The Good Daughter Launch & Readers Guide!

The Good Daughter, Book 2 of the Brennan Sisters officially releases today!  Hooray!!!

So happy to have this book available for all. I love, love, love Kit and her family and the bad boy she meets that she shouldn’t like…

This story means so much to me, has lots of topical stuff in it, which makes it great for book clubs, too. We’ve made it easy for my readers in book clubs and reading groups by uploading the Readers Guide to my website. You can download it in an easily-printed PDF. Here are a few sample questions from the Readers Discussion Guide:

In the first chapter, the Brennan family comes together to celebrate Cass’s birthday. When asked to make a wish, Gabi shouted, “Wish for a baby.” Tommy responded with, “We don’t need a baby.” Tears filled Cass’ eyes. Do you think that Tommy was being insensitive with this comment or realistic regarding their history with trying to conceive?

Kit decides to take matters into her own hands to become a mom even though her family wouldn’t approve. Do you think Kit feeling the pressure of her “biological clock” ticking is causing her to go against her morals?

When Kit meets Michael in the bar – his first impression seemed sincere. But by the end of their first date, she begins to realize he’s different then the person she met at the bar in Alameda. How do you think Kit’s previous long-term relationship and her family values prepared her for Michael?

You can download the entire Readers Guide for your book club or reading group right here. Be sure to check our all of the extras for The Good Daughter, too, including my events page where it lists all my appearances in the next couple of months, including tonight’s launch party in New Jersey, tomorrow night’s party in Albany, NY, and Thursday night’s party in Springfield, MA.

And since I know not everyone can join me in person tonight, I’ve got a very special launch party box to give away. This  launch party bag in a box includes signed copies of both Odd Mom Out and Mrs. Perfect, my two connected stories set in Bellevue, WA, a coral pink fuzzy blanket, a pink cosmetic bag with JP reader goodies, and a $5 Starbucks drink card. Want to win?  Just tell me what you’re reading or doing this week!  Contest ends Feb 7th at midnight PST, and the winner will be announced on Saturday!  Good luck and have a great week. I’m thrilled to be spending this week with so many of my readers on the East Coast, then in Portland, and finally on Sunday, back home in Orange County!



  1. Happy release day, Jane! Wish your East Coast travelings brought you a little closer to my area so I could join you but I’m there in spirit. Congratulations, again!

  2. What a great place to be at, couldn’t be more lovely to enjoy with some of your readers. Busy week for me, wishing I was out there though. An exciting day for you today, enjoy and congrats! Still can’t figure out how you can wear so many hats, so well…Ruth

  3. I so wish I could go to one of your events, but I live in Minnesota 🙁
    I’m currently reading Spin by Catherine McKenzie, and will certainly be reading The Good Daughter soon! I loved The Good Woman, and I know I’ll love The Good Daughter!

  4. yeah on your book release…as soon as i get home from work i will buy the good daughter and start flipping the pages. cant wait!!!

  5. Have fun at your east coast events Jane! Happy Release day. Can’t wait to read The Good Daughter and going to the OC event. As for the rest of my week, we are having the plumber come out to the house and someone is coming to give us an estimate on fixing a few things around here. So, it’s fix up the house week around here. 🙂

  6. Right now I am reading Broken wings. It is very good. I’d love to win and review this one. I am at present nursing allergy problems with temps at 60 degrees here. I can hardly read yesterday or this morning.

  7. Congratulations on the release! I’ve been waiting for this one. Sounds great! I am currently reading a vampire book. Can’t seem to put it down. Gonna purchase The Good Daughter as soon as I get home. That’s for the wonderful reading!

  8. Congratulations on the newest book. This week is another busy week at work and getting through the winter in Chicago. Can’t complain it has not been that bad. I am currently reading Back to You by Robin Kaye. Keep up the great work and all the pictures. Your little boy Mac is so handsome!!

  9. Happy release day! I know it must be an exciting day for you 🙂

    I am reading Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers this week or maybe Emily Giffin’s Where We Belong. I’ve barely started both of them.

    Good luck with your new book. I hope to read it soon!

