Although glamour and high visibility go along with being a prime time TV show host, behind the scenes Tiana Tomlinson must come to terms with how the industry treats aging women versus their maturing male counterparts. Author Jane Porter goes to great lengths to portray the depth of despair, frustration and stagnation associated with her heroine’s circumstances.
We go with Tiana all the way to Africa and back to Los Angeles on a quest for the authentic approach to her TV show’s content. Moral dilemmas and making choices are pivotal in this book. The price of walking in her shoes is well worth the payoffs celebrated once the reader gets into the heart of the tale.Make no mistake, this is a story of romance, but not a romance novel. A significant part of the romance that blossoms in Tiana’s heart comes from falling in love with her true self. There are plenty of obstacles along the journey and the reader is eventually well rewarded for embracing this character.
Well worth the time and effort!
5-Spot, $13.99, 335 pages
Reprinted courtesy of Sacramento Book Review.