Get 2 top 10 audiobooks free with a LoveReading exclusive

LoveReading has teamed up with Audiobooks.com to give you the chance to get 2 free audiobooks when you sign up. Try it for 30 days for free with no strings attached. You can cancel anytime, although we're sure you'll love it. Click the button to find out more:

Find out more

Jane Green - Author

About the Author

Jane Green is the author of Straight Talking, Jemima J., Mr Maybe, Bookends, Babyville and Spellbound. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and four children.

 

Featured books by Jane Green

Mr Maybe

Mr Maybe

Author: Jane Green Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2018

At twenty-seven, Libby thinks there's a lot to be said for a rich husband. So when Nick comes along - lovely, funny, handsome Nick, who has no money whatsoever, lives in a grotty bedsit and thinks the perfect night out consists of the pub and his mates - she decides he's only good for a fling. No strings attached.Investment banker Ed, on the other hand, could possibly be the answer. His house in Regent's Park makes up for his hideous moustache and she can probably overlook his irritating habits, and anyway, he's crazy about her. But does Libby really know what she needs? Is she just in love with being loved? Or is she loving the lifestyle, rather than the man?

Summer Secrets

Summer Secrets

Author: Jane Green Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/07/2015

Summer Secrets by Number One bestselling author, Jane Green, is a gripping tale of recovery and redemption. June, 1998. At twenty-seven, Cat Coombs is struggling. She lives in London, works as a journalist, and parties hard. When she discovers the identity of the father she never knew she had, it sends her into a spiral. She makes mistakes that cost her the budding friendship of the only women who have ever welcomed her. And nothing is ever the same after that. June, 2014. Cat's life has come full circle. She wants to make amends to those she has hurt. Her quest takes her to Nantucket, the gorgeous New England island where the women she once called family still live. What Cat doesn't realize is that these women, her real father's daughters, have secrets of their own. As the past collides with the present, Cat must confront the darkest things in her own life and uncover the depths of someone's need for revenge.

Saving Grace

Saving Grace

Author: Jane Green Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/02/2015

From the number one bestselling author of Tempting Fate and The Accidental Husband comes Jane Green's stunning new novel about a shattered marriage and a devastating betrayal A perfect stranger wants her perfect life. Grace Chapman has the perfect life, living comfortably with her husband, bestselling author Ted, in a picture-perfect farmhouse on the Hudson River in New York State. Then Ted advertises for a new assistant, and Beth walks into their lives. Organized, passionate and eager to learn, Beth quickly makes herself indispensable to Ted and his family. But Grace soon begins to feel side-lined in her home - and her marriage - by this ambitious younger woman. Is Grace just paranoid, as her husband tells her, or is there more to Beth than first thought?

Saving Grace

Saving Grace

Author: Jane Green Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/09/2014

From the number one bestselling author of Tempting Fate and The Accidental Husband comes Jane Green's stunning new novel about a shattered marriage and a devastating betrayal A perfect stranger wants her perfect life. Grace Chapman has the perfect life, living comfortably with her husband, bestselling author Ted, in a picture-perfect farmhouse on the Hudson River in New York State. Then Ted advertises for a new assistant, and Beth walks into their lives. Organized, passionate and eager to learn, Beth quickly makes herself indispensable to Ted and his family. But Grace soon begins to feel side-lined in her home - and her marriage - by this ambitious younger woman. Is Grace just paranoid, as her husband tells her, or is there more to Beth than first thought?

Tempting Fate

Tempting Fate

Author: Jane Green Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/09/2013

Number one bestselling author Jane Green gives a powerful portrayal of a marriage rocked by betrayal in the stunning Tempting Fate. When Gabby first met Elliott she knew he was the man for her. In twenty years of marriage she has never doubted her love for him - even when he refused to give her the one thing she still wants most of all. But now their two daughters are growing up Gabby feels that time and her youth are slipping away. For the first time in her life she is restless. And then she meets Matt...Intoxicated by the way this young, handsome and successful man makes her feel, Gabby is momentarily blind to what she stands to lose on this dangerous path. And in one reckless moment she destroys all that she holds dear. Consumed by regret, Gabby does everything she can to repair the home she has broken. But are some betrayals too great to forgive? Praise for Jane Green: A heartbreaking tale of love and family, truly compelling . (Closer). Compulsively readable. I raced through it . (Daily Mail). Green is women's fiction royalty ...a compelling family drama . (Glamour). Jane Green's internationally best-selling novels, including The Other Woman, Jemima J., Babyville, Girl Friday (published as Dune Road in the USA), Life Swap (Swapping Lives), Spellbound (To Have and to Hold), The Beach House, Second Chance, Straight Talking, Mr. Maybe, Bookends, The Love Verb and The Patchwork Marriage (Another Piece of My Heart), The Accidental Husband (Family Pictures) are incredibly moving and extremely relatable. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and their blended family of six children.

The Accidental Husband

The Accidental Husband

Author: Jane Green Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/03/2013

Jane Green's The Accidental Husband is a powerful story about two women connected by an earth-shattering secret. Maggie and Sylvie are perfect strangers: two very different women, living very different lives on opposite coasts. But they share more in common than they could ever imagine. Both women have beautiful children on the verge of flying the nest, the home they worked hard to build and always longed for, and a handsome and devoted husband they can't believe belongs to them. Both women think their lives are seamlessly secure, but they couldn't be more wrong...For each is about to discover a secret that will shake their world to the very core, throwing into doubt everything they ever thought they knew, and bringing Maggie and Sylvie together in the most unexpected way. Praise for Jane Green: A heartbreaking tale of love and family, truly compelling . ( Closer ). Compulsively readable. I raced through it . ( Daily Mail ). Green is women's fiction royalty ...a compelling family drama . ( Glamour ). Jane Green's internationally best-selling novels, including The Other Woman , Jemima J. , Babyville , Girl Friday (published as Dune Road in the USA), Life Swap ( Swapping Lives ), Spellbound ( To Have and to Hold ), The Beach House , Second Chance , Straight Talking , Mr. Maybe , Bookends , The Love Verb and The Patchwork Marriage ( Another Piece of My Heart ) are incredibly moving and extremely relatable. The Accidental Husband is Jane's fourteenth novel. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and their blended family of six children.

The Patchwork Marriage

The Patchwork Marriage

Author: Jane Green Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/03/2012

When Andi married Ethan she not only got the man she loved but also the chance to be a mother, to his daughters Emily and Sophia. Unable to have a child of her own, Andi saw this opportunity at motherhood as a precious gift. If only it were that simple. For this is not a happy family, and the trouble lies with Emily. Her conflicted feelings towards her stepmother leave Andi feeling hated in her own home despite years of trying to reach out to her stepdaughter. And with each new drama, Emily drives Andi and Ethan further apart. Just as Andi starts to contemplate a life without Ethan and the girls, Emily comes home with some shocking news. News that will change their lives forever. In 1996 Jane Green revolutionized women's literature with Straight Talking and its free-spirited heroine Tasha. Fifteen years later, Jane a 2.5 million bestselling author, now a mother of four, married twice and dealing with all the things a woman in her forties faces on a daily basis, is releasing her best ever coming of age tale that will satisfy her most demanding fans.

