Search Results: "Jane Green"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BEACH HOUSE by Jane Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 2008

"Neatly packaged beach diversion."
A Nantucket house sparks romance and mystery in the latest from Green (Second Chance, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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SAVING GRACE by Jane Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 30, 2014

"Green (Tempting Fate, 2014, etc.) spins a dark romance, recalling All About Eve, where intimacy masks betrayal."
The perfect personal assistant can make even the most accomplished wife dispensable. Read full book review >

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TEMPTING FATE by Jane Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2014

"A Scarlet Letter for the 21st century."
An affair threatens a woman's marriage, yet it also forges unexpected bonds that transcend the narrow definition of family. Read full book review >

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SUMMER SECRETS by Jane Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 23, 2015

"As she seeks to repair bridges, Cat awakens anger and treachery in the hearts of those she once betrayed. Making amends, like addiction, may endanger her future."
Before sobriety, Catherine "Cat" Coombs had it all: fun friends, an exciting job, and a love affair with alcohol. Until she blacked out one more time and woke up in a stranger's bed. Read full book review >

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SWAPPING LIVES by Jane Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 2006

"Clothes, bags, shoes, romance, self-acceptance—all we've come to expect and done well enough."
The British Green, master of the career-girl novel (if your idea of a career girl includes Manolos and a Birkin bag) switches the lives of a pampered American housewife and a London magazine editor, with predictable results. Read full book review >

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SECOND CHANCE by Jane Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2007

"Warm and chummy exploration of how friends can become our chosen families."
The sudden death of their close friend in a terrorist attack triggers big changes in the lives of four school friends who reunite after 20 years. Read full book review >

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DUNE ROAD by Jane Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 2009

"The competing styles—chatty friendships, shopping, middle-aged enlightenment and crime/suspense—make for a disjointed read."
British author Green (The Beach House, 2008, etc.) has moved from England to Connecticut, and her novel's heroines have fallen suit. Read full book review >

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FAMILY PICTURES by Jane Green
Released: March 19, 2013

"An inverted fairy tale in which the happily-ever-after occurs without the prince."
Sylvie thought she had already experienced the worst that life could deal her: After her husband died, leaving her to raise Eve alone, what more could happen? Read full book review >

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FALLING by Jane Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2016

"Though Emma's life changes drastically, the reliance on clichés and all-too-familiar tropes makes it difficult to reach an emotional payoff."
Sometimes true love defies all expectations. Read full book review >

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PROMISES TO KEEP by Jane Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2010

"Green's 12th novel (Dune Road, 2009, etc.), so intent on a sort-of-happy ending, misses the mark."
Green's latest summer novel is an uneasy mix of girly romance and cancer. Read full book review >

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JEMIMA J by Jane Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2000

"Slightly unpredictable story development saves this from exactly duplicating the vast mound of similar feel-good modern fairy tales for women, but it lives in the same neighborhood."
An overweight woman turns from ugly duckling to swan in British novelist Green's American debut: a tale that offers plenty of engaging plot twists but not much substance. Read full book review >

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ANOTHER PIECE OF MY HEART by Jane Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2012

"Topical family melodrama."
Married Bay Area woman tries to overcome a fraught relationship with her troubled teenage stepdaughter. Read full book review >