  10. All kids are finally at school, so I am spending the week recovering from flu as well as making ready for my son Edward’s 4th birthday on Thursday. Hubby and I are going to a renewal of vows service on Sunday. As for reading this week. I will be reading my WIP and hopefully working on it more!

  11. Happy Release Day! Congratulations and best wishes. I have a busy week helping my family with babies. I am reading The Winter Rose.

  12. Right now I’m reading The Accidental Caregiver: How I Met, Loved, and Lost Legendary Holocaust Refugee Maria Altmann and Let Sleeping Rogues Lie (School for Heiresses, #4) by Sabrina Jeffries. I always have 2 books going at once – 1 audio book for my commute and 1 paperback for curling up with a cup of hot chocolate and reading

  13. Hi Jane,
    Hopefully reading the Good Daughter! I am hoping my pre-ordered version is sitting on my IPad. I am also reading the first book (but the last one for me) of Stephanie Bond’s Party Crashers. So fun.
    Take care and happy release day!
    in Denver

  14. Hi Jane,
    Congratulations on the release of your new book! I can’t wait to read it. I am curently reading Titanic Survivor: Violet Jessop by John Maxtone-Graham. I know it’s not quite a romance novel, but I’ve always been interested in anything related to the Titanic. I suppose I shouldn’t be reading such a book just days before my vacation on a cruise ship! Have a great week! 🙂

  15. Hi Jane,

    I’ll be reading The Good Daughter once I get home and download it to my nook! 🙂 Can’t wait!! WOOOOHOOOO!! And Congrats!!


  16. Congratulations on the release today. I got my copy of “The Good Daughter” yesterday and can´t wait to read the whole book. So that´s what I´m reading now.
    Have a great week and see you on Saturday in Portland.

  17. Happy Release Day, Jane! I’m reading The Good Daughter which appeared on my Kindle this morning. Loving it so far! Congrats!

  18. I have downloaded The Good Daughter and starting it now! So happy it’s out!! Good luck with all of your upcoming events!

  19. I wish I be there but winning the box would be awesome too! 🙂

    Girl Scouts cookies come in this weekend so we’ll be sorting them out and start passing them out… We ordered 12 boxes, I might be diving into a box… or two. 🙂

  20. I’m so excited to read this book! This week I’m reading Jen Lancaster’s Here I Go Again. I’m about 100 pages in and loving it!

  21. I am reading Bird by Bird and will be reading The Good Daughter as soon as I get to the store later today or tomorrow.

  22. Yay Jane!! Congratulations on another fantastic release! 🙂

    I am finishing up The Good Woman for the second time; love it even more. The Good Daughter came to my Kindle in the middle of the night (yes, I checked at 1:30am when I woke up randomly).

    Usual busy week here doing mom stuff and working. May I say that I love it when you say “home in Orange County”!


    See you Sunday!

    (no contest)

  23. Currently reading Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich. Notorious Nineteen will have to wait though-just got an email saying that The Good Daughter was shipped today.

  24. Congratulations, Jane! I’m looking forward to meeting Kit, her bad-boy boyfriend, and her family.
    I’ve been rushing around a lot lately, so as of today I’m “chillaxing” (chilling out/relaxing). Between loads of laundry, finding my desk, sorting through cupboards while replacing “mactac”, I hope to put my feet up and watch some recorded shows.
    My current read is Kate Walker’s BOUND BY BLACKMAIL (an oldie but hopefully goodie).

  25. What a fun giveaway! I’m currently reading “Lets Pretend This Never Happened” by Jenny Lawson. Its not my typical book I’d choose to read, but a friend said it was hilarious so I gave it a shot. It is pretty funny.

    I’m excited to order and read The Good Daughter, now too!

  26. Hi Jane!

    So excited for this release! I haven’t checked my Kindle yet, but it should be waiting for me this afternoon! So between running kids between practices and awards ceremonies today, I will be reading The Good Daughter! Yippee!

    Take care!

    Amy P

  27. I just finished The Latin Lover’s Secret Child yesterday. I’m not sure what I will read next (while waiting for The Good Daughter to arrive). But, I know it will be one of your Harliquin books. I’m trying to catch up on all the ones I haven’t read.

