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Dune Road: A Novel Paperback – May 25, 2010
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“Masterful…astute…A terrific summer beach book.”—Connecticut Post
More Praise for the Novels of Jane Green
“Gripping and powerful.”—Emily Giffin, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“The perfect summer read.”―Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“A warm bath of a novel that draws you in...Green’s sympathetic portrayals...resonate.”—USA Today
“Warm, witty, sharp and insightful. Jane Green writes with such honesty and zing.”―Sophie Kinsella, New York Times bestselling author
“Her compelling tale reflects an understanding of contemporary women that’s acute and compassionate, served up with style.”―People
“The kind of novel you’ll gobble up at a single sitting.”—Cosmopolitan
“A smart, complex, character-driven read.”—The Washington Post
“Green’s novels consistently deliver believable, accessible, heartfelt, often heartwarming stories about real people, problems, and feelings.”—Redbook
Top Customer Reviews
Also, while Green happens to be English, the peppering of British slang throughout the book doesn't seem to make sense considering the characters (except for one) are all American, and an American reader unfamiliar with these terms may not understand why Kit is wearing a "vest" to yoga class instead of a tank top, or what on earth "sod's law" means (in case you're wondering, it's the same idea of Murphy's law).
Although Kit, the main character is recently divorced, you actually root for her to get back with her husband which is a bit odd for a chick lit novel, but I liked the relationship with the two characters and how they worked as a family, even when divorced. I did however see a lot of similarity between her and Daff from The Beach House.
Green also throws in a long lost family member plot (um, didn't that also happen in The Beach House?)
I'd recommend this as a vacation book but don't think it's Green's best.
Kit is divorced from her Wall Street banker husband because, it seems, she couldn't find a better way to stop herself from being transformed into the kind of trophy wife he wanted. (It's no secret, from the earliest pages, that he still hankers after her and he's really her soul mate.) Her closest friend, meanwhile, after happily becoming a consumer goddess, is angry at her husband for mismanaging their finances and allowing her to become that woman. Leaving aside the issue of whether either woman is interesting or appealing enough to identify with, there's the bigger one of whether they are realistic. In this reader's opinion, both are cardboard cutout characters and Green's half-hearted efforts to transform their lifestyles into lives by whipping up such drama as a mother's conflict with her daughter over borrowed clothes are just absurd and, ultimately, dull as ditchwater.Read more ›
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I love the mystery to this book and the seclusion of Dune Road. The story is well written with an intriguing story line. I look forward to reading more of her books. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Jody R. LaGreca
Kit Hargrove is starting over. After her divorce from Adam, a Wall Street executive, she sells the big fancy house in Highfield, Connecticut, and settles comfortably into a smaller... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Laurel-Rain Snow
This was the first Jane Green book I read and the feel and style reminds me of Carole Matthews. If you like her books then this is sure to be also your cup of tea and vice versa. Read morePublished 3 months ago by The Belgian Reviewer
Page turner of a book. I enjoyed the characters in the story and you will too! So now on to the next book by Jane Green!Published 14 months ago by karla marrs
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Dune Road is another example of Jane Green at her best. Read more