Sunday, June 27, 2010

Promises To Keep: Review & Giveaway

About The Book:

Successful photographer Callie Perry thinks she has a pretty perfect life, although it may not be everyone's idea of happiness: a great job, lots of time with her daughters, but a workaholic husband. She couldn't be more unlike Steff, her younger sister, who has never held down a job—or a boyfriend—for more than six months. Walter and Honor, their divorced and perpetually feuding parents, have almost given up hope that Steff will ever learn what it is to be responsible … until they all receive a shocking email that changes their lives forever, and brings them together one extraordinary summer in Maine.

Promises to Keep is about the hard choices we sometimes have to make, about having to be your parents' child long after you've grown up—and about the enduring nature of love.

About The Author:

Jane Green was born and brought up in London. After abandoning a Fine Art degree and a stint in journalism, she went into public relations and worked for a time on This Morning. Jane then went back into the newspaper world and became a popular feature writer with the Daily Express, before going freelance and starting her first novel. A string of international bestsellers and marriage to an American later, Jane now lives in Connecticut – but flies home to London as often as four children and lots of animals allow.

Jane's hugely successful books include: Straight Talking, Jemima J., Mr Maybe, Bookends, Babyville, Spellbound, The Other Woman, Life Swap and Second Chance
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My Review:

If you want a fantastic summer read that will have you laughing, crying (more often than not), with a strong, well-developed storyline, and a wonderful cast of characters, than you have to read Promises To Keep. It is all this and more. A delightful addition is having a recipe at the end of each chapter. I actually tried a couple of them and they are really quite good! A great portrayal of how family comes together in tough times, regardless of past relationship problems or issues. Loved it!

I have never read works by Jane Green but after reading this book, I will definitely adding this author to my must read list!

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Promises To Keep online here, directly from Penguin Books Canada. It is also available through your favorite, local bookseller.


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