Catch a Rising Star: A Novel

Catch a Rising Star: A Novel

by Tracey Bateman

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Overview

When thirty-something Tabby Brockman has the opportunity to reclaim her role as a killed-off character on the nation's #1 daytime soap opera, she figures this must be God's reward. But back on the set, she's faced with the same hateful head writer who killed off her character in the first place, kids who drive her crazy, a stage dad who rubs her completely wrong, and and an unwanted boyfriend who can't seem to get the message. Faced with this dizzying rollercoaster of challenges, Tabby has to wonder: is she finally a star on the rise or just on the brink of another spectacular fall?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780446558990
Publisher: FaithWords
Publication date: 05/30/2009
Series: Drama Queens Series , #1
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 907,623
File size: 564 KB

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Catch a Rising Star (Drama Queens Series #1) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
DreamingInFiction on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love the friendships in the story and am happy to know that there are other books telling her 2 friends stories as well. :) I also loved seeing how Tabby grew to love David's children and she really seemed to mature by the end of the story.. :)
mrsjason on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Tabby Brockman is a rabbit working in a bookstore. Ok well she's a dressed up rabbit because her former job as a soap opera actress came to an end with her character's death. This can be blamed on jealousy by the head writer's husband being attracted to Tabby. She's getting by in life with her two best friends Dancy and Laini when she gets the call that she's been invited to rejoin the soap opera again. Now a Christian, Tabby has to make sure her character doesn't tread into dangerous waters, fend off unwanted suitors and try to stay on her toes with the hunky dad of her two soap opera kids. All in a day's work for an actress!Reading this book introduced a first for me. Tabby is a soap opera actress. I have never read in a Christian fiction book about a Christian acting in a soap opera AND still being a Christian. Normally the character will be a non Christian who's an actor, then converts and drops out of acting all together. So this was a welcome relief to see how one can be a Christian and act at the same time. This was a really fun book to read. I enjoyed learning about the soap opera world especially since I was a closet All My Children fan back in the day. It was interesting learning about what goes on in the makings of a show and reading about the backstage lives of the actors. Tabby is a great character who made me laugh a lot with her antics. I do love how there are characters you can love to hate in this book and that Tabby equally shares the reader's dislike in them. It makes the characters more relatable when they are acting the way you would act in that sort of situation. And I loved her relationship with Dave. Loved reading all the drama that happened between the two! It's just really cool to read about people who are around my age doing things they love, having great shoes and clothes but still be really adamant about their faith. I loved all the characters in this book and I'm looking forward to reading about Dancy and Laini's stories as well. If you are a soap opera fan or a chick lit gal, pick up this book!
debs4jc on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A Christian novel starring a soap opera star? It may seem odd, but the heroine of this novel is a suprisingly down to earth actress who lives with two roommates, struggles with her family relationships and with her romantic ones, and also with her relationship with God. This was an enjoyable read, and fans of contemporary romances and chick lit will enjoy it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutley loved this book
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Deborah_K More than 1 year ago
Reading this book introduced a first for me. Tabby is a soap opera actress. I have never read in a Christian fiction book about a Christian acting in a soap opera AND still being a Christian. Normally the character will be a non Christian who's an actor, then converts and drops out of acting all together. So this was a welcome relief to see how one can be a Christian and act at the same time. This was a really fun book to read. I enjoyed learning about the soap opera world especially since I was a closet All My Children fan back in the day. It was interesting learning about what goes on in the makings of a show and reading about the backstage lives of the actors. Tabby is a great character who made me laugh a lot with her antics. I do love how there are characters you can love to hate in this book and that Tabby equally shares the reader's dislike in them. It makes the characters more relatable when they are acting the way you would act in that sort of situation. And I loved her relationship with Dave. Loved reading all the drama that happened between the two! It's just really cool to read about people who are around my age doing things they love, having great shoes and clothes but still be really adamant about their faith. I loved all the characters in this book and I'm looking forward to reading about Dancy and Laini's stories as well. If you are a soap opera fan or a chick lit gal, pick up this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Former soap opera diva Tabby Brockman feels she has hit bottom. Fired from the number one soap ¿Legacy of Life¿ for a misunderstanding with the writer (she caught her husband making a move on Tabby during a party and blamed Tabby), she¿s forced to work at a bookstore wearing costumes to read to kids which she can¿t get along with as one of her best friends and roommate Laini puts it ¿Putting Tabby with kids is like ¿ asking the garbage man to cook without washing his hands¿- so needless to say she¿s been fired again. Than out of the blue she hears from Freddie her old friend and fitness trainer, from ¿Legacy of Life¿. That man always seems to know all the latest gossip about the show and now he knows the show wants her back! And to top it off Kyle Preston, everyone¿s dream agent, with good looks and great negotiation skills wants her as a client! After all her agent dropped her after she was fired from the soap and according to Freddie it seems her agent is friends with Julie, the show¿s writer, who fired her so now she¿s starting to understand everything. She can¿t believe God has opened the door for her to go back. But not everyone shares her enthusiasm Laini and Dancy (the other roommate and friend) and her Mom voice their opinions and they are not too keen on the idea. Back at the set Tabby wonders if they were right. She still has to deal with Julie, the writer that killed her off in the first place who makes her wear bandages for the first week and gives her lousy lines and the ¿precious¿ five year old twins that play her kids on the show that she wants to strangle and their dreamy dad that she finds she¿s falling for despite the kids and the fact their not hitting it off at all. Meanwhile her Mother keeps pushing David at her, which she has no interest in and won¿t take the hint. Her sister is unmarried and pregnant and her brother¿s new girlfriend drives her Mom up the wall. Her Dad suffers a heart attack and her friends have their own problems. All in all it¿s not your typical family life! What an awesome book, this reviewer could not put it down! The author Tracey Bateman does an awesome job in pulling you into Tabby¿s, Laini¿s and Dancy¿s lives and her sense of humor will have you in stitches. The characters are amazing in this first book of the Drama Queens Series. This reviewer is new to the world of Chick Lit but Bateman has given me an amazing introduction and I am definitely hooked not only on Tracey Bateman but on Chick Lit!
harstan More than 1 year ago
Tabby Brockman worked for five years as a star of the number one soap opera Legacy of Life. She has an affair with her on-screen husband actor Trey O¿Dell whom she thinks might be her Mr. Right until she learns he lied about his marital status as he is married to the soap¿s head writer Julie Foster. Julie has Tabby¿s character killed off. Now she spends time as Peter Cottontail being abused by children. Following emergency appendicitis in which she thanks God for saving her life, her friend Freddie arranges for her return to the soap. She leaps at the opportunity although she fears the tension. However when she meets widower stage dad David Gray, the father of her preadolescent soap opera twins children, she finds herself attracted though wary of the kids. Still since she found the Lord, Tabby feels he will guide her to do the right thing with the three Greys. --- The first Drama Queens tale is an amusing inspirational chick lit romance starring a likable though non-assertive lead female and a strong support cast. The story line is fun to follow as Tabby struggles with being ¿killed¿, an appendicitis, and much more until she turns to religion for solace. Fans will root for her as she brings her beliefs to the soaps even while the audience hopes she miraculously grows a spinal column. --- Harriet Klausner