Anchored: a novel by Brigitte Quinn. BookSparks, 2015. 316 pages. ****
Barbara King's dream job is to anchor the prime time network. It's never easy to juggle work, family, motherhood and being a wife, but it becomes especially difficult for Barbara when the network hires a "hot" new co-anchor for her. Sexy Jack Stone, sits inches from her on the set, and after a chilly first meeting, become best friends finishing each other sentences. Rumors fly that they are having an affair, but both Barbara and Jack are happily married to their spouses, or are they? Will Barbara and Jack risk ruining their friendship for what could be a tawdry affair or have they fallen in love and complete each other both on and off of the set?
This debut novel is a lighthearted behind the scenes look at a newsroom and the people who bring the news into your home every day. Humor, romance, friendship and the complexities of staying true to oneself while reporting the news amidst strong egos and backstabbing behavior. A great beach read, fun and entertaining.
Brigitte Quinn has worked in broadcasting for more than 30 years and was a television anchor at the Fox News Channel, MSNBC, and NBC. She holds an MFA in writing from Sarah Lawrence College. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and three children, and is currently anchoring mornings at 1010 WINS radio in New York City. Her website: www. brigittequinn.com and follow her on Twitter @BrigitteQuinn11.