by Jane Porter

May 2005
ISBN: 0-446-69449-5
Reviewer Graphic Button Warner Books
Trade Paperback

What happens when your fairy tale ending turns into a nightmare? What happens when the one you thought was your prince charming turns into a big hairy toad? This is what Holly Bishop is about to discover in Jane Porter’s new release The Frog Prince.

Holly married someone she thought was her prince charming only to discover, on her honeymoon no less, that Jean-Marc wasn’t in love with her. She tried to make the marriage work for some ten months after the dreadful honeymoon only to discover that nothing was going to change and divorce was the only answer.

Wanting to escape the gossip surrounding her failure Holly packs up her things and high tales it out of Fresno to the big city of San Francisco to start fresh. She soon lands a job at City Events as an event planner, a job she’s not sure she’s qualified for. Her boss Olivia often times is more like a mom than a boss giving her advice on how to begin life again. She’s not sure if her co-workers are friends or foes.

How will this girl with no confidence in herself whatsoever survive in the business world? Will she come out on top and start a new life or will she drown her sorrows in a pint of Ben & Jerry’s latest flavor creation? Pick up a copy of The Frog Prince and come along on Holly’s journey and find out for yourself.

In her first chick lit release Jane Porter offers the reader a real look into the life of a young woman who thought she had the fairy tale ending in life only to watch it slip from her grasp. Holly shows the doubts and insecurities of many women in the 21st century who suddenly find themselves leading a very different life than they had always dreamed of. With a smart and snappy style Ms Porter takes the reader along on Holly’s journey toward self-discovery, confidence and independence as she makes a new life for herself in San Francisco. You will laugh and cry as you journey with Holly toward self discovery and you just may learn a few things about yourself along the way. Ms Porter has penned a clever tale that’s not to be missed.

With her sparkling, loveable characters and witty storytelling Ms Porter promises to be a bright new voice in the world of chick lit. Hopefully more tales as witty and entertaining as The Frog Prince are soon to follow.

Reviewed in April 2005 by Barbara.

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