After the loss of her brother, actress Harmony Jones struggles with daily life. Landing the lead role on the hit faith based living history show, 1700s Life, might be the perfect way to reconnect with her faith and be her big acting break.
Tired of hiding his strong faith and convictions to get secular roles, David Hawkins jumps at the chance to play the curate on 1700s Life. It's the perfect vehicle to spread God’s word.
Elliot Banes’ career needs an image makeover, so he accepts the naval hero role on 1700s Life. Getting away from his overbearing mother is an added bonus. His true hope is to learn to speak his mind instead of always fading into the background.
When a scripted love triangle between Harmony, David, and Elliot becomes a real life love triangle, Harmony must make a difficult decision. She hoped to find her wavering faith, she didn't count on finding love as well. If that was her only obstacle, the role would be a breeze. Unfortunately, there’s an on-set spy intent on causing drama. Can Harmony see through all the lies and secrets to the truth in her heart, or will she end up falling for the wrong man?
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Out of Character by Molly Zenk This book starts out with many chapters following different people in various places. They all have one thing in common that becomes obvious once you get to know them. The auditions are in and the characters set for 1700's Life. I think I myself would enjoy this life as I like to use my hands and don't need the bells of whistles of today. They want to stand for something, their life has a purpose and God is in the plans. Faith and purity are keys. The show is a historic reality faith based drama show where nothing is scripted and it's on an island. Alternating chapters of the characters so at times it gets a bit confusing til you realize who is who and what's going on. David, Harmony, Elliott, Katie are the real life characters in the 1700's village. The plot is Harmony is to spend with the two men and select one. Twists and turns and a major one at the end. Like story line but wish there had been more of the 1700's day to day life descriptions of things there and chores to be done. Received this review copy from the author and this is my honest opinion.
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. 4.25 STARS taken from an average! Out of Character by Molly Zenk First, I want to address some of the negative reviews. They don't reflect the author's ability to write or tell a story. I believe that they are personal and subjective opinions. I would take them with a grain of salt. My guess is the character everyone had a problem with is DAVID. He's a model who wears a purity ring and his dialogue and inner thoughts can come across a bit–UGH and REALLY? You do not know whether you can trust him or not. I think this is the point. Can we trust any of these characters? David is heavy handed in his Christian beliefs and as a christian myself I could feel my eyes roll at times. He's one of those personalities who live out loud, in an almost better than you why, but I don't think he means to be. You'll have to read yourself to find out. Besides David, there are 3 other characters who. They all have their own problems and issues that you can love or love to hate. The reader gets the POV of Kaite, Harmony, and Elliott. I LOVED the PREMISE of this story. I believe that a producer should make a show similar to this. It's almost like Downton Abbey. But improv! How cool would that be? I do wish we would have gotten to the part where they are on the show sooner, but the good thing was I knew the characters off set a bit. So, it works. Once on the show, the drama escalates and Katie surprises me the most. As a film major, I really appreciated the story. I've come up with my own original rating scale and this is my first time using it. I hope it helps readers. #1. Entertainment value- FIVE STARS *****- I was very entertained and this story kept me involved. #2. Characters THREE AND A HALF ***/- Honestly for me HARMONY(3 stars) fell the flattest. I would have like the girl to have a little bit more spunk. David(3 stars) - He confuses me the most. I still don't know about him or if I can trust him. KATIE(5 stars) –HATE to LOVE– She wins for the most entertaining character. ELLIOT(4 stars) -I WANT MORE SCENES WITH ELLIOT PLEASE!! There's just something about him. #3. Plot and execution- FOUR STARS-**** –Again, I loved the premise, but I wanted more drama and mystery. More character development. The 1700's may have held that back a bit. I was blindsided by the ending. I have no words. I will stalk the author for the next book. LOL– In a good way. #4-Feels–FOUR and half stars ****/ -Feeling is what the adventure of reading a book is all about. How did you feel? Angry, disgusted, joyful, sad, and all the emotions in between. If books makes you feel, the author has done a great job. This book made me feel confusion, sadness, anticipation, anger, uneasy and so much more. I may have shed a tear. My biggest issue is I wanted more for some of the characters and when book 2 comes out I will get more. If you enjoy a roller coaster of emotions and to be entertained. Read OUT OF CHARACTER!