Starlet's Light

Starlet's Light

The Starlet Series, #3

Young Adult - Action
297 Pages
Reviewed on 02/05/2014
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Author Biography

Carla J. Hanna is the author of award-winning young adult romance and coming of age fiction novels for readers who enjoyed Nicholas Sparks' A Walk to Remember, Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love, Gayle Forman's If I Stay, or John Green's The Fault in Our Stars.
A former housewife of Santa Monica, California, Ms. Hanna shares an insider's perspective on Hollywood and celebrity influence in her multicultural novels. These are not steamy novels; they are realistic contemporary stories that examine the cultural clash between Hollywood values and religious morality.
Mrs. Hanna urges her readers to take control of the messages about sexuality, youthfulness, and beauty coming from Hollywood and stand up for their own personal convictions rather than follow the social media herd. As the entertainment business's consumers, we have the power to change the messages that affect our sense of self and the actions of our children. Help be the change.
LOVE. LIES. ACTING. THE STARLET SERIES.
Starlet's Man - Lights, Camera, and Lies. High school student athlete, Manny Biro, is caught between the boy he should be and the man he wants to become.
Starlet's Web - Hollywood entangles talented teen actress in a web of lies.
Starlet's Run - In a world where an actress is a product and everyone is a critic, can young love survive? Should it?
Starlet's Light - Young Hollywood actress is 'so done' with acting. She gives up the fight until she sees the light.
~ STARLET'S WEB GOLD MEDAL: 2014 Readers' Favorite International Book Award Contest: Christian Romance ~
~ STARLET'S LIGHT SILVER MEDAL: 2014 Readers' Favorite International Book Award Contest: Christian Romance ~
~ STARLET'S WEB GOLD MEDAL WINNER: 2013 AUTHORdb Book Cover Contest! ~
~ STARLET'S WEB WINNER: January 21, 2013 IBD AWARD! ~
~ STARLET'S WEB FINALIST: 2014 Readers' Favorite International Book Award Contest in 3 categories: Young Adult: coming of age; Fiction: cultural; and Romance: Christian ~

    Book Review

Reviewed by Bil Howard for Readers' Favorite

Facing who you truly are and what meaning your life has is never easy, but it is even more difficult when you’re an actress. Truth and lies get woven together in Starlet’s Light by Carla J. Hanna and sorting them out is a painful experience for cancer survivor and actress Liana Marie. Dishonesty and mistrust on the silver screen are multiplied in Liana’s life as she struggles to decide who and what to trust. While shooting in England, Liana decides to set Manuel free, realizing that he has a chance for a normal, happy life without her, though she can’t get him out of her mind. With an understanding of how her past has affected her future, thanks to her father, she begins to move forward in a whole new light, haunted by the decision to let Manuel go. Spending her weekends in the hospital, rather than out having fun with her friends and doing what normal people do on weekends, begins to take its toll and she begins to see through some of the drama in her life. Will love, trust, and commitment find her? Will she continue to be swept up in the lies that surround her?

Starlet’s Light takes a deeper look into the things that are manufactured not only for a Hollywood movie, but those that are manufactured in our lives. Carla J. Hanna does an excellent job of showing how a person navigates the paths of their falsehoods in an attempt to justify them, but always seems to come up short. The depth of thought and emotion becomes all too real for the reader and keeps them hooked as Carla unravels the story. Deep, emotional and thought provoking, Starlet’s Light will have you examining where the paths of your own life are leading you.