A Reader's Opinion: GUESSING AT NORMAL by Gail Olmsted



GUESSING AT NORMAL is the story of Jill Griffin and James Sheridan. Jill wasn't always sure what to expect out of life, but dating a rock star wasn't on the list. They have a difficult relationship of ups and downs, and a lot of it isn't pretty, at least what we get to read. This book touches on a lot of real-life issues that I applaud the author for addressing, but it didn't draw me in as I thought it would, and it could have used a little more polish. There are a lot of struggles that both Jill and James have to face as they plunge into life and try to find a way to have their own careers without driving the other away. Is it possible? In life, not always. I had trouble with their relationship for a few reasons. Their initial meeting was believable and sweet in some ways, but as the story moved along, I kept thinking that Jill would be better off without James, especially after so many years. Written almost entirely from Jill's perspective, the author created an interesting story in GUESSING AT NORMAL.

Star Rating: 3 Stars | Content Rating: 3 Hearts | Reviewed by: Kaylie Morgan


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Is life with a rock star ever normal? Small town girl Jill Griffin has mastered the art of being invisible, so when she falls in love with sexy rocker James Sheridan, at first she is content to live in his larger than life shadow. Building a life together under the glare of the media is challenging, and further complicated by constant touring, James’ partying and the mixed signals she gets from James’ twin brother Alex. What is that guy’s problem? When her poems and journal ramblings become the songs on James’ best-selling album, Jill has to step out of her comfort zone and figure out how to live her life in a spotlight all her own. As her professional success as a songwriter threatens her relationship with James, Jill begins to wonder if she can write love songs without the love of her life.

Print Length: 246 pages

Publisher: Jericho Road Press

Publication Date: May 29, 2016

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