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Stars Collide (Backstage Pass #1)

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In this sparkling romantic comedy, two actors' on-screen romance becomes an off-screen reality.
ebook, 336 pages
Published January 1st 2011 by Fleming H. Revell Company
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Madelyn
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"If a picture could paint a thousand words, his face at that very moment would have filled the pages of a book."

This time around, I'm going to say it straight out. The one word to describe Stars Collide: adorable. Simply and utterly charming. In this novel, the Hollywood lifestyle was portrayed in a new (and Christian) light. There are several aspects I immensely enjoyed in this story. However, contrary to normal standings, there were als
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Carly
Jan 23, 2011 Carly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011-favorites
After reading several of Janice Thompson’s books, I have found that she simply cannot write a bad story. Everything she writes that I have read has been something that has stayed with me. One thing I am really noticing about Janice’s books is that she seems to select a certain mood or feeling for each of her stories. She doesn’t just decide on a plot, she wants the book to have a certain feel to it, apart from her other books.

In Stars Collide the mood is one of simplicity (at least that was the
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Giovanni Gelati
Jan 29, 2011 Giovanni Gelati rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Hello everyone, this is my first ever post and my first guest post. Who am I? I am Giovanni’s sixth daughter; there are seven Gelati sisters and one brother. The reason why you are reading my rants today is that I grabbed this out of my Mom’s hands and ran with it. She is reading it now on my recommendation, and I see her smiling once in a while as she is paging through it; I even got a thumbs up once. The power is intoxicating. So what does this college senior think about Stars Collide, Plenty!
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Emily
Sep 06, 2011 Emily rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a free download for nook. It was a nice love story with a sweet, if predictable, ending. I was SO NOT surprised by the big "twist" toward the end that had most of the characters so shocked. My big complaint, and I realize that this is Christian fiction, is that nearly everyone the main characters know is Christian AND not afraid to talk about it. Given that the story takes place in Hollywood on the set of a top rated sitcom, that required some suspension of disbelief.
Mercedes Cordero
Janice Thompson is definitely not the author for me. I applaud her good intentions, and realize that I'm in a great minority here, but I think her work falls short. Stars Collide is full of one liners, quotes from movies, many, many references to life's script and God as the writer, the mountains and valleys in life, how Kat's heart flutters whenever Scott says something or looks at her or whatever... I think Mrs. Thompson is too keen on repetition and it's tiring. The movie quotes alone were en ...more
Tanx
Feb 28, 2017 Tanx rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
At 38%:
getting real bored, all fluff. where's the tension? all is well and lovey dovey...

Completed book:
hmm... it is boring, very light stuff with a perfect, completely understanding and gorgeous Hollywood hunk as the main male interest. Yawn.
In real life, this would be ideal, but in a book, I like to read about challenges, difficulties, and throw in a villain or two to spice things up. But nope, this book has none of those! Yawn.
Rissi
Jan 29, 2013 Rissi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Romantic-Comedy Junkies; Janice Thompson Fans
Unlike the topics most books that are set in Hollywood cover, this series is a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to produce a (family-friendly) television show, and I suspect that with a background in TV writing, Janice Thompson puts a realistic spin on a fictional comedy.

Despite the fact that I could barely keep my eyes open when I started this novel, I was impressed with how easy it was for me to be swept up into this novel. Surprising since I am not a fan of first-person writing. In he
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Valerie Comer
Mar 22, 2012 Valerie Comer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ever watch a sitcom and wonder if there’s chemistry between the leads that the paparazzi hasn’t caught onto yet? Kat Jennings is secretly head-over-heels in love with her co-star in the top-rated comedy show Stars Collide. It’s perfect, because that’s also the part she plays. But when the producers decide to kick it up a notch and have the secret obsession take front stage, Kat discovers that Scott Murphy feels the same way about her–in real life.

Kat lives with her eccentric grandmother, who use
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Renee
May 02, 2010 Renee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When you think of Hollywood glitz, glamour and scandal, not necessarily faith and love come to mind. Stars Collide just may change that. Stars Collide gives a glimpse behind the scenes on the set of a popular (fictional) TV sitcom and into the lives of its two biggest stars, Kat Jennings and Scott Murphy. It's just a "glimpse" mind you by the end of the book I had no idea they had it in them to pull off what they did! Squeee! I loved it! I was totally shocked and pleasantly surprised! You will l ...more
Tracey Cramer-Kelly
I couldn’t resist reading this book, as my next novel (due out in 2013) features a Hollywood actor and director.

