The Good Woman, Daughter, Wife

I have been sharing my books with Granny M.  We try to keep series together.  Yet we do not know at the beginning that we will receive more later.  This is what happened when I first met Jane Porter.  It started with THE GOOD WOMAN.  I was drawn into the family of the Brennan sisters.  Yet when I was finished I passed the book on.  Granny M did not get to read it.  Next was THE GOOD DAUGHTER.  The same thing happened.  I read, I fell in love with the family and I shared but not with Granny M.  Now the third book in the series arrived, THE GOOD WIFE.    This time I did let Granny M read it.  Of course....yes, you know it.  She wants the first two books.  Help me!  Well here let me tell you more about them while I see what I can do to get copies of them once again.

Jane Porter is known for her emotional, heartfelt stories about women struggling with issues of friendship, marriage, family, and self-acceptance, and her Brennan Sisters Trilogy is no exception. 
With The Good Woman, she introduced a family grappling with the real, complicated and sometimes painful issues that arise in life.  In The Good Daughter, she explored the life of school teacher Kit Brennan, the second oldest of the five Brennan kids.  Now, in THE GOOD WIFE, she delves into the complicated marriage of Sarah, the youngest Brennan sister, long considered the beauty of the family.


Meg Roberts is the eldest of the Brennan sisters and she is used to being in control and presenting an image of perfection to those around her.  But Meg’s life isn’t perfect and lately it’s been feeling out of control as well.  As she approaches 43 and reflects on her 17 years of marriage, Meg realizes she wants more out of life.  More love, more passion, more something.  She embarks on an affair that shatters her world and her family relationships.  Meg is forced to come to terms with the person she was, and who she has become, as well as learning that happiness isn’t something she has to chase, but rather a choice she must make for herself.


Kit Brennan has played it safe her entire life, but as a single thirty-eight year old English teacher at a Catholic high school in Oakland, her life hasn’t turned out as she planned.  Her ten-year relationship ended six months ago and Kit has now come to the realization that she may be better off pursuing her dreams without a man involved.  But when the mysterious, dangerous Jude Knight enters the picture, Kit begins to question who she’s become and who she should be.  Does she dare to follow her desires?  With one of her teenage students in crisis and her family’s burdens weighing heavily on her mind and heart, is Kit ready to risk everything by taking a chance at the unknown?


Sarah’s love for her husband, professional baseball player Boone Walker, is bottomless—so much so that her sisters say it will end up hurting her.  While Sarah stays home and cares for their two children, Boone travels almost year-round.  Living apart most of the time makes life difficult, especially since Sarah often wonders whether Boone is sharing his bed with other women on the road, even though he swears he’s been true to her since his infidelity three years ago.  Now, with Boone facing yet another career change, tension rises between the two, and the emotionally exhausted Sarah must choose whether to break free from the past and forgive Boone completely, or leave him behind and start anew.  

Jane Porter is an award-winning novelist with over 5 million books in print.  Her popular novel Flirting with Forty was made into a Lifetime movie starring Heather Locklear.  She grew up in central California, graduated from UCLA and holds an MA in writing from the University of San Francisco.  Porter writes full time and lives in southern California with her family.  Visit her website at

I will be back to let you know more about THE GOOD WIFE soon.  In the mean time look around and see if you can find this trilogy.   I am posting this as part of Jane Porter's Spotlight Tour.  There was not any monetary response in doing so.  Only the one book that we are passing around!

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