Introduction by Melissa Amster
**Giveaway is now closed**
I’ve been a Jane Porter fan long before I started Chick Lit Central. I even wrote a tribute to her a while back. She has this down to earth way of writing, where you feel like you can really relate to her characters, even with all their flaws intact. The mere fact that she found a way for me to like a not-so-likable character says a lot for her storytelling finesse!
She’s so good to her fans too. Anytime you visit her blog, there’s almost always a fantastic giveaway going on. And all you have to do is tell her how your week is going in order to enter. This time, she’s bringing the giveaway to International Chick Lit Month readers, as she has TWO fun prize packages to send WORLDWIDE that include one book of each reader’s choice, with the exception of “The Frog Prince,” which is unfortunately out of print.
Today, she’s talking about where one of her characters is now. She chose Shey Darcy, the heroine of “She’s Gone Country.” If you haven’t read the book yet, this is a spoiler alert. Read ahead at your own risk. Otherwise, read “She’s Gone Country” ASAP and then come back to see what Shey is up to these days. Don’t worry, this post isn’t going anywhere!
By Jane Porter
Shey Darcy, the heroine in She’s Gone Country, and a former SI model from a tiny town in Texas, returns to her family ranch just outside Mineral Wells, Texas with her three teenage sons in the beginning of the novel. Recently divorced, she’s juggling raising boys, finances, and her attraction to first crush, Dane Kelly, a former national bullriding champ.
Like Shey, Dane’s been married and divorced, as well as injured on the circuit. He’s not looking for a family but if he allows Shey back into his life, he’s going to have a family, and her boys aren’t easy…especially middle son, Bo, who is struggling with depression, but the chemistry is too strong between Dane and Shey for her to stay away.
It’s been a couple of years now since Shey and Dane married and had their baby girl. The baby girl is now in preschool and looking forward to Kindergarten. Shey’s two oldest sons, Hank and Bo, are in college, and youngest son Cooper is a junior in high school and making a name for himself on the amateur rodeo circuit as one hell of a good cowboy.
Shey’s in a really good place. She’s so happy being back in Texas—she’s always been a country girl at heart–and is very content in her role of mom and wife to the still incredibly hot, and sexy Dane Kelly. Shey continues to take the odd modeling job as long as it doesn’t interfere too much with her family time, and in the last couple of months, Dane’s begun to hint that he might be open to one more baby…if she is.
Shey’s almost 45. She wasn’t planning on having any more kids and is already mom to four. Could she handle one more child now? Does she have the energy? Could she even get pregnant? And yet, Dane loves being a dad, and he’s a great father. He enjoys their daughter so much, and he’s been terrific with her three boys, in particular, Cooper, training him for the rodeo circuit. Truthfully, Shey would be open to another baby—another adventure—and there’s definitely room in Shane’s sprawling limestone ranch house. Maybe it wouldn’t hurt to explore their options, see if it could happen…
Life is good in Texas. Shey has everything in life she ever wanted….her man, her children, her laid back life on a working ranch. Shey might have spent twenty some years in New York City, but she’s always been a country girl at heart.
How to win a prize package from Jane Porter (including one of her books–your choice!):
Please tell us what your favorite country music song is. (One entry per person.)
Giveaway ends May 28th