Book Of The Day – Starring In The Movie Of My Life

by Greg on November 27, 2012

Today we have a bargain, highly rated Women’s Fiction novel by award-winning author Laurel Osterkamp for the ENT Book of the Day. Starring in the Movie of My Life has an impressive 4.6 star rating and is only 99 cents!

“This book hooked me right from the start! The plot unfolds in such a way that you are continually excited to turn each page and anxious to find out what will happen next. This book is a thoroughly enjoyable read….I highly recommend it! Edward – Amazon Reviewer

Starring in the Movie of My Life
by Laurel Osterkamp
Rating: 4.6 Stars
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Price: $0.99


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Samantha acts without thinking. Her heart is huge while her sense of purpose is small; she’s willing to fight for those she loves, but she’s never learned to fight for herself. Eighteen-year-old Melody is cold and calculating, and she’s driven by the desire to better herself. As these compelling yet deeply flawed women battle for the affections of twenty-five-year-old Nathan, he becomes increasingly confused and torn between them. Nathan is Melody’s English teacher, and after he saves her from being raped, she becomes attached. Melody longs for the affection she’s never felt, so she involves people in her self-invented drama, making sure she is at once the star and the director. Meanwhile, Samantha is newly married to Nathan. But Samantha has hang-ups about motherhood and lingering feelings for her ex. To make sense of the world, Sam relates her life to the themes of her favorite movies, while she independently makes a documentary to jump-start her non-existent film career.

Stylistically influenced by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Weiner, Starring in the Movie of my Life is told alternately from both Samantha’s and Melody’s points-of-view and relates two complete yet combined stories about love, acceptance, and redemption. It speaks to our universal desire to be saved by the ones we love, and the monumental effort required to save ourselves.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

This is one of those rare reads I come across where I’m so enthralled from the first page that I can’t stop reading and nothing else gets done until the book is finished. I’ll definitely be reading more of Laurel Osterkamp.


I loved this book and I am now dying to read Laurel’s first novel, Following My Toes. This book has wide appeal, and is a great read for all fans of contemporary fiction and drama. I highly recommend it. Read it now, please and thank you. 🙂 My Rating: 5/5


I loved Laurel Osterkamp’s novel “Starring in the Movie of My Life”. There are so many reasons that I loved this book. Can’t wait to read even more by this fantastic author!


Starring in the Movie of my Life is a truly engaging read that I highly recommend to anyone who enjoys dramas with well fleshed out characters and storylines. The narration from multiple points of view was done extremely well and really allowed the readers to get inside the heads of these two very different women. It was impossible to not become engrossed in their stories and root for a happy ending for each of them.


I loved this book. It had me hooked right from the start and it was the type of book that once you start you don’t want to put down. I kept telling myself “just one more chapter!” Definitely one to put on your wish list!

Get Starring in the Movie of My Life here: Starring in the Movie of My Life

About The Author

Lots of things influence my writing. My misadventures in my twenties were the starting point for Following My Toes, although I spiced things up A LOT in order to make it an interesting story. Getting married, having kids, teaching high school, and figuring out the sort of adult I wanted to be influenced Starring in the Movie of My Life. Whatever I write, I try not to shy away from characters making tough choices. I believe in finding truth in fiction!

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Laurel Osterkamp and ENT appreciate it.

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