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She's Gone Country

A book by Jane Porter

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Missed the mark

  • Aug 15, 2010
This is the second book I have read by Jane Porter. One of the reasons I keep trying to read her books is that a) she writes chick lit and b) so many seem to love her stuff.

Unfortunately, She's Gone Country is yet the second book that I struggled to get through. For some reason, Porter's writting feels almost fake to me somehow - as though her storylines are part "slapsticky" and part chick lit - it is kind of difficult to explain, but She's Gone Country is the perfect example.

The main character is starting over, trying to get her life together, in a totally different environment. The opening features a conversation between the character and her mother about church - the whole thing felt completely "staged" to me - and the book just goes on from there.

I just did not feel into any of the characters and the storyline just did not keep me interested in the least - not even the gorgeous and sexy (kind of standard) Dane....

I really did want to like this book because I know how popular this author is - but I just did not get into it at all.

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review by . August 31, 2010
   Shey Darcy, at 39, has lived the life many of us can only dream of.  She is a former top model that has graced the covers of Vogue and Sport Illustrated, lives in New York City with her husband and three boys.   Life is perfect, or at least it was, when her husband of 17 years decides to finally come out of the closet and confesses to liking men.   Shey decides that moving back to her hometown of Parkfield, Texas is the best thing for her and her three boys.  …
review by . August 25, 2010
Shey Darcy, a former top model, is left to pick up the pieces after her husband of seventeen years leaves her for someone else. Angry and hurt, she picks up her glamorous New York life and moves home to Texas, with her three teenage sons in tow. Back at the family ranch where she grew up, Shey attempts to make sense of what has happened while dealing with her nosy - but well meaning - brothers and overbearing mother.      When Shey was sixteen, she was madly in love with her …
review by . August 23, 2010
Jane's books are always fun! I love how the women in her books are able to "find themselves", even after suffering a huge blow to the ego. Shey is this amazing woman that you really feel for. I like how even though she's had a rough time, she learns takes what she learned from the experience and makes changes to her life that are solely for her. It's a fantastic read!
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Shey Darcy, a 39-year-old former top model forVogueandSports Illustratedled a charmed life in New York City with a handsome photographer husband until the day he announced he'd fallen in love with someone else. Left to pick up the pieces of her once happy world, Shey decides to move back home to Texas with her three teenage sons. Life on the family ranch, however, brings with it a whole new host of dramas starting with differences of opinion with her staunch Southern Baptist mother, her rugged but overprotective brothers, and daily battles with her three sons who are also struggling to find themselves. Add to the mix Shey's ex-crush, Dane Kelly, a national bullriding champ and she's got her hands full. It doesn't take long before Shey realizes that in order to reinvent herself, she must let go of an uncertain future and a broken past, to find happiness--and maybe love--in the present.
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ISBN-10: 0446509418
ISBN-13: 978-0446509411
Author: Jane Porter
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: 5 Spot
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