Search Results: "Jane Green"


BOOK REVIEW

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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STRAIGHT TALKING by Jane Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2003

"Not previously published in the US, this is Green's first outing, precursor to the much more entertaining Jemima J (2000) and Mr. Maybe (2001)."
London girlfriends. 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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THE SUNSHINE SISTERS by Jane Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"Another perfect beach read for sisters, estranged or not."
Faded B-movie star Ronni Sunshine has spent a lifetime alienating her three daughters. Now that she's on her deathbed, she calls them home. But will they come? 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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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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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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THE OTHER WOMAN by Jane Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2005

"Jane Austen—nay, Helen Fielding—she isn't."
Bestselling Brit serves up a frothy Bridget Jones-like account of a fashion-savvy newlywed faced with a monster-in-law whose bark is worse than her bite. 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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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 >

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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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MR. MAYBE by Jane Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2001

"A minute-by-minute account with no detail left out—but still less is here than meets the eye."
Breathless, talky, class-conscious romance from the British author of Jemima J (2000). Read full book review >