The Memoir of Johnny Devine

The Memoir of Johnny Devine❮Reading❯ ➶ The Memoir of Johnny Devine Author Camille Eide – Love can’t rewrite the pages of one’s past but it can cover a multitude of sins one page at a timePremise A WW2 widow hired to write an exclusive memoir lands on McCarthy’s hit list and must cle Love can’t rewrite the of Johnny eBook ´ pages of one’s past but it can cover a multitude of sins one page at a timePremise A WW widow hired to write an exclusive memoir lands on McCarthy’s hit list and must clear her name while trying not to fall in love with the born again ex Hollywood heartthrob whose scandalous past keeps him too busy to notice her Or does itSummary In desperation forces young war widow Eliza Saunderson to take a job writing the memoir of ex Hollywood heartthrob Johnny Devine Rumor has it Johnny The Memoir PDF \ can seduce anything in a skirt uicker than he can hail a cab But now the notorious womanizer claims he’s been born again Eliza soon finds herself falling for the humble grace filled man John has become—a man who shows no sign of returning her feelings No sign that is until she discovers something John never meant for her to see When Eliza’s articles on minority oppression land her on McCarthy’s Communist hit list John and Eliza become entangled in an investigation that threatens both his book and her future To clear her name Memoir of Johnny PDF ´ Eliza must solve a family mystery Plus she needs to convince John that real love—not the Hollywood illusion—can forgive a sordid past Just when the hope of love becomes reality a troubling discovery confirms Eliza’s worst fears Like the happy façade many Americans cling to had it all been empty lies Is there a love she can truly believe in. I had the pleasure of reading this book and it instantly went to the top of my all time favorites list I won't share much about the plot as it's just way too fun to discover on one's own so I'll just say this I started it at noon and finished it a bit after midnight and somewhere in between HAD to cook dinner and sort of have a life which was really difficult so OH BOYthis book was so fantastic Absolutely no surprise that it got 5 stars from RT book reviews It's one that I read on eBook and plan on getting in paperback as well to have on my keeper shelf and to share with friends Just after the close of WW2 war widow Eliza is trying to make ends meet; she’s having a hard time holding down a job in post war California As a war widow she’s entirely dependent on her own efforts to earn a living When she gets a chance to become a ghostwriter she can’t say noThen there’s Johnny—damaged by his own past excesses and scarred by war wounds but finding new life in his new faith I really loved this story I don’t think I’ve ever read a story about the McCarthyites before and the extreme excesses of suspicion The FBI figures in this story and some scenes were pretty intimidating Reviewed at The Power of Words a fresh and uniue voice Camille Eide has The first two thoughts that enter my mind are that 1 this is why I read Christian fiction and 2 the major publishing houses should be beating on Camille’s door The Memoir of Johnny Devine is set in 1953 during a time when fear of communism ran high and everyone was suspected until proven innocent It’s a well written and intelligent book one that will make you think I was born in 1947 so I have some sketchy memories of this era as a child – with President Eisenhower and McCarthy being in the news a lot It was fascinating to learn about organizations such as American Women’s Alliance and the House Un American Activities Committee Camille has done an outstanding job at conveying a strong sense of place in old Hollywood as well as the suspicion that seemed to lurk everywhereJohnny and Eliza are wonderful characters flawed and honest I loved Eliza’s passionate crusade against racial ethnic and gender oppression – a risky stand to take during these times because it was seen as Communist propaganda Johnny a screen idol with a notorious reputation is writing a memoir in an effort to witness of his faith through the confession of past mistakes Both have past experiences that make them wary of forming a new romantic relationshipOne of the strengths of this novel is its spiritual theme for Christ’s love mercy and grace are seen on every page Both Johnny and Eliza have a journey to make for although Johnny has received Christ’s forgiveness he can’t let go of the guilt – and the idea of “surrender” to anyone scares her This story has an emotional spiritual impact that any reader can relate toThe Memoir of Johnny Devine has romance but it is so much Highly recommendedThank you to Singing Librarian Tours for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review 1953 Johnny Devineis writing his MemoirGreat premise and timeLooking