Get Ready to Curl Up with Johnny's Memoirs
“I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be until finally I became that person. Or he became me.” -Cary Grant
It's not easy being one of Hollywood's leading men. There's something about the glare of the spotlight that makes people do things that they never thought they would - take chances with their life and gamble recklessly with the lives and emotions of others. All while flashing a white smile on the red carpet.
Johnny Devine had a meteoric rise to stardom, becoming known for two things; his immeasurable charm, and the number of starlets he wooed. But soon his acting skills weren't enough to cover the pain he felt and the alcohol forever lingering on his breath. When Eliza Saunderson takes the job as Johnny's biographer, she's determined to keep her distance. She doesn't want to add falling in love with a womanizer who claims he's changed to her list of woes. The Federal Agent accusing her of being a Russian Communist has given her enough to worry about. But as she helps (John) tell his tale, she discovers grace, redemption, and something even deeper.
Camille Eide hasn't simply written a story; she's masterfully unfurled a glamorous world of Hollywood, intrigue, and love. As you follow the threads of Johnny and Eliza's stories, you find yourself transported to another time and another place. Reading Johnny's memoirs is like watching one of your favorite black and white movies late at night, wrapped in a blanket and eating popcorn. Comforting, familiar, and simply divine.