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To celebrate the Summer 2010 release of She’s Gone Country, Jane invited her readers to embrace their inner country girl and creatively recreate the cover of the book. The entries truly captured the spirit of She’s Gone Country, each with their own unique twists, and accompanied by positive comments about the book!

Jane’s readers then became the judges and commented on their favorite entries. To select winners, Jane shortlisted the entries with the most votes and drew from that list at random.

Check out the winning entries:


me gone country

Comments: “I can’t wait to start reading the book.  I know it will be just as wonderful as all the rest of your books.”

RUNNER UP: Melody S.


Comments: “So excited to start reading this! And thanks Jane for hosting such a fun contest!!”

RUNNER UP: Janelle L.

janelle SGC Cover Girl

Comments: ”Hey Jane …..  I really LOVED this book!  As mentioned previously, I could not put it down on the plane home from the mainland.  Finished it that night after I got home.  Such a fantastic book, and I really had a lot of fun with my friend Risa doing the ‘photo shoot’ for this contest!   Thanks for another great read ~ Your friend, Janelle”

Take a peek at the other fabulous Cover Girls who entered:

Name: Jess K.

Comments: Just started She’s Gone Country, and I’m loving it! Makes me wish I owned the truck I’m sitting on ;-)


Name: Kari A. (featuring daughter Chana in the photo)

Comments: “We’ve Gone Country in Montana! This is a Jane Porter classic – a fun romance filled with real life drama that kept me up late at night!”


Name: Marta J.

Comments: “I’ve never read your books but my mom loves them!  She’s read every single one.”


Name: Lori M.

Comments: “This is my daughter Camille. She is the ultimate country girl! Love your new book ‘She’s Gone Country’! Camille keeps reading it over my shoulder! Keep up the good work :)

shes gone country 2

Name: Gena C.

Comments: “I loved the book. So much of the character’s struggles hit home for me.I look forward to your next book.”


Name: Denise S.

Comments: “I loved She’s Gone Country.  Makes me want to take a road trip to Texas!!”


Name: Dana B.

Comments: “I’ve been living in the city for the past several years and I’ve just relocated back to the country. Home. I’ve just started reading the book and can’t wait to finish it.
Thanks so much for the story!”


Name: Robyn L.

Comments: “My picture represents the heroine going out to pick wildflowers, having a picnic by the roadside and then read She’s Gone Country as a way of relaxing.  I think the wild flowers and picnic chest represent country.”

Natalie on horse

Name: Pat L.

Comments: “This is my almost 2 year old granddaughter. She doesn’t have a car but loves to ride her horsey and loves to “read” her books.” I am sure she will become a Jane Porter fan when she gets older.”

bettina tatum2

Name: Bettina T.

Comments: ”Loved the book. Took my daughter with me for the pic. Hope there is a sequel to the book. Sophie was born when Shey Lynne was 40 and that is when I had my daughter Samantha. She wants to grow up so she can read Odd Mom Out and Gone Country. I know Mineral Wells and the area. Texas is a good choice for the setting.   Thanks and I love the books.”


Name: Himeko G.

Comments: ”I finished the book two days after I got it and I loved it. Dane Kelly sure is a man to swoon over. I can’t wait for your next book Jane!”


Name: Jenn S.

Comments: ”So I just happened to have already purchased her Halloween costume – a cowgirl- when I saw your contest and knew I just had to take this picture and enter.  Obviously Jacquie is overjoyed by the opportunity to read She’s Gone Country.  Thanks so much for always keeping me entertained with such engaging and fun characters and stories!”

Pam Neumeyer and Shay

Name: Pam N.

Comments: ”As a single mom living in Montana w/my 15 year old son, this book really hits home (as did Flirting w/Forty). Dating a team roper who used to ride bulls and broncs, so I can also relate to the highs and lows of the rodeo world – Ty Murray and Jewel were a very nice touch.  PS My quarter horse mare is named Shay (registered name is Shabrie).  Thanks for letting us know we’re not alone out here…looking forward to your next book!”


  1. [...] hope you’ll celebrate with me by taking part in the She’s Gone Country Cover Girl Contest. I am just in love with the cover of She’s Gone Country (little known fact: authors have very [...]

  2. Rosemarie Hantwerker says:

    Go Girl, great story and great author!!!

  3. Judy Dorton says:

    Love your books,I couldn’t put Flirting with Forty down,thanks for great writting

  4. janice zabel says:

    Just a little Country sounds good!

  5. Pam Vaillancourt says:

    Oh Jane – it’s amazing how for a few hours while reading your books, I’m no longer sitting in a townhouse in the middle of a busy suburb of a major city.
    Instead, I can read your books and then enjoy remembering my own country days.

  6. Rose Shartle says:

    A day in the country reading one of your books sounds like heaven

  7. Sandra Cleary says:

    Sounds like a good book from what I’ve read so far. Can’t wait to get a copy and read further.

  8. Stephanie says:

    Hi again Jane! Yes, I just wrote a book on your blog from yesterday, but I now noticed this spot for She’s Gone Country. What an amazing story…I could not put it down & practically didn’t. 10 hours in 2 days! After “Easy on the Eyes”, I didn’t think the summer would ever get here. And, once it did, to have to wait til August! Jackie had always been my favorite, but I think Shey’s right up there w/her! As a mother of 2 boys, I can completely relate. Such an incredible story about family, relationships and sense of self. I truly did not want the story to end! I know how hard you’ve worked on Shey’s story w/baby Mac and you did a fabulous job! I know everyone will love it as much as me. Oh, I loved the updates on Marta & Tia too! Looking forward to more! Good luck again w/your tour ~ Stephanie

  9. Bonnie Konda says:

    I have read your books love them

  10. Mercedes Harris says:

    I’m so excited about reading this book!

  11. Pauline Witbeck says:

    Hi, I hope I can win and meet you. Thanks

  12. Brenda McCord says:

    I love love stories and happy endings. Can’t wait to read your book.

  13. Carolina Aitken says:

    Great Book!!