  28. Happy release day!! I can’t wait to read Kit’s book 🙂 I’m working all wee, but if I get to the store to pick up a copy, my free time will be spent reading The Good Daughter.

  29. Congratulations on both of the books you have coming out today and I wish you lots of success and good times during your book tour. I am currently reading Summerland by Elin Hilderbrand.

  30. Congrats Jane! I know I’ll be stopping by Barnes and Noble to get my copy! And I can’t wait for you to come to Portland 🙂

  31. Just finished The Good Daughter and it was awesome. Now I have to wait until SEPT! 🙁 Will start The Violets of March in a few minutes. Not much going on this week…just staying warm.

  32. Happy Release Day!!! My goal this weekend is to put a dent in my TBR pile, so I’m finishing up Holly Lane by Toni Blake and probably moving onto Serendipity by Carly Phillips or Lover’s Leap by Emily March. I hope you have a fantastic release day!!!

  33. I am reading The Good Woman (finishng in time for Sunday’s book club!), and also Tommyland (Tommy Lee’s memoir – bad boy!), and I just started Friendkeeping by Julie Klamm.

  34. I have been counting down the days until today. The second of the Brennan Sisters trilogy is finally out. I plan on starting to read tonight when I get home from work. Also I spread the word of your books to all that ask about if I know of any good books/authors. Keep up the great work and I can’t wait for the final Brennan Sisters book. Hope to make your event in Bellevue, WA next month.

  35. I’m almost done with The Good Woman…which is a good thing because The Good Daughter just arrived on my doorstep from Amazon! Hahahahaha… Can’t wait to meet you at tea in Denver next month!

  36. Hi Jane,

    I am not reading anything right now because, I was waiting for your book to come out. As soon as I get home from work, I am going to buy it on my Nook. I can not wait to start reading it!! I am so excited!!

  37. I can’t wait for my copy to get here from Amazon! Right now in the middle of a book called “Dancing at the Shame Prom”. It’s pretty good; all about shame with stories of different women’s secret burdens of shame.
    Congrats on your book release day!

  38. I recently read The Importance Of Being Wicked by Victoria Alexander… 😀 enjoyed it… read a few EC digital books.

  39. What an exciting time for you! Congratulations! I am just hanging out recovering from surgery. Funny thing is, the parts that I thought would be uncomfortable aren’t. And areas I didn’t consider are. Trickery! Have a wonderful time promoting your hard work. A great way to celebrate.

  40. Happy Release Day! I just finished reading A Perfect Hope by Nora Roberts. My children gave me a stack of books for Christmas so I’m trying to decide which one to read next.

  41. I’m reading “The Good Woman” … finally! :-] And looking forward to having tea with YOU on Saturday in Portland!! Yippee!! 😀

  42. I just finished The Perfect Hope the last book in the Boonsboro Inn Series. I’m still celebrating the Ravens win 🙂

  43. Hi Jane! Congrats on the book launch! I was in a reading frenzy for awhile, finishing a book every 2 days…now on a first name basis with my local librarians! HA! I have a few picked out on my “To Read” list, but haven’t made it to the library this week.

  44. Happy Release Day, Jane. On Thursday I have exam in English, but after that…I will be relaxing and reading books. 🙂

  45. Yeah, so excited for The Good Daughter to be here! Have a blast at all of your East Coast Events and see you on Sunday at the Tea!

    Just finished The Spainard’s Passion by you and boy did you keep me guessing on that one.


  46. Happy Release Day! I wish I could be there Sunday! I am doing the usual run around with the kids this week, cleaning, and getting ready for Valentine’s Day and my daughter’s 7th Birthday next week. I am also trying to read…right now I am half was through “Chasing Fire” by Nora Roberts…can’t wait to read the new Jane Porter books, though!

  47. Congratulations on the release of your new book Jane!!! I am about to start cleaning my house so tomorrow I can enjoy my birthday without any worry ;o)

  48. I am reading The Good Daughter! Just got it today! Can’t wait to take it with me on the plane as I travel to Las Vegas with my son who is a competitive gymnast! He is competing in a National meet, so I was unable to attend your event in Springfield MA because I’ll be en route to Vegas! Can’t wait to read more about the Brennan’s…most curious to see if any of Meg’s story will be “revisited”…. Thanks Jane!

