About the Book:
Shey Darcy, a 39-year-old former top model forVogue and Sports Illustrated led 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.
About the Author:
Award winning novelist, Jane Porter made a smashing debut on the chick lit scene with her single title release, The Frog Prince (Warner, May 2005). With a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from UCLA, and a Master of Arts in Writing from University of San Francisco, Porter has had incredible success as writer of contemporary romance. A two-time Rita finalist, the Romance Writers of America awarded Porter the Golden Heart in Long Contemporary Fiction category in 1998.
I loved this book. For many reasons. Some being that it’s a great chic book, it’s about a single mom with teenage boys (though mine aren’t teenagers YET, I can relate being a single mom of two boys), it’s funny, and probably most importantly, it’s about being country. I’m a country girl at heart. While I don’t wear wranglers and boots, I do have a love for country. Country music. Country shows. Good ol’ Southern Sweet Tea. So, through Jane Porter’s words and characters, I was completely captivated by this awesome book!
Porter’s characters are AWESOME. Down home, southern hospitality at it’s best as the characters welcome back Shey Darcy, the single mom who’s husband doesn’t love her anymore (he’s actually gay!). In comes hot ex boyfriend Dane. Now THAT is a character I wish could be in EVERY book I read. (Can I insert a *purr* here?) Throw in Shey’s over powering Southern Baptist mama and this is one book that I am super glad that I got to read!!
So, in my review conclusion, DEFINITELY worth HIGH recommendation and 5 star praises. It’s upbeat, yet funny, yet deals with lots of issues that woman deal with today. Not to mention it’s a very enlightening read for us fellow single mama’s out there! So, grab your boots, your wranglers, a mason jar of sweet tea and a copy of Porter’s book. If you’re not already, you’ll be going country right along side Shey Darcy!
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*This book was provided for review by Crazy Book Tours*