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Fame (2005)

by Karen Kingsbury

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#1 of First Born Series
  pbhenry | Dec 15, 2009 |
This story gives you a glimpse of what the inside life of a movie star might be like. Dayne Matthews is the "star" (who has a past that is linked to the Baxter family) and is looking for a "leading lady" for his new movie. Enter Katy Hart from Bloomington, Indiana, an "innocent" girl who would be perfect for the part. Watch her struggle to make the right decision and see the beginning of the series of books start to unfold. ( )
  judyg54 | Feb 24, 2009 |
When a young drama teacher gets a chance to star in a movie, a dream she's always cherished, will she take it? Katy Hart is torn between her world, and the world she's always dreamed of. She is trying to figure out what God wants for her life, whether she should stay and become famous, or return to the life she loves. She meets the famous movie star, Dayne Matthews, and he pulls her to the new life she's being offered. Then, a crazy stalker attacks Dayne and Katy, and shows Katy what the future might hold for her.

Karen Kingsbury did a great job in this book, really showing the harsh side of fame, and Katy's reaction to it. I realy enjoyed this book, though I almost freaked out when that crazy lady attacked Katy and Dayne. This was one of the best books I've ever read. ( )
  Razorgirl | Jun 9, 2007 |
Kingsbury once again tackles some of life's issues within the lives of her popular Baxter family characters. The unknown member of the family, actor Dayne Matthews, continues his quest for meaning. He is also excited by the prospect of bringing Katy Hart to Hollywood for a chance to star in his new movie. Katy, busy with her life as the director of a Christian Children's Theater group, is puzzled by the invite but accepts and is soon blown away by the glitz and romance of Hollywood. But does God really want her to chase after fame? Will Dayne figure out how to find meaning and purpose despite his Hollywood image? And will the long held Baxter family secret of Dayne's existance finally come out?
Kingsbury does an excellent job of sucking the reader in to this family saga. There is a suspense element that adds extra drama, a wacko who is stalking Dayne and who may want to do him harm. Kingsbury knows how to lay on the melodrama, and the plot is somewhat predictable. The characters at times seem like foils to explore the issues. But the story is compelling enough and ends on enough of a cliffhanger to make you want to read more.

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Nice for a quick escape or a light "beach read", plan to get sucked into the series. ( )
  debs4jc | Oct 31, 2006 |
August 2006 ( )
  pamjimo1 | Aug 19, 2006 |
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Motion picture actors and actresses - Fiction Sometimes living a dream costs everything.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0842387439, Paperback)

Fame is the first book in the soul-stirring new Firstborn series from Karen Kingsbury. As Dayne Matthews returns to Hollywood after his shocking discovery in Karen's best-selling 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 Jamie's choices will change their hearts and lives forever.

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As Dayne Matthews returns to Hollywood after his shocking discovery in Karen's best-selling 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 Jamie's choices will change their hearts and lives forever.… (more)

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