Thursday, July 11, 2024

Her Part to Play: Read an Excerpt + Enter to Win


Her Part to Play JustRead Takeover + Review Blitz

Welcome to the Takeover + Review Blitz for Her Part to Play by Jenny Erlingsson hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Book

Her Part to Play Title: Her Part to Play 
Author: Jenny Erlingsson 
Publisher: Revell 
Release Date: June 18, 2024 
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Desperate for extra income after her mother's passing, Adanne accepts a last-minute job as a makeup artist for a movie filming in her small Alabama hometown. She's working to save her parents' legacy and help her brother, but the money hardly seems worth having to face the actor who got her fired from her last job in Hollywood.

John Pope has made his share of mistakes over the years. But after turning his life over to God and enduring a messy breakup, he's ready to start rebuilding his career. Imagine his surprise when the woman called in to cover for his usual makeup artist is a quiet but feisty newcomer on the set--and definitely not a fan. 

Sparks of tension--and could that be attraction?--fly between them, but Adanne hates the spotlight, and John's scheming manager has bigger plans for him than to end up with the humble makeup girl from the small-town South. Can these star-crossed lovers find their way to happiness? Or will the bright lights of Hollywood blind their eyes to what's right in front of them? 

Debut author Jenny Erlingsson's diverse cast comes alive with faith, romance, and a touch of humor to create a story worthy of the big screen.

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Book Excerpt

“Okay, John!” The assistant director stepped closer. “Adanne is standing in while you run the lines. Saves us having to search through the extras. And she’s the right size.” 

If Adanne hadn’t been in shock, she might have given the director a side- eye. It wasn’t anyone’s job on or off this set to size her up for anything. Why in the world was she positioned opposite John Pope of all people? 

Bo pulled away from John, who retreated back to his starting position. Adanne shifted toward the general store. Her stomach tightened in rebellion against the path her thoughts wanted to take. This should have sent waves of nausea or at least annoyance. Instead her core was tense with anticipation. John barreled out and stopped right in front of her. He grabbed her shoulders lightly and said the needed lines. 

Adanne nodded, faltering the way she was told. Tingles rippled through her as John caught and lifted her, setting her firmly on her feet. She would not win a gold statue for this performance, but if it helped keep the schedule moving, she would continue. Because there was no drifting off after this. Her senses were awake and on high alert. 

About the Author

Jenny Erlingsson

Jenny Erlingsson is an author and speaker of Nigerian descent. After 12 years working in junior high and women's ministry, she moved with her family from Alabama to Iceland. When she's not running after her four kids or ministering alongside her husband, she can be found writing romantic fiction and creative nonfiction to inspire deep faith in diverse settings, as well as encouraging other writers. Her other writings have been featured on (in)courage, Live Original, Velvet Ashes, and more. And in the margins, you might find her reading five books at a time with a side of Icelandic chocolate.

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Tour Giveaway

(1) winner will receive a print copy of Her Part to Play and a $25 gift card to!

Her Part to Play JustRead Giveaway

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