forward to of Camille Eide's work39 Nicely Done Stars100% Clean by Andrea Renee CoxWell Camille Eide has done it again Swept me away to another time and place Once I opened the pages of The Memoir of Johnny Devine okay so I was reading it on my computer as I was copyediting it I found myself transplanted to 1950s California I immediately fell in love with the characters especially Millie and Eliza I liked Johnny Devine too picturing Gary Cooper in my mindThis story has thematic elements that are not appropriate for younger audiences But it is definitely a good read that I recommend for adults who want to experience a tale that could have actually happened It isn't based on a true story but it kind of feels like it is The story comes to life so easily under author Camille Eide's watchful care She has uite a way with words and story elements artfully weaving each thread into place until the full tapestry blazes on the pages I cannot wait until I get to read this one again upon its release I honestly expected a little since this book was so highly rated I did enjoy it and it was well written but it didn't compel a 5 star rating out of meMy major point of contention is that Johnny's age is never explicitly stated At one point he refers to his age in a certain year so I could probably do the math if I really cared to but it left me a little confused throughout the whole story Is he going to be the love interest or is he way too old for her? Does he walk with a cane because of a war wound or because he's an old man? I can't picture him unless I know if he's in his 40s or 60s Maybe I should've just done the math LolOther than that though it was a well told story something different than the norm in Christian fiction which I appreciate It's set in an era I've read very little about the early 50s MacArthur and the Red Scare There were various storylines throughout the book but they weaved together well and were all sufficiently concluded 5 GOLD STAR TOP PICK I loved this book It's not often that I find a book that keeps me up at night reading This one definitely kept my complete interest until I finished it Also contains some very swoon worthy kissing scenesI won this book in a Facebook giveaway sponsored by the author I wasn't asked to leave a review but I did anyway because it's a good book I picked up this book on the recommendation of a friend and I am so very glad that I did This is a beautiful emotionally charged story that grabs your attention from the very beginning The author writes some beautiful turns of phrase and descriptions that are delightful and enjoyable It moves at a steady pace with several well placed conflicting events that keep the book from dragging along like some romances tend to do The sympathetic characters sweet romance and intriguing mysteries make it an absolute delight to read“The Memoir of Johnny Devine” is a historical romance novel set in Hollywood in the 1950s I can’t remember the last time I read something set in this time period but I found the history and culture of the time to be fascinating The story is told from the viewpoint of Eliza Saunderson a talented but unknown writer who barely makes enough to survive and stay in her tiny one bedroom apartment but who is spunky likeable and sympathetic from the very beginning The other leading character is John Vincent also known as Johnny Devine a reformed heartthrobladies’ manmovie star with regrets and wounds much deeper than the shrapnel that crippled his leg during the war While we don’t get to hear much from his point of view the reader can’t help falling for the wounded noble hero that we see through Eliza’s eyes When hired to assist in writing his memoir Eliza has no idea that her life and his will never be the sameThis book definitely falls under the inspirationalChristian fiction category because it is full of instances of redemption grace and forgiveness that were well written without being too “preachy” I really enjoyed it and I recommend it to anyone with a love of Christian fiction andor historical romance 5 starsFTC Disclosure ex A review copy of this book was provided via SLB Tours I was privileged to read this story from the first snippets through the final draft From the beginning I was mesmerized by the concept and being a lover of all things nostalgic Camille – who usually writes contemporary – astounded me with her talent for reaching back into the pages of time and delivering a story that not only resonates but is packed with wonderful romantic tension just like the old films I love to catch on Netflix Here’s my short endorsement which doesn’t do this story justice at all “Film noir and gripping romantic tension leap from the pages of The Memoir of Johnny Devine like a perfectly choreographed dance Camille Eide’s writing is poignant and lovely from the first page to the last”