Wednesday, June 24, 2015

It's no secret...we love Jane Green! And you can win her latest novel.

There's a reason Jane Green was our 2012 nominee for the International Chick Lit Month Hall of Fame. She writes novels dealing with real women, real life, and all the things life throws at them, while incorporating her trademark wisdom, wit and warmth. We absolutely love Jane and her novels, and we're glad to celebrate the recent publication of her 17th novel, Summer Secrets, with a special tribute to her.

Thanks to St. Martin's Press, we have FIVE COPIES of Summer Secrets for some lucky readers in the US and/or Canada!


Visit Jane at her website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Need a quick read? Check out Jane's FREE short story e-books:
A Walk in the Park
Cat and Jemima J (no spoilers for Summer Secrets)


Synopsis of Summer Secrets: When a shocking family secret is revealed, twenty-something journalist Cat Coombs finds herself falling into a dark spiral. Wild, glamorous nights out in London and raging hangovers the next day become her norm, leading to a terrible mistake one night while visiting family in America, on the island of Nantucket. It's a mistake for which she can't forgive herself. When she returns home, she confronts the unavoidable reality of her life and knows it's time to grow up. But she doesn't know if she'll ever be able to earn the forgiveness of the people she hurt.

As the years pass, Cat grows into her forties, a struggling single mother, coping with a new-found sobriety and determined to finally make amends. Traveling back to her past, to the family she left behind on Nantucket all those years ago, she may be able to earn their forgiveness, but in doing so she may risk losing the very people she loves the most.

Told with Jane Green's keen eye for detailing the emotional landscape of the heart,
Summer Secrets is at once a compelling drama and a beautifully rendered portrait of relationships, betrayals, and forgiveness; about accepting the things we cannot change, finding the courage to change the things we can, and being strong enough to weather the storms. (Courtesy of Amazon.)


**Check out Author Liaison Cindy Roesel's review.**



Amy's top five favorite things about Jane Green:

1. She's extremely personable and approachable. I met Jane at a signing a couple of years ago, as well as at a signing for Wade Rouse's compilation, I'm Not the Biggest Bitch in This Relationshipback in September of 2011. At the Wade Rouse event, Jane knew who I was right away and that I was with Chick Lit Central!

2. Well, of course she's a wonderful writer and storyteller. Her books are just fabulous. Speaking of her books, why hasn't one of them been turned into a movie yet? I hope this gets rectified soon!

3. All I have to say is that Jane Green's house in Connecticut is just gorgeous. Check out pictures of Figless Manor and learn the story behind it.

4.  She also cooks some fabulous food. She has a Kickstarter campaign for her cookbook, Good Taste, Good Food, A Good Life. Learn more about it, but not on an empty stomach. ;)

5. I was SO excited when I saw that Jane Green mentioned both Melissa A and I in her Saving Grace acknowledgements. What an honor! My excitement lasted for quite a while.

NYC, 2011


Melissa A's top five favorite Jane Green novels:

1. Jemima J: This book got me started on reading Jane's novels and also motivated me to exercise. There's a reason women sigh contentedly when they hear this title spoken aloud. It's THAT good!

2. Bookends: What book lover doesn't dream of opening her own store? Live the dream vicariously through this novel.

3. Babyville: If a close friend's pregnancy (back in 2004) didn't inspire me to want a baby of my own, then this book sure did the trick. I love how it was told from three different perspectives and all the characters were endearing to me.

4. To Have and to Hold: This was just a heartfelt novel about a marriage gone wrong and Jane's beautiful writing just flowed throughout the story, giving me hope that something good would come of Alice's situation.

5. Another Piece of My Heart: I really like how it not only showed Andi's perspective, but also her step-daughter Emily's. I ended up liking them both as a result. (See my review.)

Northvale, NJ, 2009: She signed a copy of Babyville



How to win: Use Rafflecopter to enter the giveaway. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. If you have trouble using Rafflecopter on our blog, enter the giveaway here.

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US/Canada only. Giveaway ends June 29th at midnight EST.

