Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Jane Porter's Brennan Sisters Series Spotlight and 3 Book Giveaway

Jane Porter is known for her emotional, heartfelt stories about women struggling with issues of friendship, marriage, family, and self-acceptance, and her Brennan Sisters Trilogy is no exception.  I have read the first two books in the series and reviewed them HERE and HERE.  Next week, THE GOOD WIFE review will be posted.  If you haven't heard about this series, you need to continue reading and be sure to enter the GIVEAWAY below!


With The Good Woman (Berkley, September 2012), she introduced a family grappling with the real, complicated and sometimes painful issues that arise in life.  In The Good Daughter (Berkley, February 2013), she explored the life of school teacher Kit Brennan, the second oldest of the five Brennan kids.  Now, in THE GOOD WIFE (Berkley, September 2013), she delves into the complicated marriage of Sarah, the youngest Brennan sister, long considered the beauty of the family.

Praise for the Brennan Sisters Trilogy by Jane Porter
“Porter excels at creating richly layered, realistically complex characters, and [The Good Woman]
deftly explores the glue that can hold a marriage together and the strong ties that connect
mothers, daughters, sisters and friends.”
The Chicago Tribune

“[The Good Daughter] delivers a strong story and a compelling emotional punch that surpasses the first… Porter pulls the reader into the very heart of this close-knit family, examining intense feelings and life-altering decisions without backing away.”
RT Book Reviews

“[The Good Wife is] believable, insightful and marked by witty dialogue.  A novel that may inspire readers to examine their own family relationships.”

(Berkley Trade Paperback Original; 978-0-425-25300-7; September 4, 2012; $15)

Meg Roberts is the eldest of the Brennan sisters and she is used to being in control and presenting an image of perfection to those around her.  But Meg’s life isn’t perfect and lately it’s been feeling out of control as well.  As she approaches 43 and reflects on her 17 years of marriage, Meg realizes she wants more out of life.  More love, more passion, more something.  She embarks on an affair that shatters her world and her family relationships.  Meg is forced to come to terms with the person she was, and who she has become, as well as learning that happiness isn’t something she has to chase, but rather a choice she must make for herself.

(Berkley Trade Paperback Original; 978-0-425-25342-7; February 5, 2013; $15)

Kit Brennan has played it safe her entire life, but as a single thirty-eight year old English teacher at a Catholic high school in Oakland, her life hasn’t turned out as she planned.  Her ten-year relationship ended six months ago and Kit has now come to the realization that she may be better off pursuing her dreams without a man involved.  But when the mysterious, dangerous Jude Knight enters the picture, Kit begins to question who she’s become and who she should be.  Does she dare to follow her desires?  With one of her teenage students in crisis and her family’s burdens weighing heavily on her mind and heart, is Kit ready to risk everything by taking a chance at the unknown?

(Berkley Trade Paperback Original; 978-0-425-25367-0; September 3, 2013; $15)
Sarah’s love for her husband, professional baseball player Boone Walker, is bottomless—so much so that her sisters say it will end up hurting her.  While Sarah stays home and cares for their two children, Boone travels almost year-round.  Living apart most of the time makes life difficult, especially since Sarah often wonders whether Boone is sharing his bed with other women on the road, even though he swears he’s been true to her since his infidelity three years ago.  Now, with Boone facing yet another career change, tension rises between the two, and the emotionally exhausted Sarah must choose whether to break free from the past and forgive Boone completely, or leave him behind and start anew. 

About the Author:

Jane Porter is an award-winning novelist with over 5 million books in print.  Her popular novel Flirting with Forty was made into a Lifetime movie starring Heather Locklear.  She grew up in central California, graduated from UCLA and holds an MA in writing from the University of San Francisco.  Porter writes full time and lives in southern California with her family.  Visit her website at www.janeporter.com.

Now for the BIG GIVEAWAY!  I have one complete set of the Brennan Sisters series available for one of my readers.  This giveaway is open to those who live in the United States.  This giveaway will run through 11:59 PM on Sunday, September 15.  I will choose a winner on Monday, September 16 and contact the winner via email.  The winner will have 48 hours to respond or I will choose another winner. Please only enter the giveaway once.

This giveaway is offered thanks to Penguin Group. 

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