Talk of the Town by Lisa Wingate
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Part of the reason I decided to read this book was because it is published by Bethany House. When you don't really know what you're getting into with a book, it's nice to know that certain publishers will at least give you something clean.
This story is about Mandalay Florentino, a 30-something associate producer for a reality TV show called American Megastar. Her tyrannical boss sends her to Daily, Texas, to prepare for the top five reveal show for contestant Amanda Anderson.
Daily is the definition of small town. Gossip spreads like wildfire, and the people are quite quirky.
Amanda faces many challenges trying to plan the reveal show without letting the townspeople know the big surprise.
The point of view alternated every other chapter between Mandalay and Imagene Doll (Daily native). At first I was put off by the switching, but both characters were entertaining and it ended up not being too distracting.
An enjoyable read with a little bit of suspense and romance.