  14. [...] in from the road again, this time from Pasadena, CA! I just received the first entry for my She’s Gone Country Cover Girl Contest—check it out here—plus a lot of questions from readers about the contest [...]

  15. Clotilde Cadman says:

    Great book!

  16. Kathryn Barbasiewicz says:

    From what the others have written, can’t wait to read the book.

  17. Pamela Abelson says:

    I havent started the book yet. After all the comments I do plan on purchasing it and look forward to reading it. Thanks so much for writing this book and all the others.

  18. Barbara Wilson says:

    Yahoo.. really are a country girl – love how you take me away – better then calgon!!

  19. jessica stubbs says:

    i love number 3!!!!!

  20. My vote is for #3, all the way! Beautiful!

  21. Rose Stanley says:

    Vote is for #3

  22. Lyndsey Isham says:

    I love number 3!!!

  23. Charmel Jacobs says:

    Picture #3 is a keeper! Can’t wait to read the book, Jane!

  24. Fawn Teresi says:

    Oooohhhh #3 is pretty :) Love it!

  25. Joyce says:

    I love #3.

  26. katie says:

    i vote entry #3!!!

  27. Heidi says:

    #3…..PERFECT, love the pic, the subject is BEAUTIFUL,,,and the photographer is AWESOME!!!!!

  28. [...] got three cute entries so far for the Cover Girl Contest and I want to see yours!!! Do send it in. Entering the contest is [...]

  29. Kari N. says:

    My vote is for #3, so beautiful!

  30. [...] Check out the Readers’ Guide for the book — a great tool for book clubs! Even better: be a cover girl yourself! (Seriously, check this thing out. It’s easier than it looks, super fun, and a cool [...]

  31. Tilena Miller says:

    My vote #3. Starting book now. Country Girls Can Survive

  32. Koleen says:

    #3 is fun and flirty. Amazing photo. I am holding out getting the book until your bellevue signing this week. See you then!

  33. Janine says:

    I just sent in my picture, but it’s not showing up yet. The other entries are really good too. Going to be tough competition.

    • Jane says:

      It’s there now, Janine, and I love it! You guys are dong a great job. These are so fun to see and I get so excited when a new pic gets posted!!

      • Janine says:

        Thanks Jane! I can’t wait to see what others come up with. This has got to be the most fun contest idea.

  34. Nicky says:

    Where are the other photos? I dont believe thats all the people that entered?!

    • Jane says:

      Nicky, we haven’t gotten a lot of the entries yet although a number of readers have said they intend to participate. Maybe everyone is pulling together props? Or finding a truck? Either way, I’m excited to see what else gets posted!!

  35. Linda McNelly says:

    Congratulations on your book

  36. Quetzi P. Fernald says:


    I vote for number 5! I think she is adorable! It’s so great to know that some of us Moms pass on our love of reading to our kids! Of course it takes a great author to catch their attention too! ;) Keep up the good work. I can’t wait to dig in to this new book.

    Ciao For Now,
    ~¿~ Quetzi

    • Emily Cotler says:

      We DO pass our love for reading on! I read to my daughter every night for at least a half hour. She is only 4… I hope we still share the bond when she is older.

  37. Heather says:

    Hello! I read about the new book in WW. Can’t wait to buy it and enter the contest!

  38. JAMES P LYNAM says:


  39. I’m not a country girl but I do love your books and look forward to reading this one.

  40. Millie says:

    I don’t have a picture of myself with our Ford Truck but I am a country girl at heart.

  41. Jamie says:

    Wow, I grew up in the same areas of CA you did. I even worked in the Ag industry, and I rodeoed in college and pro. Go Cal Poly!
    I’ve never owned any vehicle except a truck. Now I live on 6 acres in IA. lol Can’t wait to read the book.

  42. Hi Jane!

    # 5 is adorable! Even the expression in her young face is perfect. Shows that age is no boundary for your books and who knows — that young chickie just might crack the cover too!

    Always a fan!
    Big Hugs!

  43. barb volker says:

    Love #3

  44. No 4 Janine looks as though she’s an all american country gal. The hat and setting look great. She looks as though she’s realy into the book.

  45. Debra wilkerson says:

    I grew up in Texas, but I now live in Nevada and dont have the privilige to be a part of a country club so that I can ride horses when I want to. Whenever I go to Texas, I always ride horses, because I have family and friends who have ranches.

  46. Barbara Skellham says:

    I grew up on a farm, we always had a horse or two to ride. Once a country girl always a country girl.

  47. Brenda Rupp says:

    The book sounds like a fun one, I used to hang out on a farm during the summers, we would take the equipment out and do the haying. It was fun!

  48. Lori Myers says:

    Just started “She’s Gone Country” and loving it! I’ve loved all your books, kind of hard to pick a favorite!
    Good luck in the baby dept., been there, keep the faith!!

  49. Sunnymay says:

    #3 gets my vote since she showcases the book, the truck and her “country” outfit the best. I expect she’ll keep that cowboy hat from tumbling off.

  50. margie gilbert says:

    great summer reading

  51. LeeAnne Parsons says:

    I love anything country. Can’t wait to read your book.

  52. joan carr says:

    would love to read the book

  53. PatZ says:

    Sounds like a book a city girl like me might enjoy.

  54. em kaplan says:

    really sounds like a good read.

  55. Maureen Hartsock says:

    i loved #4

  56. sherry Mcelroy says:

    Sound like a great read! :)

  57. Rebecca Sutton says:

    I want to win.

  58. jane jakins says:

    country girl

  59. love #6-she truly is a country girl at heart. she is a classy country girl.

  60. love #6-she is truly a country girl. very classy!

  61. Kalvin P says:

    I vote num 6!!!

  62. elwood cook says:

    #6 is the best

  63. Becky DeNeve says:

    I am voting for number 6.

  64. Amy Kerns says:

    Number 6 is a cutie!

  65. sally schwartz says:

    interesting books

  66. Lewis says:

    Lovin’ number 6!

