Play-acting has marked the four years of their turbulent marriage, but now Raine Marlowe needs Kenzie Scott to achieve her dream in Mary Jo Putney's imaginative contemporary novel, The Spiral Path.

Determined to shift from acting to directing, Raine brings Kenzie a script for a movie titled The Centurion. There will be no financing, no backing, no film without the male superstar. But can the nearly divorced couple survive the tumultuous demands of on-location filming when she'll be the one in charge? Putney's signature characterizations shine in a story that reminds us that celebrity life can be celluloid-thin, and it is only when actors stop emoting and start digging deep into their own hearts that real life begins.

Noted for her achingly poignant and powerful historical novels, Putney moves into contemporary romance with a clear-eyed candor for her characters that makes them step out of the pages with authority.

Sandy Huseby writes and reviews from her homes in Fargo, North Dakota, and lakeside in northern Minnesota.


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