In search of some short and sweet holiday-themed stories to enjoy with a candy cane and a cup of hot chocolate in between decorating and wrapping gifts in the coming weeks? Look no further, because the holiday reading season kicks off today with the first of four festive reads from Amazon Original Stories!
New York Times bestselling author J. Courtney Sullivan (Friends and Strangers, Saints for All Occasions) introduces Model Home, a sharp-witted story that lifts the curtain on the reality of reality TV.
“Judging by the popularity of her home-makeover show, Katie has it all: a sweet-natured husband, Damian, as her cohost; adorable tween daughters; a designer mansion; and a just-folks appeal that has made the happy couple home-renovation royalty. Out of the spotlight, it’s a different story. Katie’s marriage is disintegrating, her spoiled daughters despise her, and her money can’t do anything to repair her personal problems — or her professional ones.”
With a contract up for renewal and Damian ready to bail, Katie can kiss her artificial world goodbye too. But if there’s one thing a pro like Katie knows how to do, it’s negotiate.
Whether you’re an avid reader looking for another story to devour or a casual page-flipper hoping to kick back and relax for a few with the brief mental escape of a book, this single-sitting read is guaranteed to pique your interest.
Katie’s family and the rest of the supporting characters are far from perfect people — they’re a testament to the inherent fallibility found within the most basic layers of human nature, driven by their various whims and motivations, despite how selfish some of them may be.
Those that enjoy home-makeover shows will be intrigued by what goes on behind the scenes in the seemingly perfect lives of Katie and Damian once the cameras stop rolling. Model Home is an honest reminder of how easily we can all be fooled by a fake smile and scripted conversation, despite how beautiful it all may seem on the outside.
Model Home is now available to purchase and can be accessed free by Amazon Prime and Kindle Unlimited members!
Other upcoming Amazon Original Stories holiday tales include If the Fates Allow by Rainbow Rowell, The Marriage Test by Suzanne Redfearn, and Oh. What. Fun. by Chandler Baker. Stay tuned!