In this 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?
Kristin Gore, daughter of Al, knows the White House better than most, and she uses her knowledge to high comic effect. Her delightfully flawed heroine, Samantha Joyce (who first appeared in SAMMY'S HILL), works at the White House as a health-care advisor to a president who is suddenly slipping back into alcoholism.
- Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
- Love + Relationships + Sex, Medicine + Health, Types of Characters, Politics, Humorous Fiction, Romance
- July 3, 2007
- July 3, 2007
- Kristin Gore