The Love Verb

The Love Verb

Author: Jane Green Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/03/2011

Other books by Jane Green

The Sunshine Sisters

The Sunshine Sisters

Author: Jane Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/06/2018

The Sunshine Girls is a moving story of love, loss and family by the bestselling author of Falling, Jane Green. 'Jane Green's best yet. I raced through this' Jojo Moyes, bestselling author of Still Me It was never easy, being one of Ronni Sunshine's daughters. Publicly, she is the glamorous, successful, dramatic Hollywood actress. Privately, she is self-absorbed, angry, and a disinterested, narcissistic mother. Now in her seventies, Ronni has had strange symptoms for a while, but has refused to believe her diagnosis: she has ALS, a degenerative motor neuron disease. There is no cure. Ronni's three adult daughters - Nell, Meredith, and Lizzy - are largely estranged, both from her, and from each other. All are going through crises of their own. But Ronni is adamant that they must come home, and help her take her own life. As their mother's illness draws them together to confront old jealousies and secret fears, they discover that blood might be thicker than water after all . . .

The Sunshine Sisters

The Sunshine Sisters

Author: Jane Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2018

the Sunshine Girls is a moving story of love, loss and family by the bestselling author of Falling, Jane Green. It was never easy, being one of Ronni Sunshine's daughters. Publicly, she is the glamorous, successful, dramatic Hollywood actress. Privately, she is self-absorbed, angry, and a disinterested, narcissistic mother. Now in her seventies, Ronni has had strange symptoms for a while, but has refused to believe her diagnosis: she has ALS, a degenerative motor neuron disease. There is no cure. Ronni's three adult daughters - Nell, Meredith, and Lizzy - are largely estranged, both from her, and from each other. All are going through crises of their own. But Ronni is adamant that they must come home, and help her take her own life. As their mother's illness draws them together to confront old jealousies and secret fears, they discover that blood might be thicker than water after all . . .

Jemima J. For those who love Faking Friends and My Sweet Revenge by Jane Fallon

Jemima J. For those who love Faking Friends and My Sweet Revenge by Jane Fallon

Author: Jane Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2018

Number One bestseller Jane Green - author of Life Swap and Mr Maybe - explores ugly ducklings, swans and the meaning of true love with brilliant humour and honesty. Jemima Jones is overweight. About seven stone overweight. Treated like a slave by her thin and bitchy flatmates, lorded over at the Kilburn Herald by the beautiful Geraldine (less talented, but better paid), her only consolation is food. What with that and her passion for her charming, sexy colleague Ben, she knows her life needs changing. But can Jemima reinvent herself? And should she? 'Compulsively readable. The ultimate makeover novel' Sunday Times 'The kind of novel you'll gobble up in a single sitting' Cosmopolitan 'Green writes with acerbic wit about the law of the dating jungle' Sunday Express

This Christmas

This Christmas

Author: Jane Green, Jennifer Coburn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2017

Falling

Falling

Author: Jane Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/06/2017

Falling is an astonishingly tender love story from the internationally bestselling author, Jane Green. Eight years ago, Emma Montague left behind the strict confines of her upper-crust English life - and rather dull boyfriend - and moved to New York City, where she immediately found success in the world of finance. But her soulless, cut-throat, all-consuming job has only led to another life she didn't want. Answering an online ad, Emma finds a tiny beach cottage to rent in the small town of Westport, Connecticut. It needs work - lots of work. But it's the perfect project to satisfy Emma's passion for interior design and gardening, if her new landlord, Dominic, is agreeable to the small changes she yearns to make. To Emma, Dominic is also something of a fixer-upper. A local handyman with a six-year-old son, he's a world away from the men she should be interested in, but he's comfortable in his own skin, confident, quiet and kind. Slowly, over a shared garden, time spent with his son and late-night conversations, Emma finds herself falling for Dominic. From friends to lovers happens as naturally as the changing seasons. But laying down roots doesn't come easily when two lives as different as theirs merge into one. And Emma will realize that the seeds of happiness must be nurtured and cherished to grow into something strong enough to shelter all their hopes and dreams . . .

The Sunshine Sisters

The Sunshine Sisters

Author: Jane Green Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 15/06/2017

It was never easy being one of Ronni Sunshine's daughters. Publicly, she is the glamorous Hollywood actress. Privately, she is a disinterested, narcissistic mother. Now in her seventies, Ronni has ALS, a degenerative motor neuron disease. Ronni is adamant that her estranged daughters, Nell, Meredith and Lizzy, must help her take her own life. As their mother's illness draws them together, they discover that blood might be thicker than water after all...

The Sunshine Sisters

The Sunshine Sisters

Author: Jane Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/06/2017

The Sunshine Girls is a moving story of love, loss and family by the bestselling author of Falling, Jane Green. It was never easy, being one of Ronni Sunshine's daughters. Publicly, she is the glamorous, successful, dramatic Hollywood actress. Privately, she is self-absorbed, angry, and a disinterested, narcissistic mother. Now in her seventies, Ronni has had strange symptoms for a while, but has refused to believe her diagnosis: she has ALS, a degenerative motor neuron disease. There is no cure. Ronni's three adult daughters - Nell, Meredith, and Lizzy - are largely estranged, both from her, and from each other. All are going through crises of their own. But Ronni is adamant that they must come home, and help her take her own life. As their mother's illness draws them together to confront old jealousies and secret fears, they discover that blood might be thicker than water after all . . .

The Sunshine Sisters

The Sunshine Sisters

Author: Jane Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/06/2017

The Sunshine Girls is a moving story of love, loss and family by the bestselling author of Falling, Jane Green. It was never easy, being one of Ronni Sunshine's daughters. Publicly, she is the glamorous, successful, dramatic Hollywood actress. Privately, she is self-absorbed, angry, and a disinterested, narcissistic mother. Now in her seventies, Ronni has had strange symptoms for a while, but has refused to believe her diagnosis: she has ALS, a degenerative motor neuron disease. There is no cure. Ronni's three adult daughters - Nell, Meredith, and Lizzy - are largely estranged, both from her, and from each other. All are going through crises of their own. But Ronni is adamant that they must come home, and help her take her own life. As their mother's illness draws them together to confront old jealousies and secret fears, they discover that blood might be thicker than water after all . . .