I found the start of “Stars Collide” to be a little rough. Three chapters in, I was wondering who the novel was really about, the young heroine (Kat) and her man ... or her grandmother. And when the “big kiss” happens that early in a book, it makes you wonder where the author is going!

Luckily I stuck with it, because it was a fun read.

It was really about two different sets of character
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Margaret Chind
Dec 28, 2010 Margaret Chind rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Margaret by: Donna Hausler
My journey with books by Janice Thompson started in Contemporary Romantic Comedy, went to Historical Romance and even dipped into Young Adult Fiction. When I found myself with another opportunity to jump into a new Contemporary Romantic Comedy series I knew that I would be with pure delight during this read and I was not mistaken.

This new series "Backstage Pass" is an opening into a wonderful new world we had a taste of in the last Weddings by Bella book and in one of Janice's historicals Love M
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Mary Ellen Fink
Oct 23, 2012 Mary Ellen Fink rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is cute and sweet. Very family-friendly. I love that this author incorporates religion into her books. I read one of her other books called 'Fools Rush In' and was just as cute. I can't wait to read the next two books of both of these series.
Dawn
Review to be posted later.
Rachel
Jan 23, 2011 Rachel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very cute! I will definitely read the next one. It was a fun, light read.
Josephine
May 05, 2017 Josephine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow.

At first when I started reading I had second thoughts about why I started it. I thought the Hollywood backdrop would mean I had a shallow story in my hands, even if it was Christian. I was so wrong. The more I read, the more it grew on me, until I was moved to tears over the beauty of the story. Wow. It's about relationships: the love of a girl for her grandma, the goodness of a worthy man, or men, about living unconditionally in the face of adversity, about finding family, seeing beneath th
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Linda
Jan 23, 2017 Linda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute story.
Ruth
Jan 31, 2011 Ruth rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kat Jennings and Scott Murphy play rival talent scouts on the top-rated sitcom Stars Collide. Life imitates art on and off the set as Kat and Scott finally confess their feelings for each other both on and off-screen. But keeping a budding real-life romance under wraps is nearly impossible when the press and paparazzi stalk your every move, hoping for their next big story. When Kat's grandmother, the eccentric and colorful classic Hollywood star Lenora Worth, mistakes the on-screen fictional pro ...more
Nora St Laurent
Feb 01, 2011 Nora St Laurent rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Janice hits a home run with Stars Collide. I am so thankful to have received a review copy of a book that has it all, mystery, romance, fun and laughter.

Kate Jennings and Scott Murphy are the main characters of a T.V. sitcom. The shows ratings have slipped in the polls. The studio wants to spice up the script and have these stars finally commit to each other. It’s time. It’s been three seasons. The problem is that they want to spice up their personal life too and say they are the real deal on a
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Miss Kristine
Sep 24, 2016 Miss Kristine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, bookbub
Summary: Kat Jennings and Scott Murphy are TV sitcom stars whose fans are hoping to see them reveal their feelings for each other. In real life, their lives do not differ much. When their secret love is exposed, will their relationship last between the paparazzi, TV sitcom rating promotions, and Kat’s eccentric grandmother?

Thoughts: The Christian take and view point was refreshing and exactly what I needed at that time. Although the religious “reason for meeting” was a bit pounded into you towar
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Victor Gentile
Jan 16, 2011 Victor Gentile rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Janice Thompson in her new book, "Stars Collide" Book One in the Backstage Pass series published by Revell brings us to Los Angeles and the sound stages of Hollywood

When I look at these huge water slides that seem to be on the Cruise Ships nowadays I think this must really be fun. You start at the top of a slide that has water flowing through it. You slide down taking these twists and turns then all of a sudden it deposits you in thin air and then you drop into the pool below you. This sounds li
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Robin
I have to say this was a good book but I only gave it three stars because I found something about it highly annoying. I have no problem with Christian Literature nor do I have a problem with references to God as part of the storyline such as something being a part of his plan or praying to him. As a matter of fact its nice to hear such things. I read this one on my phone so that will give you an idea of the size of the page. It seemed like every other page mentioned something about the Lord it m ...more
Loraine
Sep 02, 2013 Loraine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
SUMMARY: Kat Jennings and Scott Murphy don't just play two people who are secretly in love on a television sitcom--they are also head over heels for each other in real life. When the lines between reality and TV land blur, they hope they can keep their relationship under wraps. But when Kat's grandmother, an aging Hollywood starlet with a penchant for wearing elaborate evening gowns from Golden Age movies, mistakes their on-screen wedding proposal for the real deal, things begin to spiral out of ...more
Louise
Sep 01, 2011 Louise rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Story Description:

