Screen Play: A Novel
At thirty, Harper fears her chances for a thriving acting career and finding true love are both fading fast. When she's handed an unexpected role on Broadway—understudy to New York’s biggest diva––everything changes. She lon...more
Screen Play (David C. Cook 2010), the third novel from author Chris Coppernoll is an inspiring story of friendship and faith set amidst the complexities of Hollywood and cleverly combined with an uplifting love story reminiscent of Sleepless in Seattle.
At thirty, Harper fears her chances for a thriving acting career and finding true love are both fading fast. After a devastating year of unemployment and isolation in Chicago, Harper is offered an unexpected role in a Broadway play—as understudy...more
Screen Play by Chris Coppernoll is a refreshing romance full of faith and hope. Harper Gray has had a rough year: dumped by her boyfriend, a too-long dry spell of no acting jobs, and feeling like she has no purpose, nothing left to live for. The only reason she survived financially was because of residuals from a cold medicine commercial. After giving her heart to the Lord, everything starts to change. She's hired to be the understudy in a play on Broadway working along with her best friend Avri...more
I adored this story because I got lost in it's pages and lived in an entertaining alternate reality while I was reading. The character development was impeccable and the faith element was perfectly done. I said this before, but the romance literally took my bre...more
An engaging plot with the faith aspects sewn in subtly, but effectively. A main character in Harper that readers can believe, both in her actio...more
All Avril can talk about is her man. His name is Jon and he is an attorney. Avril met Jon on an online dating site called Lovesetmatch.com. Harper logs onto the site. Harper is m...more
There is not just one story in there...more
This was a refreshing read: the style of writing, the story - it was truly enjoyable. I really appreciated that the author was able to portray characters who had real relationships with God without making it seem forced. The characters were believable and the descriptions of a nature that allowed the reader to immerse themselves in the settings.
There were some issues of personal morality in the characters which I disagreed with, but in general, I came away from the book with the feeling of sati...more
I'm not normally a big fan of first person narrative, but I loved Harper's voice. She's just someone with whom you can connect and relate. I liked her. Her faith and desire to serve God and follow His path for her is strong, but she's not perfect. Her regret at her inability to apologize after confronting Tabby...more
To me Screen Play started off good, the ending? Surreal.
I'll give it 2.5 stars!
There could have been more. I was expecting sometg more. The author did a good job writing, I am just not so impressed with how the story wend latte...more
My issue with the book with the way it ended.......
Not sure if I'd pick up another one of his books on purpose.
Screen Play is a touching and wonderful novel, filled with inspiring and very heart-warming characters. I loved how real the emotions are in Screen Play. Coppernoll paints a picture that you can easily relate to, even if nothing like a situation you've ever been in before. The characters and the story are relatable in a way that many authors aren't able to achieve.
Thoughout the struggles and dramas in Screen Play I found myself always pulli...more
I am fascinated with theater and drama, so I was sucked into the pages pretty quickly. I loved all the behind-the-scenes drama with the actors and preparation for the play's opening night.
Chris has a way with words that's not flowery yet puts me right into the story. I love that.
I would've enjoyed getting a little more backstory on Harpe...more
out the way she thought it would be when she completed school. Her love and faith in God
brings her to a new chapter in her life. Her faith is tested. A good read for all.