Review: Fortune & Fame

FORTUNE & FAME - Victoria C. Murray/ReShonda T. Billingsley
Simon & Schuster/Touchstone
PRINT | EBOOK
March 2014
INSPIRATIONAL FICTION
REVIEWER:
Marguerite Lemons |  RATING: C 
SYNOPSIS: Rachel and Jasmine know their own pasts are murky, but they’ll seem like choir girls when the secrets and sins of the others come to light. The two will once again have to form an unholy alliance to go up against these so-called Godly women who see the show as their chance to take them down-at any cost.

REVIEW: Jasmine Cox Larson Bush and Rachael Jackson Adams have been enemies trying to one up each other for many years. After Rachael is falsely accused of murder, Jasmine comes to her rescue, saving Rachael’s life. The two call a truce of sorts and become “frenemies.”

Jasmine is watching Access Hollywood when she discovers that Rachael is getting her own Reality TV show. Jasmine immediately begins devising a way to get on the show too. Rachael likes nothing better than to rub Jasmine’s face in her success, and her new show on OWN is the best way to do it. As each woman plots the other’s downfall, neither is aware, that there are others seeking to destroy both of their lives.

FORTUNE & FAME takes place in Atlanta, Ga., as each woman moves their family into new homes, in order to portray an image of wealth for their perceived fans. The plot is one that can be seen on any of the current reality shows on tv. The main and secondary characters spend the majority of their time scheming and plotting each other’s downfall, while all but one of the husbands is clueless about what is really going on.

While I’m normally a big fan of whatever these two ladies write, it was hard for me to make it through Fortune & Fame, because it just didn’t hold my attention.

12th June 2014 | romcol@caribsurf.com