The good daughter

by Porter, Jane, 1964-

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
Location Collection Call #
Northern Tier Regional Library Fiction FIC PORTE
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  FIC PORTE
Upper St. Clair Township Library Fiction FICTION PORTER Jane
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  FICTION PORTER Jane
Whitehall Public Library Fiction Collection FIC Porter
Location  Whitehall Public Library
Collection  Fiction Collection
Call Number  FIC Porter

Love was given to all, except herself . . .

Kit Brennan has always been the most grounded of her sisters. A Catholic school English teacher for seventeen years and a constant giver, her decisions have been sound--just not very satisfying. Her fortieth birthday is right around the corner, causing Kit to consider some wilder notions, like skipping right past the love and marriage to raising a child all by herself . . .

A girls' weekend away is just the reprieve Kit needs from school, Mr. Wrongs, and life-changing decisions. It's there that she meets a man who's dangerous; a man who challenges who she thought she was, or rather should be. Kit wants to indulge herself this once, but with one of her students in crisis and the weight of her family's burdens weighing heavy on her heart, Kit isn't sure if now is the time to let her own desires take flight . . .

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Porter continues the Brennan family series (The Good Woman, 2012) with Kit, who knows she will make a good wife and mother, if she can find the right man. After investing nearly a decade in a relationship that turns out to be a dead end, Kit tries online dating with no success. Even a chance date with a friend of a friend turns out to be a bust when Michael Dempsey informs her that he's not technically divorced. Kit considers the possibility of adoption as a way to start a family on her own, but puts that plan on hold when Michael shows up at the Catholic school where she teaches to enroll his stepdaughter, Delilah. Suddenly Kit is caught up in the plight of a young woman whose own home life is anything but perfect. Deftly switching viewpoints between Kit and Delilah, Porter tells a wrenching tale about complicated family dynamics, caring for a dying loved one, and spousal abuse, but her deeply perceptive writing and exhilaratingly authentic characters ultimately make this an optimistic story.--Charles, John Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Middle-aged women -- Fiction.
Single mothers -- Fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Publisher New York :Berkley Books,2013
Edition Berkley trade paperback edition.
Language English
Notes Includes excerpt from the author's The good wife (pages [361]-372).
Description 372 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9780425253427
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