Sammy's House, written by Kristin Gore


Kristin Gore, daughter to Al Gore, has many credits next to her name. Nominated for an Emmy, winner of the ‘Writers Guils of America Award’, and best selling author to list a few, Gore’s writing career is a successful one. The first book, Sammy’s Hill, is being made into a movie by Columbia Pictures.

Sammy’s House is the second book in the ‘Sammy’ series. I enjoyed reading Sammy’s Hill so much that I couldn’t wait for Sammy’s House to be published. Sammy’s character is funny, clumsy, hard working, trying to juggle career and relationships. This story will keep you guessing, the plot has many twists and turns.

Type: Fiction, 384 pages, Trade paperback

Synopsis:
Sammy is in the House!
In this incisive comedy, late twenty-something Sammy Joyce -- hypochondriac, klutz, jumper-to-conclusions -- is in the White House as a health-care advisor to the newly elected administration. All the chips seem to be falling into place: She's living with her best friend, successfully keeping her pet Japanese fighting fish alive, and reveling in her romance with Charlie Lawton, an up-and-coming Washington Post reporter.

However, soon after taking office, the administration finds itself deep in a red-hot White House scandal. President Wye's old problem with the bottle re-emerges. His family is creating havoc. And an informant within the administration begins leaking damaging information. On top of it all, a secret deal with an Indian pharmaceutical company for an experimental drug unleashes a fury that threatens to shake the administration to its core. While the White House braces for a fiery response within the Beltway, Sammy fights to distance herself from the turmoil that surrounds her personally and professionally. But at a time when she needs Charlie more than ever, he gets promoted and moves to New York. As the heat surrounding the Oval Office intensifies, the political climate and Sammy's love life spiral out of control. Can she hold her ground when her relationships, ideals, and most importantly, her ability to trust are all coming apart at the seams?
In Sammy's House, Kristin Gore brings a novelist's eye to the inner workings of the White House, giving hilarious insight and a fresh perspective on political life.

Reviews:
USA Today… Kristin Gore's novel is both fun and political . . . refreshing and charming . . . [Sammy's] Hill and [Sammy's] House both describe a Washington reality rarely captured in political thrillers and conspiracy tomes.

Booklist… Gore's second novel delves more deeply into the political realm Sammy inhabits. But herheroine remains compelling and thoroughly lovable, and readers will be thrilled to find Sammy back in the saddle again as she navigates the treacheries of Washington politics and her own love life.

1 comment

  1. Light fun with the political backdrop to add some weight. Clearly written by someone who knows what she's talking about. I did sometimes find it hard to reconcile the flighty, disorganized Sammy with the highly-respected and well-informed Sammy. But it's a fun book with good twists to make it worth the read.

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