2021 International Book Awards Finalist (Fiction)
Soap opera star by day, harried, single mom by night, Calliope Hart's life is a delicate balancing act. When the network cancels her show, Callie's world crumbles and she must decide whether it's more important to fight to save the show or take a risk and start over from scratch.
Advance Praise for DAYTIME DRAMA
"With heart, humor, and the right dose of drama, Sarahlyn Bruck brings her characteristic insight and literary precision to this story of braving the world outside your comfort zone. Loved every minute."-Jennifer Klepper, USA Today bestselling author of Unbroken Threads
"With her sophomore novel, Daytime Drama, Sarahlyn Bruck builds on her reputation as a master craftsman of relationships. Prepare yourself for a compelling journey as Bruck's characters plunge into the depths of self-discovery when love and trust are brought into question by circumstance. Bruck's deft approach and keen eye for nuance is both clever and ultra-relatable, creating a story and characters that stay with the reader long after the book is done."-Maureen Joyce Connolly, author of Little Lovely Things
"Bruck expertly navigates five different points of view, lending further depth to the plot and authenticity to her characters. Daytime Drama
is highly enjoyable and memorable read guaranteed stay in readers' hearts long after the final page. Highly recommend!"-Leanne Treese, author of Their Last Chance
"From the first page of Daytime Drama by Sarahlyn Bruck, readers are drawn into the fascinating world of Callie Hart, the star of a long-running soap opera whose carefully constructed world begins to fall apart. In addition to reading about Callie and her approach to life's problems, readers are treated to an inside view of Hollywood and how it treats aging female stars. You will love this book-women's fiction at its best!"-Diane Byington, multi-award-winning author of Who She Is and If She Had Stayed
"Sarahlyn Bruck weaves her magical storytelling into a brilliant page-turner. Brava!"-Carol Van Den Hende, award-winning author of Goodbye, Orchid
"Aptly titled, Daytime Drama plunges you instantly into the world of Calliope Hart: actress by day, single mother at night, keeper of one great big secret and a whole bunch of insecurities. Sarahlyn Bruck deftly manipulates her characters' strengths and weaknesses and keeps you guessing right to the last page."
-Barbara Conrey, USA Today bestselling author of Nowhere Near Goodbye
"Bruck expertly navigates five different points of view, lending further depth to the plot and authenticity to her characters. Daytime Drama is highly enjoyable and memorable read guaranteed stay in readers' hearts long after the final page. Highly recommend!"-Leanne Treese, author of The Language of Divorce