At thirty, Harper fears her chances for a thriving acting career and finding true love are both fading fast. When she’s handed an unexpected role on Broadway—understudy to New York’s biggest diva––everything changes. She longs for love in the City, but when it doesn’t happen, she reluctantly signs up to an online matchmaking site. Frustration mounts when the only men Harper is interested in are on the West coast, thousands of miles away. Harper feels like an actress who doesn’t act, and a woman in love with someone she’s never met, but God’s about to change all that.
Chris brings to vivid life, the world of theatre acting and production, the lure of Hollywood and the ever growing online dating scene in his latest novel, Screen Play. Written in the first person, Chris excells where many male writers understandably struggle, giving voice to a thirty year old woman who feels her chance to act has passed her by. With fascinating detail, Chris provides insight into the mechanics and emotions a live stage play requires and combines it with a sweet love story played out via email and text messages. While I would have enjoyed reading more of Harper’s written interaction with her far flung internet match, Chris provides a dramatic ending which gives perspective on fame and faith and closure to this intriguing and entertaining tale.