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Stars Collide (Backstage Pass #1)

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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 Hol
Paperback, 324 pages
Published January 1st 2011 by Fleming H. Revell Company
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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
Jan 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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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
Giovanni Gelati
Jan 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing

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!
Sep 06, 2011 rated it liked it
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
Feb 28, 2017 rated it it was ok
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.
Jan 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
Valerie Comer
Mar 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
May 02, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
Jul 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
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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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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