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- Print Length: 338 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Camellia Press (August 5, 2014)
- Publication Date: August 5, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00MGX53RY
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,191 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author
Lauren Clark is the award-winning author of Pie Girls (Aug '14), Stardust Summer, Dancing Naked in Dixie, A Very Dixie Christmas (Merry & Bright), and Stay Tuned. In her former life, she worked as a news anchor for CBS affiliates in Upstate New York and Alabama. Lauren adores her family, yoga, her new Electra bike, and flavored coffee. She lives in North Alabama with her family. Visit her website at www.LaurenClarkBooks.com.
2014 RWA So. Louisiana Chapter, First Place, Single Title Contemporary, Pie Girls
2014 Winner, WritersType First Chapter Contest, Pie Girls
2014 Finalist, RWA Contemporary Romance Writers Stiletto Contest, Pie Girls (Winners TBA in January 2015)
2013 RWA Gulf Coast Chapter, 2nd Place, Contemporary Novel, Dancing Naked in Dixie
2012 William Faulkner Novel Finalist, Short List
2012 RWA So. Louisiana Chapter, Silver, Single Contemporary Title
2012 Beach Book Festival Award, Finalist, Dancing Naked in Dixie
2012 Readers Favorite 5 Star Award, Dancing Naked in Dixie
March 2012 Winner, Writers Type First Chapter Award, Dancing Naked in Dixie
2011 Chick Lit Writers of the World, Get Your Stiletto In the Door Contest, Finalist
2011 WINNER of the WritersType First Chapter Competition, October 2011, Stay Tuned
2012 BookBundlz Top 5 finalist for the "The Book Pick" contest, Stay Tuned
2012 Royal Dragonfly ebook awards, 2nd place, Stay Tuned
The MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW calls STAY TUNED "riveting and much recommended."
"Stay Tuned is as faced-paced as a real-life newsroom. The drama on the air and behind the scenes will keep you racing toward the last page!" - Devon Walsh, News Anchor for WKRG-TV
"Loved it and you will too. Lauren accurately portrays life in a television newsroom...the personalities, the pressures, the pace. Stay Tuned captures the drama that TV viewers seldom see. The book will draw you in and leave you wanting more." - Anne Richter, News Anchor for WWNY-TV
"Stay Tuned is a great read! The story of a career woman juggling life and love and finding herself along the way. I couldn't wait to get to the end to see if my suspicions were right about Chris. Author Lauren Clark writes so well you can feel what the characters feel. And it's a very true representation of the TV news industry!" - Lauren Davis, News Anchor at WVLT-TV
"The characters in Stay Tuned grab hold and demand you live the story right along side them. I found myself wanting to steal Melissa's best friend Candace and make her my own-even if that means having to put up with an endless slew of quotes from Dr. Phil." - Emlyn Chand, Author of Farsighted
"Stay Tuned is fast-paced, fun, and a downright treat. Trust me, you'll love Melissa's hectic life and want her best friend (and Dr. Phil devotee), Candace, to give you all the right tips for staying on top." - E. McDannak, Author of The Inrugian Chronicles
"A wonderful read! I learned as much about relationships as I did anything else. However, I did laugh when Alyssa bopped Tim on the nose on air. Her interview with the doctor was hilarious, too. Let me know when you have another book out!"
"If you like light-hearted stories about real life peppered with ominous Post-it notes, then you won't want to miss this fast and fun read!"
"Stay Tuned" is the story of Melissa Moore, a producer for the six and ten o'clock news, who has to step in and anchor the last few minutes of the news after the female anchor punches her co-anchor on the air. When Melissa's boss asks her to become the temporary anchor, she really has no choice, and the new responsibility has her examining not only her wardrobe but other aspects of her life. Melissa's husband Chris is rarely home, and they have been reduced to communicating via post it notes. Her mother, who lives in a nursing home, is also having issues. If that's not enough, the female anchor Melissa replaced is out to get her, and the new male co-anchor puts the moves on her. Even with all this chaos Melissa decides she wants to do the anchor job permanently. Will she get the job? Read "Stay Tuned" and find out!