Sunshine Sisters

Sunshine Sisters

Author: Jane Green Format: eBook Release Date: 06/06/2017

The New York Times bestselling author of Falling presents a warm, wise, and wonderfully vivid novel about a mother who asks her three estranged daughters to come home to help her end her life. Ronni Sunshine left London for Hollywood to become a beautiful, charismatic star of the silver screen. But at home, she was a narcissistic, disinterested mother who alienated her three daughters. As soon as possible, tomboy Nell fled her mother's overbearing presence to work on a farm and find her own way in the world as a single mother. The target of her mother's criticism, Meredith never felt good enough, thin enough, pretty enough. Her life took her to Londonand into the arms of a man whom she may not even love. And Lizzy, the youngest, more like Ronni than any of them, seemed to have it easy, using her drive and ambition to build a culinary career to rival her mother's fame, while her marriage crumbled around her. But now the Sunshine sisters are together again, called home by Ronni, who has learned that she has a serious disease and needs her daughters to fulfill her final wishes. And though Nell, Meredith, and Lizzy have never been close, their mother's illness draws them together to confront the old jealousies and secret fears that have threatened to tear these sisters apart. As they face the loss of their mother, they will discover if blood might be thicker than water after all...

Good Taste

Good Taste

Author: Jane Green Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2016

Falling

Falling

Author: Jane Green Format: eBook Release Date: 19/07/2016

The New York Times bestselling author of The Beach House, Jemima J, and Summer Secrets presents a novel about the pleasure and meaning of finding a homeand familywhere you least expect them... When Emma Montague left the strict confines of upper-crust British life for New York, she felt sure it would make her happy. Away from her parents and expectations, she felt liberated, throwing herself into Manhattan life replete with a high-paying job, a gorgeous apartment, and a string of successful boyfriends. But the cutthroat world of finance and relentless pursuit of more began to take its toll. This wasn't the life she wanted either. On the move again, Emma settles in the picturesque waterfront town of Westport, Connecticut, a world apart from both England and Manhattan. It is here that she begins to confront what it is she really wants from her life. With no job, and knowing only one person in town, she channels her passion for creating beautiful spaces into remaking the dilapidated cottage she rents from Dominic, a local handyman who lives next door with his six-year-old son. Unlike any man Emma has ever known, Dominic is confident, grounded, and committed to being present for his son whose mother fled shortly after he was born. They become friends, and slowly much more, as Emma finds herself feeling at home in a way she never has before. But just as they start to imagine a life together as a family, fate intervenes in the most shocking of ways. For the first time, Emma has to stay and fight for what she loves, for the truth she has discovered about herself, or risk losing it all. In a novel of changing seasons, shifting lives, and selfless love, a story unfoldsof one woman's far-reaching journey to discover who she is truly meant to be

Summer Secrets

Summer Secrets

Author: Jane Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/06/2016

Summer Secrets by number one bestselling author, Jane Green, is a gripping tale of recovery and redemption. June, 1998. At twenty-seven, Cat Coombs is struggling. She lives in London, works as a journalist, and parties hard. When she discovers the identity of the father she never knew she had, it sends her into a spiral. She makes mistakes that cost her the budding friendship of the only women who have ever welcomed her. And nothing is ever the same after that. June, 2014. Cat's life has come full circle. She wants to make amends to those she has hurt. Her quest takes her to Nantucket, the gorgeous New England island where the women she once called family still live. What Cat doesn't realize is that these women, her real father's daughters, have secrets of their own. As the past collides with the present, Cat must confront the darkest things in her own life and uncover the depths of someone's need for revenge.

Summer Secrets

Summer Secrets

Author: Jane Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/03/2016

Summer Secrets by Number One bestselling author, Jane Green, is a gripping tale of recovery and redemption. June, 1998. At twenty-seven, Cat Coombs is struggling. She lives in London, works as a journalist, and parties hard. When she discovers the identity of the father she never knew she had, it sends her into a spiral. She makes mistakes that cost her the budding friendship of the only women who have ever welcomed her. And nothing is ever the same after that. June, 2014. Cat's life has come full circle. She wants to make amends to those she has hurt. Her quest takes her to Nantucket, the gorgeous New England island where the women she once called family still live. What Cat doesn't realize is that these women, her real father's daughters, have secrets of their own. As the past collides with the present, Cat must confront the darkest things in her own life and uncover the depths of someone's need for revenge.

Summer Secrets

Summer Secrets

Author: Jane Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2015

Summer Secrets by Number One bestselling author, Jane Green, is a gripping tale of recovery and redemption. June, 1998. At twenty-seven, Cat Coombs is struggling. She lives in London, works as a journalist, and parties hard. When she discovers the identity of the father she never knew she had, it sends her into a spiral. She makes mistakes that cost her the budding friendship of the only women who have ever welcomed her. And nothing is ever the same after that. June, 2014. Cat's life has come full circle. She wants to make amends to those she has hurt. Her quest takes her to Nantucket, the gorgeous New England island where the women she once called family still live. What Cat doesn't realize is that these women, her real father's daughters, have secrets of their own. As the past collides with the present, Cat must confront the darkest things in her own life and uncover the depths of someone's need for revenge.

Summer Secrets

Summer Secrets

Author: Jane Green Format: eBook Release Date: 23/06/2015

"e;Gripping and powerful."e;-Emily Giffin"e;The quintessential beach novel, complete with juicy drama and characters you fall madly in love with. You will devour it!"e; -Elin Hilderbrand "e;Warm, witty, sharp and insightful. Jane Green writes with such honesty and zing."e; -Sophie Kinsella"e;The perfect summer read...You'll be hooked."e; -Kristin HannahWhen a shocking family secret is revealed, twenty-something journalist Cat Coombs finds herself falling into a dark spiral. Wild, glamorous nights out in London and raging hangovers the next day become her norm, leading to a terrible mistake one night while visiting family in America, on the island of Nantucket. It's a mistake for which she can't forgive herself. When she returns home, she confronts the unavoidable reality of her life and knows it's time to grow up. But she doesn't know if she'll ever be able to earn the forgiveness of the people she hurt.As the years pass, Cat grows into her forties, a struggling single mother, coping with a new-found sobriety and determined to finally make amends. Traveling back to her past, to the family she left behind on Nantucket all those years ago, she may be able to earn their forgiveness, but in doing so she may risk losing the very people she loves the most. Told with Jane Green's keen eye for detailing the emotional landscape of the heart, Summer Secrets is at once a compelling drama and a beautifully rendered portrait of relationships, betrayals, and forgiveness; about accepting the things we cannot change, finding the courage to change the things we can, and being strong enough to weather the storms.

Cat and Jemima J

Cat and Jemima J

Author: Jane Green Format: eBook Release Date: 05/05/2015

From New York Times bestselling author Jane Green comes Cat and Jemima J, an original short story featuring Jemima, the main character from Green's beloved novel Jemima J, and Cat, the main character from her novel Summer Secrets.

