Shortlisted for the RNA Romantic Comedy Novel Awards, Prime Time is thoughtful, insightful and often laugh-out-loud funny.
Laura Meredith never imagined herself appearing on TV– she’s too old, too flabby, too downright hormonal, and much too busy holding things together for her son, Stanley, after husband, Daniel, left her for a younger, thinner replacement.
But best friend Charlotte is a determined woman and when Laura is persuaded on to a daytime show to talk about her PMT, everything changes.
Suddenly there’s a camera crew tracking her every move and Laura finds herself an unlikely star. Wined, dined, and pampered, she begins to see the charms of a younger partner herself. But as things hot up between her and gorgeous TV director, Cal, they’re going downhill elsewhere.
While Laura’s caught up in a heady whirlwind of beauty treatments, makeovers and glamorous film locations, Charlotte’s husband, Roger, is concealing a guilty secret, Stanley’s got problems at school, work’s piling up, and when Laura turns detective to protect Charlotte’s marriage, things go horribly wrong.
The champagne’s flowing as Laura’s prime time TV debut looks set to be a hit. But in every month, there’s a Day Ten…
Praise for Prime Time
‘Have you ever wondered how they make those reality shows on TV? If you have, then your curiosity will be satisfied by reading Jane Wenham-Jones’s hilarious PRIME TIME.’The Romance Reviews
Ms. Wenham-Jones’ style is so easy and free that the reader is instantly drawn in. I could not stop reading this book and I did not want it to end. I look forward to reading more from her and her work comes highly recommended!!Mary Blevins
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‘I was pretty sure this would be a light, amusing read. What I wasn’t expecting was that it would also be surprisingly moving and would really make me think – a brilliant, lovely, thought-provoking novel. Its nomination is well-deserved and I’m now going to have great pleasure working my way through this writer’s other novels.’Sharon Booth
‘Excellent read. Empathised at times and at others laughed out loud. Finally someone matches the wine self-medication and wisdom that we forty-, or even fifty- or sixty-, somethings find just fits the bill during those life blips when things derail.’Amazon customer
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