  67. Jonny says:

    I think #6 is a doll!

  68. Cate says:

    I think #6 is the best so far!

  69. andrew says:

    I like #6

  70. Mike says:

    Isn’t my daughter a doll? Definitely #6

  71. Lori says:

    I like #6. She looks like a country girl.

  72. Terry says:

    #6 looks like a keeper

  73. Aaron says:

    #6 forsher. shes a great friend and all aaround a great person

  74. Anna C says:

    I’m thinkin #6!

  75. SAMSON says:

    i realy love the book

  76. SAMSON says:

    i realy love this book

  77. Sylvia says:

    #4 looks like she is enjoying the book like I did. I pick her.

  78. Carrie Cartwright says:

    Thank you so much for writing books for women that are over the age of 29!! Finally! Now I just need to run back to the bookstore and find the rest of your books. She’s Gone Country described the struggles of being a divorced mom with kids to the teeth. Raising boys takes a special breed of women to get the job done!! Thanks again. Let us know if you are swinging toward the East Coast during your book tour. Ohio has a lot of country girls too !!! I vote for number 6.

  79. Amanda says:

    Congratulation on you new book. Would love to read your work. I vote for #6.

  80. Lora Newman says:

    Great book. #4 is my selection

  81. Robin C says:

    vote #4 Great book Jane. I notice a couple of the girls in the contest don’t look old enough to be reading your books. I love your books, but won’t let my daughters read them until they are older and understand life more.

  82. Dylan says:

    i vote #6!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  83. [...] There is less than a week left to get your cover girl shot in for the contest! With such an awesome prize package, don’t you want to grab a book and climb onto a truck [...]

  84. Pat L. says:

    If I can get my computer to cooperate will be posting a photo.

    Good luck with the book. Can’t wait to read it.

    All the photos are great.

  85. Brenda Taggard says:

    Love all the photos. I’m afraid all my “country”, is on my inside.

  86. Sandra says:

    I vote for #10. Very country!

  87. Patty E. says:

    My vote goes to #10.

  88. Taylor E. says:

    I would like to vote for #10.

  89. Garret E. says:

    #10 is my favourite. My vote is for her. I think she did a good job.

  90. Dan says:

    I think #10 is clearly the best it represents country.

  91. ken says:

    #10 is truly a picture of country.

  92. Mike L says:

    #10 gets my vote as it reminds me of the way I use to relax on a quiet country afternoon.

  93. Suzanne Kaiser says:

    Love it!

  94. elena says:

    I love it

  95. Belinda Epperson says:

    I just love it.

  96. Melody Steiner says:

    Here’s a link to more pictures of #3

  97. Tammy Kennedy says:

    Thank you so much for all your time and effort to put together these contests so we can have a chance to be a winner
    Also thank you for your book info

  98. Gaines Simmons says:

    Number nine. Thank you.

  99. Julie says:

    I vote for #4, very country

  100. Ann says:

    This looks like it will be a fun contest.
    I vote for # 4 she looks great.

  101. Jim says:

    I like Janine, number 4. She really looks good on that old pickup and that old pickup looks good with her on it.

  102. Robert says:

    great pics; I choose #10

  103. Laura says:

    whoa cowgirl, #10 for me

  104. Melba (MO) says:

    I vote for #4, Janine R. Great picture….

  105. Steve O says:

    I vote for #4.

  106. Brenda says:

    My vote is for #4!!!

  107. Ann S says:

    I really like #4, she looks like a real country gal

  108. Dianne says:

    My vote is for #4

  109. Kath B says:

    My Vote is for #4

  110. Lil says:

    My vote is for #4.

  111. Russ says:

    Voting for #4

  112. Sylvia says:

    #4 is the best

  113. Robin says:

    Vote #4

  114. Marsha says:

    I pick #4

  115. Willy t.... says:

    and i pick # 4

  116. Barb says:

    I vote for #4

  117. Cheryl says:

    Hope this works

  118. Brenda says:

    Number four is my pick!

  119. Emma says:

    I hope this is where the vote is counted.

  120. Stephanie C says:

    Gosh Loved All the photos…
    Voting for Entry #4
    Name: Janine R.

    Now I have got to get the book!!

  121. Karen Triolo says:

    I hope my cowgirl daughter wins the contest for her grandma Pat L

  122. Erica says:

    My vote is for # 4

  123. Karen Triolo says:

    I vote for #11!!!

  124. Lynn R says:

    My vote goes to #11. What a cutie and a cowgirl should be on a horse not a truck. Congrats on your book. Looking forward to diving in and taking a trip to the country.

  125. Maria Triolo says:

    what a cutie – cute idea putting the little 2 yr old on her horsey hope she wins – its an original idea

  126. Brenda bg says:

    I vote for #11 – Pat L

    Just loved the concept of the child on the rocking horse because she was not old enough to drive.

  127. Home says:

    I vote for #4

  128. Ann B says:

    My vote goes to Janine # 4.

  129. ANDY says:

    Janine # 4 gets my vote, She is a keeper.

  130. Jenny C says:

    I love number 3 My vote is for her!! Very country the truck is amazing the girl is all country!! Beautiful photo!!

  131. Mike says:

    Number 4, by far the best.

  132. beth says:

    I vote for number Janine.

  133. Kayla says:

    I vote for number 4

  134. jessica s says:

    Love #3!!!

  135. Jessica Edwards says:

    #4!!!! She looks beautiful!!!

  136. Janie says:

    #4 is my favorite

  137. Jim says:

    I like #4, Janine. They are all pretty good.

  138. Julie says:

    I vote for #4. Very good picture! It is such a peaceful setting. Just looking at Janine enjoying that book, makes me want to go sit on an old car and read the book myself!

  139. Shannon says:

    I vote for Janine # 4

  140. Renee K says:

    #3 :)

  141. Margie Staigvil says:

    Vote for #4- It is a great picture

  142. Carol says:

    #16 is my favorite country girl…

  143. missmiche says:

    I vote for #3
    Natural looking, and the focus is more on the theme, than just a picture of the model on a truck!

