Graham’s first novel is about something I am sure she knows plenty about. The main character, Franny Banks is a young woman living in New York trying to become a successful actress. She has two roommates, Jane and Dan who are very supportive. At her acting class showcase she catches the eye of two different agencies. One gets her a job on a new movie but she is not sure she wants to compromise the wardrobe. Then the agency itself falls apart and the manager only takes his top person, which leaves Franny out. The other agency leaves her wondering if he is the real deal.
This novel has humor that you can only see from Graham. As I read this book I couldn’t help but think about her as the main character. She writes about what she knows which makes this story so believable. Graham even includes Franny’s date-book entries through out each chapter giving you the visuals of Franny’s thoughts that adds to the novel. Along with the humor, there is also romance that does not end the way one would have expected, but leaving you to use your imagination.
Bravo for Graham on this first novel with her exciting characters and a story line full of energy. I am waiting for her next novel in hopes that she does write more.
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