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Families have secrets. Roxy's family has more than its share. So, she flees to Hollywood to follow her dream and create a new life for herself. Easier said than done.Though bombarded with daily challenges, Roxy and Ginn, her wounded warrior roommate, manage to find humor in their frequent calamities with the help of an amazing dog. Then Roxy's mother moves in, but her words and actions make no sense, and life becomes frustrating, even dangerous.Along comes the well-connected acting coach, James Jonathan Jarvis, and Roxy's big break in showbiz: a part in a reality TV show with a wilderness survival theme. Her hopes crumble when her confused mother disappears a week before rehearsals begin. Roxy's search leads her to Northern Wyoming, where she and Madeline become trapped in a real life-and-death situation. Will her recently learned survival skills be enough to save them both? SAVING MADELINE is an entertaining story with adventure, humor, and an unusual mother-daughter relationship. One reviewer described Ms. Rohman's novel as "Joy" meets "Roommates" with a touch of "Still Alice."Book Club discussion questions included."If you have any interest in an actor's struggles, a wounded warrior's creativity, or a mother's dark secret, you will enjoy reading SAVING MADELINE. Though serious topics drive the plot in this story, a thread of humor is always close by. Ms. Rohman's well-defined, likable characters and a fascinating sequence of events make this a #mustread novel." - JR Stampfli.
Cricket Rohman, 9780997527087, 316pp.
Publication Date: May 4, 2017
About the Author
Cricket Rohman grew up in Estes Park, Colorado, and spent her formative years among deer, coyotes and beautiful blue columbine. Today she is a full-time author writing about teachers, dogs, cowboys, life's little mysteries-even Alzheimer's. Prior to writing, Cricket's career path included the following jobs: actor, singer, audio/video producer, classroom teacher, school principal, and U of A, College of Education assistant professor. Her newest release, SAVING MADELINE (women's fiction), is a uniquely entertaining story of three women and a dog living together in Los Angeles laughing, crying, surviving. Cricket's first published books include three contemporary novels with elements of romance and mystery in The Lindsey Lark Series: Book 1 WANTED: AN HONEST MAN Book 2 LETTERS, LOVERS, & LIES Book 3 HIT THE ROAD, JAKE! What's next? COLORADO TAKEDOWN, a romantic suspense novel in which a desert party girl (Hannah Hudson) who wins millions in the lottery, teams up with high mountain rancher (Trace McAllister) to fight the sudden evil that stalks her. THE FANTASY MAKER (Shh. This series is still a secret.)