Friday, December 5, 2008

Giveaway! Flirting with Forty by Jane Porter

Playful and smart, a coming-of-middle age story of a woman not ready to give up on love and life.

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, staring down her upcoming birthday in sunny Hawaii—-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.

Returning home, Jackie has to struggle with single parenthood...and memories of Kai. He hasn't forgotten her either. With her friends disapproving and thousands of miles of ocean--not to mention an age difference--separating them, Jackie starts to wonder what she got herself into. When a choice must be made, can she, will she risk everything for her chance at happiness?


My Review:
Even with adult themes and some profanity, I liked this book! Life after divorce is covered--the first year of a middle-aged woman's new life. There are expected highs and lows, along with a few twists and turns. The writing is smooth, and the story moves along nicely. Jackie, the protagonist, has a few flaws--just enough to gain the reader's sympathies. It's a good chik lit, and I can see why it was chosen to make into a movie.

BTW: The Lifetime movie is on Saturday, December 6th at 9 PM est/8 PM central!

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The generous folks at Hachette Book Group are allowing me to host this book giveaway for a collection of four (4) of the author's books! Up for grabs are: The Frog Prince, Odd Mom Out, Mrs. Perfect, and Flirting with Forty. One lucky person will win all four books! If you like chick literature, this is for you.
  • Winner is restricted to the US and Canada. No PO Box mailing addresses, please.
  • I must have a way of contacting you, so be sure to leave your email address in code in your comment (Please do not ask me to look it up!)
  • I'll close the comments at 6 PM EST December 12th and pick the winner. I will contact the winner via email to get their mailing information. The winner will have three days to respond. If I do not hear from her within three days, I will select another winner.
  • If you're interested, just say so in a comment with that all-important email address in code.
    Example of email in code:
    you[at]yourmail[dot]com

52 comments:

Ruth said...

This looks like a great collection of books, and I'd be happy to win them. You can let me know when I win at ritchie.ruth[at]gmail[dot]com. Thanks! :)

Luanne said...

No need to enter me - just stopping by on the tour. I too really enjoyed the book!

Anya said...

Thanks for the chance.

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bamabelle said...

I love Jane Porter's writing! Please count me in, and thanks!

Happy Holidays!

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shelburns said...

I would love to read this!

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Denise said...

Please enter me in the contest. Thanks!
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Holly said...

This one looks interesting. I'm curious about it and the giveaway is certainly generous!

je2kids(at)yahoo(dot)com

I blogged it too.
http://2kidsandtiredbooks.blogspot.com/2008/12/giveaways.html

Toni said...

Hi there... Just checking in on the book Tour! Great Job! Great Giveaway. No need to enter me. :) Toni

Miriam Parker said...

No need to enter me, just stopping by to say this is a LOVELY post! Thanks! :)

Amy said...

Sounds fun!

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Jo-Jo said...

This sounds like a great book! Please enter me...
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DeSeRt RoSe said...

Great giveaway for a great book! Please enter me :)

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tetewa said...

I'm looking forward to seeing this tomorrow night, count me in! tWarner419@aol.com

Antonette (1crazymomma) said...

I enjoyed the book as well. In fact, I loved all four.
Nice review!

Anita Yancey said...

What a great giveaway with some awesome books. All the books sound wonderful. Please enter me and thanks.
ayancey[at]dishmail[dot]net

Sue A. said...

I'd love to read more of Jane's books. Count me in too!

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kalea_kane said...

No need to enter me, I just wanted to see your tour. Wonderful! You ROCK hard, girl. :)

Marilyn Shoemaker said...

An incredible author.

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Shimmy Mom said...

I love your book give aways. And four in one is awesome! Thanks and *hugs*
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Sara said...

I would love to win these...thanks for offering them...

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Kristina said...

I would love to win these!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Linda said...

I have never read a Jane Porter book, but this sounds like a fun read. Please enter me in the draw.
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CC said...

Ohh yes, please enter me in the giveaway. I love most all books, and your review of this one..well, I would just love to read it.
cat_white_cloud (at) yahoo (dot) com

Theresa N. said...

Sounds like some fun reads, sign me up please.
theresa N
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windycindy said...

When I saw the movie coming on the Lifetime channel, I hadn't know about the book, yet! I am married to a man that is quite a bit younger than me and I wouldn't have it any other way! Please enter me in your delightful book drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Suzie Button said...

I'd love a chance to win, I can't stand it if I don't have a new book waiting to be read, and this would help take care of that! Thanks for the giveaway! Suzie

Suzie Button said...

OOPS, I forgot to add my email
purrpage3@verizon.net Thanks again!

Darlene said...

Hi Sally,

I wasn't going to enter for awhile since I have won several of your giveaways but I read a portion of that book Flirting with Forty in one of the magazines I get (I believe last summer) and it was REALLY good!!! I hate that I missed the movie last night...ARGH! But, after I enter this drawing I won't enter for awhile. I really don't want to seem greedy. Thanks, Darlene

akmunkus (at) cableone (dot) net

Charli and me said...

I would like to be entered in the drawing. My e-mail address is cagunnells(at)comcast(dot)net Thanx

bigguysmama said...

I've heard a bit about this author and even tho I typically only read Christian books, these books have piqued my interest. Please enter me to win.

Blessings,
Mimi B

mnjesusfreak at gmail dot com

The Giveaway Diva said...

wow this looks like a great collection!! i would love to win these books or even one!! i love how its made itno a movie!

Michelle said...

i'd love to win!!

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Anonymous said...

count me in please

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Dan said...

This is a great giveaway would love to win please enter me!

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Marlene said...

This book looks excellent count me in!!

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Wanda said...

WOw...what a package. Sounds great.

I missed the movie this past weekend. Surely they will play it again soon.

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Would love to win!

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RoyalCheryl said...

Reading your wonderful books is about winning. So I'm in. Thanks
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Anonymous said...

Please enter me in the giveaway. I would love a chance to win and read all her books. =) Thanks.

Carmen T
carmenalexistsang[at]gmail[dot]com

dolls123 said...

Gonna be a great movie

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Jessica said...

Just found your site and giveaway. I'd love to be entered. Thanks
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Rose said...

Count me in! :)

sharon54220 said...

I would love to be entered into this giveaway.

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Nadia said...

totally into chick lit so please enter me in!

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-thanks!

Erin said...

Great giveaway! Thank you for it.

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dawn said...

What an incredible offer - I'd love to throw my name in the hat for this set!

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Thanks!

michy27 said...

Oh, this sounds great! Thank you for offering this contest and please include me for the draw! Happy holidays everyone:)

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sara said...

oh, this looks great too!! Please include me in the drawing!!!

duteau1 said...

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I Heart Book Gossip said...

Oooh count me in too!

Smilingsal said...

As of 6 PM 12-12-08, the winner is:

CC

There will be other giveaways, so if you did not win, don't give up.