No Ordinary Life


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"Suzanne Redfearn delivers another gripping page-turner in her latest novel, 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 her 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. And in a world where everyone is an actor and every move is scrutinized by millions, it's impossible to know who 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"--

Editorial Reviews

Faye is dead broke, with three kids to support after her husband walks out on them. Then one day, a video of her precocious four-year-old, Molly, dancing with a street performer goes viral. Suddenly, Hollywood beckons, with its siren song of cash. From then on their story is not so much a roller coaster as a runaway train with obstacles and pitfalls such as stalkers, a greedy dad, a relentless producer, and a tween sister unhappy about no longer being the most favored child. Faye's also dealing with problems relatable to most women: a nagging mom, poor taste in men, a child with an anxiety disorder, and so on. Sometimes the protagonist seems so naive as to be unbelievable, but it's probably the reality for a college dropout who has never gone swimming with Hollywood's special breed of sharks. VERDICT Redfearn's second novel (after Hush Little Baby) is a riveting story that will have readers wishing it could be even longer, especially with an ending that feels too neat and too rushed.—Amy Watts, Univ. of Georgia Lib., Athens

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