Saving Grace

Saving Grace

Author: Jane Green Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/02/2015

From the number one bestselling author of Tempting Fate and The Accidental Husband comes Jane Green's stunning new novel about a shattered marriage and a devastating betrayal A perfect stranger wants her perfect life. Grace Chapman has the perfect life, living comfortably with her husband, bestselling author Ted, in a picture-perfect farmhouse on the Hudson River in New York State. Then Ted advertises for a new assistant, and Beth walks into their lives. Organized, passionate and eager to learn, Beth quickly makes herself indispensable to Ted and his family. But Grace soon begins to feel side-lined in her home - and her marriage - by this ambitious younger woman. Is Grace just paranoid, as her husband tells her, or is there more to Beth than first thought?

Saving Grace

Saving Grace

Author: Jane Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/02/2015

From the number one bestselling author of Tempting Fate and The Accidental Husband comes Saving Grace, Jane Green's stunning novel about a shattered marriage and a devastating betrayal A perfect stranger wants her perfect life. Grace Chapman has the perfect life, living comfortably with her husband, bestselling author Ted, in a picture-perfect farmhouse on the Hudson River in New York State. Then Ted advertises for a new assistant, and Beth walks into their lives. Organized, passionate and eager to learn, Beth quickly makes herself indispensable to Ted and his family. But Grace soon begins to feel side-lined in her home - and her marriage - by this ambitious younger woman. Is Grace just paranoid, as her husband tells her, or is there more to Beth than first thought?

Saving Grace

Saving Grace

Author: Jane Green Format: eBook Release Date: 30/12/2014

Grace and Ted Chapman are widely regarded as the perfect literary power couple. Ted is a successful novelist and Grace, his wife of twenty years, is beautiful, stylish, carefree, and a wonderful homemaker. But what no one sees, what is churning under the surface, is Ted's rages. His mood swings. And the precarious house of cards that their lifestyle is built upon. When Ted's longtime assistant and mainstay leaves, the house of cards begins to crumble and Grace, with dark secrets in her past, is most vulnerable. She finds herself in need of help but with no one to turn to...until the perfect new assistant shows up out of the blue. To the rescue comes Beth, a competent young woman who can handle Ted and has the calm efficiency to weather the storms that threaten to engulf the Chapman household. Soon, though, it's clear to Grace that Beth might be too good to be true. This new interloper might be the biggest threat of all, one that could cost Grace her marriage, her reputation, and even her sanity. With everything at stake and no one to confide in, Grace must find a way to save herself before it is too late.Powerful and riveting, Jane Green's Saving Grace will have you on the edge of your seat as you follow Grace on her harrowing journey to rock bottom and back.

Saving Grace

Saving Grace

Author: Jane Green Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 25/09/2014

Grace Chapman has an enviable set-up, living comfortably with her husband on the Hudson River. Then Ted advertises for a new assistant, and Beth walks into their lives. Organized, passionate and eager to learn, Beth quickly makes herself indispensable to Ted and his family. But Grace soon begins to feel sidelined in her home - and her marriage - by this ambitious younger woman. Is Grace paranoid or is there more to Beth than there appears?

Tempting Fate

Tempting Fate

Author: Jane Green Format: eBook Release Date: 25/03/2014

From Jane Green, the New York Times bestselling author of such beloved novels as Jemima J, The Beach House, Another Piece of My Heart, comes an enthralling and emotional story about how much we really understand the temptations that can threaten even the most idyllic of relationships....Gabby and Elliott have been happily married for eighteen years. They have two teenaged daughters. They have built a life together. Forty-three year old Gabby is the last person to have an affair. She can't relate to the way her friends desperately try to cling to the beauty and allure of their younger years...And yet, she too knows her youth is quickly slipping away. She could never imagine how good it would feel to have a handsome younger man show interest in her-until the night it happens. Matt makes Gabby feel sparkling, fascinating, alive-something she hasn't felt in years. What begins as a long-distance friendship soon develops into an emotional affair as Gabby discovers her limits and boundaries are not where she expects them to be. Intoxicated, Gabby has no choice but to step ever deeper into the allure of attraction and attention, never foreseeing the life-changing consequences that lie ahead. If she makes one wrong move she could lose everything-and find out what really matters most. A heartfelt and complex story, Tempting Fate will have readers gripped until they reach the very last page, and thinking about the characters long after they put the book down.

Tempting Fate

Tempting Fate

Author: Jane Green Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/09/2013

Number one bestselling author Jane Green gives a powerful portrayal of a marriage rocked by betrayal in the stunning Tempting Fate. When Gabby first met Elliott she knew he was the man for her. In twenty years of marriage she has never doubted her love for him - even when he refused to give her the one thing she still wants most of all. But now their two daughters are growing up Gabby feels that time and her youth are slipping away. For the first time in her life she is restless. And then she meets Matt...Intoxicated by the way this young, handsome and successful man makes her feel, Gabby is momentarily blind to what she stands to lose on this dangerous path. And in one reckless moment she destroys all that she holds dear. Consumed by regret, Gabby does everything she can to repair the home she has broken. But are some betrayals too great to forgive? Praise for Jane Green: A heartbreaking tale of love and family, truly compelling . (Closer). Compulsively readable. I raced through it . (Daily Mail). Green is women's fiction royalty ...a compelling family drama . (Glamour). Jane Green's internationally best-selling novels, including The Other Woman, Jemima J., Babyville, Girl Friday (published as Dune Road in the USA), Life Swap (Swapping Lives), Spellbound (To Have and to Hold), The Beach House, Second Chance, Straight Talking, Mr. Maybe, Bookends, The Love Verb and The Patchwork Marriage (Another Piece of My Heart), The Accidental Husband (Family Pictures) are incredibly moving and extremely relatable. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and their blended family of six children.

Education, Professionalism, and the Quest for Accountability Hitting the Target but Missing the Point

Education, Professionalism, and the Quest for Accountability Hitting the Target but Missing the Point

Author: Jane Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/08/2013

This book focuses on education and its relation to professional accountability as viewed from two different, but not unrelated, perspectives. First, the book is about the work of professionals in schools and colleges (teachers, head teachers, leaders, principals, directors and educational managers, etc.) and the detrimental effects which our present system of accountability - and the managerialism which this system creates - have had on education, its practice, its organization, its conduct and its content. It is also about the professional education (the occupational/professional formation and development) of practitioners in communities other than educational ones and how they, too, contend with the effects of this system on their practices. These different perspectives represent two sides of the same problem: that whatever one's metier - whether a teacher, nurse, social worker, community officer, librarian, civil servant, etc - all who now work in institutions designed to serve the public are expected to reorganize their thoughts and practice in accordance with a performance management model of accountability which encourages a rigid bureaucracy, one which translates regulation and monitoring procedures, guidelines and advice into inflexible and obligatory compliance. A careful scrutiny of the underlying rationale of this managerial model shows how and why it may be expected, paradoxically, to make practices less accountable - and, in the case of education, less educative.

