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Celebrities for Breakfast - a romantic comedy

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Personal shopper to the stars, Judith Collington, refuses to spend one more day in LA, answering the demands of her Hollywood clientele. To escape, Judith and her daughter give up their lucrative lifestyle to run a bed and breakfast in Illinois. Judith prepares to purchase the property, until it changes hands in a poker game. New owner: Hollywood actor and part-time egoman ...more
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Samantha Janning
Jan 15, 2011 Samantha Janning rated it liked it
Judith Collington needs to get out of LA. She spends her days as a personal shopper for celebrities, caving in to the demands of the rich and famous. With her seventh-grade daughter Shannon maturing by the minute, Judith makes the decision to move to Illinois. She has the opportunity to run a bed and breakfast, taking over after the elder owner steps down. But after uprooting her life and settling down in the Midwest, Judith loses the chance to purchase the B&B- and the new owner only remind ...more
Lorene Haupt
Jan 22, 2011 Lorene Haupt rated it liked it
Just read the sample chapter so far, but am looking forward to the rest. Will start as soon as I finish Mortal Ghost.

This was a fun book. I liked how the story was told from multiple points of view - very effective. You have to suspend a good bit of disbelief to swallow the storyline - but that's okay.
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Jan 07, 2015 Carol *Young at Heart Oldie* rated it really liked it
Reading this book really reminded me of those delightful 1960s Doris Day/Rock Hudson romantic comedies given a modern twist. We have the leads: the has-been Hollywood actor seeking solace in a bottle, the divorced mother wanting her daughter to have a normal life away from the harmful influences of Hollywood and the daughter suffering all the angst of teenage years. They may sound like typical stereotypes but Shelley Stout's writing technique makes them fascinating individuals.

When Judith Collin
Dec 29, 2010 Michelle rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this romantic story. It took me a few chapters to get to know the characters enough to be committed to the reading the book, but once I got hooked I kept wanting to read the story. There were a lot of good things to glean from this novel besides a few heart-warming, tender kisses. There was also a good message about forgiveness and the importance of good communication in relationships. There was also the theme of doing what you need to do for yourself, and not just to please another pe ...more
Laura McDonald
Aug 29, 2010 Laura McDonald rated it it was amazing
This one is u-turn from Stout's other novel, Radium Halos, which was based on historical--and tragic--events. Celebrities for Breakfast is a purely fictional beach read that will have you laughing and possibly wincing throughout. Some of the best moments for me came from pre-teen Shannon who gets to live every pre-teen's fantasy of meeting her favorite movie star. One of the best lines, which will give you an idea of the tone of the novel, comes from Shannon's mom referring to said movie star, " ...more
Oct 10, 2010 Robin rated it it was amazing
This has to be one of the most delightful books that I have read in a very long time. "Celebrities for Breakfast" and the Bed and Breakfast, in particular, transported me back to my summers where we would visit southern Illinois. Stout's characters are also very lively, funny and they mirror my best friends. The book is light, entertaining and well written. Kudos to author Shelley Stout for writing such a refreshing book. I highly recommend "Celebrities for Breakfast."
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Originally from Annandale, Virginia, Shelley Stout resides in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she enjoys spending time with her two grown sons. She also enjoys volunteering at a local homeless shelter. Shelley is a contributing writer for Parent Teacher Magazine, and her award-winning fiction has appeared in anthologies, The Storyteller Magazine and online at WordRiot.
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