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THE ACCIDENTAL BESTSELLER
Genre: Mainstream, General Mainstream Fiction
This tale of friendship is a wonderful beach read. It's fast moving, fun and terrifically entertaining. These different women involved in the world of publishing learn that sometimes it's easier to reveal your truths in fiction. They discover that while husbands, partners, lovers and children are important, your female friends will always play an invaluable role in your life.
Kendall Aims, Mallory St. James, Faye Truett and Tanya Mason met as aspiring authors at a writers conference and became instant friends. Ten years later, Mallory is a bestselling author whose workaholic tendencies are taking a toll on her marriage. Faye is the wife of a famous televangelist, and her specialty is writing inspirational romances -- or is it? Tanya hasn't been able to support herself as a writer and is still working two jobs. But it's Kendall whose life has become a train wreck.
She's under pressure to meet the deadline for the final book on her contract, so her friends step in to help. Together, they write a novel using pieces of their own lives for the story, thinking no one will ever be the wiser. To the surprise of all, the book becomes a bestseller -- and success opens the door to scandal. Suddenly these best friends realize how little they really know each other. (BERKLEY, Jun., 452 pp., $15.00)
Reviewed By: Sandra Garcia-Myers
Published: June 2009