Thursday, July 27, 2017
Nom de Plume (The Bluegrass Homecoming Series Book 3) by Jan Scarbrough
Great story! I liked the title didn’t know what it meant until I started reading the book. It was a fun read! The son writing his Mothers books under her name and hiding out in her house so that no one knew that it wasn’t she who was doing the writing. I should have said re-writing she had many past manuscripts that he was able to have his new help type up so that he could get them in to be published. He needed the money to take care of his Mother. No one was ever to know. The new typist couldn’t figure out why his writing was so bad after she had typed up books written by her. Of course, she going through a divorce and he being alone for so many years, eventually there has to be a spark. She wasn’t having it, she was going to stop working for him and leave so that she could tell herself that she was not going to get involved with another man.
I received this book as an e-book from the author in exchange for an honest review!
Description as found on Jan Scarbrough’s web site: Devoted homemaker and mother C.B Lyons hadn’t known she was living a lie, right up until the moment when she caught her husband cheating. Betrayed and then divorced, with her dreams of a big, happy family smashed to pieces, C.B. takes her toddler son to Heritage Springs, Kentucky, to be near family. Typing manuscripts for a famous romance author seems like the perfect job until she discovers the hidden truth about the reserved, reclusive writer.
Madison Mallory is a best-selling romance author with a secret. “She” is a “he.” The original Madison is actually in a nursing home. Her son, Jamie Madison, is determined she’ll have the best care possible. Even if that means quitting his job and taking up his mother’s pen name to keep the romance—and the money needed for her care—flowing.
Writing about romance is one thing. Making it work in real life is harder for Jamie. C.B. has good reasons to distrust men, especially sexy ones with piercing blue eyes. When C.B.’s ex wants his family back, can the author and his assistant find a way to write their own happily-ever-after ending?