Hey folks- today Jane Porter stops by to answer a very important question! What is that important question, you ask?
Well… It’s about a Ryan (Reynolds or Gosling) and which one she thinks is hotter!
Author Spotlight Jane Porter
If you could choose to be a character in a book, who would you choose?
Jo from Little Women (and then Little Men, and Jo’s Boys). I loved her. She was smart, independent, feisty, passionate, and literary. As a little girl I loved sweet Beth (but she died) and Jo became my favorite Alcott character and my hero. I wanted to be her, and I think I kind of have. Like her, I became a teacher, a writer and a mother to all boys!
Do you have any #literaryconfessions?
I am not a fan of Wuthering Heights. I barely got through it in school and was sorry I had to read it again in college. Lots of romance writers say they were influenced by Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters, but I far preferred Edith Wharton and Henry James. I loved the time period, and how their American characters ‘traveled’ abroad, but what I responded to most was the pressure of society on young women. There were rigid societal rules in the Wharton and James novels, and if women didn’t heed the rules, they suffered…and died. I suppose that is depressing, too, but the rules resonate with me…women today still risk alienation by society if we don’t play by the rules.
Do you have a #literarycrush?
I loved Arabella in Georgette Heyer’s Arabella. Actually, I would love to be almost any heroine in any Heyer novel. I discovered Georgette Heyer 10 years ago and have read everything she’s written. She’s fantastic. If you’ve finished Jane Austen and want something lovely with rich characterization, check out Georgette Heyer. She’s brilliant.
Which Ryan is hotter- Ryan Reynolds or Ryan Gosling?
Ryan Reynolds!!! 🙂
About IT’S YOU:
It’s You by Jane Porter
A heartwarming story about finding love and strength, even in the darkest moments…
In the wake of a tragedy that tore her life down to the foundations, Dr. Alison McAdams has lost her way. So when she’s summoned to Napa to care for her ailing father, she’s not sure she has anything to offer him—or anyone else.
What Ali finds in Northern California wine country is a gift—an opportunity to rest, and distance from her painful memories. Most unexpectedly, she finds people who aren’t afraid of her grief or desperate for her to hurry up and move on.
As Ali becomes part of her father’s community, makes new friends of her own, and hears the stories of a generation who survived the Second World War, she begins to find hope again. In a quest to discover the truth about another woman’s lost love, she sets off on a journey across oceans and deep into history. And in making sense of that long-ago tragedy, Ali is able to put together the broken pieces of her heart and make new choices that are right for her.
About Jane Porter:
Jane Porter is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 40 romances and 11 women’s fiction novels. She holds an MA in Writing from the University of San Francisco and has been a finalist for the prestigious RITA award five times, with her novella, Take Me, Cowboy, winning the Novella Category July 2014. Jane’s wildly popular novel, Flirting with Forty, was made into a Lifetime movie starring Heather Locklear and she has two other stories currently in development in Hollywood. Jane, her surfer husband and three sons call sunny San Clemente, CA home.
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