Kat Jennings and Scott Murphy don't just play two people who are secretly in love on a television sitcom--they are also head over heels for each other in real life. When the lines between reality and TV land blur, they hope they can keep their relationship under wraps. But when Kat's grandmother, an aging Hollywood starlet with a penchant for wearing elaborate evening gowns from Golden Age movies, mistakes their on-screen wedding proposal for the real deal, things begin to spir
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Jo Notary
337pgs, Her future's so bright, she's gotta wear shades
Kat Jennings and Scott Murphy don't just play two people who are secretly in love on a television sitcom--they are actually head over heels for each other in real life. When the lines between reality and TV land blur, they hope they can keep their relationship under wraps. But when Kat's grandmother, an eccentric star from Hollywood's golden age, mistakes their on-screen wedding proposal for the real deal, things begin to spiral out of contr
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Michelle
More like 4.5 stars...

This story was a delight to read, as are all of Janice's books. It was mild in the sense of reflecting the author's tender romantic style, but it was also a fun read, too. I loved the grandma. The author made a sad situation funny by putting a spin on it that makes the reader smile at the eccentricities and put them into perspective. The quotes from movies were fun and an entertaining aspect of the story as well.

As is typical for Ms. Thompson, she interjects a powerful hum
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Molly (Cafinated Reads)
Jan 26, 2011 Molly (Cafinated Reads) rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Molly (Cafinated Reads) by: revell
This book was fantastic! I absolutely LOVED everything about this book, that Janice Thompson penned. She is an amazingly seasoned author, and she knows how to take characters and blend them perfectly with her plots and turn out a novel that will keep her readers captured-hook line and sinker. She is one of my all time favorite authors, and she can make me laugh, cry and everything in between with her books!

In Stars Collide, the characters are hilariously perfect for their rolls. Kat Jennings is
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Amber Stokes
Jan 14, 2011 Amber Stokes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a fun and crazy ride! Stars Collide has a sweet romance and a great supporting cast. I loved the names of the chapters and the constant references to famous movie quotes. For a great excursion into a place where "happily ever after" is more than just "The End," this book is the ticket!

All of the characters are wonderful, and I think that a lot of the secondary characters, like Kat's grandmother and the child star with more to her than meets the eye, stole the spotlight frequently. I confess
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Molly Smith
Jun 02, 2016 Molly Smith rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I couldn't finish this book. I love the idea about two costars falling in love, but this book was just awful. There wasn't any background to the two co-stars, and the book opens with a scene of them possibly kissing. From that point we are supposed to believe that these two characters in the book are supposed to be attracted to each other, and are wanting to kiss each other. Except there is no build up to that- and from that point it jumps right to them wanting to be in a relationship together. ...more
Laura
Jan 29, 2011 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Title: STARS COLLIDE
Author: Janice Thompson
Publisher: Revell
January 2011
ISBN: 978-0-8007-3345-2
Genre: Inspirational/contemporary romance

Kat Jennings and Scott Murphy play two people in love on a television sit-com. But in real life, they are in love too. When the lines between real life and TV-fantasy blur they hope (and try) to keep their real-life relationship under wraps.

Kat’s grandmother, Lenora, is a 1940’s star, and she still thinks she is “the cat’s meow.” She insists her home be on the
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Amy (Books, College, and Other Random Things)
Stars Collide by Janice Thompson is the first bok of the Backstage Pass series.

Kat Jennings is an actress that plays on the family show, Stars Collide, alongside the actor, Scott Murphey. After three seasons, the characters they play are finally going to have their first kiss, but a black out prevents the characters' on screen kiss. This doesn't stop Kat and Scott from having their first kiss. Both, soon realize how that they really care for each other, but nobody says that love is and is the sa
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My name is Janice Thompson. (You will find me published under Janice Hanna, Janice Hanna Thompson, Janice A. Thompson as well.)

I’m a Christian freelance author of novels, non-fiction books, magazine articles and musical comedies for the stage. I live in the Houston area, where the heat and humidity tend to reign, regardless of the season.

I’m the mother of four beautiful daughters, (Randi, Courtney
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