  144. Julie Lewis says:

    I vote for entry #3

  145. angie G. says:

    my vote is for #3 perfect truck, perfect girl, and a great photographer!!!!! Hope she wins!!!!

  146. Rose says:

    Vote # 3

  147. Joe G. says:

    #3 for sure

  148. SuzieQ says:

    I like #4 the best because she is my sister! She loves Longhorn cattle and old barns what could more country than that!!


    Number 14 has my vote. What a smile.

  150. Sarina says:

    I vote for little Jackie! all are nice pics, but I think Jackie is the cutiest! Go #14!

  151. Anne S says:

    I vote for #14, Jacqueline. I’m a bit biased because she’s my granddaughter but isn’t she cute! Looking forward to reading the book.

  152. MT says:

    My vote is for #4.

  153. TANYA BAKER says:

    i vote for #4!!! CUTE!!!!

  154. Rick says:

    Wow what a truck! #16

  155. Pat says:

    I vote for #11

  156. Taryn says:

    #14 the cutest I have ever seen! Love it that girl is adorable

  157. Tracy says:

    My vote is #4.
    Deep in the heart of TEXAS! Country girl all the way.
    I would roll in the hay with her:)

  158. I love #4
    So amny cute entries here

  159. Kirsty says:

    #4 xx

  160. Linda Jaresh says:

    I vote for that Country Cutie #4. What a wonderful way to showcase such talented individuals and good looking too!

  161. Megan U. says:

    #10! My vote goes to #10! She’s country!

  162. dAWN says:

    I vote for #11 – cutest little girl.

  163. Bob Prybutok says:

    Jenn S – Picture #14 is great. She appears to love the book, it’s open and she sure has a great smile. Wonder how much of it she really read!

  164. Laura says:

    I really like several of them – 3, 11, 12, 14 and 16 to be specific. :)

    Good luck to everyone that entered!

  165. lynn W says:

    Love love love #3!! Great job

  166. Christine says:

    #4 – Janine!

  167. Christian says:

    I vote for #16. Thanks, Christian

  168. Laura G says:

    I vote for #4

  169. Renata says:

    I vote entry #3! The picture is awesome. I would stop and read the back of the book to see if I was interested just by looking at the cover!

  170. Michelle Campbell says:

    vote #3 absolutely gorgeous !!!!!!!

  171. Katie Wilkes says:

    I vote for #3. She looks like how I pictured Shey. What a great picture.

  172. #3 just makes me want to be a country gal

  173. Jack Triolo says:

    The girl in #11 is so cute.
    She is by far my favorite.

  174. Travis says:

    not only is #3 hot, her picture is definitely the best pose for a book cover!!

  175. Ryan says:

    if I had to pick someone to portray Shay, #3 would be the one-cute!

  176. Lori says:

    My vote is for #11 Pat L!!! She is way to cute GO PAT!!!

  177. Lyndsey I says:

    My vote is for number 3!!! Great pic!

  178. T KAWASMI says:

    #4 for me :)

  179. Dana Wong says:

    I vote for #12! Love the cute pic of 2 generations of readers on the hood of a truck.

  180. nancy says:

    #4 is cute with her dress and boots. love the old truck too

  181. Ron says:

    Is this how we vote? They are all really good pictures, but….my vote goes to number 4. Thanks.

  182. Debbie LeVine says:

    I vote for #11 definitely! She’s a true cowgirl!!! She’s adorable!

  183. Mary L says:

    I vote for #11, she’s adorable and deserves to win!!!

  184. Meghan Miller says:

    I thought #3 captured the true essence of country and would make a beautiful cover

  185. Mackenzie says:

    #3 is the best hands down :)
    I LOVE it!

  186. Pat says:

    #3 is perfect for the cover!
    It is so gorgeous!
    Best of luck ladies!

  187. Karoline says:

    All of these are so great and capture what the books all about. I would have to go with #3 though, the colors and everything stand out so much more than the others!

  188. Brad says:

    I personally like numbers 11, and 3 but they all look great.

  189. Emily says:

    Voting for #16. Definitely looks like she’s gone country (and it doesn’t hurt that I love Montana with a passion. Been there many times.)

  190. Julie Leindecker says:

    Picture #3 is by far the most professional looking photo. The model looks as if she is taking in the serenity of the country life. The old truck reminds me of something that would have been used for anything and everything on a country farm. The backgrounds with the open fields and trees is perfect! Beautiful photo!

  191. Brenda Ellsworth says:

    No 4!!!
    Janine is the essence of Texas country!

  192. Paula R. says:

    OMG Jane, these are all great. #16 was the best interpretation for me. I could totally see Shey in that one. I had a conflict though because #3 was also good. #16 is my top choice though.

    Peace and love,
    Paula R.

  193. C Stancliff says:

    #16 gets my vote!

  194. R Stancliff says:

    No contest it’s #16!

  195. Moran says:

    #16 gets my vote!

  196. DarcyO says:

    No. 3 gets my vote.

  197. Anita says:

    Lots of cute girls, but #14 is the cutest.

  198. Jennifer H, says:

    I vote for # 3. The photographer definitely captured the true essence of the book cover. You see not only the truck, the country girl,the book cover and a beautiful country setting.

  199. Chris K. says:

    #3 gets my vote. I am really impressed with the photo. That girl is definietly country and the truck really looks like the one on the cover.

  200. Adam says:

    Voting for #4

  201. lastrega says:

    Vote for #15

    • MIchelle L. says:

      I would vote for #15 for shear creativity. OK, this picture was taken in Hawaii and she still made it look country. Janelle is also an outdoorsy kind of girl and always up for an adventure. Great job Janelle!!

  202. Connie says:

    Good luck Janine.

  203. Mickey MacDougal says:

    I just love that blondie girl #11!!!

  204. I love to read and am anxious to read your book.
    My vote is for #3.

  205. ssallykat says:

    Number 15 for sure! Love the mini!

