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Moments With Mercy5 Stars Out Of 5Unscripted!October 18, 2019Moments With MercyQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Recently received Unscripted by Davis Bunn. Previously I had only read books that he had collaborated on together with another author.
Unscripted is sort of slow moving, although the plot itself is interesting. The main character Danny Byrd is a line producer in Hollywood. His reputation is for a hard worker who gets things done, on time and under budget. Unfortunately his partner does not have quite the character that Danny does. Thus he ends up in jail and in need of a good lawyer and in comes Megan Pierce. She is tired of the business practices and attitudes of the company she has worked for years to impress. With Danny she gets the opportunity to make a difference and goes for it.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Debbie WilderSalinas, CAAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5WOW! This is an extremely deep contemporary novel!October 18, 2019Debbie WilderSalinas, CAAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I was drawn into the lives of the people in this story from the very beginning. Their personalities are so varied that I was caught up trying to understand each of them and their emotions throughout the book. I loved the way that the core group of characters had each other's backs and were working together to pull off an amazing feat.
I was fascinated with the descriptions of film making. It gave me a glimpse at the world behind the shows and movies that I've seen. I also was caught up in the legal meetings and all the details involved with them.
I love it when a book touches me emotionally to the point that I'm reaching for tissues. This wonderful book has done that.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All of the opinions expressed are my own.
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thestewartsixTennesseeAge: 35-44Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5Book with a "Male Voice"October 17, 2019thestewartsixTennesseeAge: 35-44Gender: femaleIt is rare to find a book that I can recommend to my son to read. Or maybe I just don't know where to look. But the books that come across my radar are usually historical Christian romance or maybe romance mysteries. Most of them are written from the female character's point of view and are heavy on what I can only describe as "girlish." Nothing wrong with that. I am a girl after all. I like reading girly books. But my twenty year old son that loves to read, well, he doesn't like those things too much. And I want to share books and the love of reading with him. So, when I do find a book that I can share with him I am thrilled.
Unscripted is one of those books.
Although written in third person, Unscripted still feels like it is more from Danny's point of view than anyone else. Thus, it has more of a manly voice. Maybe because the author is a man. Don't know. Doesn't matter. It just gives me something to share with my son.
The story's setting revolves around the Hollywood film industry, which I found fascinating because my other son enjoys the art of storytelling through all forms, including film. I kept picturing the main character, Danny, looking like this son of mine as I was reading. It helped me to really care for Danny and sympathize with him. As a mom, I just wanted to go beat up some one and make him pay for hurting Danny and causing him undue pain. Maybe Danny's storyline was hitting too close to home.
I will have to say that I was somewhat confused by the love story that was going on and exactly why I was suppose to be rooting for it. It seemed so very rushed to me. I know that the timeline of the story was longer than it actually felt reading it and that may have been why it felt so wonky, but I just kept thinking, "Man, talk about love at first sight. There doesn't seem to be any meat to this romance." Maybe I am just being too hard on it.
Overall, the book was good, clean, and enjoyable. This was my first time to read something by Davis Bunn and I would not be opposed to reading more of his work in the future. And like I mentioned, it is nice to have a book to pass on to my son that we can then talk about afterwards.
Grams3 Stars Out Of 5Best for Secular MarketOctober 17, 2019GramsQuality: 3Value: 3Meets Expectations: 3This book gives insight into the movers' and shakers' world within the film industry; a world I am glad to enter only in the pages of a book. The story focuses on producer Daniel Byrd and attorney Megan Pierce, both who desire to achieve top quality, but who also desire to avoid the trappings of the power mongers. Together, along with director Greg Riggs, writer Annie Callow, newcomer Emma Sturgis, and a very special cast and crew, they work to create magic that is not often found on today's screens.
The theme of healing from childhood wounds is strong in this story. While Megan's parents represent Christ to Danny, as did his last foster father, Christ is not credited with much of this healing. That was a bit disappointing. The book does tell a solid story with great characters. It is filled with visual and auditory images that reach deep into one's soul. I would recommend it as a good read, one that will work well in secular markets.
I am grateful to have received a copy of Unscripted from Revell via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion. I was under no obligation to provide a positive review and received no monetary compensation.
SuzieNashville, TNAge: 35-44Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5Well Written but I Wanted a Little Bit MoreOctober 15, 2019SuzieNashville, TNAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 33.5 Stars
For anyone interested in what happens behind the movie camera or someone just wanting to read a well-written story, Davis Bunn's Unscripted may be just what you're looking for.
I enjoyed the way the film Danny and his crew are working on comes together. Everything seems to fall into place (even when at first people doubt the outcome) to give Danny the second chance and self-worth he needs.
At a couple of points, I felt like large pieces of the story were glossed over or skipped altogether. Yet, because the plot of this story is mostly about Danny and Megan, with the movie as a supporting character, I was okay with it for the most part. I would have also liked some more development around Megan and more to the relationship growing between her and Danny.
That said, Bunn is a such a fantastic author, even those minor negatives I found in the book (which might not even bother other readers), simple hangout in the background like extras without speaking parts. They're there and you may notice them, but they don't necessarily bring anything more to the script.
I receive complimentary books from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including NetGalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.