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Forecast: Shakespeare Sisters [Kindle Edition]

Jane Tara
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Book Description

The Shakespeare women were what the locals of Greenwich Village called "gifted."

They did tarot readings and cast spells from their infamous shop Second Site. And each morning, Rowie would perform her popular weather prediction on the pavement outside.

Sure, Rowie's predictions were helpful for forecasting the weather, but when it came to love, her abilities were more like a curse. Why bother dating a guy if you knew at the first kiss he was destined for someone else? And how would she ever meet anyone while she was stuck working at the family shop?

Rowie was resigned to never finding love. Until Drew Henderson, New York's hottest weatherman is injured and the network decides to replace him with a gimmick—the Psychic Weatherwoman.

The very scientific Drew is furious. The witch might light up the TV screen. But how dare the network make a mockery of meteorology.

Now Rowie's overbearing grandmother Gwendolyn won't talk to her. Sixteen generations of Shakespeare women have worked in the family business. How dare she make a mockery of her gift.

But Rowie loves her new job, and won't let anyone ruin it. Until the day Drew Henderson kisses her, and she can't predict his future. In fact she can't predict anything.

Forecast is the first book in the Shakespeare Sisters series. The second book is Trouble Brewing.


Editorial Reviews

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ROMANTIC TIMES GIVES FORECAST 41/2 STARS:
A breezy, lighthearted romance by an author who knows her New Age and alternative philosophies, this one will put a smile on your face. Tara makes the paranormal normal and the happily-ever-afters seem like destiny. Wonderful characters and a well-crafted story arc make this a recipe for a beautiful weekend.

THE ROMANCE READER
A 5 Star Review!
Forecast is a delightful spoof on weathermen, love and psychic phenomena.
This book made me laugh. There is no greater compliment I can give to a book that is written in this tongue-in-cheek manner. 

THE ROMANCE READERS CONECTION
This novel is both funny and heart-wrenching. 

CRYSTAL REVIEWS
I foresee that anyone who enjoys an unpredictable, romantic story is going to love this novel! 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE WRITERS
Do not miss it! I highly recommend FORECAST.

READER TO READER
Ms. Tara does a beautiful job on her debut novel. It's well-detailed, realistic, and the paranormal aspect adds to an already delightful romance. 

ROUND TABLE REVIEWS
At heart, FORECAST is a lighthearted romance full of humor, romance, and enjoyable characters. 

THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UNREAD
I predict a winner for Ms. Tara with this delightful book.

ROMANCE REVIEWS TODAY
... FORECAST is a contemporary romance with a dash of magic, and a heaping helping of fun... From the first page to the last, author Jane Tara proves that she knows how to deliver up a lively, fresh story and fill it with characters who come vividly to life.  

I highly recommend this charming book.

HEARSTRINGS REVIEWS
If Jane Tara's whimsical debut, Forecast, is any indication of where this debut author will be going, it is up, up, up -- to the very top of a reader's auto-buy list.

About the Author

Jane Tara's motto is "life is either a daring adventure, or nothing." Jane spends most of her time wandering the world and writing. She is an award winning playwright, has over twenty children's picture books published, and has written freelance articles for many publications worldwide. She has lived in Tokyo, London, Vienna, New York, various parts of Australia, and traveled everywhere in between. She recently transformed her itchy feet into ITCHEE FEET, which publishes travel books for kids. She has two sons, and two stepsons, known collectively as RIOT. Jane and her partner Dom divide their time between Sydney and the rest of the world.

Product Details

  • File Size: 609 KB
  • Print Length: 306 pages
  • Publisher: Momentum (May 1, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BMFEUW6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #920,767 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Forecast: quirky & mystic romantic comedy November 1, 2007
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I enjoy reading good romantic comedy, but its not often that I encounter a book in this genre where I think, as soon as I've finished it, "I've got to read this again"! I loved Jane Tara's book. She really knows her stuff about psychic and mystic phenomena. Together with the fact that she has an awesome talent for comedic writing, this book is more than an enjoyable read: it stays with you.
Following Rowie Shakespeare's quirky life and her romantic (& psychic) trials and tribulations is all the more enjoyable because of the well-developed crew of support characters.
Highly recommended!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Forecast By Jane Tara: A Review by my Co-Blogger Dhivya September 21, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
The need for a slight read and a promising review drew me towards Forecast. The novel began with the intriguing character of Rowena Shakespeare, nearing thirty years of age, and still waiting for the One True Love of her life. Born into a family of psychics and with special abilities to predict the day's weather (perfectly, accurately, every single day, okay, that's impressive) and to see not only the past, present but also the future of any man she kissed, (which she considers a curse).

Living with her mother and grandmother and minding a shop of curios, Rowena finds her life boring. While waiting for the perfect man, she gets a job at a famous news channel, as a temporary replacement for a famous weatherman rendered immobile due to an accident. While meeting her predecessor for an approval, the girl finds herself strangely attracted. In spite of his reputation of being a `ladies man', the fabled womanizer also has a heart breaking past to justify his actions.

Events move quickly (to be expected in a romance novel) and Rowena finds herself more than involved with the handsome Henderson in a quaint romantic setting. But back home, the popular soaring rating of the psychic weather lady who replaced him evokes familiar qualities of jealousy from the lead who is misled by manipulations from others. He ends up upsetting the lady and ruining her job. How he realises his folly and apologises to his love forms the rest of the story.