  206. What could be greater than the sheer innocence of a child’s curiosity and showing them the power of reading!!! Kudos to you Pat L.


  207. What could be greater than the sheer innocence of a child’s curiosity and showing them the power of reading!!! Kudos to you Pat L.!! My vote is for #11.

  208. Gigi says:

    #3 gets my vote.
    I read She’s Gone Country and as always Jane another winner there, but I expected no less from you.

  209. Kellie says:

    #15 gets my vote. You look great!

  210. Andrew B says:

    I think Janine #4 is great and has followed all of the contest rules exactly as they were written whereas lots of others haven’t. She deserves to win because she follows rules.

  211. Connie says:

    # 4

  212. MJ Rom says:

    #15! All the way!

  213. Tracy Maupin says:

    #3 was a very pretty picture. i vote for this one!

  214. Tracy Maupin says:

    #3 is the one I vot for great job

  215. Giancarlo says:

    #15 ’cause she’s so…weird

  216. Martha says:

    #3 is the best! The girl is pretty and the truck is great also! Good job and goodluck!

  217. says:

    #16 She could be Shay and the horse…awesome!

  218. Kimberly says:

    I vote for #11.
    I mean come on you just cannot resist a pretty little blonde cowgirl and her pony. She derserves to win.

  219. marelou says:

    can’t decide between #3 and #12.

  220. John Starr says:

    I am voting for # 3

  221. Fred T. says:

    I vote for #15.

  222. Linda Scagel says:

    I like # 4.

  223. Jo Ann says:

    I vote #3

  224. Cynthia Justice says:

    Janine couldn’t be more perfect. I say #14.

    • Ann says:

      I know you said Janine has your vote but you put down #14, you did mean # 4 didn’t you since you did put her name down. Please correct so a vote isn’t lost. Thank you.

  225. Rebecca says:

    #12 for creativity & thought

  226. Risa Dickson says:

    I gotta vote for #15… way cool car, way cool gal, and way cool flip flops. Janelle rocks!!!

  227. sue says:

    Number #14 is so adoreable! And already primed for reading your books. To formulate a love of reading at an early age is SOOO important, particularly in this age of digital!

  228. Angie G. says:


  229. Beth says:

    #15 of course – she’s my little country girl – been best of friends since we were in elementary school – great girl and I’m lucky to call her my friend.

  230. Jennifer D. S. says:

    I vote # 3. The perfect pic of a country girl. Beautiful !

  231. Johnnie says:

    I vote for #4. She looks good & looks like she’s getting into the book

  232. Marsha Powell says:

    Photo #4 is the best!

  233. Jill says:

    #3 has the whole country package! The scenery is perfect for the cover of a book! Definitely #3

  234. Christina says:

    #15 :-)

  235. Angie G. says:

    my vote is #3

  236. kribss says:

    #16 gets my vote! love the photo + it just looks “country”

  237. Nicole Wilson says:

    I vote for #4. She’s very much into the book and she’s very pretty.

  238. Charmel Jacobs says:

    My vote is for #3! Beautiful Pic! Would definitely make an intriguing book cover!

  239. Kim says:

    She’s gone country…even in Hawaii ~ I vote for #15!

  240. Joyce says:

    My vote is for #3. Clean, refreshing, with a hint of sassy.

  241. Lynda S says:

    #3! it is great!

  242. Christine says:

    My vote is for entry #3.

  243. Jackie says:

    Looking forward to the book, and with entry #3 on the cover it won’t be hard to find on the bookshelves!!!

  244. Juli Lynch says:

    #16…I enjoyed her comments, the way she related to the book…beautiful horse…nice country girl touch!!!

  245. Peter says:

    I think #11 is a winner! If she’s to young to drive but can ride her Horsey, she has definitely Gone Country!!

  246. Lori says:

    #4 !
    Love the setting with the old truck, that’s a country girl.

  247. Wendy says:

    #3 gets my vote. I love it! :)

  248. Katie and Lewie says:

    #4 is just awesome

  249. Terry says:

    I vote number 6

  250. Mike says:

    Hey number 6 sure is cute!

  251. Lori Myers says:

    #6 sure gets my vote!

  252. Abby Kerns says:

    I vote number 6

  253. amy Kerns says:

    i vote #6

  254. Janet says:

    Definitely #6

  255. Jonny says:

    Love #6

  256. Sharon B says:

    #6 gets my vote…..So Pretty!!!!

  257. Jodi says:

    I vote for #6

  258. AndreaT says:

    I vote #15… ;)

  259. Christy says:


  260. georgesgirl1114 says:

    I think #3 is a GREAT picture!

  261. Kacie S. says:

    #6 is the best!!!!!!!

  262. Alyssa says:

    I vote for #6!

  263. Daniel says:

    #6 is pretty

  264. Stephanie says:

    I love #15! Doesn’t look like it’s a “pose” per se. Look’s very natural, Love it!!

  265. maria says:

    I vote for # 6!

  266. MS says:

    I vote for #16. I was moved by what she said about the book and her photo and horse lovely.

  267. Kelly says:

    I vote for #15, great pic!

  268. Wanda says:

    #14….starting them young to read always gets my vote.

  269. Jim Schwalm says:

    I cast my vote for #3. What a great photo! Good luck.

  270. Donna says:

    Number 16 for me! I LOVE how she IS country and how she can relate so much with the book.

  271. Kathi says:

    #3 evokes a great attitude just like the original!

  272. jcp says:

    I vote #3

  273. Sharon Lundquist says:

    I vote for #2.. Go Chana!!!!

  274. #2 – She’s Gone Gorgeous!! Nice Ford truck, too! =)

  275. Melissa Bussard says:


  276. Tammy says:

    My vote is #2!

  277. Aaron says:

    #6!!!!!! she is an amazing friend!!! and just a all around nice and great person there is no bad bone in her body and she doesnt give in to the world around her shes her ownfree spirit!