  49. Happy Release Day! It sounds like an exciting week for you. I am reading A Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean.

  50. This weekend I will be trying (once again) to read JK Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy… I have started it twice and I cannot get into it and I really want to enjoy this book! It’s frustrating… anyway, maybe third time’s a charm. On Friday I get my lovely middle daughter home for a month or two before she starts a new pastry chef job in British Columbia… I’ve missed her so much and cannot wait to see her!

    Happy release day! Anxiously awaiting my pre-ordered copy of The Good Daughter (and if it arrives in time, it will be my weekend read!).

  51. I’m babysitting my 3 year old granddaughter this week during the day while her mother works. She has a trach and stomach tube so we can’t have her going to a regular day care. After she goes home I catch up with my reading. I finished J.D Robb’s Delusion In Death Sunday morning, The Downfall Of A Good Girl by Kimberly Lang from the new Kiss line Monday evening and I’m just about done with How To Get Over Your Ex by Nikki Logan, another Kiss book.

  52. Happy Release Day, Jane!

    I’m reading A ROGUE BY ANY OTHER NAME by Sarah MacLean and then I plan to move on to the second book in her series, ONE GOOD EARL DESERVES A LOVER. All while trying to stay warm in this cold, snowy weather.

  53. Hi Jane

    Congrats on the new release! I pre ordered with Amazon and it has shipped. Can’t wait till it arrives. I am currently reading The Trouble with Paradise by Jill Shalvis.

    Don’t forget to swing by northern Virginia on one of your book tours! Would love to see you.

    Happy Book Tour!

  54. HI Jane,
    I am trying to get myself out of a funk. It’s difficult. I am slowly reading “Just One Day” by Gayle Forman. It’s good but I don’t even feel like reading. That is bad!!!

  55. I’m reading Jester by James Patterson. It’s been and will be a busy week…my husband’s birthday yesterday and my daughter turns 18 on Friday.

  56. I started reading your books with the “Bellevue” series, and keep reading them because your writing gets better every book! I was the lucky winner of a prize package and it included a pre-release of the Good Daughter and it is your best one yet ! I loved it and everyone is going to love it, too! Congratulations and enjoy the hoopla, you certainly earned it.

  57. So excited to read The Good Daughter after I finish the 3rd book in the Maximum Ride series by James Patterson.

  58. Happy Release Day!!! So happy to find The Good Daughter on my Nook today. I pre-ordered it, but was thinking tomorrow was the 5th so I’m super excited to read it!! I have to finish When Snow Falls by Brenda Novak first!!

  59. I wish I was doing something exciting this week. I’m taking a Contracting class for work and it is sooo hard. I’ve been reading a few books a week but not as much as I normally do. Sadly it’s hard to concentrate on books while I’m in this class. =/

  60. Happy Release Day, Jane!

    I’m reading The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. Would love to read The Good Daughter!

  61. I am so excited to read your new book 🙂 Right now I am reading the latest Evanovich Stephanie Plum book and The Everything Soap Making book… I so want to learn how to make my own soap… 🙂

  62. Hi Jane!

    I LOVE your fun contests! I just finished reading The Perfect Hope by Nora Roberts, the last in her Inn Boonsboro Trilogy; I really enjoyed the series!

    I pre-ordered The Good Daughter on my iPad & was sooo excited to download it today so I can get started on it tonight!! The rest of the week is normal craziness but I get to see some family & friends so that’ll make up for it

    Congrats on another great release! (past experience dictates nothing less) 🙂

  63. Happy release day!! I’m looking forward to reading The Good Daughter on my ipad after I finish reading The Lost Boy by Dave Pelzer. Its a very sad book so I am looking forward to a feel good book next.

  64. I wish I could join you, because it sounds like a lot of fun.

    Congratulations on THE GOOD DAUGHTER. It looks fabulous!!

