Tuesday, August 10, 2010

She's Gone Country: Review & Giveaway

Every summer Jane Porter brings us a funny, relevant contemporary romance, and this year's She's Gone Countryis no exception. The story of former model Shey Darcy's return to her Texas ranching routes gives readers glimpses into both the worlds of professional ranching and bull riding, as well as high-fashion modeling. Shey's seventeen year marriage has fallen apart, and she has returned to her hometown with her three teenage boys, who are having trouble adjusting from their fast-paced New York prep school lifestyle. In addition to dealing with motherhood dilemmas, Shey's Southern Baptist mother is making her disapproval of Shey's parenting known. Throw gorgeous, world-famous professional bull rider Dane Kelly, Shey's childhood crush, into the mix and you've got a story with something for everyone. Each of Shey's sons is a distinct personality with specific issues which with she must work with her ex-husband John to do what is best for that boy. It's nice to read about a divorce where the parents don't always agree, but can put their child's needs first.
I really enjoyed learning about the Professional Bull Riders Association, which was created in 1992. The training of the athletes, and the care taken in breeding the best bulls was very interesting and was presented nicely through the character of Dane, a fictional founder of the PBR, teaching Shey's youngest son how to be a cowboy.
Also included in the story are brief visits from Shey's two best friends, Tiana, who we met inEasy on the Eyesand Marta fromOdd Mom Out.
The fantabulous Brad from Hachette Publishing has given me a copy of She's Gone Countryfor one lucky reader. Entering is simple:
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  • Winner will be announced Monday, August 30.
This review is part of Cym Lowell's Book Review Party. Visit to check out lots of great reviews, and find some giveaways!


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8 comments:

Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
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Debs Desk said...

I am a follower.
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degood said...

I live near Jane Porter and so I like that she often incorporates Seattle or Bellevue, WA in her stories. I would love to win this book.

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