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For all her success in her career Jane is unlucky in love, but then she meets Nick a successful property developer. Throw Owen a pig farmer into the mix and a visit from her mother and life suddenly gets very interesting.
I enjoyed really this story, but the pace felt a little off. I didn't really enjoy the first couple of chapters but then the pace relaxed and it started to get interesting. I loved the bit with her mum and Jane's relationship with her friends was well done. It was her relationship with the men that let the side down. It just wasn't that believable and there didn't seem to be any sustenance to the relationship, but it is a nice story by an author that I will read again.
(Review copy gratefully received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.)
Second Hand Jane is a wonderful book, It's easy to read and so easy to get lost in. Jess the main character is a very likeable character, she's quirky and her love of second hand things is really nice. Especially the books, I love buying second hand books and often when I find a name inside I find myself wondering who the person is etc. Jess's two best friends are fab too in the story, Nora and Brianna are two very different characters but all three are fab together.
Marian, Jess's mum is quite funny and it was nice to see the relationship between her and her daughter and you could also feel the dread Jess felt when her mum announced she was coming to Dublin. I was reading and cringing at the thought.
I really enjoyed this book, the writing is lovely and the description through out made me want to jump on a ferry and go and visit Northern Ireland and find out more about the sad history of The Troubles. Also I have fallen head over heels in love with Wilbur the little piglet, I live on a farm so really a little piglet would just fit in ha ha.
A really enjoyable read and I highly recommend this book.
It is the story of Jessica Jane who loves all things vintage hence the nickname Second Hand Jane. She is a thirty something New Zealand journalist living in Dublin who begins to investigate the life of Amy, the original owner of one of her preowned vintage children's ladybird books. In doing so she uncovers a tragic life story of Amy and her family who were affected by the Troubles in Northern Ireland in the 1970s/80s. Whilst carrying out this investigation, she is trying to start a relationship with the 'too smooth' Nick, however, Amy's brother Owen could be another contender for her affections.
I enjoyed this book, it was an easy and enjoyable read, however, one that I found slightly predictable. You could see how the relationships with Nick and Owen were going to pan out way before Jess did. Her mother Marian coming to visit and the relationships with her friends were great, adding humour to the story and the backstory of the Troubles gave the book some depth.
Would certainly recommend this book.
When foot loose and fancy free jessica, a thirty-something writer, decides to follow her journalistic instincts and trace the story of a young girl for her weekly column in a dublin newspaper, she unwittingly embarks on a journey into Northern ireland's tragic past.
With her love of all things vintage, jessica jane bare is known as second-hand jane to her friends. Hailing from New zealand, these days she's finding the grass is greener in dublin and not just because of all the rain. In fact, life would be sweet if it weren,t for the reason she left home in the first place-her meddling mother. Marion views jess's life in dublin as nothing more than a stop-gap until she meets mr right and he's taking his time. Things looks set to change, however, when jess meets the delectible Nick, who ticks all of marions boxes.
In the meantime, jess's latest second-hand collectible-a children's book-gives her an idea for her column. Deciding to track down the girl whose name is scribbled inside the cover of that book, she uncovers more than ever expected. "Amy was in the wrong place at the wrong time" the girl's taciturn brother, Owen, informs her. Intrigued, Jess travel's to the family pig farm in county down and listen's to Amy's poignant tale unfold through Owen. With a little help from a rather cute runt of the litter she names wilbur, jess is about to help put the past to rest and learn that appearances can be deceptive. Then marion announces she's coming to dublin to sort her daughter's increasinglingly tangled love life out and jess's chance of a happy ending like those in the story books she collects looks about as likely as wilbur flying.
Wow. Fantastic read Michelle.
i loved this book.Read more ›
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Loved this story. It was good all the way through and I was sorry when I finished it..Published 15 months ago by Maggie May
A pleasant tale, set in Ireland, having been to Dublin I could relate to the story.Published 15 months ago by Mrs. Janey M. Cox