Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Hello, Hollywood! by Janice Thompson

Welcome to the blog tour for Janice Thompson's latest romantic comedy, Hello, Hollywood!

Let's begin with the back cover copy:
Athena Pappas is the head writer on one of the most popular sitcoms in television history. But when Vegas comedian Stephen Cosse is brought in to beef up the show's suddenly sagging ratings, she starts to worry about her job. Sparks fly as the competition--and attraction--between the two writers heats up. Athena has never had a problem scripting the romances of her characters. So why is her own love life so hard to script?

With humor and a Hollywood-insider viewpoint, Hello, Hollywood! delivers lots of laughs as the characters discover that not being in control of the plot of their lives might just be the best thing that ever happened to them.

And now, my review:
I missed Book One in this series, but this story stood alone.

I loved the great insider feel of the sitcom writing scene (sorry) in Hollywood. Readers get a backstage pass onto the lot, into the room with the writers as they come up with hilarious scripts.

The story moved a little slow for me, but it was enjoyable. And for those looking for a lighthearted read, it’s the perfect choice. No burdens here. That in itself is a ministry, am I right?

And you’ll find hope here too. I liked how Janice demonstrated the truth that God writes the scripts of our lives.

And most fun of all—the Greek family. And the Greek food. Somebody, please pass the souvlaki!

Loved Stephen, our story’s hero. He’s a believable, loving father who is willing to take a chance on love with our heroine, Athena. Throw in the nostalgia of the Dick Van Dyke show and I Love Lucy, and you’ve got a whole lot of fun.

This is an enjoyable romantic comedy. I’ll be watching for the next book in the Backstage Pass series.


Available September 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.


  1. Thanks so much for the sweet review. I'm glad you enjoyed Athena's story! :)

  2. You're welcome, Janice! Write on, my friend. Love your sense of humor. And I really enjoy the behind-the-scenes info. :D

  3. Thanks for the review, Annette. It's good to see a humorous book that provides escape from the stresses of life. I always appreciate your thoughtful reviews!

  4. This books sounds like fun, Annette! Thanks for the review. We know what the world is like for novel writers. I'm intrigued by the storyline showing sitcom writers in their element. I can only imagine that along with a lot of hard work, they share a lot of laughs ... especially when they're tired! By the way, I've always loved the old Dick Van Dyke and I Love Lucy shows. ;-)