  278. Ziggy says:

    # 4 is the perfect picture of what a real country girl looks like.

  279. lynn lil says:

    Photo number 3 is really adorable.

  280. Rosie says:

    I vote for that adorable blonde girl on her pony. She’s deserves to win.


  281. Rosie says:

    I vote for that adorable blonde girl on her pony. She’s deserves to win.


  282. Elinore says:

    My vote is for #2!!!

  283. Leigh Butler says:

    #2 reminds me of time spent in Montana and that is my favorite place to imagine being a ‘little bit country’.

  284. Carrie Cartwright says:

    Well, since I have to revote I vote for #16. I like how she added her own creative touch to this photo. And look at the scenery behind… Alright I am ready for a vacation and visit.

  285. SERENA says:

    VOTE 2- GO MT!

  286. Julie Richards says:

    I vote for the Montana girl!#2

  287. Kim says:

    Hey Janie LOVED this book! I read it in two days – I couldn’t put it down. Way to go girlfriend.

    And my vote in the contest goes to #16. When I pictured Shey, it wasn’t far off from this. This single mom is beautiful.

    peace out

  288. Kieran says:

    Number 10!!! Country girls got guts and imagination–she’s got both!!

  289. Tom Littlejohn says:

    I vote for #6

  290. Steph O. says:

    Has to be #15, great photo and lookin’ good!

  291. Chris T. says:

    Go with #15. She is fascinated with all things Jeep, Mini, and Country.

  292. Gay Passano says:

    I love ENTRY # 2 !!! She is such a cool gal.

  293. Kalani says:

    What’s more country then a ‘mini’….? The green slippas! Love it #15.

  294. Sabrina D says:

    Loved #3. It looks like Heather Locklear.

  295. Betty sandridge says:

    Number 15 Woo Hoo Go Janelle!

  296. Kainani says:

    My vote is for #15.

    Janelle I love them slippa’s. Only in Hawaii! LOL.

    Hope to see you later this month.

  297. Jeanette Fallon says:

    My vote is for #4.

  298. Angie says:

    I’m voting for #6

  299. joe martinez says:

    Best of Luck Jeanine we all behind you.

  300. misty martinez says:

    You know I like to read, Let me know where to pick up a copy.

  301. misty martinez says:

    #4 Jeanine

  302. joe martinez says:

    #4 Jeanine

  303. Connie says:

    # 4 Jeanine

  304. norma says:

    voting for #15! Only in Hawaii can you still be country and wear flip-flops!

  305. Dee says:

    Jane, I didn’t find my truck… so disappointed. Oh well!

    But I really think everyone did a great job putting their photos together! Entry #2 was adorable. And Entry #3 was a cool picture with the old truck, oops the cowgirl is missing her boots.

    It is Entry #16 that has got my vote, just couldn’t be more fitting! Such a cool photo with a cowgirl with her horse and of course that old truck!

    Good Luck Everyone! Have Fun!

  306. Elizabeth Ann says:

    I like #4 Janine, she is the perfect picture of a country girl enjoying a lazy summer day reading a good book.

  307. velia says:

    # 4 she is a beauty

  308. Jan says:

    Definitely 15!

    Go, Janelle, Go! As we say in the island, Janelle no kai oi…the best! Slippahs and a cow girl hat, you pull them off well! See you soon!

    And she isn’t the only one. Jane no ka oi, too! =)

  309. Debbie Waugh says:

    Loved #14, she is such an adorable little cowgirl. She looks very excited from reading your book.

  310. Robin says:

    I vote for #15. Great pic, Janelle!

  311. CrystalGB says:

    My vote is for #16. Captures the spirit of the book.

  312. loretta says:

    I think that #14 is just adorable she gets my vote.

  313. Mike says:

    #6 for sure!!

  314. Tammy says:

    Lovely entries! But I am voting for #4! Love the old time truck and the broken glass on the windshield. Plus lovely gal to boot!

  315. Jodee says:

    Definately #6 Love you sweetie!

  316. Jaime G. says:

    #6 definitely!!! Completely embraces the title of your book! And such a sweet girl!

  317. Bonnie Johnson says:

    I vote for #6, Go Cammie, what a beautiful picture!

  318. CAROL RAWSON says:


  319. Cindy Knopf says:

    I vote for #6. Good luck Camille!

  320. Terri Morris says:

    I vote for #6. She’s the best!

  321. Jarred says:

    Go number 14! Can’t beat that smile!

  322. janis says:

    I vote for #15.

  323. I like #16 for I like the picture and she’s a single mom like me with a kid and were struggling.And she’s a country girl with a truck and the horse to boot.

  324. Jeri says:

    A vote for #15 – Janelle and Hawaiian country

  325. Susan Lyon says:

    I love #15! Her car is the prerequisite older model in a fun shade of blue. The orange beads set of well between the green hat and green shirt. My FAVORITE part is the quirky smile on the model’s face!!! It looks like she knows something from reading the book (which is open like she is re-reading a favorite part) which maybe the rest of us did not pick up. fun contest.

  326. Eileen says:

    #15! That is my pick

  327. Denise says:

    I vote for #6.

  328. Maude Allen says:

    No. 16 is my favorite. Can’t wait to meet you in G-town, TX. Hope you enjoy your Texas tour.

  329. Natalie says:

    #16 was my favorite. But it was really hard to choose – congratulations to all the entrants :)

  330. Melissa says:

    3 and 16 for aesthetics.
    11 and 14 for cuteness.

  331. ann lawson says:

    I vote for #6!

  332. Maria Kessen says:

    #6 is the best!

  333. Jessica says:

    #6-She is such an amazing young lady…Love you Cami, good luck.

  334. Ryan says:

    My vote is for #6

  335. Susan says:

    #15 is the best. Who wants to look at the same old country girl cliche? This girl says I am different, interesting and you want to know more. Rockin the Mini…who else could do that?!

  336. Peggy says:

    I like #3 the best. It’s “just right” for a country girl and well done.

  337. dylan says:

    i vote for 6

  338. Shannon-Nicole says:

    How can you pick? They are all so great.

