The Actor and the Housewife
A very different kind of fantasy from New York Times bestselling author Shannon Hale. What if you were to meet the number-one person on your laminated list—you know, that list you joke about with your significant other about which five celebrities you’d be allowed to run off with if ever given... show more
A very different kind of fantasy from New York Times bestselling author Shannon Hale. What if you were to meet the number-one person on your laminated list—you know, that list you joke about with your significant other about which five celebrities you’d be allowed to run off with if ever given the chance? And of course since it’ll never happen it doesn’t matter… Mormon housewife Becky Jack is seven months pregnant with her fourth child when she meets celebrity hearththrob Felix Callahan. Twelve hours, one elevator ride, and one alcohol-free dinner later, something has happened…though nothing has happened. It isn’t sexual. It isn’t even quite love. But a month later Felix shows up in Salt Lake City to visit and before they know what’s hit them, Felix and Becky are best friends. Really. Becky’s husband is pretty cool about it. H er children roll their eyes. Her neighbors gossip endlessly. But Felix and Becky have something special…something unusual, something completely impossible to sustain. Or is it? A magical story, The Actor and the Housewife explores what could happen when your not-so-secret celebrity crush walks right into real life and changes everything.
Publish date: June 8th 2010
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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Becky Jack is the housewife. She's your average deliriously happily married mother of three (with one on the way), a devout Mormon in a community of Mormons, secure and comfortable in her life and beliefs. Felix Callahan is the actor. He's the beautiful guy next door type, an Englishman cut from the...
This book is also reviewed on my blog Books: A true storyThe Actor and the Housewife was an emotional journey full of Shannon’s usual charm and wit. It explored really well the idea of whether a men and a women can be “just friends.” I got to live out the fantasy vicarioulsy of “What if you met you...
I don't know how to rate this book, so I'm not even going to try. I didn't like the beginning (enough so that I almost put it down), the middle made me cry, and the ending wasn't what I expected. So ... yeah.
Despite being an unexpected narrative that never settled down the way I thought it would this book was a complete delight. I couldn't have enjoyed myself more.
Cried through the last four chapters. An amazing book and I am REALLY hoping there is a sequel in store. Read my full review http://fireandicephoto.blogspot.com