Family Pictures

Family Pictures

Author: Jane Green Format: eBook Release Date: 19/03/2013

With Family Pictures, New York Times bestseller Jane Green delivers a riveting novel about two women whose lives intersect when a shocking secret is revealedFrom the author of Another Piece of My Heart comes the gripping story of two women who live on opposite coasts but whose lives are connected in ways they never could have imagined. Both women are wives and mothers to children who are about to leave the nest for school. They're both in their forties and have husbands who travel more than either of them would like. They are both feeling an emptiness neither had expected. But when a shocking secret is exposed, their lives are blown apart. As dark truths from the past reveal themselves, will these two women be able to learn to forgive, for the sake of their children, if not for themselves?

The Patchwork Marriage

The Patchwork Marriage

Author: Jane Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/06/2012

Number one best-seller Jane Green - author of The Love Verb and Spellbound - examines the dynamics of family life and relationships in her novel The Patchwork Marriage. When he asked her to be his wife, he also wanted a mother for his children . . . When Andi marries Ethan she gets a ready-made family in the shape of his daughters Emily and Sophia. Unable to have a child of her own, and crazy in love with Ethan, she has a chance to make the perfect family. But teenager Emily's hostility leaves Andi feeling hated in her own home. And worse, Ethan, blinded by love for his daughter, cannot see that her behaviour is driving a wedge through their marriage. So when Andi and Ethan's world is rocked by an act of recklessness, Andi knows that their whole future is in doubt. Can Andi and Ethan heal the rift in their relationship? Can each of them find enough love to go around? And how strong can a patchwork marriage ever be? 'A heartbreaking tale of love and family, truly compelling' Closer 'Green is women's fiction royalty . . . a compelling family drama' Heat 'A compulsive and moving read' Good Housekeeping Jane Green's internationally best-selling novels, including The Other Woman, Jemima J., Babyville, Girl Friday (published as Dune Road in the USA), Life Swap (Swapping Lives), Spellbound (To Have and to Hold), The Beach House, Second Chance, Straight Talking, Mr. Maybe, and Bookends, are moving and extremely relatable. The Patchwork Marriage is published as Another Piece of My Heart in the USA.

Another Piece of My Heart

Another Piece of My Heart

Author: Jane Green Format: eBook Release Date: 13/03/2012

From the New York Times bestselling author of JEMIMA J, and THE BEACH HOUSE, comes Jane Green's most emotional and powerful novel yet: a story that explores the complications of a woman marrying into a ready-made family, and the true meaning of motherhood. Andi has spent much of her adult life looking for the perfect man, and at thirty-seven, she's finally found him. Ethan--divorced with two daughters, Emily and Sophia--is a devoted father and even better husband. Always hoping one day she would be a mother, Andi embraces the girls like they were her own. But in Emily's eyes, Andi is an obstacle to her father's love, and Emily will do whatever it takes to break her down. When the dynamics between the two escalate, they threaten everything Andi believes about love, family, and motherhood-leaving both women standing at a crossroad in their lives...and in their hearts. ANOTHER PIECE OF MY HEART is a novel that illuminates the nuances and truths about relationships and is Jane Green at her absolute best.

Cosmo's Sexiest Stories Ever

Cosmo's Sexiest Stories Ever

Author: Jane Green, Jennifer Weiner, Meg Cabot Format: eBook Release Date: 23/08/2011

The world's best-selling magazine for young women asked three best-selling authors to each write a story steamy enough for the pages of Cosmoa tall order, but these ladies so delivered. The trio of tantalizing tales was such a hit that they've been compiled into this must-have ebook. Now, readers can devour these naughty little nuggets whenever, wherever. Here's a taste of the deliciousness inside:';Sex Under the Stars' by Jane GreenMaggie's marriage fell apart three years agoand now she has her eyes set on her ex-hubby's smoke-show of a best friend.';Birthday Sex She'll Never Forget' by Jennifer WeinerDaphne's turning twenty-six, and the best damn gift she could have ever asked for comes in the form of a hot guy from her pastand his spine-tingling mattress moves.';Falling in Lust at the Jersey Shore' by Meg CabotWhen Gemma agrees to go in on a house at the Jersey Shore, she assumes every dude there will be a gorilla juicehead. So she is pleasantly surprised by the yummy piece of eye candy waiting for her when she arrives.

The Love Verb

The Love Verb

Author: Jane Green Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/03/2011

Education, Professionalism, and the Quest for Accountability Hitting the Target but Missing the Point

Education, Professionalism, and the Quest for Accountability Hitting the Target but Missing the Point

Author: Jane Green Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2011

This book focuses on education and its relation to professional accountability as viewed from two different, but not unrelated, perspectives. First, the book is about the work of professionals in schools and colleges (teachers, head teachers, leaders, principals, directors and educational managers, etc.) and the detrimental effects which our present system of accountability - and the managerialism which this system creates - have had on education, its practice, its organization, its conduct and its content. It is also about the professional education (the occupational/professional formation and development) of practitioners in communities other than educational ones and how they, too, contend with the effects of this system on their practices. These different perspectives represent two sides of the same problem: that whatever one's metier - whether a teacher, nurse, social worker, community officer, librarian, civil servant, etc - all who now work in institutions designed to serve the public are expected to reorganize their thoughts and practice in accordance with a performance management model of accountability which encourages a rigid bureaucracy, one which translates regulation and monitoring procedures, guidelines and advice into inflexible and obligatory compliance. A careful scrutiny of the underlying rationale of this managerial model shows how and why it may be expected, paradoxically, to make practices less accountable - and, in the case of education, less educative.

Promises to Keep

Promises to Keep

Author: Jane Green Format: eBook Release Date: 15/06/2010

Callie Perry is a successful family photographer living in tony Bedford, New York. She adores her children, has great friends, and actually doesn't mind that her workaholic husband gets home at 9 p.m. every night. Steffi is Callie's younger sister, and unlike her irrefutably settled sibling, Steffi has never grown up. She's always been a free spirit, living in Manhattan. But she will discover another side of herselfone that finds a simpler life in the country, with its steadier pleasures, surprisingly seductive.Lila Grossman is Callie's best friend and has finally met the man of her dreams. But there's a problem: a demanding harridan ex-wife who is determined to create a perennial crisis to keep attention firmly on her. And then there are Callie and Steffi's parents. Divorced for thirty years, they rarely speak to each other. They may share two grown-up daughters, but it's obvious they share little else.Promises to Keep is about the hard choices we have to face, about having to be your parents' child long after you've grown up, and finally, about the enduring nature of love.From the Compact Disc edition.

