The Memoir of Johnny Devine

The Memoir of Johnny Devine

by Camille Eide

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Overview

5 Gold Stars, Top Pick from RT Book Reviews and 2015 RT Reviewers' Choice Nominee

Love can't rewrite the pages of your past, but it can cover a multitude of sins-one page at a time.

In 1953, desperation forces war widow, Eliza Saunderson, to take a job writing the memoir of ex-Hollywood heartthrob, Johnny Devine. Rumor has it Johnny can seduce anything in a skirt quicker than he can hail a cab. But now, the notorious womanizer claims he's born again. And so he seems to be. Eliza soon finds herself falling for the humble, grace-filled man John has become-a man who shows no sign of returning her feelings.

No sign, that is, until she discovers something John never meant for her to see.

When Eliza's articles on minority oppression land her on McCarthy's communist hit list, both John and Eliza become entangled in a HUAC investigation that threatens both John's book and Eliza's future. To clear her name, Eliza must solve a family mystery. She also needs to convince John that real love-not the Hollywood illusion-can cover a multitude of sins. But just when the hope of love becomes reality, a troubling discovery confirms Eliza's worst fears. Like the happy façade many Americans cling to, had it all been empty lies? Is there a love she can truly believe in?

The Memoir of Johnny Devine is a dramatic story-within-a-story of a bad boy reformed and a good girl in need of reform. It's a powerful tale of love, redemption, intrigue, and the miracle of deliberate grace.

"Sharp, on-point writing immediately engages and makes it difficult to tear one's attention away from this emotionally riveting novel. The romantic tension sizzles nearly from the beginning, and readers will often find themselves breathless from the sheer delight of it."
-RT Book Reviews, 5 Gold Stars, Top Pick
2015 Reviewers' Choice Award Nominee for Inspirational Romance

"I love this story! The golden era of movies, a Clark Gable bad-boy turned good, and a woman with a broken heart learning to love again. A beautifully written story of redemption and second chances, this Hollywood romance is one that will leave you with hope. A fantastic weekend escape!"
-Susie May Warren
RITA- and Christy Award-winning, best-selling author of the Christiansen Family series

"Film noir and gripping romantic tension leap from the pages of The Memoir of Johnny Devine like a perfectly choreographed dance. Camille Eide's writing is poignant and lovely from the first page to the last."
-Carla Stewart
Award-winning author of Stardust and A Flying Affair

"Combining the romance of classic Hollywood, the intrigue of the Cold War era, and a stirring spiritual message, The Memoir of Johnny Devine is unforgettable. Eliza, John, and all the supporting characters are compelling, and Camille Eide's strong and evocative writing brings the story to life. A novel to savor."
-Sarah Sundin
Award-winning author of Through Waters Deep

"There is not a false beat in this engaging story. Eide has managed to create an intricate plot that flows effortlessly from one page to the next. Full of insight, intrigue, romance, and faith, The Memoir of Johnny Devine is so well constructed, it makes me want to go right back to the first page and read it again. Highly recommended!"
-Cindy Kelley
Screenwriter, co-author of Traces of Mercy and Finding Mercy

"Camille has written another heartthrob of a novel, with an inspiring beat of true love, beauty, and grace. The Memoir of Johnny Devine takes us from the Golden Age of Hollywood through World War II and into the Red Scare of the early 1950s, as it weaves a story of both despair and redemption. It's a page-turner-literally a one-sitting story that I couldn't put down until the very last word!"
-Leslie Gould
Christy Award-winning and #1-bestselling author

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781941720295
Publisher: WhiteFire Publishing
Publication date: 11/23/2015
Pages: 286
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

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