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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Book Review - The Good Woman by Jane Porter

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.


Being Irish-American myself, I am a sucker for any good books about Irish-American families, and Jane Porter's latest book, "The Good Woman" is one of the best I've read in a long while.

In this powerful and emotion-packed novel, Jane captures the love, loyalty and closeness of the Brennan family beautifully, and she spins a story that fully entrances the reader from the very first.  The characters here are personable and real, the plot is intriguing and interesting, and the story itself will linger well after the final chapter is read.

"The Good Woman" is the first in a planned trilogy from Jane Porter, with the next book, "The Good Daughter" slated for release in early February.  I, for one, can't wait to read more about the Brennan sisters and their families.

I highly recommend this book for those who love a great contemporary women's fiction.

Here is the cover for The Good Daughter, release date February 5th

Jane Porter is the award-winning author of She’s Gone Country, Easy on the Eyes, Flirting with Forty (which was made into a Lifetime movie), and several other novels. There are more than five million copies of her books in print. 

Check out her website at www.janeporter.com for more information on her books, her upcoming projects and her blog.

My thanks to BooksparksPR for providing the review copy of this book.  I was not compensated for my opinion.

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