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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Flirting with Forty, a Novel and Lifetime Movie!!

A Novel, by Jane Porter and
NOW A Lifetime movie to premier Saturday December 6th at 9 PM/8c.

Thank You Miriam from Hachette.

My Review:
Fun and Flirty. This is a curl up and veg out girly girl book. I enjoyed the book. I needed an escape from some of the cool foggy weather and other deeper issues in life. As a woman of 43, I can validate or sympathize many of the feelings that Jackie is going through even though I haven't been 40 and newly divorced with children. I do, however understand how one can get lost in caring for a family and wake up one day and say "what is left of me?" Jackie goes to Hawaii for her 40th birthday (she is practically forced to go) and in her own interest of happiness has this fling. Why not finally give in and have fun and see what is left of her romantic side? This reminded me of a movie from my era. Risky Business because sometimes in life you just have to say, "what the heck."

The book is on the lighter reading side. There are genuine and sweet times in the book that are sad, moving, uplifting and comical. I think a lot of moms, sisters, girlfriends can and will relate and have fun with this novel. It really is a fun flirty read. Perfect vacation reading, rainy day reading or everyday good reading.

What do I think? I think sometimes you have to say what the heck and just let go and read something girly and fun!!! Watching Jackie listen to her heart verses her head was entertaining. I think the book has a quality that makes you want to talk back to Jackie in the book as she questions her self. I enjoyed the book.

It is down-to-earth and full of every day challenges of motherhood and womanhood and how the two intersect and divide.

Full Description: (Novel)

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 in sunny Hawaii and staring down her upcoming birthday-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.

Back home in Seattle, Jackie has to struggle with single parenthood...and memories of Kai. He hasn't forgotten her. Yet thousands of miles of ocean-not to mention an age difference that feels even wider-separate them. And, of course, her friends disapprove. When a choice must be made, can she, will she risk everything for her chance at happiness?

Author Bio (Jane Porter) and some other fun pictures: HERE
Visit Jane at her website: HERE

Check it out: Jane will be appearing on the Grand Central Publishing Blog Talk Radio Station on 12/5 at 1PM ET.

Check out this link for more Movie info.

Blog Tour Participants: (Check out the blogs that are featuring this book and movie if you don't see it tonight, check back and look tomorrow!!)

Check out this great shots from the set. Looking good!


Anonymous said...

This book is a lot of fun!

Alyce said...

I thought this was good chick-lit too!

Allison said...

A great book..easy read...but hard to put down!! Great review!

Anna said...

I've seen so many reviews of this book lately, and everyone seems to love it. It sounds great, and I think I'll definitely check this one out for some light reading in between those WWII books I'll be reading next year!

Diary of an Eccentric

Luanne said...

Hi Toni - I agree - sometimes you just need a good fun girly book you can devour in a day. I enjoyed it as well!

Jo-Jo said...

Oh this looks like such a good book! And look at that young man....YUM! lol lol
I don't know if you've ever seen Lipstick Jungle, but he also is having an affair with an older woman on that show. I guess he is tv's new boy toy! Thanks for the great review!

Darlene said...

Great review Toni. This book sure is popular in the blogging world right now.

Anonymous said...

Isn't he gorgeous? Can't wait to see the movie. Thanks for the post, Toni!

SmilingSally said...

Nice job.

Thanks for the visit.

Toni said...

Bermudaonion, Alyce, Allison, Anna, Luanne, Jo-Jo, Dar, Miram, and Smilingsal

It is fun to get a buzz going in blog world... can't you just feel all the buzzing? Thank you for the comments.

cindysloveofbooks said...

Hi Toni, Thanks for stopping by my blog. I loved the book. Such a great fun read. Thankfully I am able to see the movie now thanks to Miriam. I guess the disadvantage of living in Canada we don't get all those great US channels. I am going to be good and only watch it tomorrow night.

Jenn's Bookshelves said...

Great review, Toni! Sounds like a fun book!

Toni said...

Cindy .. I am so glad that you get to see the movie.. that is awesome.

Jenn.. Hi hi.. it has been a fun book to review and to Blog Touring with. !!!!!

.Books by TJ Baff said...

Great voice that you have...it sounds like you are talking to me...like we are chatting!
I love it...

bethany (dreadlock girl) said...

I am glad you enjoyed it, there were a lot of fun things about the book for sure.

The Tome Traveller said...

Thanks for stopping by on the tour! I really enjoyed this book too and am looking forward to watching the movie.


Toni said...

TJ ... thank you! I feel like we are all sort of chattering about the book and movie. :)

Bethany...yes.....I think I liked the Christmas tree part for sure!

Tome Traveller... I loved stopping by everyone's blogs to check out the buzz.

Thanks everyone for stopping by mine. ;)

Anonymous said...

Gonna be a great movie


Anonymous said...

that is a great review that you did and the movie was great too!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on finishing another selection for the Lit Flicks Challenge!! This sounds like a fun one.