Thursday, December 4, 2008

Flirting with Forty - Book Review and Lifetime Movie!

Thanks to Miriam at Hachette Book Group I was lucky enough to get Flirting With Forty to read for the Early Bird Blog tour over at Book Blog.

Jane Porter has written an amazing book about a woman caught in the middle of her life, 40, not knowing what direction her life is taking her. Jackie is a mother, ex-wife and alone, until her girlfriend gives her a trip to Hawaii for them to take for her 40th birthday. After her girlfriend has something come up and she can't make it, Jackie is once again alone with her thoughts about what is missing in her life. Not knowing what to do with herself, she finds Kai. He is handsome, tanned, younger, and a surfboard instructor. A passionate fling begins. Both think it will last only until the end of Jackie's trip, but it becomes much more than that. The distance in their separation is the pacific ocean, but this only intensifies their love. Will the differences of age and lives pull them apart? With all her friends against her, Jackie must make a decision...that may change her life forever!

I absolutely love this book. If I can start a book, not want to put it down and then think about the characters even when not reading...I know it is a GREAT book. Jane Porter has created great characters in her book that come to life from beginning to end. This story is much more than age difference, social status or older woman with a younger man. It expressed to me that two people who enjoy being with each other should work hard to make things work, no matter what conflicts they might face. The wit and wisdom Jackie showed in not giving in to 'just being' in a life that gave her no fulfillment, clicked on a lightbulb in my head (yes, I can relate being 44). Jackie's ability to step out of her comfort zone by taking surfboard lessons, opened new doors for her life to follow. We all need a little fun and relaxation in our lives, so make sure to have a marguerita by the pool sometime. You never know who might be walking by.....

Rating: 5/5 stars

Make sure to stop by these other blogs in the tour and read their reviews too!!! You might find a few new receipes too!!!


Make sure to watch "Flirting w/Forty" on the Lifetime channel on Saturday Dec. 6th 9pmET/8pmCT

** Don't miss!! **
Jane Porter on Grand Central Publishing Blog Talk Radio Station on 12/5 at 1PM ET
Go HERE to hear it!!!


Anonymous said...

Great review. I thought this book was a lot of fun, too. I'm looking forward to the movie.

Luanne said...

Yep I can relate too. Age is just a number right? I don't get the Lifetime channel, but bet the movie will be good as well.

Toni said...

I am looking forward to sitting with my dog and my snuggly cloths to check out this movie. Great Tour.. Great job on your review.

Anonymous said...

So happy you loved this, Allison! Jane is a fabulous writer! (And person!)

The Tome Traveller said...

Hi Allison,
Thanks for stopping by on the tour! I really liked this book too, I'll be reading more books by Jane Porter.


Arrion said...

I am looking forward to reading this... especially since I turn 40 next year! Thanks for the great review.

Anonymous said...

Gonna be a great movie