38 comments:

Emma said...

I came straight over as soon as I spotted this! I love Jane Green's novels. Her characters are likeable and relatable and ever since Jane's first novel Jemima J I've been hooked :)

Emma said...

aargh, I should say, Jemima J is the first Jane Green novel which I read, not Jane's first novel.

Janine said...

I can't wait to read this book

EKB said...

Her stories have such ease to them and I truly feel like I personally know the characters -she is gifted!!

JenniferC said...

I love all of Jane Green's novels and am so ready to read this new one!

Suburban prep said...

I have not read any of her books before but Bookends looks interesting. Actually they all do.

AiringMyLaundry said...

I like Jane Green because she seems so down to earth. Plus I love how she mentioned you in her book. That's fabulous! I can't wait to read this one. I'm on the library waiting list but it's number 80. I'm impatient, so I'd love to win!

Tracy Melhinch said...

I have loved her books for years! I love the characters!

Rhonda J G said...

I like the flow of characters and story. Enjoy her books.

cpr040304 said...

I'm new to the books of this author. Aside from wanting to read Summer Secrets because I have read nothing but great reviews, I would like to read first To Have and to Hold.

Susan I said...

I love her not-always-perfect characters.

traveler said...

I enjoy her captivating and memorable novels which are real and meaningful. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Renee said...

I love the relatable characters!

Holly said...

I'm new to Jane Green. I'd love to start with Summer Secrets.

Sherri Hays said...

The Beach House!

Barbara Khan said...

I have heard so many good things about her books, I better get with the Jane program!!

Linda Kish said...

Her books are always such fun to read.

Vivian Vereeke said...

I have yet to get the chance to read a Jane Green novel, but they have been on my TBR list for some time. I would love to read any of her books. I have heard so many good things about them. I just downloaded her short story ebooks so I now have something of hers to start reading!

Birdhouse Books said...

Jane Green is so much fun to read! I loved Bookends and Jemima J.

Bonnie K. said...

I discovered Jane Green when I read Jemima J. I've been reading her books since. I enjoy reading her books.

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Rita said...

I'd like to read Saving Grace.

Vicki said...

I haven't read any of her books yet. I'd like to start with Summer Secrets.

Elizabeth Parker said...

I'm new to her books but this one sounds great! Thanks for the chance to win.

Patricia said...

I haven't read anything by Jane Green yet. I'd like to see why everyone loves Jemima J. (Also Summer Secrets sounds so engrossing.)

bn100 said...

haven't read this author; maybe summer secrets

Melanie Backus said...

Since she is new to me, I would want to start with Jemima J.

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Carol Fragale Brill said...

Recently read Saving Grace and Grace felt true to life with a balance of qualities and shortcomings, making her a more well-rounded character

penney said...

I'm looking forward to reading this, she is a new Author to me.
Penney

Anonymous said...

I was first introduced to Jane Green's books when I read Jemima J, which I think everyone loves. Since then, I have read all her books (Tempting Fate and Saving Grace are on my bookshelf waiting to be read). Her writing has evolved through the years and I'm so looking forward to Summer Secrets. I'm so in love with the cover!!

Suzy

Grandma Cootie said...

I like most that she is a "real" person and her books are about real women. Didn't realize there were 17 now, have a lot of catching up to do!

Milena said...

I haven't read her books and would love to start with Summer Secrtes. Thank you for the giveaway

Shelby N. said...

I like that her characters seem like real people and are likable. The way she writes just pulls the reader in.

Bethany Clark said...

I love how real her topics are for her books!

rubynreba said...

I have not read any of her books. I would like a lot of them, but Bookends would be the first one I would pick to read.

Anonymous said...

Havent read yet but Summer Secrets sounds REAL good! Linda W frogz60@hotmail.com

Martha Franks said...

She has my interest from the first page!

Phoebe Fox said...

love Jane Green! Can't wait to read this--thanks for the chance to win!

penney said...

Thank you! I just sent my info to you, congratulations to the winners
Penney