Her Part to Play by Jenny Erlingson

Young Llama Thoughts
  • Adventurous
  • Christian Friendly
  • Easy Reading
  • Humerous
  • Youth Appropriate
4 Llamas


This book was sent to me by Baker Book House for my honest review. And honestly, it was a very enjoyable novel that I could totally see as a new Hallmark movie!

This book is about Adanne, a girl trying to juggle her makeup artist career, with her parents struggling community center and her nephews cancer treatments. But when handsome John Pope makes it to her makeup chair for his next movie, Adanne’s life gets waayy more complicated. But she doesn’t fit into his Hollywood world, and she isn’t certain he fits in her world either… Could this be true love? Or the latest Hollywood scam?…

This book was very good. The plot line was fun. I seriously could see this as the next big Hallmark movie! The romance was very sweet and the characters were good. This would be a very good read for young ladies 15 and up who love a good, sweet, cute romance! (It’s like a Cinderella style!!!)

I do have some ‘cons’ about the novel. There is mention of alcohol, I don’t care about that fact because the guy sets it right, but some people might not like that. However, I felt like some parts of the book were skipped. You would be reading about one part and suddenly they would be somewhere else. And I had a hard time connecting with a makeup artist. Her character felt forced at times, like she had all these issues she could fix by herself. It just felt a bit cheesy.

Overall, I enjoyed the novel but it took me awhile to read. This is a pretty good book that I would suggest to girls 15 and up who love a good fun romance! I hope you all have a book-filled day!!! -The Young Llama Reader.


  • A very sweet novel!
  • Cute, romantic and lovable!!!


  • Some mention of alcohol and such…
  • A bit of a slow read…

Desperate for extra income after her mother’s passing, Adanne accepts a last-minute job as a makeup artist for a movie filming in her small Alabama hometown. She’s working to save her parents’ legacy and help her brother, but the money hardly seems worth having to face the actor who got her fired from her last job in Hollywood.

John Pope has made his share of mistakes over the years. But after turning his life over to God and enduring a messy breakup, he’s ready to start rebuilding his career. Imagine his surprise when the woman called in to cover for his usual makeup artist is a quiet but feisty newcomer on the set–and definitely not a fan.

Sparks of tension–and could that be attraction?–fly between them, but Adanne hates the spotlight, and John’s scheming manager has bigger plans for him than to end up with the humble makeup girl from the small-town South. Can these star-crossed lovers find their way to happiness? Or will the bright lights of Hollywood blind their eyes to what’s right in front of them?

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