An interview & the Brennan Sisters

I’ve been trying to play catch up in my inbox today and came across an email about a video interview I did with the lovely Diana Belchase.  I met Diana last April at the conference in Maryland, and she was so gracious and easy to talk to during our interview.  Here’s a snippet from the interview, where we talk about The Brennan Sisters, and what my husband, the surfer taught me about life.  Hope you enjoy!

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And speaking of the Brennans, I’m still getting a lot of emails about my Brennan Sisters trilogy and I have to say how much I appreciate hearing your thoughts and getting your feedback.   I love that so many of you loved the trilogy, and it means so much to me as a writer that there are readers out there who ‘get’ what I write and do.  You all know how to make me smile and want to write another book!

As a thank you for your support, I’ve got  wonderful Brennan Sisters giveaway for one of you!  Here’s a chance to win a signed copy of all three Brennan books, two gift cards, and some reader treats and sweets. Just tell me what you’re reading now, or what book you’re looking forward to reading soon in the comment section below, and you’re entered to win the trilogy and fun stuff.   That’s it!  Just share with me and you’re entered.  The Brennan Sister Giveaway ends Sunday night at midnight PST and winner will be announced on Monday.




  1. I just finished The Good Wife. I have read them all. SUCH good books and as I said to Jane on Twitter, each one better than the last. I’m reading a novelization of Home Run by Travis Thrasher. Love the I know what Jane sounds like. 🙂

  2. I’m planning on reading “Dark Witch” by Nora Roberts. It’s been a while since I’ve read one of Nora’s books, so I am looking forward to it.

  3. I just finished Donna Ball’s Ladybug Farm series and started The Hummingbird House which is based off of this series. Loved your Brennan Series. I loved reading about the Irish family – reminds me of my family.

  4. I saw this interview yesterday and I LOVE the surfing analogy. I didn’t know that the Brennan Sisters had been optioned, either. Yay! Congrats! Please let it come to fruition!

  5. i do really crossed my fingers and toes for this giveaway..since my last winning from you about 3 yrs ago..

    haven’t read all of them..and still praying for my chance to read this series 🙂

    i’m reading Darynda Jones’, First grave on the Right.

  6. Great interview! Thank you for the chance to win. I look forward to reading The Brennan Sisters. Sounds like a wonderful series. Currently reading, River Road by Jayne Ann Krentz. Perfect winter read for anyone who enjoys romantic suspense.

  7. Switching up my reading a bit…can’t wait to read Fear Nothing by Lisa Gardner…as soon as I finish If You Were Here by Alafair Burke.

  8. I am looking forward to reading Sandra Hyatt’s FALLING FOR THE PRINCESS. After she died unexpectedly on Aug 21/11, it took me awhile to find all of her books that I hadn’t read yet. I finally found the last one noted above, and I’m looking forward to curling up with it later this week (and then I’ll be mopey because there are no more new books from her to read – plus I emailed/blogged with her and still miss her infectious optimism/spirit).
    Jane, it was great to “put a voice to your face” in the video above. You are an excellent public speaker (clear voiced, able to keep on track, not distracting with “er” and “ah” all the time) and I wish I could hear you speak more often. Congrats on all the good offers coming your way. You certainly deserve them, plus I think the public deserves/wants to see your stories in a variety of media outlets, like a mini series or television show. I can just hear what my 26-year-old daughter’s response would be: “Boo yeah!” LOL.

  9. I just finished “How I Came to Sparkle Again” by Kayla McLaren, which I loved, so I am going to get another of her books and I passed on “Sparkle” to a friend to read.
    So excited that the Brennan sisters books could be filmed. I have been “casting” it in my mind; there are some great parts for women in it! Crossing my fingers for you Jane.

  10. I haven’t read your series yet but would love to . I am eagerly awaiting Diana Gabaldon’s Written In My Own Heart’s Blood. Not till June but I’m counting days. :)And Sarah Jio’s Bungalow. I absolutely love her books. Just found her this year.
    Thanks for the opportunity.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  11. Just finished books 1,3, and 4 in Kylie Logan’s cozy button series and am now reading The Other Woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan.

  12. I am reading Jennifer Haymore’s The Rogue’s Proposal and loven it. I also enjoyed the first book in this series The Dutchess Hunt. She is an awesome author.

  13. Awesome giveaway, thaaks. I am actually finishing up the last book from Marie Force right now and then I am unsure what I am going to read next. I have so many on TBR pile on my kindle and nook.. it’s exhausting!

  14. I am working on ‘Steal My Heart” by Lisa Eugene. I am about 1/3 the way into it and I am really liking it! LOVED the Brennan Sisters novels!

  15. I’m reading “Signature of All Things,” by Elizabeth Gilbert. I’m only on chapter 6 and am fascinated by her exquisite story.

  16. I just finished The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop and Cafe by Mary Simses. I have The Good Woman on deck. I am hoping to get the other books in this series soon.

  17. Just finished reading The Marriage Diaries 4&5. A little out of my comfort zone but I really enjoyed reading about a married couple who still want to keep their marriage hot and spicy!

