A story about a young mother's fight to protect her children from the dangerous world of Hollywood…
Faye Martin never expected her husband to abandon her and their three children or that she'd have to struggle every day to make ends meet. So when her four-year-old daughter is discovered through a YouTube video and offered a starring role on a television series, it seems like her prayers have been answered. But when the reality of their new life settles in, Faye realizes that fame and fortune don't come without a price. In a world where everyone is an actor and every move is scrutinized by millions, it's impossible to know whom to trust, and Faye finds herself utterly alone in her struggle to save her family.
Emotionally riveting and insightful, NO ORDINARY LIFE is an unforgettable novel about the preciousness of childhood and the difficult choices a mother needs to make in order to protect this fragile time in her children's lives.
About Suzanne Redfearn
Suzanne Redfearn is a summa cum laude graduate from California Polytechnic University and is an architect, in addition to an author. She is also an avid surfer, golfer, skier, and Angels fan. She lives with her husband and children in California. No Ordinary Life is her second novel.
|Wow, just wow! There are books that grab you from the first sentence:|
"Molly and I sit outside the principal's office, eyes staring at my hands in my lap like a defendant awaiting a verdict." (page 1, No Ordinary Life)
From the first sentence in this book to the very end the words hold on the tight and keep the reader glued to the book! I both wanted to blast through the book and savor it at the same time. Written with raw emotions and glaring truths No Ordinary Life will make you savor every single word within the book. Redfearn crafts sentences and characters that cut to the soul of the reader. The reader cannot help but be moved to feel the feelings and take on the emotions of the characters and situations within the book! As a mother, this book moved me so much. There are almost no words for how I felt reading this book. Redfearn captures the family dynamic and drama so eloquently! Brilliant, just BRILLIANT!!! 5 HUGE stars!!!
Praise for Suzanne Redfearn
"NO ORDINARY LIFE is a gripping exploration of a mother's love and the lengths she'll go to protect her children. Redfearn honestly captures one family's meteoric rise and heartbreaking undoing. Compulsively readable, this poignant story will stay with readers long after the last page is turned.”—Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author of The Weight of Silence
“Once again, Suzanne Redfearn delivers a fast-paced, compelling story of family, frustration, and the unexpected consequences of a mother's choice. NO ORDINARY LIFE provides a dazzling look inside the entertainment industry, illustrating both the lure and lunacy of child stardom. A gripping story, with twists and turns…and characters I felt close to and rooted for.”—Lori Nelson-Spielman, international bestselling author of The Life List
"…snappily paced…A smart, suspenseful debut."—Publishers Weekly on HUSH LITTLE BABY
"A compelling tale…Redfearn's debut ratchets up the tension page by page…”
—Kirkus Reviews on HUSH LITTLE BABY
"Top Pick! 4 1/2 Stars defined plot, making this novel a stunning and captivating read."—RT Book Reviews on HUSH LITTLE BABY
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