens, Claudette doesn't know how to do the dishes, wash clothes or make a bed - how is she ever going to stay alive let alone clean? When people from her past start popping into her life how will she ever survive the humiliation?Can you really teach an old dog new tricks? Come take a journey with Claudette and see.I really enjoyed this book and seeing how the other half lives, and I don't mean the rich and famous, I mean the elderly! Good book coming from an author who writes a lot of young adult books, it was kind of nice seeing a different side.
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