  18. Right now I am reading a book on how children learn to read for a teacher workshop I am taking. Very interesting but I am looking forward to my next romance!

  19. I am currently reading Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard and loving it. I am looking forward to Kathryne Kennedy’s Everlasting Enchantment (and so many more lol).

  20. I am almost finished with Zoey & the Moment of Zen by Cat Lavoie. I’m looking forward to reading my new copy of Flirting with Forty as well as the other books on my TBR list. Thank you for the chance to win your books!!!

  21. Thank you for this giveaway! I haven’t read the Brennan Sisters trilogy yet but it is on my to-read list.I am currently reading The Theory of Opposites by Allison Winn Scotch and I can barely put it down!

  22. I am reading Sapphires are an Earls Best Friend by Shana Galen. I have an ever growing list of books I really want to read. I am also figuring a month this year. To do nothing but reread. I have so many loved books that I would like to reread. But never take the time. What month shall it be? I think thinking June or July? Its too hot to go outside for much anyway. Or maybe months. Last year, I did a month of only historicals. I loved it.

  23. Great interview! I’m always glad when there’s an option for closed caption as I’m hearing-impaired. Thank you for this giveaway. I’m looking forward to reading about the Brennan sisters. I’m currently reading The Pieces We Keep by Kristina McMorris.

  24. I beta read for an author, so I just finished clean reading for her and have not started anything new yet. I was hoping to get the Good Wife for Christmas but I did not, so it’s on my list to purchase. 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway.

  25. How have I not seen this before? I could use a few surfing applications in my life! I love love love “The Good Wife” best, but honestly would be hard to pick just one Brennan Sisters novel. They are THAT good. 😀

    I am currently reading “What Alice Forgot” and I love it! Liane Moriarty writes some good stuff. This is the second of novels I’ve read and it won’t be my last.

    What am I waiting to read? Sarah Mayberry’s TULE published book AND the next book you’re creating–recall that character profile you posted on Pintrest? I want to read about her!!
    Oh, and of course I want to hear about Chad (swoon)!!!

    xoxo Smile today, my friend!

  26. Right now I’m reading The Last Original Wife by Dorothea Benton Frank. Looking forward to Twisted Sisters by Jen Lancaster!!

  27. I would love to see more Brennan Sister books. I loved them and could relate to Meg and Kat the most. Right now, I’m too busy to read (stinks, I know!!) but I have several books including a few of Jane’s books that are waiting to be read! Love ya Jane Porter 🙂

  28. Jane,

    Right now I am reading “The Ghosted Bridge” by Kristy Abbott.
    But, I am waiting on “A copper Mountain Christmas”, I recently ordered, and I am so looking forward to reading it as well. Hope life has calmed down for you. B

  29. I loved this interview. It would be so cool to see the sister’s stories on tv. I also loved how you compare life to surfing. Great wisdom right there.

  30. I’m rereading A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Disna Gabaldon while I wait for her next book to come out soon. Next up is The Fault in Our Stars but I’m trying to get mentally prepared for the sadness.

  31. My reading wish list is extremely long right now, and it includes these books! Right now reading J.A. Jance’s Deadly Stakes.

  32. I started reading If Earls were Wishes last night. Just finished an amazing book, The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult and re-read some Amanda Scott books last week. Winter time is my time to READ. Long, cold nights equal great reading time!

  33. I just finished The Good Daughter, and LOVED it! I am reading The Good Wife next – looking forward to it! I am loving this trilogy and can’t wait for your cowboy one.

  34. Just finish “Rumor Has It” by Jill Shalvis. I love to read the Brenna Sisters. I love reading series about different family members.Thanks for having a giveaway

  35. Im currently reading Fireproof again…. good book and i really needed to read it again! Thanks for the giveaway, i would love some new books to read.

  36. I just finished a bunch of Bella Andre books with the Sullivan family. Such good stories. Been reading a lot lately with all the cold winter weather.

    Hope you are well 🙂


  37. Just finished Dark Witch by Nora Roberts loved it! now patiently (or not so much) waiting for the second book in the series to come out. These books are on my to be read list and its a very long list lol

  38. Currently reading The Temporary Wife by Jeannie Moon. Read The Good Woman and loved it. Would be great if I won this contest so I don’t have to wait for a library reserve copy to become available.

  39. Great interview Jane and fingers crossed for your books to be on tv!!!

    I haven’t been reading much, I think I’m in a reading funk and can’t seem to find the right book that keeps my attention : (

  40. I’m reading Until there was you by Kristan Higgans. It’s been a rough couple days and her books never fail to make me laugh at one point or another. 😉

  41. Just started “Things I Want My Daughters To Know” by Elizabeth Noble. It’s about a mom who’s dying and writes messages to her daughters. Have a feeling I’ll be crying soon!

    Take care,


  42. I’m so glad I read this blog entry! I have The Good Wife on hold at the library, but didn’t realize that it’s part of a trilogy! I’ll have to read them all! I just finished the long-awaited finale to Karen White’s Tradd Street series – Return to Tradd Street – and started JoJo Moyes’s The Girl You Left Behind!

