‘NCIS: Hawai’i’ Star Vanessa Lachey Shows Off Her Jane Tennant Skills in a Book Store

by Maggie Schneider
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The “NCIS: Hawai’i” actress sneaks into a bookstore and performs a mission impossible. Her stealth in unmatched.

Vanessa Lachey is full of surprises. Between her lead role as Jane Tennant on “NCIS: Hawai’i,” to moving their entire family to the island, she never stops moving. Now, fans can call Lachey an author as well as an actress. Her new book, “Life from Scratch: Family Traditions That Start With You” is a hybrid of family recipes, date night ideas, and lessons Lachey has learned throughout the years. The book’s concept is 10 years in the making and is organized into seasons.

The “NCIS: Hawai’i” star is excited about her new book. So excited, that she sneaks into a bookstore and signs a few copies for fans. Channeling her inner Jane Tennant, the actress does a full-body roll on the ground and brings obvious smiles to the masked employees’ faces. She shares the fun video on her Instagram.

“Hang on, I have to do a ‘Mission Impossible,'” Lachey says to the camera. Sporting classy white trousers and a fun gingham coat, she reaches the table full of books with stealth. Her caption is just as cute: “I’ve always wanted to sneak in a store, find my book & sign it. Little did I know how official they make it these days!”

About Vanessa Lachey’s New Book

“Life From Scratch: Family Traditions That Start With You” is a book about family and beginning new traditions. The concept comes from a personal place, stemming from Lachey’s mom leaving her when she was 9 years old.

“It was a very rocky, tumultuous childhood,” she shares with PEOPLE.

However, the actress creates her own family traditions and memories. Sharing her life with husband Nick Lachey and their three children, she hopes her book encourages readers to make their own traditions with whoever they are close with. It is a fun collection of recipes, holiday hacks, parenting advice, and personal stories. It is about turning negativity into positivity.

“You can break that cycle and be the one that starts it all. It’ll be your name that they talk about when they eat that recipe or when they do that fun dance night … there’s something really exciting and beautiful that you can create for generations to come.”

Now, the new author is soaking in the family life in their new home of Hawaii. Moving for her role on “NCIS: Hawai’i,” Lachey has no regrets. She is just happy that her family is closer than ever.

“Life From Scratch: Family Traditions That Start With You” is available at bookstores and on Amazon now.

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