Monday, August 23, 2010

Book Tour, Giveaway and Review: She's Gone Country by Jane Porter

First line: "Shey Lynne, you've been here three months now and not once have you taken those boys to church."

From the back cover: Shey Darcy, a thirty-nine-year-old former top model for Vogue and Sports Illustrated, led a charmed life in New York City with a handsome photographer husband, until the day he announced he'd fallen in love with someone else. Left to pick up the pieces of her once happy world, Shey decides to move back home to Texas with her three teenage sons. Life on the family ranch, however, brings with it a whole new host of dramas, starting with differences of opinion with her staunch Southern Baptist mother, her rugged but overprotective brothers, and daily battles with her three sons, who are also struggling to find themselves. Add to the mix Shey's ex-crush, Dane Kelly, a national bull-riding champ, and she's got her hands full. It doesn't take long before Shey realizes that in order to reinvent herself, she must let go of an uncertain future and a broken past, to find happiness - and maybe love - in the present.

My thoughts: This was a quick, fun read. The story that Jane Porter creates is one that is easy to relate to. The girl who thought life was going pretty well had to adjust to some devastating news - her husband of seventeen years was in love with someone else. Deciding to take herself and her three boys back to her hometown in Texas isn't going to be as easy as she thought. Living so close to her mother, with her staunch Baptist ways, is only half the battle - there's also her overprotective brothers to deal with; her three sons aren't exactly thrilled to pick up from the fast life of New York City and move to Texas; and her ex-crush, who is dealing with the hand life has dealt him, seems to be there every time Shey turns around. Shey's story will keep you turning the pages until the very end. Jane Porter writes from her heart, delving into issues that many women face, such as balancing work with family, children's demands, and their own personal needs. A fast-paced novel, filled with a little romance and characters that are well-developed, this was a great summer read and I look forward to reading more of Jane Porter's books. 

About the author: Jane Porter is also the author of Easy on the Eyes, Mrs. Perfect, Odd Mom Out, Flirting with Forty, and The Frog Prince. she lives in Seattle, Washington, with  her three sons.

You can find more information about Jane at her website.







I received a complimentary copy of She's Gone Country by Jane Porter from Crystal  BookSparks PR to review. 

GIVEAWAY RULES:

Crystal at BookSparks PR has provided one copy of this awesome book for readers of this blog!

Rules:
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GIVEAWAY ENDS
AT 6 PM, EST, SEPTEMBER 8th

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