Book Tour Review and Giveaway: Acting Up by Kristin Wallace




Addison Covington is the reigning Ice Queen of television. Until her producer husband falls in love with her on-screen daughter and a well-placed punch on national television casts her as the wicked ex-wife. Fired and disgraced, she escapes to Covington Falls, the idyllic Southern town where she found comfort in a time of turmoil as a teenager.

Life is constantly on the brink of chaos for widower Ethan Thomas. Being a single father is one challenge. As a high school principle he also has to deal with hundreds of students and their interfering parents. Now, he’s short one drama teacher and if he doesn’t find a replacement to direct the spring musical he’s going to have a riot on his hands. His childhood neighbor, Addison Covington, could be an answer to prayer. Or one more complication he can’t afford.

Before Addison can say “Casting Call” she’s drafted to direct the high school musical. Soon she’d dealing with some off-key caterwauling, a bitter stepson showing up on her doorstep, and the boy-next-door turned sexiest high school principal she’s ever met. One thing Addison and Ethan agree on is that there’s no room in their lives for romance. He’s got too much at stake, and she needs to reclaim her former glory in Hollywood. In the end, these two lost souls will choreograph a happy ending with the help of Grace, Love and a Curtain Call.


A very fun, engrossing read. At nearly 40, Addison’s story is an excellent combination of romance and “hen lit” — in her search to find herself, she finds a lasting love as well. Even though this is the second book in a series, it works perfectly as a stand-alone. I haven’t yet read book one, but didn’t feel like I missed much in reading this one first.

It’s a feel good romance, one that will leave you misty-eyed in places and possibly needing a hanky. The author writes so well, that even though it’s a full-length novel, I finished it in one day and didn’t want to put it down. It was better than watching a movie. And I love this sort of romantic comedy. Inspirational and motivating, this story will leave you with the feeling that all things are possible with love…and with God.


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