Welcome to the Real World

Welcome to the Real World

Book - 2006
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Scraping by for years on pub gigs and odd jobs, Fern Kendal has always suspected she might actually have a decent voice. But caring for her feuding parents and sickly nephew took all her energy--until now. During one crazy week, she lands a spot on the reality television talent show Fame Game and a glam new job as personal assistant to world-famous singer Evan David. Fern's handsome new boss lives in the spotlight, but memories of a childhood tragedy keep Evan from truly enjoying all he's achieved. Though flanked by a hovering entourage and adoring fans, he feels isolated and set apart. That is, until free-spirited Fern is added to the mix. Though she can't seem to master her assistant duties, Fern brings a rare smile to Evan's face and makes him long to rejoin the real world. Through a twist of fate, Evan becomes the newest judge on Fame Game, a sour note for Fern, who has reasons for keeping her ambitions under wraps. She goes on the run, but Evan can't forget her, and thus begins the adventure of a lifetime--both onstage and off!
Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Red Dress Ink, c2006.
ISBN: 9780373895908
0373895909
Branch Call Number: MATTH
Characteristics: 441 p. ; 22 cm.

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LMiguez
Jul 10, 2017

Too many things going on that makes the plot rather unbelievable. I didn't warm up to the main character, Fern. Carole Matthews was probably trying to make her the poor, hardworking, down on her luck type, but in the process turned her into a somewhat selfish, unreliable, dizzy, without-me-my-family-doesn't-function type that suddenly has amazing talent and becomes a superstar despite running out on auditions and insulting agents. I had VERY hard time finishing the book. It's a shame because I have enjoyed other books by Carole Matthews, too bad this one was so discombobulated.

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barb8571
Mar 07, 2016

Loved it. Love all her books.

misstippytoes Sep 03, 2012

Good story and her writing is witty at times which carries you through to the end.

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