Girl Friday

Girl Friday

Author: Jane Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/04/2010

Jane Green, author of the bestsellers Second Chance and Straight Talking, examines love, friendships and their limits in her moving and entertaining novel Girl Friday. Since her divorce a year ago, Kit Hargrove feels she has finally got her life back on track. Gone is the lonely Wall Street widow she used to be, and in her place is a happier, more fulfilled woman, with a new job she loves - working for uber-famous novelist Robert McClore - a small but cosy new home with her children, and the beginnings of a tentative friendship with her ex-husband. She even has time for yoga classes with her new best friend Tracy. The only thing missing is a man. And when Tracy introduces her to Steve - charming, romantic and attentive - Kit wonders if he could be the final piece of the jigsaw. But Kit doesn't know that Tracy is hiding a secret, one that could destroy their friendship, her happiness with Steve, even her new life. Torn between suspicion and love, Kit doesn't know which way to turn. For there are some betrayals that a friendship can't survive . . . Praise for Jane Green 'A densely plotted brew of love and mistakes' The Times 'Green keeps us transfixed until the very last word' Heat

Dune Road

Dune Road

Author: Jane Green Format: eBook Release Date: 16/06/2009

Set in Connecticuts tiny Gold Coast town of Highfield,Dune Roadtells the story of Kit Hargrove, whose divorce hasgranted her a new lease on life. No longer a Wall Street widow with the requisite diamond studs andPersian rugs, Kit revels in her clapboard Cape with the sea green shutters and sprawling impatiens.Herkids are content, her ex cooperative, her friends steadfast, andeach morning she wakes up unable to believe how lucky she is to have landed thejob of her dreams: assisting the blockbuster novelist Robert McClore.A mysterious tragedy drove this famous writer into seclusion decades ago, and few besides Kit are granted access to his house at the top of Dune Road, with its breathtaking views of Long Island Sound.But all that is about to change. Warm, witty, and gloriously observed,Dune Roadis Jane Green at her best, full of brilliant insights into the challenges that come with forging a new life.From the Compact Disc edition.

The Beach House

The Beach House

Author: Jane Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2009

Number one bestseller Jane Green - author of Straight Talking and Mr Maybe - tells a heart-warming story of life, family and relationships in her captivating novel The Beach House. Nan, a widow whose family has flown the nest, is an independent, free-spirited woman who couldn't care less what people think about her living alone in her beloved beach house. But when she discovers that money is running out and she might lose her home, she knows it's time for a drastic change. Nan decides to rent out rooms for the summer and people start moving into the house, filling it with noise, laughter and tears. Among them is Daniel, a recently divorced father, who's struggling to find out who he really is, and Daff, the single mother of a truculent teenager who blames her mother unreservedly for her parents' divorce. As the house comes to life again, Nan finds her family growing. Her son comes home for the summer and an unexpected visitor turns up, turning all their lives upside down . . . Compelling, absorbing and poignant, The Beach House is a story of friendship, love and those moments that can change your life.

Beach House

Beach House

Author: Jane Green Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2008

From the bestselling author of Second Chance comes a captivating novel about the strength of family, friendship, and self-discoveryKnown in Nantucket as the eccentric woman who lives in the rambling house atop the bluff, Nan doesn't care what people think. She's sixty-five years old, her husband died twenty years ago, her beauty has faded, and her family has flown. But when she discovers the money she thought would last forever is dwindling and she could lose her beloved house, Nan knows she has to make drastic changes.So Nan takes out an ad: Rooms to rent for the summer in a beautiful old Nantucket home with water views and direct access to the beach.Slowly, people start moving into the house, filling it with noise, with laughter, and with tears. First arrives handsome Daniel, quiet and contemplative and struggling to break free of his secrets. Then there is Daff, a recent divorcee who is looking to relax and reconnect with that part of herself that is neither wife nor mother, while her rebellious teenage daughter spends the summer with her father. Nan's son comes home for the summer, and as the house comes alive again, Nan finds her family expanding until an unexpected visitor turns all their lives upside down.

Second Chance

Second Chance

Author: Jane Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/06/2008

Jane Green, author of the bestsellers The Love Verb and The Beach House, examines love, life, and friendships in her moving and entertaining novel Second Chance. Holly Macintosh is sitting round her kitchen table with her oldest friends - friends she hasn't seen since school - now reunited by an unexpected tragedy and catching up on the past 20 years. On the surface, they are all successful and happy. But scratch a little deeper after that extra glass of wine and it's not quite so straightforward: Paul and Anna are struggling to have a baby, Saffron the actress is still waiting for that really big break that - at 39 - is looking less and less likely, and Olivia, always the wallflower of the group, is newly single and mourning her lost love. And what about Holly Mac? Can she and her husband Marcus get their marriage back on track for the sake of the children? Or has someone just come back into her life who will change everything forever? 'A corker of a story' Heat 'Witty and wise . . . another winner' Daily Express 'Will keep you entertained to the last page' Cosmopolitan

Second Chance

Second Chance

Author: Jane Green Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2007

The internationally bestselling author of Swapping Lives weaves a spellbinding story of the power of friendship and the search for happinessA group of friends sits around a half-cleared dinner table. Now in their late thirties, most havent seen one another for years. Paul, a handsome freelance journalist, is happily married to a gorgeous fashion entre-preneur, but theyre strugglingunsuccessfully so farto have children. Saffron lives in Los Angeles; shes had many roles but is hoping for that one big break as she navigates a secret love affair with one of the most famous men in the world. Olivia, always the wallflower of the group, runs an animal shelter in London and finds herself single after her longtime lover walked out. And the hostess, Holly, is married to the perfect man, has two perfect children, and lives in the perfect house . . . or does she? When their friend Tom is killed in a terrorist attack, the group gathers to mourn, and as they do they rediscover the power of friendship, the politics of change, and the true meaning of a mid-life crisis. Engrossing, mesmerizing, and deliciously appealing, SECOND CHANCE will strike a chord with anyone who is still trying to figure life out.

