Julia Claiborne Johnson's Be Frank With Me
Well, this was a super cute/satisfying/engaging first novel, centering on a young woman who's dispatched out to LA to assist a famous reclusive novel with her long-awaited second novel--and ends up being in charge of the woman's eccentric (but charming) young son. I really feel like this book could be a big hit with a lot of audiences--it's VERY pleasant but not cheesy or anything, just really a delight to read, and with a few nice little surprises. Totally enjoyable. A/A-.
A review copy was provided by the publisher. This book will be released in February.