Saturday, February 21, 2015

Book Spotlight and a Giveaway! The Good Woman by Jane Porter

I have sooooo many books! I have a ton of print books and probably even more e-books. The Book Spotlight feature that I am going to try to post every Saturday is a way for me to clear my shelves and to share some of the books I have. There are a lot of different reasons that I might be letting some of my books go, the biggest one is that we recently moved and I discovered how many books I really do have. This feature is a way for my to cull my collection and to give someone else the opportunity to enjoy them.

The book that I am featuring this week is one that I discoverd that I had 2 copies of when we moved and I got my bookshelves all filled up. So I am giving one away!  

Good luck and be sure to stop back next week!

The Good Woman
(Brennan Sisters #1)

The Good Woman by Jane Porter 
Series: Brennan Sisters #1
Paperback, 368 pages
Published September 4th 2012 by Berkley

Is it possible to leave it all behind? 

The firstborn of a large Irish-American family, Meg Brennan Roberts is a successful publicist, faithful wife, and doting mother who prides herself on always making the right decisions. But years of being “the good woman” have taken a toll and though her winery career thrives, Meg feels burned out and empty, and more disconnected than ever from her increasingly distant husband. Lonely and disheartened, she attends the London Wine Fair with her boss, ruggedly handsome vintner, Chad Hallahan. It’s here, alone together in an exotic city, far from “real” life, that Chad confesses his long-standing desire for Meg. 

Overwhelmed, flattered, and desperately confused, Meg returns home, only to suddenly question every choice she’s ever made, especially that of her marriage. For Meg, something’s got to give, and for once in her life she flees her responsibilities—but with consequences as reckless and irreversible as they are liberating. Now she must decide whether being the person everyone needs is worth losing the woman she was meant to be.

About the author

Born in Visalia, California, I'm a small town girl at heart. I love central California's golden foothills, oak trees, and the miles of farmland. In my mind, there's nothing sweeter in the world than the heady fragrance of orange blossoms on a sultry summer night.

As a little girl I spent hours on my bed, staring out the window, dreaming of far off places, fearless knights, and happy-ever-after endings. In my imagination I was never the geeky bookworm with the thick coke-bottle glasses, but a princess, a magical fairy, a Joan-of-Arc crusader.

My parents fed my imagination by taking our family to Europe for a year when I was thirteen. The year away changed me (I wasn't a geek for once!) and overseas I discovered a huge and wonderful world with different cultures and customs. I loved everything about Europe, but felt especially passionate about Italy and those gorgeous Italian men (no wonder my first very Presents hero was Italian).

I confess, after that incredible year in Europe, the travel bug bit, and bit hard. I spent much of my high school and college years abroad, studying in South Africa, Japan and Ireland. South Africa remains a country of my heart, the people, the land and politics complex and heart-wrenching.

After my years of traveling and studying I had to settle down and earn a living. With my Bachelors degree from UCLA in American Studies, a program that combines American literature and American history, I've worked in sales and marketing, as well as a director of a non-profit foundation. Later I earned my Masters in Writing from the University of San Francisco and taught jr. high and high school English.

I now live in Seattle and Hawaii with my three sons. I never mind a rainy day, either, because that's when I sit at my desk and write stories about far-away places, fascinating people, and most importantly of all, love. I like a story with a happy ending. We all do. 

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  1. I love all of Jane's books that I've read! I have not read this one though! Thanks for the chance!

  2. I love Jane's books. I can't wait to read The Good Woman.

  3. Sounds fantastic thanks for the spotlight.

  4. A great giveaway. Many thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  5. I like to discover new to me authors like this one.

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  6. I have read good reviews of Jane's books but I am not familiar with this title. Thank you for this giveaway.
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  7. I love Jane's books, and this one sounds so good. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  8. Thanks for the giveaway. I enjoy Porter' s books.

  9. I have yet to read any of Jane's books, I'm sorry to say. This one sounds really good. Thank you for the chance to win a copy. I am so glad you moved and found you had some books to give away! :)

    1. My hubby is happy that I found books to get rid of too. He thinks I have entirely too many books. Is that even possible? Thanks for stopping by, Vivian!


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