Thursday, March 20, 2014

Hollywood, Texas ~ A Compelling Novella of Inspirational Contemporary Romance

One of the current publishing trends I adore is the rise of the novella. A novella is typically 20,000 to 50,000 words, an easy length to read without a major time investment.

When I was in school, I would dive into 600+ page tomes without blinking an eye. Now, a husband, six children, a home, a blog, and my own fiction writing all vie for my precious reading time.

The busier I get, the more I appreciate novellas, especially from master storytellers like Kathleen Y’Barbo. Characters are still developed fully, and backstories are complete. But we see just a snippet of the lives of the characters. Although, to tell the truth, I was sorry to see my acquaintance with Amy and Adam come to an end.

But now I’m getting ahead of myself….

Amy Foreman is the girl next door from Hollywood, Texas. But her time acting in Hollywood, California, has heralded her as the next Grace Kelley. When personal trouble brews in California, Amy runs home to hide… right to Adam Chambers’ veterinarian practice. According to Adam, though, she’s a trespasser and the girl who broke his heart.

I love a happily-ever-after as much as the next reader, but when Adam calls Amy a trespasser in the very first sentence of the book? Ooo, that’s conflict. *biting nails*

It's a quick, sweet read (71 pages) at a sweet price – only $1.99 on Amazon.

And my favorite part?

Adam Chambers is one of the most adorable heroes I've read who, quite frankly, reminded me of my own husband. He's skilled in his job. He has a heart for the Lord. And the way he ignores the flirtatious waitress at the steakhouse? Love. It.

Author: Kathleen Y’Barbo
Title: Hollywood, Texas
Price: $1.99
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Date Published: February 20, 2014

I was given a digital copy of this book by Kathleen Y'Barbo herself in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Quite frankly, I requested the copy to review because I knew it would be good. J

Meghan Carver attended her first ACFW conference this past September where she had the unbelievable pleasure of driving Kathleen Y'Barbo and her husband from the airport to the hotel. She still reels from the experience of having a best-selling author in her van at the mercy of her driving skills.


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