Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Jane Porter has a lot to smile about...plus a book giveaway

Photo credit: Kira Stewart Photography
As you may already know, we absolutely love Jane Porter over here at CLC. What's not to love though?!? She's kind, down-to-earth, generous, funny and, of course, an incredible writer.

Amy and Melissa A. got to meet her in person this past year (see pictures here) and she's even more wonderful when you meet her face-to-face. Her personality just shines through in her writing, as she really knows how to connect with her readers. In fact, we even nominated her for the International Chick Lit Month Hall of Fame this year.

Jane is here today because the third and final novel from her Brennan Sisters series, The Good Wife (reviewed here), was published last week. Oh, yeah...and she's going to tell us the top five things that make her happy, in honor of "Happiness Month" here at CLC. Thanks to BookSparks PR, we have one copy of The Good Wife for a lucky US reader! If you haven't read The Good Woman and The Good Daughter, you'll definitely want to check those out, as well!

What's next for Jane? She's part of the Copper Mountain Rodeo series from Montana Born Books (Tule Publishing), along with another chick lit author we adore...Megan Crane! Her novella, Take Me, Cowboy will be released in late October.

You can find Jane at her website, Facebook and Twitter.

Top Five Happy Things for Jane Porter:

1 – My boys. I love my boys and would be lost without them. (And I could include my husband as one of my boys!)

2 – Books. I'm a reader before anything else. Couldn't live without a stack of books next to my bed, waiting to be read.

3 – My writing. I’m a storyteller. I hear voices...characters talking, wanting to be brought to life. I couldn't imagine not writing.

4 – Peeps. I have a real weakness for them. I could eat them by the boxful.

5 – Travel. I love to get in the car or on a plane and just go somewhere---anywhere. A little motel in a beach town. A posh hotel in the desert. International. An hour away. Just love to go. Travel is my poison. I live to travel.

Special thanks to Jane for making US smile and to BookSparks PR for sharing The Good Wife with our readers.


Synopsis of The Good Wife:

Is it possible to love someone too much?

Always considered the beauty of the family, the youngest Brennan sister, Sarah, remains deeply in love with her husband of ten years. Boone Walker, a professional baseball player, travels almost year-round while Sarah stays home and cares for their two children. Her love for her husband is bottomless—so much so that her sisters say it will end up hurting her.

Living apart most of the time makes life difficult, especially since Sarah often wonders whether Boone is sharing his bed with other women on the road, even though he swears he’s been true to her since his infidelity three years ago. While she wants to be happy and move forward in her life, Sarah constantly fears that Boone will break his promise. Now with Boone facing yet another career change, tension rises between the two, adding more stress to an already turbulent marriage. Emotionally exhausted, Sarah can’t cope with yet another storm. Now, she must either break free from the past and forgive Boone completely, or leave him behind and start anew... (Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads.)


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30 comments:

TinaB said...

Wallflower in Bloom by Claire Cook

susieqlaw said...

Twenty-Five by Rachel L. Hamm

I read it last night and loved it!

Summer Grinstead said...

THe Summer House by Nancy Thayer.

S.Sabia said...

The last book I read that made me happy was I'll Be Seeing You by Suzanne Palmieri-Hayes and Loretta Nyan. It is a bittersweet book but it speaks so strongly about the power of female friendships that I just loved it. It made me want to track down my closest friends the very minute I finished it and hug them!

Mary Jo Burke said...

The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes. A sad book to start, but it gets better.

Kerry Ann @Vinobaby's Voice said...

The Book Thief. Totally different from what I usually read, but wow. Before that, Liza Palmer's latest.

Charlotte said...

I have been sitting here thinking about a book that made me feel happy, I can't think of one. I read so many mysteries and they sure don't make you feel warm and cozy.
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rubynreba said...

I read Katie's Choice.

Nova said...

the last book i read that made me happy was Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella.
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booksandstilettos said...

The last book i read that made me happy was Where We Belong by Emily Giffin

Bonnie K. said...

The last book I read that made me happy was Letters from Skye. I was happy with how it ended. Great book!

Connie said...

I think that the last book that made me happy and stayed with me was THIRTY-TWO GOING ON SPINSTER by Becky Monson. It was cleverly written and a true feel-good book.

I’ve been looking forward to reading your new book, Jane, and I know it will be one that will also stay with me.

Congratulations on your successes.

Janine said...

I'm reading The Good Wife right now. Before that, the one that gave me a happy feeling was Tempt Me, Cowboy by Megan Crane.

Terri. said...

Summer Sisters by Judy Blume

Carl Scott said...

I don't read that many books that make me happy. Maybe 'The Art of Racing in the Rain' or 'The Glass House'. Those were both very good.

Peaces of Me said...

I love Jane's books!!! Just picked up The Good Wife and started it last night! :)

miriama said...

That's funny because it is The Good Daughter. I loved the ending so it left me happy. :)

Lori Verni-Fogarsi (LoriTheAuthor) said...

Jane Porter is one of my all time favorite authors... her books are always a "sure thing" for me. I loved the first two books and can't wait to read "The Good Wife!"

jodi marinich said...

the good wife made me happy

Rita said...

Fool For Love by Beth Ciotta

Gretchen said...

The Good Wife...loved it!

Jackie Bouchard said...

I just read "I Can Barely Take Care of Myself" on vacation. A memoir - it was quite funny and made me happy. :)

Chrissy TheEveryFreeChanceReader said...

Honestly, it was "Guess How Much I Love You" by San NcBratney. I loved that book when I was little and I just read it to my son before his nap today. Listening to him giggle as I read it to him was the best.

Chanpreet said...

I can't remember. Most books either hot me emotionally as in make me cry or I laugh. The last book I remember reading and finishing with a smile on my face is Big Girl Panties by Janet Evanovitch.

Susan @ The Book Bag said...

Maggie's Turn by Deanna Sletten

Emily Lewis said...

Recipe for a happy life

Sue G. said...

Barefoot by the Sea by Roxanne St. Claire

bn100 said...

forever too far by Abbi Glines

StephTheBookworm said...

Another Saturday Night and I Ain't Got No Body by Jennie Marts

Bridget O'Neill said...

The Repeat Year left me smiling :)