A lightly-written and often fascinating insight into the crazy world of Hollywood. I always try to suggest who I think will most enjoy a book...with this novel it is going to be a very long list. ~The Wishing Shelf
In Life in the Hollywood Lane, Ann Crawford’s actor-hero, Trish, sees her life in the “village of happy people” suddenly ripped out from under her when her friend of twenty plus years commits suicide. After being part of a closely knit BFF team her entire adult life, Trish is cast adrift, grief competing with guilt as she wondered if she could have said or done something to have kept her friend alive. This perceptive, wise and funny tale follows Trish as she finally reaches out and explores the world without her sidekick, and begins to understand her place in the scheme of things. Sound like a coming of age tale to you? It did to me, and it’s a marvelous one. While this novel is categorized as chick lit, the themes of recovery from grief, self-knowledge and courage resonated with me quite strongly. Trish’s story is compelling and universal in so many ways. Life in the Hollywood Lane is most highly recommended. ~Readers' Favorite
About the Author
Ann Crawford's best-selling, life-affirming books weave tales of love and intrigue that take readers on mystical journeys. Her characters live radiant lives touched by magic, an ability Ann believes we all have. She also believes in love at first sight, that good always prevails, and that we're here for those wildwonderfulwayoutthere visions of ours to come alive. Ann has lived "oh, all over." She and the love of her life and their family live with a view of the Rocky Mountains out the window. In addition to four humans, "family" includes a showtune-belting parrot who laughs even more than Ann does-quite a feat! When she's not circumnavigating the globe (65 countries and counting, plus all 50 states), communing with sea critters on the ocean floor (in her scuba gear), or climbing every mountain (on the back of her husband's motorcycle), or flying planes (not just *in* the plane-*flying* the plane, at least as a student pilot for now), you can find her writing. Ann is also an award-winning documentary filmmaker. Her first movie was about a group of vets returning to Viet Nam to perform humanitarian work, give something back to the people, return to their Areas of Operation, and heal their wounds of war. Her second movie involved traveling around the world and interviewing people from all walks of life-heads of state, street kids, academics, artists....the folks of this world-on how they envisioned creating world peace. The website for this movie won numerous awards. Ann is an award-winning humanitarian, as well.