Fifteen Minutes

Fifteen Minutes

A Novel

Book - 2013
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes a dramatic story about fame, true love, and the cost of having it all.

Zack Dylan made a promise to God and his college sweetheart as he left his family's horse farm in Kentucky to compete on the popular reality television show Fifteen Minutes : If he makes it, the fame won't change him.

Overnight, Zack is the nation's most popular contestant, a country singer with the looks and voice of a young Elvis. As his star rises, Zack is asked to compromise and quiet his beliefs, and also some-thing more. Something Zack could never have imagined. Just as America is falling in love with Zack, just as he's on the verge of winning it all, his choices lead him to the brink of personal disaster.

At the same time, Reese Weatherly, a thera-peutic horse instructor, is no longer sure about her relationship with Zack, or the wedding they had dreamed about. While Zack advances from one round of the competition to the next, an offer comes to Reese-one that will take her to a home halfway around the world.

Then Chandra Olson-reigning diva pop star and one of the Fifteen Minutes judges-intervenes. Chandra has suffered so much public pain and pri-vate agony since her days as a Fifteen Minutes contestant. Now she wants just one thing: meaning.

Can Chandra's private losses help Zack find his way, or will his fifteen minutes of fame cause him to lose the life he once loved? Fifteen Minutes is a story of character, compromise, and the cost of having it all. A story that raises the question: Who are the real winners?
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Howard Books, 2013.
Edition: 1st Howard Books hardcover ed. --
ISBN: 9781451647051
Characteristics: 353 p.


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Aug 21, 2015

What a page-turner!
Really made me look at shows like American Idol with a new set of eyes.
Loved the ending! Hope the author writes a sequel to it so we can find out what happens to Zack & Reese.

JCLBreH Jun 15, 2014

This book is a quick read if you like Karen Kingsbury novels. Heart warming story and enjoyable.

Dec 25, 2013


This book is a fast read, it's so good!
You are going to readily like the main character. Very similar to American Idol, but behind the scenes so to speak.

Ending is good as well!

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