We also find the family of the leading ladies finding solace, true lost love and many such heart warming moments. Simple concepts like coming to terms with one's losses, finding one's true love despite all odds and finding a match in all sorts of unexpected ways, dominate the book. Rare moments of agony and annoyance are soon rectified.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Just BREATHE. July 17, 2013
By Steph
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Attention all authors & editors...LEARN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BREATHE AND BREATH! Spellcheck will not carch this! You must actually read your book!! Am I the only one w/ this pet peeve?!?

Other than that annoying detail, Forecast was a cute book w/ a fun premise: Rowie Shakespeare can forecast the weather (among other things) and comes from a long line of intuitive women with various mystical abilities. Rowie's penchant for weather accuracy propels her into the weather woman spot on TV, playing up her gifts as a gimmic for ratings while regular meteorologist Drew Henderson is laid up after an accident. Sparks fly when the two meet but a jealous ex gf and coworker is determined to make Drew hers forever, no matters what Rowie predicts. Chaos ensews.

Follows the typical romcom formula but I do like the quirky characters who are unashamed of their gifts and the different background of meteorology. Rowie's mom and grandma were funny, and BFF Angel was awesome as well.

Not a groundbreaking novel, but not a bad way to spend the day either. With a few light edits, I would move my rating for content up to a 4.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Jealousy talking February 22, 2008
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Not in the habit of reading "romance" novels, but this one is full of charm, wit, and magic. Found myself (as a male) wishing for a chance to meet Miss Shakespeare(and you can't ask for more than that from a novel).
Can't say I would read it again (another thing I don't make a habit of), but I can say that the women in this novel have stayed with me. If I had a criticism, it would be that I don't think that any of the men are worthy (or in the same league) as Miss Shakespeare or the other women in the novel, but that might just be jealousy talking.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A cute, fun read July 24, 2014
By Jen R
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
3.5 stars

Forecast was a cute read. I enjoyed the main characters and it was just fun.

Rowie is psychic just like the rest of the women in her family. She helps her grandmother run their store, though she wants more from her life. She doesn't want to be stuck there forever, something her grandmother doesn't understand. Her mother has always had her head in the clouds a bit and never got over her father (who her mother had only spent one night with and never saw again). Rowie's talents are different from her mother and grandmother. She can predict the weather and has been doing so for 3 years now outside their place. She has never been wrong. She can also see a guys future when she kisses them, which might not be a big deal only it never includes her. She's tried in the past to just ignore it, but that just ends in heartache when the guy finds the girl she saw when she first kissed him. She is waiting to find the guy who makes her see nothing when they kiss. The guy who blocks her powers, the guy for her.

Drew is the popular weather guy everyone loves. He is a bit of a ladies man, but he is not a bad guy. He did sleep with the lady in charge at work though and that has been a bit of a disaster. He thought she was okay with no strings, until she got really clingy and he tried to end it amicably. Since then Jess, the girl in charge, has been holding a grudge. She wants Drew back and so she ends up being an issue.

At the beginning of the book Drew hurts his leg while covering the hurricane in Florida so they need a temporary replacement - Rowie. Jess had just seen her weather thing that morning and they could use a gimmick to get people to tune in.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars magical
Lovable characters, enticing story. Wish this could have become a series!
Published 4 months ago by Jodi Strassburger
4.0 out of 5 stars your typical kind hearted feel-good romance
This was the first time I’ve read a book from Jane Tara. “Forecast” is one of your typical kind hearted feel-good romance. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Yuki Takano
5.0 out of 5 stars completely different
What a fun book! A bit of mystery and romance wrapped up into normal yet paranormal experiences. Worth the read.
Published 4 months ago by S. Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very good read
Published 5 months ago by Regina Norman
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun and compelling
This was a modern day romance of a witch and a weatherman. The witch, a beautiful vibrant redhead. The weatherman, a young good looking playboy. They make magic. Read more
Published 5 months ago by CiCi J
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent story
This was a fun little novel with interesting characters. Each person was an individual, and no cardboard cut-outs. The plot line followed well from A to Z without boring me... Read more
Published 7 months ago by MaryAW
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Escape
This is the perfect story to escape with. It is light, and well written. The characters are intelligent and likable. Read more
Published 7 months ago by mayzey
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute
A cute story, it was a lot of fun to read.
Published 8 months ago by Adina L Baker
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved the book so much was happy to see she ...
Loved the book so much was happy to see she wrote a follow up called Trouble Brewing , Forecast is a love story that captured my heart with the characters and the story line if you... Read more
Published 8 months ago by mizroro
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I really enjoyed this. And could see why there is a series. Great reading right from the start.
Published 8 months ago by Jean C MOulton
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More About the Author

Jane Tara is a wanderer at heart. She has lived in six countries and travelled everywhere in-between. She turned her itchy feet into Itchee Feet, a boutique publishing company that produces travel books for kids.

For the moment she's stuck in Bondi, Sydney, which isn't a bad place to be stuck, with her partner Dominique and their four sons. All the testosterone does her head in so she escapes into her books whenever possible.

Jane is the author of THE HAPPY ENDINGS BOOK CLUB, as well as three novels in the Shakespeare Sisters series: FORECAST, TROUBLE BREWING and HAMLET'S GHOST.

Jane can be contacted via her website:
www.janetara.com

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