A former feature writer for the Daily Express, Jane Green took a leap of faith when she left in 1996 to freelance and work on her book. She is now the bestselling author of over fifteen novels. Jane lives in Connecticut with her husband and their blended family of six children.
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Bestselling author Jane Green talks about home and what it means to her and her characters.
Time to dig out your whisk and practice your best flipping technique because pancake day is almost here!
Kitchen progress Wednesday report: beams! I have spent my entire life wanting an old house with beams but I never a… https://t.co/p3Bit2NcSi
by @JaneGreen - 42 minutes ago
Today's kitchen project. When she decides the oil-rubbed bronze lights for the new kitchen need some brass accents,… https://t.co/YSkhQ5PB5q
by @JaneGreen - 12 hours ago
@lisajewelluk G'morning!! Happy publication day lovely friend! Just did a giveaway for when the world awakes this s… https://t.co/ZVXa5rwj7L
by @JaneGreen - yesterday
The Rowers won! excellent work from our coxswain and #boysintheboat https://t.co/hpqRNGN9kC
RT @Jenny_ORegan: Gorgeous #giveaway on my Instagram page today! Head there to join the fun! ☀️✨📚 https://t.co/cThA5ndsxu https://t.co/5O9H…
authorJaneGreen - an hour ago
Kitchen progress Wednesday report: beams!
I have spent my entire life wanting an old house with beams but I never anticipated the magic they bring to a room.
The kitchen now feels like it belongs in our lovely old Creaky Cottage (old-ish at 1913) - it feels solid, and ancient, and cozy, and warm. And best of all, the kitchen now looks like it will be finished next week...
authorJaneGreen - yesterday
Two wonderful releases today, and a giveaway of both to two lucky readers, plus an advance copy of The Sunshine Sisters - happy Tuesday! Comment below and share for a chance to win. Good luck!
I found you is the brilliant mystery from one of my favorite writer friends, Lisa Jewell.
In a windswept British seaside town, single mom Alice Lake finds a man sitting on the beach outside her house. He has no name, no jacket, and no idea how he got there. Against her better judgment, she invites him inside.
Meanwhile, in a suburb of London, twenty-one-year-old Lily Monrose has only been married for three weeks. When her new husband fails to come home from work one night she is left stranded in a new country where she knows no one. Then the police tell her that her husband never existed.
Twenty-three years earlier, Gray and Kirsty are teenagers on a summer holiday with their parents. Their annual trip to the quaint seaside town is passing by uneventfully, until an enigmatic young man starts paying extra attention to Kirsty. Something about him makes Gray uncomfortable—and it’s not just that he’s playing the role of protective older brother.
Two decades of secrets, a missing husband, and a man with no memory are at the heart of this brilliant new novel, filled with the “beautiful writing, believable characters, pacey narrative, and dark secrets” ( Daily Mail, London) that make Lisa Jewell so beloved by audiences on both sides of the Atlantic.
And the perfect summer read from Jamie Brenner, The Forever Summer.
When a DNA test reveals long-buried secrets, three generations of women reunite on Cape Cod for the homecoming of a lifetime.
Marin Bishop has always played by the rules, and it's paid off: at twenty-eight she has a handsome fiancé, a prestigious Manhattan legal career, and the hard-won admiration of her father. But one moment of weakness leaves Marin unemployed and alone, all in a single day. Then a woman claiming to be Marin's half-sister shows up, and it's all Marin can do not to break down completely. Seeking escape, Marin agrees to a road trip to meet the grandmother she never knew she had. As the summer unfolds at her grandmother's quaint beachside B&B, it becomes clear that the truth of her half-sister is just the beginning of revelations that will change Marin's life forever.
THE FOREVER SUMMER is a delicious page-turner and a provocative exploration of what happens when our notions of love, truth, and family are put to the ultimate test.
Full of delicious descriptions of coastal New England and richly imagined characters, THE FOREVER SUMMER is an emotional, hot-topic page-turner and a summer must-read
Thank you to everyone who participated in this wonderful contest. The winner has been announced below!
authorJaneGreen - 2 days ago
I’m not a big follower of fashion, but every now and then, I have to admit I do succumb. I am generally a firm believer in the “High/Low philosophy”, which is to mix the very cheap, with the occasional very expensive. A couple of years ago I found myself on Nantucket with the always glamorous Emily Giffin and Elin Hilderbrand, both of whom were exquisitely dressed. Emily was talking about the importance of being High Low, and looked at me saying she suspected I was "High High".
I did happen to be wearing extremely expensive sandals (I had seen them in a magazine ad and had lusted after them for weeks, before biting the bullet and spending far more money than was wise, particularly since I think I have only worn them twice), but I waved my arm proudly. Jangling on my wrist were a bunch of gold bangles and beaded bracelets, which cost about a fiver at the local accessory store for teenage girls. “As low as you can go,” I exclaimed.
I should have kept quiet. Years ago I remember lusting after diamond earrings. I didn’t have enough money for them, and found a remarkable pair of copies on ebay for next to nothing. They were gorgeous, and sparkly. I wore them to a friend's party, and every time someone complimented me on my beautiful earrings, I burst out, “Ebay! Twenty five dollars!”
A few years later, I was able to afford the real thing, and this time none of my friends said anything. After a while, I realized it was because they presumed they were fake, and probably bought on ebay.
I recently fell in love with a pair of sneakers. They seemed the epitome of trendiness, these sneakers with a large star on the side, deliberately distressed so as to look vintage and worn in, and were horrible amounts of money. I decided to splurge on a whim, and last week, brought them out for the first time. I paired them with jeans, and a simple top, as Beloved and I were getting ready to go to friends.
“How do I look?” I said, walking into the bedroom.
“Great,” said he. “Except for those old sneakers. You can’t wear those. They’re awful. It’s time to get some new ones.”
When I told him they were brand new, and the height of fashion, he asked the price. And reader, I am ashamed to tell you, I lied. And now I feel so guilty, I have put myself on hiatus from anything trendy and expensive for the next few months.
Also, I haven’t been able to wear the shoes since.
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Gullible… - 19 days ago
I am exceptionally gullible. It is in fact my middle name. I also believe in all manner of unbelievable things, like ghosts, and past lives. And aliens. There is absolutely no evidence to support my belief in all these things – I have never encountered a ghost, nor an alien; I was once hypnotized by […]
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Music on the Mind - one month ago
For many years, I prided myself on my musical knowledge. Not a Thursday night went by during the seventies and eighties when I was not glued to the television screen for Top of the Pops. I remember watching Pan’s People and dreaming of the day when I too might own a pair of glittery stretch […]
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Staying in Bed - one month ago
I was lying in bed the other morning, scrolling through Facebook, reading the news, as the heat of the electric blanket seeped through my long white nightgown and warmed up my frozen feet. I posted something funny online, and The Chef wrote a message underneath. “I know where you are,” she said. “You’re lying in […]
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Anniversary - one month ago
I wrote this a year ago today, on our anniversary. I am posting it again today, because it so perfectly describes our marriage, and I haven’t found better words than these. Eleven years ago, just after my first marriage ended, I picked up the phone and answered an ad for a tiny little rental cottage […]
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New Year, New Space - 2 months ago
When I first started writing novels, I managed to write at home. It was at the very beginning of the internet, and distractions were few and far between. No-one really knew what to do with the internet, and I managed to while away the days in my tiny home office, writing my books. Then technology […]
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