Title: It's You
Author: Jane Porter
Publication Date: June 2, 2015
Number of Pages: 336
How I Got It: Suzy Missirlian
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.
This is the first book I've read by Jane Porter...but it won't be my last! I felt like it was "the right book at the right time" (don't you just love when that happens?) Equal parts heart wrenching and heart warming, I felt like Alison was a girlfriend I knew. After being dealt several severe life blows she's down but she's not out. She's a woman with real, complicated feelings and I love how the author didn't fall back on cliches or make me frustrated with Alison's actions...I related and respected her strength. Fingers crossed that It's You follows in the footsteps of her previous release, Flirting with Forty, and becomes a movie. I'd love to see the Napa setting.
About the Author: 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. You can find out more about Jane and her releases at janeporter.com