    I liked #16 for the composition and lighting.

  339. Mary J. says:

    #1 Leaves it to the viewer to imagine the reader…it could be anyone…easy to imagine oneself being the reader and looking fabulous! #1 gave inspiration to others. And NO, I have no idea who #1 is…no connection whatsoever. It’s #1 for sure!

  340. kathy h says:

    I like #1, #3, and #12. My favorite is probably #12 because she’s sharing her love of reading!!

  341. Hilary says:

    #15! Totally different and unique but still so country

  342. Dayna says:

    #15…leave it to Janielle to put a little Aloha twang to it by wearing rubbah slippahs. You go girl!! =)I wonder what part of the book she was thinkng about when the photo was taken. Hmmm? ;)

  343. Kit says:

    I vote for number 12……. different but awesome!

  344. Daniel Kruppenbacher says:

    #15 gets my vote! Sweet ride for sure

  345. carole says:

    #16 is my first choice…her story is sweet and sincere. Her horse was a nice creative addition. The picture looks so natural; not so posed – #3 is good, but the pic looks too posed. Good Luck everyone!

  346. Lori N says:

    Love #6!

  347. Lance says:

    I vote for #6

  348. Noggs says:

    I’m voting for #6

  349. Mrs. N. says:

    Voting for #6

  350. Pam says:

    #4 makes a great country girl

  351. Ava says:

    #15 all the way! Beautiful!

  352. Cindy K says:

    Entry #3 FOR SURE!

  353. pam says:

    My vote is #15 Rockin-Country style!

  354. Gretchen says:

    Love the picture #15 B…E…A…UTIFUL!

  355. #15 is simply an outstanding shot! Love the colors, the look on her face, just the whole feel of the photograph. :)

  356. betty says:

    i vote for #15 Looking good Janelle

  357. becky says:

    number 15 She’s def country

  358. travis says:

    i like 15

  359. angel says:

    i chose number 15 very unique

  360. Library Lady says:

    Everyone who entered did a great job, but I still like #1 the best!

  361. samantha says:

    #15 is the best

  362. nova says:

    love number 3!!! very nice pic!

  363. Jane Cook says:

    # 16

  364. meg Munson says:

    Wow, lots of great ones. I think I love #16. the horse and the truck- just perfect!

  365. Doug says:

    I vote for #15. She looks great and has a cool car to boot.

  366. travis kerns says:

    numbeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr 666666666666666666666666666666666 is sexy

  367. travis kerns says:

    number 6

  368. justin mouse says:

    number 6

  369. j dogg says:

    number 6

  370. tj says:

    number 6

  371. cole says:

    number 6

  372. Kari N. says:

    #3 is simply BEAUTIFUL! Love it!!

  373. Tony says:

    I would have to say #15!!

  374. Danielle says:

    #15 all the way. Lovin the old mini and rockin hat!!!

  375. Angela says:

    Absolutely #15! The use of color in the picture really looks great. And did you check out the bird the photographer caught in the background? How cool!

  376. karla says:

    no. 16 is my pick. A horse would be a natural part of the family.

  377. Amy says:

    Love #16!! She just looks so natural!! Beautiful horse too.

  378. Shea says:

    #16 Beautiful Lady. What a great picture.

  379. Tim says:

    #16 This is a very natural and untouched natural beauty; woman, truck, horse and scenery. Unstaged.

  380. CAS says:

    #16..this picture tells a great story…

  381. Karol says:

    My vote is for #16

  382. KK says:

    The setting of #4 is great and the truck cool. The girl also looks like she likes the book.

  383. myles says:

    #15 is the coolest! I cannot get enough of the mini-mini going country! Yee-haw!

  384. Maria says:

    # 15 is a “Yaaaa-Hoo” pose. Great color skeme that brings it alive. The expression on the face tops it off… yet still looks natural.

  385. Chase says:

    #15 is a winner! Contest over!

  386. Yelena says:

    Definitely #15. This pic is adorable, love the colors and that car is just too cute. Janelle looks great…. looks like a winner to me.

  387. Jeff says:

    I vote for #15.

  388. melefler says:

    Luv the bright colors in #15, and the originality of the slippers + cowboy hat combo.

  389. Joyce Beardslee says:

    It has got to be #17 She looks and sounds like Shey Lynne. Loved the book. Look forward to more great reading.

  390. Melanie Davison says:

    I vote for #6!

  391. Malia W says:

    a real city girl gone country #4

  392. Bryan says:

    #15 nice hat, nice car, #15, #15, #15, woot woot! Nice shot!

  393. Stephanie says:

    #16 ~ she reminds exactly as Shey would look!

  394. Aunty Peaches says:


  395. Tanya says:

    #15 is my pick! Go Janelle!

  396. ~Alesya~ says:

    What a great and unique picture. # 15 for sure :)

  397. Sandy B says:

    Number #6 for sure!!!!!!

  398. Sandy B says:

    #6 gets my vote

  399. Kristy says:

    #15 for sure!

  400. Kate Douglas says:

    Love every single one of the entries, but I’m casting my vote for #15.

    Definitely have to look for this book–time to take a break from all my shapeshifters and read about a sexy cowboy! (I married one almost 40 years ago…they tend to hang on to that “good lookin’” part really well, and damn, but he still looks hot in jeans and boots!)

  401. Steph says:

    Number #15 of course!

    Going Paniolo on the HOT mini-coop!

    Aloha to Jane! Loved the book!

    Go Team Janelle!

  402. trina says:

    number 14!!! cutest baby EVER!

  403. Pete Barker says:

    Gotta go with #14.

  404. John says:

    Gotta go with #14 – she’s pretty darn cute :)

  405. Lili says:

    #14 – what a cutie!

  406. Mary Desiderio says:

    I vote for #11 hands down! The cutest little girl I know! Pick her!!!!!

  407. John O says:

    No. 15 hands down! Pretty lady, classy car and matching cowboy hat! Go Janelle!

