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Title:
Fame
ISBN:
9781596001954

9781596001961
Publication Information:
Grand Haven, Mich. : Brilliance Audio, ℗2005.
Physical Description:
4 audio discs (approximately 4 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Number in series:
1.
General Note:
Abridged.

Compact disc.
Summary:
Dayne Matthews returns to Hollywood and is caught up in the dangerous world of fame and paparazzi. Katy Hart is delighted when she learns she can play opposite of Dayne in a Hollywood film. The choices these two make will change their lives forever.
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Summary

Karen Kingsbury brings listeners a new series that picks up where the Redemption series left off. The Firstborn series focuses on the surprise new member of the Baxter family: Dayne Matthews. As Dayne Matthews returns to Hollywood after his shocking discovery in Karen Kingsbury's bestselling novel Reunion, he faces the dangerous world of fame and paparazzi. Meanwhile, Katy Hart receives the offer of a lifetime - starring opposite Dayne in a Hollywood film. Dayne and Katy's choices will change their hearts and lives forever.


Summary

The first installment of the Firstborn series sees Dayne Matthew imploring his agent to find him an innocence-exuding co-star for his next romantic comedy. When Katy Hart, of Bloomington, Indiana, answers the casting-call, Dayne finds his woman. The chemistry between Dayne and Katy is palpable, and the seeds for romantic involvement are lain for subsequent novels.


Author Notes

Karen Kingsbury was born in Fairfax, Virginia on June 8, 1963. She received a B.A. in journalism from California State University, Northridge in 1986. After graduation, she became a full-time reporter for the Los Angeles Times. Her first book, Missy's Murder, was published in 1992. She wrote three more true crime novels and four collections of answered prayers and miracle stories before transitioning to inspirational fiction in 1998. Her first inspirational fiction novel was Where Yesterday Lives. Popular series she has penned include the Redemption, Firstborn, Sunrise, and Angels Walking series, and she has also written the nonfiction Miracle Books collection, gift books, and children's books.

She has won several Retailer's Choice Awards, plus 2005 and 2007 Gold Medallions for Oceans Apart and Ever After, respectively. Her other books include Longing, Coming Home - The Baxter Family: A Story of Undying Hope, Fiteen Minutes, The Family of Jesus, The Friends of Jesus, In This Moment, and To The Moon and Back.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 1

Publisher's Weekly Review

In a predictable yet entertaining read, bestselling CBA author Kingsbury introduces heartthrob Dayne Matthews and the charming Midwesterner Katy Hart. Dayne, Hollywood's number one hunk, wants to work opposite someone who exudes innocence in his new romantic comedy, so he persuades his casting agent to bring an unknown woman from Bloomington, Ind., for an audition-Katy. Katy once aspired to be a famous actress-she filmed a made-for-TV movie-but now she directs a children's theater. Indeed, it was through the theater that Dayne first discovered Katy: on a trip to Bloomington, she had captured his attention during a performance. Because this is the first in a planned five-volume series, none of the plot lines tie up neatly. By the end, Kingsbury has revealed that Dayne has some deep, secret family links to Bloomington; presumably these connections will be explored in subsequent novels. The seeds are also planted for Dayne to become a Christian sometime in the series-we learn that he had something of a Christian childhood, but has since abandoned it for casual sex and trendy Kabbalah. Readers won't have to wait long to find out; Kingsbury plans to turn out this series at an amazing clip, with one novel every three months. (June 15) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved