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The Celebrity

3.28  ·  Rating Details ·  60 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Caught Between a Charade and the Truth.

Jamie D. Lane is many things: multi-talented, handsome–and the most sought-after pop star in the world. But there’s one thing he isn’t–happy. At the height of his singing career, a family tragedy stops him in his tracks. And in an effort to settle a private matter and put the past behind him, Jamie cuts his trademark blonde curls, ass
Paperback, 304 pages
Published January 11th 2005 by WaterBrook (first published 2005)
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Sep 04, 2007 Deb rated it liked it
Shelves: christian, romance
Elmer introduces us to two characters in this novel, one is a musical celebrity named Jamie D. Lane. Jamie has been singing ever since his mother recognized his talent as a youngster and saw it as his ticket out of poverty. But lately he has become burned out and disillusioned with his life in the media spotlight and longs for an escape. The other character we meet is Anne Stewart, who is dealing with the after effects of a head injury she sustained in a car crash with a drunk driver. This has c ...more
Aug 22, 2012 Kristen rated it really liked it
I just picked this up off the shelf at the library. I often grab "inspirational" books when I do that because you never know what you might find in some books out there and that always seems safest. So, yes - it has a lot of religious references. I am not a big book critic. I just like to read for fun and this was a fun story.
Jan 12, 2010 Naomi rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2010
Sorry, I just couldn't get through this book. I wanted to like it, wanted to finish it, because it's set in Goldendale. It's always fun to read a book set in a place you know so well. I just couldn't get past the constant religious/Christian references and the tedious writing.
Feb 22, 2011 Kate rated it really liked it
Cute, simple story line that was a joy to read. But FYI it seems to be a Christian-based novel.
Sep 23, 2007 Dev rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, 2006
A truly wonderful book. The story of Jamie and Anne was mesmerising. I couldn't put the book down.
Jan 21, 2013 Sarah rated it it was ok
Not a bad read, it was a Christian book. Lot's of God and prayer. Not more than I could handle. Cute story.
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Jun 15, 2013 Sandra Campeau rated it liked it
Fine book, easy read. Good for a summer day
Oct 04, 2012 Tara rated it did not like it
Sorry, I just couldn't get through this book. I wanted to like it, wanted to finish it, but unable..
Sep 10, 2014 Melissa rated it liked it
Singer Jamie Lane gets burned out, changes his identity and goes to live in a small town. Well-written but ending falls a little flat.
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Robert Elmer is a former reporter and ad copywriter who writes part-time from his home in the Pacific Northwest. He is the author of over fifty books, including nine contemporary novels for the adult Christian audience, two nonfiction titles, and seven series for younger readers. He's also a contributor to kids' versions of the popular "Case for..." books co-authored with Lee Strobel. Among kids, ...more
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