The Good Woman
By Jane Porter
(Berkley Trade, Paperback, 9780425253007, 368pp.)
Publication Date: September 4, 2012
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Is it possible to leave it all behind?
The firstborn of a large Irish-American family, Meg Brennan Roberts is a successful publicist, faithful wife, and doting mother who prides herself on always making the right decisions. But years of being “the good woman” have taken a toll and though her winery career thrives, Meg feels burned out and empty, and more disconnected than ever from her increasingly distant husband. Lonely and disheartened, she attends the London Wine Fair with her boss, ruggedly handsome vintner, Chad Hallahan. It’s here, alone together in an exotic city, far from “real” life, that Chad confesses his long-standing desire for Meg.
Overwhelmed, flattered, and desperately confused, Meg returns home, only to suddenly question every choice she’s ever made, especially that of her marriage. For Meg, something’s got to give, and for once in her life she flees her responsibilities—but with consequences as reckless and irreversible as they are liberating. Now she must decide whether being the person everyone needs is worth losing the woman she was meant to be.
Jane Porter is the award-winning author of She’s Gone Country, Easy on the Eyes, Flirting with Forty, and several other novels. There are more than five million copies of her books in print.
Praise for the novels of Jane Porter
“Porter writes with genuine warmth and quiet grace about the everyday problems all women face.” –Chicago Tribune
“She understands the passion of grown-up love . . . smart, satisfying.”—Robyn Carr
“[Porter’s] musings on balancing work, life, and love ring true.”–Entertainment Weekly
“Jane Porter has written her way into this reader’s heart.” –Susan Wiggs