I really enjoyed this book, I loved the inside peek into the makings of a West-End/Broadway musical! Scroll down to see my review and a giveaway!
Tell Me S’more
(The Campfire Series, #4)
Published by: Firefly Hill Press
Publication date: May 25th 2021
Genres: Adult, Comedy, Contemporary
“A beautifully written contemporary romance, with plenty of enjoyable comedy, it challenges us to evaluate our lives and make big decisions on who we want to be and not necessarily what everyone expects us to be.” – Adventures in Lit about The Campfire Series
Camp Chinooka was supposed to be a place of inspiration, the place where Perry Gilman would finally compose his symphonic masterpiece. But four years later, Perry Gillman isn’t any closer to his dream of becoming a world renowned musician. Instead, he fell love in with Gigi Goldstein and he thought that love would be enough. Now, struggling to find the right subject for a new musical while hustling as a piano player at a local jazz bar, he can’t help but measure his own shortcomings to his famous father’s monstrous success. So, when he stumbles onto the idea to write a musical about the life and times of Elizabeth I, everything finally changes. The musical is an international sensation and suddenly, Perry is on the fast track to super stardom.
However, fame and success come at a price. When his relationship with Gigi is thrown into a tailspin, he must decide whether to follow his dream for which he fought for so long or sacrifice it all for true love.
Told from Perry’s perspective, Tell Me S’more shows that there are two sides to every story and a cost to every choice.
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Four and a half Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭒
Tell Me S’more by Beth Merlin is the fifth book in her popular The Campfire Series. But can easily be read as a stand-alone book, but you will WANT to read the entire series after reading this one! (I know I did) This book was full of surprises for me and I really enjoyed this fast-paced book. If you’re a fan of Broadway, you’ll love it.
This book is told exclusively in the first person from the POV of Perry and his climb to succeed as a composer in the musical theater world. This book really delves into his world and his thoughts as he clamors to put a show together. Getting inside his head, we can really understand his self-absorption and his single-minded drive to succeed.
I loved the inside look at the musical theater world, both on Broadway and London’s West End. I found the look into the history of Elizabeth I was fascinating and I learned so much about this monarch. I also thought the author did an amazing job of subtly comparing the life of Elizabeth I, and that of Perry and Gigi.
I highly recommend this book to all, but especially if you’re a fan of musical theater. I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Beth Merlin has a BA from The George Washington University where she minored in Creative Writing and a JD from New York Law School. She’s a native New Yorker who loves anything Broadway, rom-coms, her daughter Hadley, and a good maxi dress. She was introduced to her husband through a friend she met at sleepaway camp and considers the eight summers she spent there to be some of the most formative of her life. One S’more Summer is Beth’s debut novel.
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As someone who loves musical theatre, I think I’d love this book! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it.
Thank you Jodie, I was surprised how much detail there was in the book about the inner workings of the theater.
Thanks for being on the tour! This sounds like a really entertaining and fun read!
Thanks so much Giselle. It was a fascinating book. It hooked me so much, that I’m going to read the rest of the series.