Writer's block, nibbled nails, plagiarism, oh my! And did I mention romance?
Life for Adda Sinclaire, New York Times best-selling author and historical romance writer extraordinaire, reads more like a country song than a breathless, bodice-bursting affair. For starters, she has no romance in her own life.
That might have something to do with the fact that her husband - correction, ex-husband - ran off with Stick Woman, whom everyone knew would never be more than a mid-list author anyway. To add insult to injury (and another verse to the country song), her ex not only took their dog but gave it to Stick Woman. If that isn't enough, Adda has come down with a horrible case of writer's block, finds herself gifted with a Bible that is determined to speak to her, and is the unwitting target of a romance cover model's misdirected advances.
Just when she catches her breath-and quite possibly the eye of a certain fabulously good-looking man (ahem...her new editor) - her arch-nemesis gives the pot one final stir.
©2006 Tammy Schmanski (P)2015 Tammy Schmanski
This book was disappointing, it was annoying. The storyline itself was ok kind of predictable but the main character would not shut up and the narrator had an odd flow like she was trying really hard to be dramatic. I don't know if she's British and is trying not to sound like it or she's not British and is trying to sound like she is but it gave the reading a very contrived feel. I'll make sure that I do not get another book with that narrator.
I enjoy this author/narrator so much, thought it was about time I write a review. To all my fellow navigators of romanic fiction. If you enjoy traveling to another time and place in style and avoiding the gutter, then Tamara's books are for you. Clean and fun. I have not been disappointed. Sit back and enjoy the ride.
I buy audible books to listen to while I drive but I found this book so great that I wanted to listen to it at night before bed or while I relaxed with a sudoku puzzle.
Adda Sinclair was my favorite character, at first I thought she might be just a little too prim and proper for me to identify with but she had me eating out of hand by the end of the book and I would most definitely read something about her again!
There are many parts I love about this book but my favorite would have to be the part when Molly's kids are driving everyone crazy.
When Sophia sent Adda Psalms 31....I cried...and cried
There's no way around it, I really love this book. The humor, the struggle, the romance, the drama, the insecurities, the diolog (both inner and outer), the life situations, and the character's growth and failures, take the listener on lightning fast ride that is difficult to pause and step off of at any point in this book. After reading Stealing Adda, I recall sitting back and wondering just how much of it was baised on actual life experiences by the author? Something about the story and main character struck me as very real. That said, I'd better fess up. I actually owned a hardcopy of this book before I bought it on Adible. What can i say though, I love Stealing Adda. I adore Tamara Leigh. And I HAD to know how this book would sound with Mary Sarah Agliotta reading it in her wonderfully accented tones. Oh, if only I could rate more then five stars.
This is my second contemporary read from Tamara Alexandra. I read nearly all her medieval fiction, for the most part I really like them.
I was reading this fiction along with the book captivating by Stasi Eldridge a non fiction, simultaneously.
Wow it was quite powerful together as I dealt with hurts in my own life (thanks Stasi) and ran to my fiction love story only to find Tamara's character Adda hitting a crushing point of abandonment in her life (thanks Tamara). Then I cried, and cried, and then cried some more. God was out to get me no matter which book I read, (thanks Jesus).
I must also say that ms agliotta is also the most gifted narrator I have heard and adds so much life to ms Leigh's characters. It's much funnier when she does the narration as oppose to the voice in my head.
Her stories are poetry. You cannot help but sink into the heart ache and triumph of her characters. Laugh, cry and love without the graphic depictions. Tamarac tales will enrich your life. Don't miss any of her books you'll want audible and print copies to read over and over again.
I loved this book as an ebook and I've just finished listening to the narrated version. I couldn't stop listening! The narration was excellent and was just how I heard the characters in my head. Well except for the male characters, they were a little strange hearing a woman's voice deepening to portray it, but I soon got used to it.
I really enjoy Tamara Leigh's historical novels, and I also enjoyed this contemporary novel
mainly read romances and books for a book club that take me all over the map.
I really enjoyed this romp through a romance writer's life. It is well writing and easily pulls in some Christian themes without getting "preachy". Not sure what one reviewer is referring to. The epilogue has an interview where the fictional interviewer asks the audience (the reader) some questions. This is a marvelous example of "inspirational" fiction. I encourage you to check it out.
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