Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Real Happy Family - TLC Book Tours + Giveaway!


~ I received a copy of this book from the publisher or author to facilitate this review.  I received no compensation and opinions are 100% my own or my family. ~



Synopsis (from Amazon): Part-time actress, full-time party girl Lorelei Branch isn’t famous yet, but she’s perfected a Hollywood lifestyle full of clubbing, fashion, and the latest juice cleanse. When Robin, her sister-in-law and agent, throws a plum job her way, Lorelei jumps at the chance and auditions to be the new girl on television’s hottest reality show, Flo’s Studio.

Enter Colleen, Lorelei’s pill-popping mother, who wants nothing more than to see her daughter win the fame and glory she never had a chance to pursue herself. But Lorelei’s dream of becoming the next reality star is dashed when she loses the spot on Flo’s Studio to a stunning African woman. In an attempt to defend her daughter against what she calls a rigged contest, Colleen goes ballistic and delivers a racist rant on live television, sparking a national media frenzy. Lorelei flees the limelight, humiliated and broke, with her slacker boyfriend Don and heads for Reno where she begins to self-destruct.

Meanwhile, the rest of the Branch family starts to come apart at the seams. Colleen and her husband, Carl, are quietly drifting apart. Darren, Lorelei’s older half-brother, is stuck in Florida working on a contentious film set while his wife, Robin, continues the tedious regimen of fertility drugs meant to help them conceive a child. Desperate to bring the family together again and make things right, Colleen hatches a plan to stage an intervention for Lorelei on the reality show Real Happy Family. Soon the entire Branch family is entangled in a mission to bring the prodigal daughter back into the fold.

Will Lorelei ever forgive Colleen? Will Real Happy Family air their most sensational intervention yet? All roads lead to a seedy Reno hotel room, where a reality TV crew is waiting.



One (or more) Sentence Summary: Dysfunctional family at its best!  Every single person in Real Happy Family is dealing past, present and (potential) future baggage.  I had to keep reading to see how the outcome would impact them all.  I wasn't disappointed.

Favorite Character(s):  My favorite character is Robin, Lorelei's sister-in-law and agent.  I was cheering for her (and Darren) the most.  

Setting:  LA and Reno - perfect setting for the book.

Fast read/slow read:  Middle of the road - not fast, but not slow either.

Cover:  The cover reminds me more of Miami than LA.  

What Others Are Saying:  Check out what others are saying on the TLC Book Tours for Real Happy Family.

Would I Read Other Books by the Author: I would.


Caeli Wolfson Widger received her MFA in poetry from the University of Montana. Her work has appeared in Another Chicago Magazine and The Madison Review.

I am so excited to be able to offer one person a copy of Real Happy Family.  Complete the form below and good luck.




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6 comments:

  1. I have actually drawn a blank, though I am sure I have read a book with a dysfunctional family or two.

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