Monday, June 1, 2015

It's You - Review & Giveaway

Review by Marlene Engel
Grieving the loss of her mother and untimely death of her fiancĂ©, Dr. Alison McAdams’ life has been turned upside down.  Working at the dental practice of her fiance’s father, everything feels off to Ali.  This was the practice that her husband was supposed to be a partner of.  Her would be husband, if he didn’t commit suicide and leave himself hanging in their foyer for her to find.

When Ali learns of her father’s fall and injury to his arm, she uses this opportunity to spend more time with him, but at the same time get away from the painful memories that haunt her in Arizona.  But when she goes to Napa, she learns that there is so much about him that she didn’t know.  And, as she spends time with him and his friends, she gets a lesson about life that she wasn’t expecting.

But it’s the unexpected connection she makes with a cantankerous old woman named Edie that sets Ali on a journey to Berlin to learn more about the history and loss that Edie endured during the war.  And, in searching for answers about Edie, Ali learns a bit about herself.  And, although she can’t rewrite her past, she can make choices for her future.

I have read all of Jane Porter’s women’s fiction novels.  Although this had a different feel than her other books, it was just as heartfelt and moving.  Her focus on detail, especially her references to Edie’s life during the war, was so raw and honest.  You could feel the struggle and emotion in every word she wrote. 

Purchase the book at:

About the Author:
USA Today, and New York Times bestselling author of 47 romances and women's fiction titles, Jane Porter has been a finalist for the prestigious RITA award five times, with her Tule Publishing novella, Take Me, Cowboy, winning the Novella Category July 2014. Today, Jane has over 12 million copies in print, including her wildly popular Flirting with Forty, a novel picked by Redbook Magazine as it's Red Hot Summer Read in 2006 before being turned into a Lifetime movie in 2008 starring Heather Locklear. 

Jane holds an MA in Writing from the University of San Francisco and makes her home in sunny San Clemente, CA with her surfer husband three sons, and two dogs.

Connect with Jane at:

Berkley is giving one lucky winner
A print copy of Jane’s new book
It’s You (US Only)

**Head over to Chick Lit Central for another chance at winning a copy of It’s You!**

a Rafflecopter giveaway