Jane Was Here and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more
  • RRP: £20.99
  • You Save: £17.14 (82%)
FREE Delivery in the UK on orders with at least £10 of books.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
JANE WAS HERE has been added to your Basket
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Unbeatable customer service, and we usually ship the same or next day. Over one million satisfied customers!
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

JANE WAS HERE Hardcover – 14 Jun 2011

22 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
£3.85
£2.96 £0.51
£3.85 FREE Delivery in the UK on orders with at least £10 of books. Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.



Product details

  • Hardcover: 1 pages
  • Publisher: Unknown (14 Jun. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0980037727
  • ISBN-13: 978-0980037722
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 2.4 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,192,589 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By bookblogger on 6 July 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
Jane Was Here by Sarah Kernochan is a griping thriller about a young woman who is living displaced in time. A man (Brett) trying to bond with the son that he has barely any contact with ends up renting a house in a small town called Graynier. Early one morning he is awakened by a young woman knocking on his door insisting that he is staying in her house. For reasons he himself doesn't understand he decides to let her stay with them until he figures out what is really going on.

Everything about the town seems familiar to Jane despite the fact that she has never been there before in this life. Her journey to connect to the memories that she feels she has takes her all around the town bringing her closer and closer to figuring herself out.

Sarah Kernochan takes you on a journey that will keep you guessing finding out what part all of the various townspeople have to play in this thrilling book. She creates a great story with in depth characters and wonderful scenery. This book is definitely outside of my normal comfort zone, but it was a terrific read check this one out!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ashley Fontainne on 12 Jun. 2013
Format: Hardcover
Sarah Kernochan's haunting tale `Jane Was Here' is a frightening exploration into the personal lives of several small town characters, each dealing with personal struggles and choices they have made, and kept, in guarded silence. Layer on top of that an interesting peek behind the veil of secrecy with the sudden intrusion of misdeeds from past generations that inserts itself in all their lives in the form of Jane.

Jane is an odd and frail soul that seems to appear from nowhere with limited recollection of anything except the fact that she used to live in the seemingly quiet town of Graynier. She is adamant that her home, which is being rented by a tormented father named Brett and his equally disturbed young son, is where she lived. The only problem with that is that the house has been owned by someone else for many years longer than the obviously youthful Jane has been alive.

Jane is a lost soul that is inexplicably drawn to the town by a fragmented memory, pulled by the thin slivers that swirl in her head. As the pieces begin to congeal and form a cohesive picture, Jane discovers that the sins of the past sometimes are so vile that even death can't wipe them away.

And so do the current residents of Graynier.

This spine-tingling tale will climb inside your head and make you wonder how long your choices--whether good or bad--will linger after you have departed this world.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This was way too confusing and too descriptive for me. I found myself glazing over so I packed it in at 10%. Almost all the names used were "foreign" and that didn't help in making it any less confusing, unfortunately, for me.
At one point she was talking about a dog chasing geese and said this-"Tearing across the lawn, Pete scatters the birds from the putting green, pursuing them to the artificial lake, where it bounds ecstatically into the water".....I was lost. Did she refer to the dog as it or was she being poetic about the lake ? Way too much like hard work for me, I'm afraid.
Salt-of-theearth lost a hyphen which was the only error I spotted till I gave up, though. Then I happened across this passage-"But something, maybe the waitress' boggy odor, drew him back into the treacherous delta of womanity"....is womanity a word for starters and is this for real ? Way too flowery for my liking. T'isn't for me, I'm afraid.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jane James on 28 Feb. 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I really enjoyed this book, I thought it was a clever storyline and I enjoyed all the character stories woven in amongst it. The middle section of the letters was a bit difficult and at times boring but it was necessary to the story. I would recommend it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By JaneyD64 on 10 Nov. 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Jane Was Here by Sarah Kernochan starts with Brett a man trying to bond with the son that he barely knows, on vacation in the town of Graynier. One night on his doorstep appears a young woman calling herself Jane, telling him that this is where she lives. He becomes infatuated with her, and wanting to help her decides to let her stay with them.

Jane seems to know a lot about the town, but not in it's present day setting but in it's past. Memories come in bits and slowly she puts her past together.

Good read well written, interesting characters that come together not only in present day but in the past also. Makes you think about reincarnation, or is it just deja vu.

Well worth the read
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
.....but failed to deliver. The story itself started off as intriguing, if a little slow, however at times I felt the author tried to run too many 'sub plots' together, losing a little of the focus of the main story and the primary character, Jane.

I found the second part of the book, the letters, a little boring as they progressed, and felt that too much time was spent on details that didn't actually add to the story.

The finale was a little rushed, with some loose ends, and overall I was disappointed as the author had a great idea, I just don't feel it came together as well as it could have.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Kay Hunter on 25 Mar. 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I suppose it's really 3.5 stars, but I don't think I'd stretch to 4. The writing is good, the story is good.
There are a lot of sub-plots, but most of them are necessary to the story. The letters bit is a bit boring, but again necessary to understand 'old' Jane. Not really sure about the bit with the old lady (though I think I've worked out who/how/why she is).
The ending a bit odd, not really sure what kind of relationship the main characters will, or can, have now?

Overall, a good read, entertaining. I would try this author again.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again


Feedback