Aug 27, 2010

She's Gone Country by Jane Porter

Shey Darcy, a 39-year-old former top model for Vogue and Sports Illustrated led a charmed life in New York City with a handsome photographer husband until the day he announced he'd fallen in love with someone else. Left to pick up the pieces of her once happy world, Shey decides to move back home to Texas with her three teenage sons. Life on the family ranch, however, brings with it a whole new host of dramas starting with differences of opinion with her staunch Southern Baptist mother, her rugged but overprotective brothers, and daily battles with her three sons who are also struggling to find themselves.


Jane Porter lives in Seattle, Washington, with her two children. You can find out more about her at

She's Gone Country
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: 5 Spot (Aug 23 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0446509418
ISBN-13: 978-0446509411


I love a story that lets me escape to the country.  Handsome cowboys, ranch life, and a simpler life style ... away from the hustle and bustle of the city.  She's Gone Country is just that kind of book. 

Shey is devastated by the end of her marriage, and moves home with her three boys to the ranch where she grew up.  I loved the description of her mother, a strong Baptist woman who still likes to tell her daughter what to do (even though Shey is now 39).  Shey's two brothers live nearby, so she often feels like she has no freedom to make her own choices.

And then along comes her old high school sweetheart Dane ... and Shey is immediately transported back to a happier time, and all her teenage dreams surface as though the past 25 years never happened.  There are some very serious issues in this book as well, it is much more than a simple romance story.

All in all, a very enjoyable book ... and a great summer read!

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of She's Gone Country from Hachette Books in exchange for my honest review.

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