Tuesday, April 24, 2012

ARE YOU LISTENING? ANOTHER PIECE OF MY HEART - AN AUDIO BOOK REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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ANOTHER PIECE OF MY HEART
BY JANE GREEN
ABOUT THE BOOK:
From the New York Times bestselling author of JEMIMA J, and THE BEACH HOUSE, comes Jane Green’s most emotional and powerful novel yet:  a story that explores the complications of a woman marrying into a ready-made family, and the true meaning of motherhood. 
Andi has spent much of her adult life looking for the perfect man, and at thirty-seven, she's finally found him.  Ethan--divorced with two daughters, Emily and Sophia--is a devoted father and even better husband.  Always hoping one day she would be a mother, Andi embraces the girls like they were her own. But in Emily’s eyes, Andi is an obstacle to her father’s love, and Emily will do whatever it takes to break her down. When the dynamics between the two escalate, they threaten everything Andi believes about love, family, and motherhood—leaving both women standing at a crossroad in their lives…and in their hearts. 
ANOTHER PIECE OF MY HEART is a novel that illuminates the nuances and truths about relationships and is Jane Green at her absolute best.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jane Green is a bestselling author of popular novels. She has been featured in People, Newsweek, USA Today, Glamour, and Cosmopolitan. She lives in Connecticut with her family.
To read more about Jane Green's Bio, visit her website HERE
MY THOUGHTS/REVIEW:
Jane Green’s ANOTHER PIECE OF MY HEART is a wonderful book from this best selling author. Green gives readers a story about an important current social issue, that of the relationships within a blended family. She starts out by telling how the main characters relate to each other starting with Andi, the step-mother. 

At one point in her life, Andi had thought she would never marry and so when Ethan came along, it seemed like a dream come true. She was getting the husband she wanted and a family all ready to go, even though she still hoped for children of her own. But all things are not as they seem and soon readers learn of the problem that Andi faces in dealing with her husband’s eldest daughter. As a rebellious teen, Emily resents Andi being there and Andi must walk a fine line in trying not to preach to her husband Ethan while knowing that Emily is using him and the divorce/remarriage to get what she wants. While Emily is running wild, Ethan just wants things calm and always gives in to her. On the other hand, younger Sophia is the kind of daughter that Andi wishes both girls could be while meanwhile wanting to have her own children but having to make do with her stepdaughters. She naturally wants to make the relationship work.

Just when you think you could strangle the rude and impertinent Emily, the narrative switches gears to concentrate on Emily and what is behind her reactions. When she gets into a predicament herself, the whole family dynamic changes for Emily and she suddenly starts to see what it is like for Andi. In ANOTHER PIECE OF MY HEART, Jane Green has once again given readers a marvelous story with well written characters and plotline, which ends rather predictably but still leaves the reader satisfied. 
 
GIVEAWAY
THANKS TO ESTHER AND THE GREAT
FOLKS AT MACMILLAN AUDIO BOOKS,
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OF THIS MARVELOUS AUDIO BOOK
TO GIVE AWAY TO ONE FOLLOWER
   
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78 comments:

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I would love to read about the perspective from the "good" and the "bad" daughters, in the stepmother's eyes.This sounds like a good book.
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Blended families take a lot of work. I have heard great things about this book.

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Sue Farrell said...

I always said I'd NEVER be a stepmother and stuck to my guns---I'd like to read the book to see another perspective on this issue.
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sounds like a good conflict, marrying into a ready made family. also love audiobooks
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I have been a stepdaughter and I have been a stepmother. Both are very difficult roles. This sounds like a great book.

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