Welcome to the Real World

Welcome to the Real World

Book - 2006 | 1st U.S. ed.
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When she lands a spot on the reality TV show "Fame Game," Fern Kendal, following her dream of becoming a singer, is shocked when her new boss, world-famous crooner Evan David, becomes the newest judge, exposing her ambitions and forcing her to go on the run, with Evan fast on her trail.

Scraping by for years on pub gigs and odd jobs, Fern Kendal has always suspected she might actually have a decent voice. But caring for her feuding parents and sickly nephew took all her energy—until now. During one crazy week, she lands a spot on the reality television talent show Fame Game and a glam new job as personal assistant to world-famous singer Evan David.

Fern's handsome new boss lives in the spotlight, but memories of a childhood tragedy keep Evan from truly enjoying all he's achieved. Though flanked by a hovering entourage and adoring fans, he feels isolated and set apart. That is, until free-spirited Fern is added to the mix. Though she can't seem to master her assistant duties, Fern brings a rare smile to Evan's face and makes him long to rejoin the real world.

Through a twist of fate, Evan becomes the newest judge on Fame Game, a sour note for Fern, who has reasons for keeping her ambitions under wraps. She goes on the run, but Evan can't forget her, and thus begins the adventure of a lifetime—both onstage and off!

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When she lands a spot on the reality TV show "Fame Game" and becomes the personal assistant to world-famous singer Evan David, Fern Kendal becomes close to her new boss, and, in a twist of fate, is shocked to learn that he is the newest judge on the show.

Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Red Dress Ink, c2006.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9780373895908
Characteristics: 441 p. ; 22 cm.


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Jul 10, 2017

Too many things going on that makes the plot rather unbelievable. I didn't warm up to the main character, Fern. Carole Matthews was probably trying to make her the poor, hardworking, down on her luck type, but in the process turned her into a somewhat selfish, unreliable, dizzy, without-me-my-family-doesn't-function type that suddenly has amazing talent and becomes a superstar despite running out on auditions and insulting agents. I had VERY hard time finishing the book. It's a shame because I have enjoyed other books by Carole Matthews, too bad this one was so discombobulated.

Mar 07, 2016

Loved it. Love all her books.

misstippytoes Sep 03, 2012

Good story and her writing is witty at times which carries you through to the end.


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