Can fifteen-year-old movie actress Jeralyn Rose avoid the fate of so many child stars—embitterment, rehab, and the inevitable tell-all? Only if she can figure out a way to stay true to her faith while remaining a hot Hollywood property.
All his life, Mickey Keele has retreated into movies to escape the harsh reality of his abusive family. Now his dream is about to turn real—he’s been cast in a movie, starring Jeralyn Rose. Could life get any better?
But just as they’re about to leave for a location shoot on Italy’s Amalfi Coast, Mickey discovers a dark family secret. Will Jeralyn’s friendship and faith be enough to save him from plunging into a pit of despair with no hope of escape?
No one ever said it would be easy, but Jeralyn is determined to stand strong and set an example of purity, even with a life as crazy as hers—a life that is pure Hollywood.
Pure Hollywood, a Christian YA, is both hard-hitting and delightful. You won’t find soft-soaping in this book. Lesley Ann McDaniel shows the dirt youth have to deal with, then shows how to clean it up. Fun and funny in places, gritty and heart-wrenching in others, this book is worth the time of readers of all ages.
By the way, while I was writing this review, I discovered that Pure Hollywood is free on Kindle today! I didn’t realize it and don’t know how long it will last, but grab it while you can!
And while you’re at Amazon, don’t forget my novella, Skydiving to Love is on sale for 99c!