  65. I wish I could be there too..maybe when I move back to the states *lol*..I am snowed curling up to my new book I pre ordered by you 🙂

  66. I’m reading THE TRUTH ABOUT VALENTINE’S DAY by Rachel Gibson and DADDY IN THE MAKING by Crystal Green. I love holiday theme books. This week I’m working on e-mail and playing XBOX. 🙂

  67. I just finished reading Mind Over Monsters by Jennifer Harlow this morning and haven’t decided what to read next. My husband is out of town tonight so I know I will be up late reading.

  68. Congrats on your book release and tour. You are most deserving! I am reading Stygian from Lora Leigh. Can’t wait to pick up your book. Well, this week, my son and I are recovering from being sick and I still have errands to run, cleaning, laundry, and prepare for an out of town trip. I’m a stay at home mom and my to do list is never ending! Congrats again Jane 🙂

  69. So very happy for you Jane with the new book(s) and hope you have Traveling Mercies for your book tour.

    I just read Baby Come Home by Stephanie Bond on my phone.

  70. Happy Release Day..I am sure as a writer it is as exciting as a birthday or similiar. I am reading a book called Abby Opens Her Heart By Naomi King I also read the Daily Guideposts 2013 every day that was one of my New Years Resolutions so far so good I am usually really good about reading that early in the morning as at night is when I read the book of my choice. I do start out my day pretty positive and it sets the tone for the day usually ..Congradulations and Good Luck

  71. So happy for you and I can not wait to get my hands on this book! Well this week is no fun week. Biology test this week and Algebra next week. After that I plan on starting The Good Daughter.:) Have a great week and enjoy your success.

  72. I just started reading Kristin Hannah’s Summer Island and I went and saw my 10 month old niece take her first swim lesson – she was fearless!!

  73. I am reading The Good Daughter, working and going to Atlantic City, and NYC this weekend…lots to do and may get a foot of snow and not doing anything!! I guess we will just wait and see what the weather does. Enjoy the party tour 🙂


  74. Happy Release day !! Congrats on the new book 🙂

    I really wish the i lived nearby !

    Hubby is studying abroad this whole week, will be back at this weekend. can wait to meet him again, we miss him so much 🙂

  75. I am excited to read “The Good Daughter”! Two books I have read recently and really enjoyed are “Where’d You Go, Bernadette?” by Maria Semple and “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green.

  76. For reading, I am currently reading Reagan, A Life In Letters, edited by several authors. It is a break from my usual romance stories but is very interesting.

    Then this weekend I am attending a birthday party for a one-year-old girl. She is a real sweetheart and I am looking forward to seeing her reactions to her first birthday cake and presents.

  77. I was so excited when The Good Daughter came in the mail! I am waiting to read it during my breaks at work this weekend. I have a paper I need to get finished before. Have fun on your tour. Send out a shout if you get to the midwest area.

  78. Just finished reading The Good Daughter. Loved it. I’m hoping to find out more about Kit and Jude in the next book. I also totally loved how characters from She’s Gone Country found their way into this book.

  79. What a week! I got to meet you! I work at a florist so this week is all prep work for Valentine’s Day! I have “The Good Daughter” next to my bed to read but, have been getting into bed and falling right to sleep!

  80. I’m currently reading Natalie Anderson’s Waking Up In The Wrong Bed. I am also making up some Kisses-filled coffee mugs for all
    my choir comadres. As soon as I finish this current book, I’ll be moving on to The Good Daughter. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Pat C.

  81. Just finished reading The Good Daughter last night. It has officially replaced Odd Mom Out as my favorite of your books so far. Congratulations, Jane!

  82. Hi everyone,
    So sorry I’m late announcing the winner for this contest but the last few days have been absolutely crazy busy. Thanks for being so patient! Without further ado, the winner for this contest is –

    #57 BethRe

    Beth, please shoot me an email with your mailing information and do mention the title of the blog in your email. 🙂 I’ll get the prize in the mail asap!

    Have a wonderful week, all. I’ll check in again soon!
    Jane xoxo

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    you using for this website? I’m getting fed up of WordPress because I’ve had problems with hackers and I’m looking at alternatives for another platform. I would be great if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.

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