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Royal Entertainment

3.52  ·  Rating Details ·  67 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
When bleeding heart Melody Frank blows the whistle on her boss, she gets fired from her social services job, and no one else in the field will touch her. Enter the fabulous Charles Ribbon, premier party producer for New York’s rich and famous. Charles’s assistant is out of commission, and he wants Melody to start working for him at Royal Entertainment right away. Melody ...more
Paperback, 322 pages
Published May 17th 2014 by She Writes Press (first published March 17th 2014)
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Mike Robbins
Oct 02, 2016 Mike Robbins rated it it was amazing
Shelves: new-york, romance
This was a surprise. I’m not even sure how it ended up on my Kindle, but I’m glad it did. It started off as good-quality pulp fiction – but it wound up packing quite an emotional punch.

The protagonist, Melody, is a thirtyish New York social worker who catches her boss embezzling her employer, reports him, and loses her job as a result. Then she runs into Charles, who she knew as a teenager – when he was a sort of benevolent unofficial uncle. He runs an events company that plans weddings, bar mi
May 28, 2014 Abby rated it really liked it
I really loved this. In some ways, it was a real light, fun, can't-put-down book, but in others, it explored some important ideas. Two caveats: First, I went to college with Marni. She was friends of friends. I haven't actually seen her since then, but it was because of Facebook that I knew she'd written a novel. Second, I have a doctorate in School Psych, so the parts of this book that talked about advocacy really meant something to me. This book explores the idea that fulfillment can come ...more
Erika Romer
Sep 07, 2014 Erika Romer rated it it was amazing
I love it when a book that seems like a light read, stays with me and leaves me questioning my own preconceptions in life. Easy to read, fun, and surprisingly thoughtful and honest. I'm looking forward to Ms. Fechter's next book already!
Nov 23, 2014 Kunal rated it it was amazing
this is a rare book.having read thousands of books over the last 17 years. i can think of only one other book that made me both laugh and cry.and that is one of the reasons it is rare.
i would never have thought that a book on entertainment and especially of the super rich could have hidden inside of it, tiny gems of kindness, thoughtfulness and insights . but they are all there. a must read.
Lilac Wolf
Dec 30, 2015 Lilac Wolf rated it really liked it
Lilac Wolf and Stuff

This was pure entertainment. It was a quick and light read. I read this in about a day, really fast for me. I liked it, the characters and the storyline. But all in all I found it lacking. The characters were really superficial. Even Melody didn't know her motivations. She was a social worker who loved the kids she worked with. But her boss was embezzling money. But even that didn't quite make sense. After she was fired, and quite frankly she was right to report him. But the
Feb 22, 2016 Patrycja rated it really liked it
It is entertaining, fun read with moments of sad tears.
Melody just lost her job as a social worker, after the whistle on her boss. Than she gets surprising offer to work for Charles Ribbon, who is a party producer for New York's rich and famous.
The new job is completely different from what Melody was used to and also people she is now surrendered with are completely from the different world.
Can Melody find herself in this new environment? "Why not to participate in perfection even if it's only f
This novel opens soon after the lead character, Melody, is fired from her job as an education advocate for children in New York City. The reason for being fired? Her boss was embezzling from the non-profit she worked for and she reported him.

While she job hunts, Melody realizes that no one else will hire her in her field given her history as a whistle blower! Then she lands a job doing something completely different- party planning - when she crosses paths with an old friend from her teen years
Jul 07, 2015 Heidi rated it really liked it
This was a fun book to read, but there was one thing that bothered me throughout the book. The descriptions of any interactions with cell phones made it seem like the book was taking place in the early 1990s. It seemed that all of the cell phones were flip phones and the descriptions of photos on the phone being small and blurry just made the book feel old, despite the fact it was published in 2014. A minor point to pick, but it really stuck out. The story itself was entertaining. A quick, ...more
Kelly Kittel
Aug 05, 2015 Kelly Kittel rated it really liked it
If you're looking for a great summer beach read or planning a fabulous party on a generous budget, look no further! Charles Ribbon is one of the most memorable characters I've met in awhile. "I'd rather die a living man than live a dying man." True to it's title, this book kept me royally entertained from beginning to end!
Jun 28, 2015 Jennifer rated it did not like it
Definitely not the book for me! Not happy with the language and some situations, even early on in the story...
Jun 14, 2015 Phyllis rated it did not like it
I returned this book after the first page. The language was offensive to me, and I figured it would only get worse from here.
Rina Freeman
Jun 18, 2015 Rina Freeman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fun and so creative!

The book grabs you from the beginning and makes you care about the characters I really enjoyed it! It was fun.
Annapurna Penumarti
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Jul 27, 2015
Jul 03, 2016 Laura rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Couldn't get through more than a few chapters. Ugh.
Katie Klanderud
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Susan West Campbell
Awesome read! loved it
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Marni Fechter was born in New York City, where has she has worked as an educational advocate and a party planner. While she has never worked in the Dakota Building, her cradle was used in the film Rosemary's Baby. Marni currently plans corporate events. This is her first novel.
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