Summary (from Goodreads):
“Suzanne Redfearn delivers another gripping page-turner in her latest novel, a story about a young mother’s fight to protect her children from the dangerous world of Hollywood. Faye Martin never expected her husband to abandon her and her three children . . . or that she’d have to struggle every day to make ends meet. So when her four-year-old daughter is discovered through a YouTube video and offered a starring role on a television series, it seems like her prayers have been answered. But when the reality of their new life settles in, Faye realizes that fame and fortune don’t come without a price. And in a world where everyone is an actor and every move is scrutinized by millions, it’s impossible to know who to trust, and Faye finds herself utterly alone in her struggle to save her family. Emotionally riveting and insightful, NO ORDINARY LIFE is an unforgettable novel about the preciousness of childhood and the difficult choices a mother needs to make in order to protect this fragile time in her children’s lives.”
I really enjoyed this novel! I love the story of a child star as told by her mom (who is really not what we’d think of as a stage mom).
I was expecting Faye to get in trouble for using some of Molly’s money for family use, but that didn’t happen. (Isn’t that what Macauley Culkin’s father got in trouble for?)
At any rate, this was a smart, fun story and I definitely want to read more from Suzanne Redfearn.