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Friday, December 5, 2008

Blog Tour of Flirting With Forty by Jane Porter

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Full Description

He got the second home and the Porsche. She got the kids and a broken heart. Now Jackie, post-divorce and heading toward the big four-oh, is on vacation in sunny Hawaii and staring down her upcoming birthday-alone. But not for long. She's soon falling for Kai, her gorgeous, much younger surf instructor, and the wild passionate fling they have becomes the biggest surprise of Jackie's life.

Back home in Seattle, Jackie has to struggle with single parenthood...and memories of Kai. He hasn't forgotten her. Yet thousands of miles of ocean-not to mention an age difference that feels even wider-separate them. And, of course, her friends disapprove. When a choice must be made, can she, will she risk everything for her chance at happiness


Visit all sites on the blog tour to experience Hawaii from

Flirting With Forty



My Friend Amy

Bermudaonion's Weblog

Book Critiques
Sharon Loves Books and Cats
The Tome Traveller
The Printed Page
A Bookworm's World
Books,Movies and Chinese Food
Allison's Attic
S. Krishna's Books
Literarily
Booking Mama
Cheryl's Book Nook
cindysloveofbooks
B & b exlibris
Marjolein Book Blog
Bookopolis
A Novel Menagerie
Wendi's Book Corner
The Book Czar
The Book Girl
A Circle of Books
Books in Every Room
A Blog of Books For You
Book Ahoy!
Enroute to Life
At Home With Books



Movie Debut:

Saturday December 6th, 2008 at 9PM on Lifetime





Jane Porter and Heather Locklear


My Thoughts


I really enjoy linking with other blogs and discussing the same book together in a tour.
Hachette Books has enabled us to set this up and it is thrilling.
The book itself is an easy read and it flows quite well. It seems to have been semi-autobiographical with a possible few added twists.
I enjoyed the book but the story that it tells is a sad and familiar one. I frankly don`t think that this book is Jane Porter`s best story or effort but that might have been because the story has been 'done to death'! The charm of a Jane Porter novel though is in the writing and her characters which are warm and reach out to you.
Jackie is a very appealing heroine, beautiful and capable and needing a change but while I didn`t agree with all of the choices that she made I agree that it was HER right to make them. She needed to find her place in the world as a woman.....she needs to find herself after living in a cocoon and losing herself in the day to day drudgery of living with a man who doesn't appreciate her.
This is 3 out of 5 stars.

11 comments:

Luanne said...

Hi Tamara

I agree - Jane's characters are warm and appealing. I'm looking forward to the others Miriam sent.

Miriam Parker said...

Thanks, Tamara! :)

Toni said...

Hi there.. Checking in on he blog tour!! :)

bethany said...

I like your review! I like the picture of the author and actress. I am interested to see how the movie is.

Antonette said...

I'm still reading the other Porter books that Miriam sent me, so I can't quite comment yet on which one I liked the best. Something about this particular character resonated for me though. I'm not sure I personally could hook up with someone ten years younger than I am. My brother is ten years younger and that's just a little too weird. lol

I'd love to hear your thoughts on her other books. Perhaps we could do something together, on our blogs?

Allison said...

Love your comments on the book. I loved the book and look forward to see how much of it is in the movie!!!

kalea_kane said...

I did enjoy this one a great deal. I have not read Odd Mom Out yet, which I am dying to start.

I do think Jane made her characters likeable and full. I like that about her. :)

Have a great weekend, Tamara!

Kelly

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S. Krishna said...

I'm sorry about leaving off your site on my page! I actually think I might have yanked the list of sites off your post and of course, you didn't include yourself - whoops! I fixed it right after I got your comment but I realized I didn't come back and let you know that! Anyways, I'm sorry again!

The Giveaway Diva said...

love the movie! it was great! and I really liked your review!!

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