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Daytime Drama

Sarahlyn Bruck

Publisher: TouchPoint Press

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Summary

Soap opera star by day, harried, single mom by night, Calliope Hart’s life is a delicate balancing act. When the network cancels her show, Callie’s world crumbles and she must decide whether it’s more important to fight to save the show or take a risk and start over from scratch.
 
"Bruck’s deft approach and keen eye for nuance is both clever and ultra-relatable, creating a story and characters that stay with the reader long after the book is done." —Maureen Joyce Connolly, author of Little Lovely Things
 
"Bruck expertly navigates five different points of view, lending further depth to the plot and authenticity to her characters. Daytime Drama is highly enjoyable and memorable read guaranteed stay in readers’ hearts long after the final page. Highly recommend!" —Leanne Treese, author of The Language of Divorce
 
"You will love this book—women’s fiction at its best!" —Diane Byington, multi-award-winning author of Who She Is and If She Had Stayed

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