  408. Deb D says:

    #16 and #14 Mostly Fits

  409. Crystal says:

    I vote for # 6

  410. Scott says:

    #6 all the way

  411. Owen says:

    #6 She is cute!!!!

  412. Tina says:

    I vote 15 nice pic janelle love the mini:)

  413. Lonnie says:

    I got for u janelle great pic go #15

  414. Noah says:

    Go #15 love’n the mini

  415. Tiffani says:

    Go janelle #15

  416. Landon says:

    Yep totally diggin the mini and slippers #15 all the way

  417. KathyGee says:

    My favorite is #16,- the one with the horse!

  418. Jason says:

    #15 hands down…there’s a tear in my beer about how country that chicky girl is…stop the vote and announce #15 as the winner before we get any hanging chads.

  419. Deb DC says:

    Number 6 is adorable!!!!

  420. sandylott says:

    #4 the best

  421. DJ says:

    Vote for number 4, love that picture

  422. James D says:

    #14. Cute city girl gone over

  423. Mark D says:

    #14 So cute

  424. Jodie says:

    #14 is the best!

  425. Lisa N says:

    love #6 is my top choice but all most everyones was great :)

  426. Lisa says:

    number 6 baby!!!!!!!

  427. mary allison tierney says:

    love # 12! Texas Truck + mother/daughter reading= win

  428. mary allison tierney says:

    love #12 : Texas Truck + mother/daughter reading = win!!

  429. I loved #1, #11 and and #16
    but ultimately #16 is my favourite

  430. Lee says:

    My vote is for #3 Fabulous picture!!!

  431. Marlene Agostino says:

    I’ve gotta go with # 16. Really fits the title!

  432. Lesli says:

    I would like to vote for Pam, #16 and her pretty horse. Great picture & definitely very country!!

  433. Christine W says:

    My vote is for #16. This picture is a perfect fit for your book. She is happy and ready to take on the challenges of her new life.

  434. Robin says:

    #16. Very cool and the horse was a great extra!! Thanks for such a great book. Hope we get to visit with them again:)

  435. Wow!!! Great pics!!! I’m voting for #3. What a cowgrl!! If I get to vote twice, #16 gets my 2nd vote. Fun contest!

  436. MPCheng says:

    Entry #2.

  437. JaneFan says:

    They are all so good. It’s hard to pick only one, but I like #4 the best.


    The picture looks better everytime I look at it.

  439. nickie says:

    i like picture 4

  440. Kaylee says:

    I like #16!

  441. Kara says:


  442. wendi says:


    Single mom raising her son in God’s country. Perfect pic of the strong woman making life happen!

  443. Jess K.... says:

    #15 has my vote

  444. No 4 Janine looks as though she’s an all american country gal. The hat and setting look great. She looks relaxed and realy enjoying the book.

  445. Sheila Goldlust says:

    Loved #14. She is adorable.

  446. Sheila Goldlust says:

    Loved #14. She is so cute.

  447. Sheila Goldlust says:

    #14 is so cute. She has my vote.

  448. angela holley says:

    This is by far the best picture

  449. angela holley says:

    This is by far the best picture number 16….

  450. Joe Collins says:

    # 3 looks great

  451. I just can’t say enough great things about #15!

  452. cheryl kau says:

    number 4, it looks good and counry

  453. Melissa says:

    Love #12!

  454. Gretchen says:


  455. I love, love, love #15!

  456. Michelle says:

    I like #15, Janelle.

  457. Tephanie M says:

    Love #15. Cool picture Janelle!

  458. #15 is clearly the best!

  459. GlendaB says:

    #4 is a fun photo. I hope she wins.

  460. Ana Reichenbach says:

    There is a lot of competition here, but I’m voting for #3. I like that one the best!

  461. Lauren says:

    #3 is the best!

  462. Nathan says:

    I vote for #3

  463. Michael says:

    Voting for #3

  464. readingmom says:

    #4 all the way to win it. love this one.

  465. Lois Payne says:

    Number 3 Melody has my vote. A beautiful girl and a snazzy looking truck.

  466. Greg says:

    bare feet, cowboy hat, old pickup truck… c’mon on! She’s Gone Country al’righht!

  467. DeliaUnderwood says:

    Loved the book and love #4′s photo

  468. Joyce says:

    #3 gets my vote.

  469. Christy says:

    #3 is beautiful plus she looks very intellectual.

  470. BBM says:

    I like #4

  471. joyce phillips says:

    love #3 would make a fantastic book cover

  472. tammy j says:

    I vote for number 3!

  473. Jill says:

    Hang on to your hat, she may be a small town country gal but she has BIG plans!

    I vote to for number 3! The picture speaks for itself!

  474. Michelle says:

    There are a few really nice pictures, but I think # 3 is by far the best.

  475. Samantha says:

    My vote is for #3! Absolutely Gorgeous pic! :)

  476. Ronnie H says:

    #4 Country girls are the best. We’re pulling for you Janine R.

  477. Anita says:

    My vote goes to Janine #4, she looks like a country girl.

  478. Belinda Parks says:

    The winner is #4 she is so pretty and would looks beautiful on the cover of a book. She is the most country looking of them all.

  479. Joseph says:

    My pick is #4 she represents the book as it is meant to be and is a pretty young lady.

  480. Sherri says:

    # 4 looks great!

  481. Sherri says:

    I vote for # 4!

  482. Kevin says:

    Number # 3 is the best of the bunch

  483. Leann says:

    My idea of a country girl is # 4 she is pretty and love the old truck, too cute.

  484. Melanie Stone says:

    Janine #4 all the way.

  485. Shelley Farmer says:

    I think #3 is by far the best.

  486. Dallas says:

    #4 for all the paniolos out there!

  487. Brigette says:

    #4 has got to be the best of all, she is a cowgirl all the way no flip flops here.

  488. Janine says:

    That was an intense competition. Thank you for everyone who voted for #4. I really appreciate it.

  489. Jane says:

    The winners have been announced! Please see the blog post announcing the winners.