To Have and To Hold

To Have and To Hold

Author: Jane Green Format: eBook Release Date: 10/10/2006

What happens when your Prince Charming turns out not to be so charming after all? In To Have and To Hold, bestselling author Jane Green offers a sizzling, highly entertaining look at romantic relationships after we say I do. Alice knows she should be happy. A charming twenty-eight-year-old with a successful catering business, shes always dreamed of a rose-covered cottage in the English countryside, filled with children and animals and home-cooked meals. Her favorite attire is comfy jeans, her best manicure features garden dirt under the nails. But when her teenage crushthe wealthy, dashing man-about-town Joe Chamberswants to make her his bride, Alice is more than willing to play Cinderella to Joes prince. Never mind that he wants her to changea diet, ice-blond highlights, stilettos, snooty gallery openingsand that hes allergic to nature and kids. She tells herself shes happy to sacrifice for love, and besides, with Joes stunning good looks and high-profile career at a top financial firm, every woman in London wants to be in her shoes. But thats just the problem. Despite Alices efforts to be the perfect wife, Joe soon reveals a penchant for being hopelessly unfaithful. When a notorious indiscretion with a female colleague forces Joe to transfer to New York, Alices life turns upside down. As Joe continues to sneak around, and her best friends beau offers a tempting glimpse of what real love could be like, Alice must decide how much Cinderella she can take before her deepest desires win outand if she can summon up the courage to find real happiness on her own. Delicious, witty, and packed with sparkling sex appeal, To Have and To Hold is an unputdownable read that will have you rooting out loud for its endearing heroine. A #1 bestseller in Britain, this latest tale from the beloved, utterly winning Jane Green proves that the search for true love doesnt always end when someone dons a veil, and offers a lively, refreshing take on modern marriage.

Babyville

Babyville

Author: Jane Green Format: eBook Release Date: 27/06/2006

Meet Julia, a wildly successful television producer who appears to have the picture-perfect life. But beneath the surface, things are not as perfect as they seem. Stuck in a loveless relationship with her boyfriend, Mark, Julia thinks a baby is the answer . . . but she may want a baby more than she wants her boyfriend. Maeve, on the other hand, is allergic to commitment. A feisty, red-haired, high-power career girl, she breaks out in a rash every time she passes a stroller. But when her no-strings-attached nightlife leads to an unexpected pregnancy, her reaction may be just as unexpected . . . And then theres Samanthahappily married and eager to be the perfect June-Cleaver mother. But baby George brings only exhaustion, extra pounds, and marital strife to her once tidy life. Is having an affair with a friends incredibly sexy husband the answer? With Babyville, bestselling author Jane Green applies her golden touch to the next phase of a girls life. By turns witty, rollicking, and tender, this sparkling, sexy tale about the complexities of modern motherly love isnt really a story about babiesits about three friends whose lives are suddenly turned upside down by that life-changing event that hangs over the head of every single girl: motherhood.

Life Swap

Life Swap

Author: Jane Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2006

From the outside Vicky Townsley would appear to have it all. Features Director of the hugely successful Poise! magazine, she lives alone in London, is single, solvent, and seriously successful. But she'd give it all up in a heartbeat for marriage, children, and a house in the country. Amber Winslow on the other hand, has exactly what Vicky Townsley wants; a huge stone mansion in Highfield Connecticut, children and a busy charitable commitment for the local Women's League. But Amber isn't happy either. She hasn't found quite the fulfillment she had expected from being a full-time wife and mother, so when she spots a double page spread in Poise! magazine asking married readers to life swap with a glamorous, single journalist in London, she sits down and writes a letter. But she never expects to be picked... Life Swap is the story of what really happens when two women decide to walk in one another's shoes for one month. It's the story of the grass not being as green as you might think, and of discovering that happiness is not always where you expect it to be

Jay DeFeo and The Rose

Jay DeFeo and The Rose

Author: Jane Green Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/11/2003

Rarely is an artist so closely associated with a single work as is Jay DeFeo with her monumental painting The Rose. Begun in the late 1950s, when DeFeo, a central figure of the Beat generation of San Francisco, was just starting to garner widespread national recognition, the visionary work occupied the artist for eight years. Massive in scale, layered with nearly two thousand pounds of paint, the overpowering painting was already famous before its first exhibition in 1969 at the Pasadena Art Museum. It was next exhibited in San Francisco, then stored at the San Francisco Art Institute, where it languished for twenty-five years before a historic conservation restored it to public view. The Rose now resides in the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art. This volume is the first major study of The Rose in particular and of Jay DeFeo in general. In the collection, eleven distinguished art and cultural historians--Bill Berkson, Niccolo Caldararo, Richard Candida Smith, Walter Hopps, Lucy R. Lippard, Greil Marcus, Sandra S. Phillips, Marla Prather, Carter Ratcliff, David A. Ross, and Martha Sherrill--unfold the story of the creation, as well as the tricky and painstaking rescue, of DeFeo's radiant masterpiece. While providing new material on The Rose and exposing many myths surrounding both the artist and her great work, these essays also place Jay DeFeo in relation to artists of her time, including Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Lee Bontecou, and Eva Hesse. The book, which adds significantly to the scholarship of postwar American art, includes nearly eighty halftones, thirteen color plates, and Judith Dunham's detailed Rose-related chronology.

Spellbound

Spellbound

Author: Jane Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2003

Jane Green, author the best-sellers The Beach House and Second Chance, follows happily married Alice who moves from London to the USA only to discover that her life is not as fairy-tale as it seems in Spellbound. Alice has everything. So why isn't she happy? After all, she has a handsome husband, a gorgeous home and membership of London's most exclusive clubs. Okay, Joe can't keep his hands to himself - but she got what she wanted, didn't she? When Joe's indiscretions force a transfer to New York, Alice hopes it'll be a fresh start. And when they find a beautiful old house in Connecticut she is overjoyed. For a while Alice and Joe are as happy as newlyweds. But then the late nights and unexplained absences start. Alice is desperate to give her marriage a fairy tale ending. What should she do? Stay and fight for Joe? Or try to break the spell he's cast over her? 'Will have you hungrily turning page after page' Heat 'Green whips up a sparkling morality tale that points the finger at bad boys and low-rent romance' Independent 'Her books are just damn readable' Glamour Jane Green's novels, including The Other Woman, Jemima J., Babyville, The Love Verb (published as Promises to Keep in the USA), Girl Friday (Dune Road), Life Swap (Swapping Lives), Straight Talking, The Patchwork Marriage (Another Piece of My Heart), Mr. Maybe, and Bookends, are as moving as they are funny and have achieved best-seller status internationally. Spellbound is published in the USA as To Have and to Hold.

