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ISBN13: 9780446699235
ISBN10: 0446699233
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Advertising executive Marta Zinsser is no poster child for her wealthy Seattle suburb — and nothing could please her more. This former New Yorker wears combat boots, not Manolos, and drives a righteous Harley hog instead of a Mercedes SUV. Now she's launching her own agency in this land of the Microsoft elite, even though her ten-year-old daughter wishes she'd put on a sweater set and just "be normal."Can this ex-urbanite remain uniquely herself without alienating the inner circle of smug, cookie-cutter executive wives? And when push comes to shove, can she stop being the proud odd mom out and take a chance at something frighteningly — and tantalizingly — new?

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"Marta Zinsser has made her nine-year-old daughter Eva, conceived through sperm donation, her whole world. The two move from Manhattan to a wealthy Seattle suburb, where Marta plans to run a successful advertising agency from home and be close to her ailing mother. Soon however, Martas bohemian ways stick out like a sore thumb among the impeccably groomed housewives of Bellevue. Pressured by a tenderly and believably drawn Eva to be a real mom, Marta signs up for school chaperoning and committee duties, with near-disastrous results. And when Marta falls for a handsome billionaire, she must decide whether to refocus her lone wolf self-image enough to allow a man to enter the picture. The alpha moms Marta detests are cartoonish, catty villains, and self helpese creeps into the plot gaps. But Marta is an intriguing heroine: she values freedom and toughness, but her jeans and combat boots mask vulnerability, heartbreak and fear of change." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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"A poignant critique of mommy cliques and the plight of single parents." Kirkus Reviews

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"[S]trong appeal for fans of women's fiction and mom lit." Library Journal

Review:

"Porter's tale of a mother and daughter's journey to 'normalcy' is keenly emotional and truly uplifting." Booklist

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Since her first sale in January 2000, Jane Porter, has written and sold 22 books to Harlequin. She won the Golden Heart award in 1998 for Long Contemporary Romance and was nominated for a Rita in Short Contemporary in 2002 and 2003. A former teacher, Jane holds an MA in Writing, speaks frequently on the craft of writing and makes her home in Bellevue, Washington. Please visit her at http: //www.janeporter.com

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Kim Berry, January 16, 2008 (view all comments by Kim Berry)
Jane Porter writes about real issues that single parents encounter quite frequently (raising a child(ren) alone, working, taking care of an aging parent and trying to have a meaningful relationship). I was really able to connect with the characters in this book. I loved Marta's character for being different than the typical country club mom in the book, and for teaching her daughter that it's ok to be different. We shouldn't have to change who we are, just to fit in with the social crowd. It was truly an amazing, heartfelt book!
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scave31, November 5, 2007 (view all comments by scave31)
Porter is one of the most honest writers I've ever encountered...willing to expose vulnerabilities in her characters that many of us readers would be loathe to admit we suffer from. This book is both funny and touching, heartbreaking and hopeful. As the main character navigates her way through her relationship with her daughter, her parents, and a possible new man in her life who seems to stand for everything she finds herself bucking against, you'll find yourself rooting for her and sympathizing. Fantastic read!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780446699235
Author:
Porter, Jane
Publisher:
5 Spot
Subject:
General
Subject:
Working mothers
Subject:
Single mothers
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Mothers and daughters; Moving; Suburban life; Peer pressure; Identity; Career vs. family; Love; Single mothers
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20070927
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.06x5.77x1.13 in. .78 lbs.

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Marta Zinsser has made her nine-year-old daughter Eva, conceived through sperm donation, her whole world. The two move from Manhattan to a wealthy Seattle suburb, where Marta plans to run a successful advertising agency from home and be close to her ailing mother. Soon however, Martas bohemian ways stick out like a sore thumb among the impeccably groomed housewives of Bellevue. Pressured by a tenderly and believably drawn Eva to be a real mom, Marta signs up for school chaperoning and committee duties, with near-disastrous results. And when Marta falls for a handsome billionaire, she must decide whether to refocus her lone wolf self-image enough to allow a man to enter the picture. The alpha moms Marta detests are cartoonish, catty villains, and self helpese creeps into the plot gaps. But Marta is an intriguing heroine: she values freedom and toughness, but her jeans and combat boots mask vulnerability, heartbreak and fear of change." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "A poignant critique of mommy cliques and the plight of single parents."
"Review" by , "[S]trong appeal for fans of women's fiction and mom lit."
"Review" by , "Porter's tale of a mother and daughter's journey to 'normalcy' is keenly emotional and truly uplifting."
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