This is a very fast paced story that is often laugh out loud funny, but it also has its somber moments. The author's storytelling ability allowed me to actually visualize the story as it unfolded. From the way she described the scenes on the set, to allow us to see the longing Melissa felt for being accepted by her mother, she easily had me laughing one minute but feeling empathy the next. I can easily say there was never a down time for me in this book; the fast pace of Melissa's life set the pace of the book. The author also managed to make me believe something one minute and then, she would have me rethinking what I thought I knew, allowing for more than a few twists in the story. Melissa also had a great best friend Candace, who kept her grounded Dr. Phil style. I also thought the story line that revolved around Darius was great! I also love the quirky characters from the newsroom, from Sunshine the Weather Cat to Judd, the sports anchor. For me an added bonus was the behind the scenes feel of seeing how an actual news broadcast goes together."
Top Customer Reviews
Pie Girls by Lauren Clark is a delicious (see what I did there?) romance that any fan of Phillips or Crusie would be hard pressed to put down until it was finished.
The 3 Second Review (for good measure):
Did you love Hope Floats? Yes? Buy this.
What I loved:
Searcy (the main character of Pie Girls) left her small town behind when she married Alton and moved to Atlanta to become a Rich Housewife of... but she also became a vapid, annoying, fashionista with nothing more important on her mind than what her husband was going to get her for their next anniversary.
Clark manages to create, in Searcy, an amazingly well-rounded characters that develops from a high-maintenance whiner into a strong, vivacious do-er. And the whole time I was eagerly gobbling up every word in every chapter.
Clark's ability to create characters that stick with you will keep you coming back for more.
What could have been improved upon:
I'd like to have seen a little bit slower development in Searcy's love life, but not because it felt rushed, but just because I wanted a little more here.
Why I gave it the rating that I did:
I rarely find romance novels that manage to create compelling three-dimensional characters with such grace, humor and fun as Clark's characters in Pie Girls. Like I said, If you are a fan of contemporary romances (that are sexy without graphic sex), you'll want to get this book on your eReader right away.
Little does she know, her days of decadence are numbered. Her husband has been harboring a deep, dark secret—and it all comes to a head on their wedding anniversary. Given Searcy’s self-absorbed lifestyle, I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t enjoy watching her suffer.
This is where it gets tricky. When I start to loathe the main character, there’s a 50/50 chance the book is going in the goodwill bin. Searcy needed to amend her ways—and fast. Surprisingly she pulled it off! Once she moved back to her hometown and started helping out around the pie shop, I quickly warmed up to her—and so did the townies. Most importantly, she charmed the super cute bike shop owner next door. It’s a good thing she did because that guy is always ready to swoop in and save Pie Girls from burning down or flooding out.
Just when the harsh reality of Searcy’s failed marriage sets in, she gets hit with another whopping bombshell. Her mother is no longer capable of running the pie shop—and it’s up to Searcy to keep it from going under. Will she stick around long enough to see it through? Will she relish the simplicities of small town life and continue running Pie Girls indefinitely?Read more ›
This story is rich in descriptives and I truly enjoyed going shopping with Searcy. I loved experiencing the wonder of having whatever you want whenever you want it and going through the trials and tribulations Searcy goes through as she discovers her hidden strengths and talents. I found myself drawn into her world and enjoyed every minute of it. For this reason I give Pie Girls a 4 1/2 stars and highly recommend it. It is a book to read while enjoying a delicious dessert or a glass of wine. ~JoEllen
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've read and enjoyed many of Lauren Clark's novels in the past so I was really happy to read Pie Girls, a light hearted women's fiction novel that was released last year. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Kaley Stewart
I really enjoyed reading this book.. It was an easy, quick read and I even felt some empathy for Searcy's husband, Alton. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Amy
There was no need to include a reader's guide at the end of this book. It had about as much depth as a kiddie pool. Hey, Ms. Read morePublished 4 months ago by ShannonS386
I really liked this one. A good story line and kind of funny. With nana being sick, the friendships were wonderful to read. An enjoyable book.Published 5 months ago by jewels2u
Enjoyable read, the title did the book justice. Just when I thought the protagonist is nothing but a spoil snotty person fate calls her back home and life will definitely change. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Darlene Cruz
Loved this story. High school graduate wants out of small town Alabama. Marries high school friend who developed a high paying job that allow Searcy to become part of the Atlanta... Read morePublished 8 months ago by BB
Pie Girls is the same chick-lit that you have read a hundred times...rich, spoiled girl, loses husband/boyfriend, goes home and makes pies/cupcakes/bread. Nothing new here. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
I highly recommend this book!
Reading "Pie girls" made me want to go into the town of Fairhope and have a wonderful piece of pie in this fictitious shop. Read more
This is my second book from Lauren Clark and I am officially a fan - meaning I will read anything she writes.
I adored this book. Read more
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