Make this the best summer ever with the BookSparks Summer Reading Challenge! Click here for details on how to participate. The House of Bradbury was sent to me for review and is part of BookSparks Summer Reading Challenge.
Book: The House of Bradbury by Nicole Meier
First Line Teaser: Mia stood outside the house and exhaled.
After her book bombed and her engagement to a successful Hollywood producer ended, Mia Gladwell turned to her sister for support. Then, she decided to buy Ray Bradbury’s L.A. estate with the help of her former fiancé. Mia knew accepting Carson’s help in getting the house would come with strings, but she never expected she’d be sharing her dream home with a young starlet just back from rehab. As Mia forms a tentative friendship with the famous Zoe Winter, she’s forced to confront her feelings for Carson while, also, realizing her perfect sister could use a little support of her own.
The House of Bradbury is a fun read that made me miss L.A. While I’ve never read any of Bradbury’s novels, after reading this book, I know now that I need to change that. But, this book isn’t just for Bradbury fans. It’s a book for writers and those who love to read.
Mia’s life is a mess, and the new house is her attempt at making a fresh start. Even though she is reluctant to let Zoe live in her house, Zoe soon becomes the inspiration for her new project. I found their friendship a bit odd, with Mia treating the 23-year-old Zoe like an immature teenager and not a stressed out starlet unable to cope with fame and the absence of her mom. But, this isn’t Zoe’s story, it is Mia’s, and it’s not hard to believe that a 38-year-old Mia would wonder if she’s supposed to play mom.
As Mia’s life starts to come together, she discovers more about herself and the work she want to do. It was refreshing to follow a character not obsessed with fame and who didn’t fret about 38 being too old to become a success.
If you’re in the mood for a sunny adderall online for cheap read, then you’ll want to add The House of Bradbury to your beach bag.
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Book mail! See the latest goodies I received from BookSparks and get a heads up on the books I will be reviewing later this summer.
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