A brilliant, thought-provoking read about the other side of Hollywood, for fans of The Help.
Claire is a composer and a new mother; her husband Paul is a script writer whose career is just taking off, so the once 50/50 share of parenting moves solely to Claire. This is not a role that Claire takes to naturally, which is how nanny Lola is introduced in to the family. Lola is in Hollywood from the Philippines, working to send money home to put her own children through school. What the nanny witnesses is what most people don't see - couples that appear strong to the outside world are something completely different behind closed doors. Kind-hearted Lola not only cares for the children but in attempting to help repair relationships she becomes a confidante and a companion. Tales of the legendary Lola and her miracle-working with children and parents spreads through Hollywood fast, leading other parents to try to coax her away - but what will Lola have to sacrifice to stay with the boy she cares for?
The reader is taken into successful Hollywood as well as into the homes of the network of the Philippino nannies, with many stories running alongside the main plot, making My Hollywood a beach read with substance.