Screen Play - eBook
A Full Palette of Emotions and Exciting Locations
I was unsure of this book when I first started reading it. I am not a fan of too much sarcasm and endless back and forth retorts. That's how the book seemed to start--I was wrong!
It is an incredible story of God's faithfulness and the journey of life in a larger sense than just the usual church-going day-to-day adventure. This story takes you from Chicago, to New York, to LA, to the South Pacific--from abandonment, to finding Christ, to the New York theater crowd, to filmmaking in LA to the cub of a tiny plane over the Pacific!
The story line is a strong one that is surprising in that it is the voice of a young woman told by a male author! I didn't know that men could understand us that well! You will find yourself enthralled with Harper as she searches for God's true path!
I absolutely recommend this book that is so up-to-date that online dating, emails, and texting are vital to the story.
May 4, 2013
Have you ever wondered what type of pressures an actress in LA can have ? , What it is to be a christian in a world of actors ?. William Shakespeare's quote "The world's a stage and all the people are merely actors" rings true as we all try so hard to be somebody we aren't to try and impress.
In today's review , I bring you a story of acting and theatre work with a hint of Christianity thrown into the mix with Christian Fiction author Chris Coppernoll's latest book "Screen Play".
Review: Screen Play -A Novel - Chris Coppernoll - 2010
"Sometimes the person farthest away from you is the one closest to your heart".
Harper Gray has had a year of constant struggles from her boyfriend leaving her to having no work and finding herself constantly broke and eventually only having enough items to carry in two plastic sacks. As an actress , as we know many live on paycheck to paycheck and the world of acting in a lot of ways is like writing. There is a high chance that you may not make it and when you do , there are only a handful. After a year of getting to know God and trying to reach out to him and hear her prayers, it may have paid off.
Harper receives a phone call from two old friends Ben ( now a theatre director) and Avril ( now a leading actress) , asking her if she would consider being an understudy in a play that Ben is directing called Apartment 19. The term of the play is 42 weeks and the amount of cash is enough to stay afloat.
As she arrives in New York City, Harper realises that this may very well be the start of a new cycle in her life. After hearing her friend Avril rave on about Internet Dating site LoveSetMatch.Com , Harper signs up and we soon see Harper chucked into a world of Internet Dating via IM's , Textes and soon Phone calls.
As things start to fall into place, Harper realises that something is still missing from her life and joins a small church as she longs for God to show her a sign that he is still listening to her prayers above.
This story told through the woes and tales of Internet dating and the theatre world , we read as Harper Gray finally learns the truth of who she is as a person and that their are some things in life that are even more important than her acting career , like the meaning of true love. As she starts to explore deeper within herself , she soon realises that at the same time God is forever continually reaching out for her with arms open wide.
An awesome Christian Fiction that threads together inspiration , friendship , love and faith.
February 19, 2011
Chris Coppernoll's contemporary romance "Screen Play" was thoroughly entertaining. And like any good romance, it made my heart pitter-patter and soar on more than one occasion. Add a little suspense, and the captivating effect was perfect.I adored this story because I got lost in it's pages and lived in an entertaining alternate reality while I was reading. The character development was impeccable and the faith element was perfectly done. I said this before, but the romance literally took my breath away. Seriously. I can see why this novel got such a high rating from Romantic Times. It was a perfect novel in many respects. Several times I'd even forgotten it was written by a man because the author clearly understands a woman's heart. That, in and of itself, is impressive.I also loved the setting. The various details in each portion of the book were so well developed and researched that I felt like I was in the story. I was Harper and I thoroughly enjoyed the ride. She was one of the most believable and lovable modern era heroines I've found in a book in a long time. I also loved the secondary characters. Their drama gripped my heart and I loved how everything played out with it's highs and lows. Harper was such a good friend, but it went both ways. Avril was also there for Harper when she needed support. Did I mention that I was enthralled with this story?The plot, the characters, everything about this story reeks of a novel that should be nominated for an award of some kind. If I had a chance to vote on a nomination, "Screen Play" would get mine...hands down.
March 16, 2010
Harper is worried her chance for love and acting aren't going to happen so she signs up for an online dating site she heard her friend talk about. Lots of names pop up, but love? Hmmm that's a bit harder isn't it?Oh than two conversations start... I wasn't sure who to root for! Both were so sweet, so it was interesting how it turned out. I was surprised by the choice! I mean it was good but I was truly guessing who it would be.This is my first time reading a Chris Coppernoll book and I enjoyed it. I think Chris did a great job of voicing Harper and I loved the different scenes that unfolded throughout this story. I really enjoyed the acting part of this book. I was expecting ubber cheesy and it wasn't. It was done with a lot of style!I would easily pass this book on to any of my friends looking for a good romance with a Christian themed love story. It was sweet and sincere and Harper was a very easy going lovable type to just enjoy getting to know! I am looking forward to finding more of Chris's books in the future!**review copy recieved.
March 15, 2010