ISBN: 1416505598
ISBN 13: 9781416505594
By: Pamela Redmond Satran

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About this book

From the acclaimed author of Younger and Babes in Captivity, a funny and moving novel about friendship, fame, and the fight for one suburb's future! Greetings from New Jersey Stella Powers is an A-list movie star who has just landed an Oscar-worthy role and a hot new rock-star husband when her mother's death brings her world tumbling down. Floundering as her life becomes one tabloid horror after another, Stella finds herself stuck in the New Jersey suburb she fled twenty years ago. But Homewood is no longer the sleepy town she remembers: housing prices are skyrocketing and glitzy new stores -- and people -- are moving in. To Stella and her young daughter, this is good news. Wish you weren't here. The bad news: Stella's childhood best friend, Mary Jean, who married Stella's old boyfriend and raised four kids in Homewood, can no longer afford to live there. Mary Jean is determined to wrest back the town but needs Stella on her side. The stakes for both women are high, but how can these old friends reconnect after so much time has passed? Or more importantly, how can they not?

Reader's Thoughts


Another quick-read brain candy.


I really enjoyed reading this book. If you are a fan of chic lit, this is a must read.

Inge Hulsker

Entertaining, a bit predictable. Nice characters, especially the kids were portrayed very well. A nice & fast read.


Good fast read. A story of two childhood friends reunited when one (a movie star) movies back to her hometown.


Cute book

Bobbie Grob

This book was okay. Slightly cheesy, fairly predictable, but a cute enough story.


12/28 rec via bookmooch

Itai Greif

** spoiler alert ** I was very disappointed with the ending, where it felt as though being a good mother is diametrically opposed to having ambitions and doing things. I'm not sure what this book was trying to say about the antagonist, where it felt as though there was some depth there, but eventually it all boiled down to greed, and he turned very boring and one-dimensional. Why, I wander, did Henry ever date Stela? Why did he have such problems sleeping with her? No idea.The beginning was nice, but the end was stupid. Don't read it.


Cute!! Enjoyed it alot!

Mary Lea

This book wasn't GREAT but it wasn't bad either. It was a quick read. I liked it b/c it was based in NJ.


This was a book I picked up at the library. It was a decent book, but I am glad I did not buy it. I would describe it as entertaining at times, but nothing all that exciting.


Too many improbabilities for me to really enjoy, but I really liked the character of the police chief's wife.


Good beach read - little far fetched relateable if you are a mom living in the Suburbs - could be YOUR middle class neighborhood they are talking about since takes place in NJ!


Quick read. Would be good for the beach. Nothing to heavy but certainly kept my attention. Put it on your summer reading list to read by the pool.



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