Straight Talking

Straight Talking

Author: Jane Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2002

Number one bestseller Jane Green - author of Babyville and The Love Verb - explores the hectic life of a single career girl looking to find love in her hilarious first novel Straight Talking. This could be about your best friend. Or your girlfriend. Or it might be about you. Are you Tasha - single and searching? Or her best friends: Andy, hooked on passion; Mel, stuck in a relationship with a bastard; or Emma, endlessly waiting for her other half to propose? Do you know an Andrew - suave, good-looking and head over heels in love . . . with himself? Or a Simon - allergic to commitment and dangerously treacherous? Or even an Adam - handsome, kind, humorous, but too nice to be sexy? Follow them all in their journey to find fulfillment and love. 'Funny, honest, superb' Company 'Any woman who's suffered a relationship trauma will die for this book. Wickedly funny, will make you squeal with laughter' Cosmopolitan

The Accidental Husband

The Accidental Husband

Author: Jane Green Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/03/2013

Jane Green's The Accidental Husband is a powerful story about two women connected by an earth-shattering secret. Maggie and Sylvie are perfect strangers: two very different women, living very different lives on opposite coasts. But they share more in common than they could ever imagine. Both women have beautiful children on the verge of flying the nest, the home they worked hard to build and always longed for, and a handsome and devoted husband they can't believe belongs to them. Both women think their lives are seamlessly secure, but they couldn't be more wrong...For each is about to discover a secret that will shake their world to the very core, throwing into doubt everything they ever thought they knew, and bringing Maggie and Sylvie together in the most unexpected way. Praise for Jane Green: A heartbreaking tale of love and family, truly compelling . ( Closer ). Compulsively readable. I raced through it . ( Daily Mail ). Green is women's fiction royalty ...a compelling family drama . ( Glamour ). Jane Green's internationally best-selling novels, including The Other Woman , Jemima J. , Babyville , Girl Friday (published as Dune Road in the USA), Life Swap ( Swapping Lives ), Spellbound ( To Have and to Hold ), The Beach House , Second Chance , Straight Talking , Mr. Maybe , Bookends , The Love Verb and The Patchwork Marriage ( Another Piece of My Heart ) are incredibly moving and extremely relatable. The Accidental Husband is Jane's fourteenth novel. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and their blended family of six children.

Babyville

Babyville

Author: Jane Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2001

Jane Green, author of The Other Woman and Jemima J., explores the chaotic world of pregnancy and motherhood in the number one best-seller Babyville. In Babyville nothing's ever simple . . . Julia worries that her relationship with Mark has turned stale. She thinks a baby will put love back into their lives. But is a child really the answer? Julia's best friend Samantha is besotted with her new baby. But what's her sudden obsession doing to her marriage? And does Samantha's infatuation hide something much darker? Meanwhile career-girl Maeve is allergic to commitment - nothing's going to stop her getting to the top. Then a one-night stand results in an unwanted pregnancy - but just how unwanted is it? Three young women are about to find out how Babyville can turn your world upside-down . . . 'Once you pick up Babyville, it's unlikely you'll be able to put it down' Daily Mirror 'You'll be hooked' Company Visit www.janegreen.com Best-selling author Jane Green has captured the imaginations of readers in the UK and the US with her frank and funny approach to those day-to-day issues that affect women everywhere. Other titles also published by Penguin include The Love Verb (published as Promises to Keep in the US), The Patchwork Marriage (Another Piece of My Heart), Girl Friday (Dune Road), Life Swap (Swapping Lives), Spellbound (To Have and to Hold), The Beach House, Second Chance, Straight Talking, Mr. Maybe, and Bookends.

Bookends

Bookends

Author: Jane Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2000

Jane Green, author of the best-sellers Second Chance and Straight Talking, examines friendships and their limits in her highly entertaining novel Bookends. On the shelf, but still best friends . . . Cath is scatty, messy and guarded. While Si is impossibly tidy, bitchy and desperate for a man of his own. They are total opposites - but equally unlucky in love. And they've stuck together through thick and thin. Because that's what best friends do. So when their beautiful friend Portia - the undisputed queen of their group of friends at university - steps back into their lives, after a ten year gap, her reappearance tests both Cath and Si's friendship to the limit. What does Portia want? Will she be a force for good in their lives, or something darker? And will Cath and Si ever get lucky in love? 'Funny and poignant - you'll devour it in one sitting' Cosmopolitan 'Quick, witty, unputdownable and perfect beach reading' Daily Mirror 'Hugely enjoyable' Daily Express Best selling author Jane Green has captured the imaginations of readers in the UK and the US with her frank and funny approach to those day-to-day issues that affect women everywhere. Other titles also published by Penguin include The Other Woman, Jemima J., Babyville, The Love Verb (published as Promises to Keep in the USA), Girl Friday (Dune Road), Life Swap (Swapping Lives), The Patchwork Marriage (Another Piece of My Heart), Spellbound (To Have and to Hold), The Beach House, and Mr. Maybe.

Mr Maybe

Mr Maybe

Author: Jane Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/06/1999

Mr Maybe is the hilarious romance from star author Jane Green. At twenty-seven, Libby thinks there's a lot to be said for a rich husband. So when Nick comes along - lovely, funny, handsome Nick, who has no money whatsoever, lives in a grotty bedsit and thinks the perfect night out consists of the pub and his mates - she decides he's only good for a fling. No strings attached. Following the success of Straight Talking and Jemima J, in Mr Maybe is Jane Green's third novel with her usual brilliance at writing about love and life. Investment banker Ed, on the other hand, could possibly be the answer. His house in Regent's Park makes up for his hideous moustache and she can probably overlook his irritating habits, and anyway, he's crazy about her. But does Libby really know what she needs? Is she just in love with being loved? Or is she loving the lifestyle, rather than the man? Praise for Jane Green: '[Jane Green] is amazing with a capital A' Heat 'A righteously hilarious read' Glamour Jane Green is a former journalist who gave up her job on the Daily Express to write a real woman's account of being single in the city. That account became Jane's first novel, Straight Talking. A huge success, Straight Talking was followed by eleven more bestselling novels: Jemima J, Mr Maybe, Bookends, Babyville, Spellbound, The Other Woman, Life Swap, Second Chance, The Beach House, Girl Friday and The Love Verb. Jane lives in Connecticut with her husband and their blended family of six children.

Jemima J. For those who love Faking Friends and My Sweet Revenge by Jane Fallon

Jemima J. For those who love Faking Friends and My Sweet Revenge by Jane Fallon

Author: Jane Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/1998

Number one best-seller Jane Green - author of Babyville and Straight Talking - explores reinvention and self-discovery in Jemima J. Jemima Jones is overweight. About seven stone overweight. Treated like a slave by her thin and bitchy flatmates, lorded over at the Kilburn Herald by the beautiful Geraldine (less talented, but better paid), her only consolation is food. What with that and her passion for her charming, sexy colleague Ben, she knows her life needs changing. But can Jemima reinvent herself? And should she? Jemima J. is a brilliantly funny, honest novel about ugly ducklings and swans, attraction, addiction and the meaning of true love. 'Green writes with acerbic wit about the law of the dating jungle' Sunday Express 'The kind of novel you'll gobble up in a single sitting' Cosmopolitan 'The ultimate makeover novel' Sunday Times Bestselling author Jane Green has captured the imaginations of readers in the UK and the US with her frank and funny approach to those day-to-day issues that affect women everywhere. Other titles also published by Penguin include The Other Woman, The Love Verb (published as Promises to Keep in the USA), Girl Friday (Dune Road), Life Swap (Swapping Lives), The Patchwork Marriage (Another Piece of My Heart), Spellbound (To Have and to Hold), The Beach House, Second Chance, Mr. Maybe, and Bookends.