  43. I have read the first one .. and LOVED it. The other two are next on my to be read pile (which I fell behind on while working like a dog and moving!)

  44. Right now I’m reading David Baldacci’s ‘One Summer.’ Happened to have it on hand. Waiting for IRS refund to be able to buy a few books again. Being on Social Security sucks when you’re a book addict. ‘The Good Wife’ is on my list to buy.

  45. Thanks for the opportunity for this contest and I look forward to checking out the books soon! Can’t wait to read them with all these good reviews!

  46. I just finished reading “The Sweetest Gift” by Lilian Darcy that is being published by this amazing publisher, Tule Group. 🙂 I can’t wait to see what is next, both from you and Tule. I loved the Brennan Sisters and would love the actual books (not the Kindle version)!

  47. I’m reading Getting Rowdy by Lori Foster right now. Looking forward to reading this series. Thank you for the giveaway 🙂

  48. love the interview! I was happy to see a lot more of your books on the shelf at my library! I loved all three of the Brennan sisters books, I gave them to all my friends who love to read and got them hooked on your books! Even 2 kids that I tutor and got them reading! A good book will do that! I just finished reading A Cowboy’s Pride by Pamela Britton and Robyn Carr’s book The Hero they were both really good! I’m going to do a lot of reading this weekend another book of Pam’s one of my many favorite author’s! Have a great day and weekend!

  49. I just finished The Dark Witch by Nora Roberts and loved it. Trilogies are the best…..except you don’t want them to end! Can’t wait for another Brennan sisters book!! I’m about tr start Divergent….or maybe the new Fannie Flagg book. I got a stack for Christmas and I have a hard time figuring out which to read next!! lol

  50. Thank you for the awesome giveaway! Right now, I am reading an advance uncorrected proof of Killer (An Alexander Delaware Novel) by Jonathan Kellerman which releases February 11.
    Have a wonderful weekend 🙂

  51. I am currently reading “Return to trade Street”, the fourth and last book in the Tradd Street series by Karen White. Absolutely love them. All about Charleston. Cannot wait for another book by you as I also love your writing.

  52. I’m reading A KISS OF LIES by Bronwen Evans.

    I’m looking forward to reading SECRETS FOR SEDUCING A ROYAL BODYGUARD by Vanessa Kelly and HARD AS YOU CAN by Laura Kaye.

  53. I found a new author I enjoy. I have been reading krista Lakes “Kisses” series.
    I loved the Brennan sisters.

  54. I want to win the Brennan Sisters trilogy! I read Copper Mountain Christmas and enjoyed your writing. I would like to read a novel(s) rather than a novella. Thank you.

  55. I recently finished Nursing School so I am thrilled to be reading anything that is not a textbook. I have read the first two Brennan Sisters novels and can’t wait to read the next. Would love to win the full set.

  56. I loved listening to the interview and hearing out about the brennan sisters. Hope everything works out on that. At the moment today I’m trying to get though a library book so I can pass it on to my sister to read One mountain away by Emilie Richards it’s a good one and with an online grp I’m reading The goldfrinch with that one it’s good hearing other people’s comments because I might miss something that someone else hears. And once I finish the richards one I know my sister is finishing up a fern michaels she said that is good the blossom sisters.

  57. 😀 “The Theory of Opposites” by Allison Winn Scotch is currently waiting for me at the library & I can NOT wait to start it! 🙂

  58. Hi Jane, I just finished reading Sleigh Bells in the Snow by Sarah Morgan. I purchased it after her interview with you and was not disappointed…great book! I have on my TBR shelf that I also purchased from Amazon your books: Love Me Cowboy: The Copper Mountain rodeo Anthology and A Copper Mountain Christmas. Praying for you and your family, hope things are better in your world.

  59. I’ve been reading Mary Kay Andrews. 3 in the last week I think! Also just read #20 from Janet Evanovich, Cold Michigan winters…. Have read most of your books, can’t get the good wife from my library yet. 🙁 Loved every one. Have a couple of the copper mountain books on my kindle. But thinking I need to read in order so haven’t started those yet.

  60. I’m reading the latest Julia Quinn and I just finished a book by a new author Julie Brannagh, “Blitzing Emily”.

  61. Just finished Karen White’s four “Tradd Street” novels and loved them. Loved your “Flirting with Forty” and had planned to read the three “Good” books next. Hope I win them because I’m broke from buying books. 🙂

  62. I love that – where you are looking, is where you’ll go. And wait for the next wave. 🙂

    I’m reading travel books, have a trip planned and I’m reading up. Can’t wait!

  63. The Last book I read a few weeks ago was the Good Daughter. Love Meg and all the Brennan sisters. I’ve read them all, I get so engrossed in Jane’s book I read them in a day or to.

  64. Enjoyed the interview – loved the surfer analogy. I’m currently reading War Torn by Hadley R. Mann, a historical romance set during the Civil War. I’m recovering from a knee injury and surgery and have been whittling down my TBR list. Christmas at Cooper Mountain was a favorite last month. Just added the Brennan Sisters trilogy to my list.

  65. I’m reading River Road by Jayne Ann Krentz, and Hedy’s Folly – a book about the marvelous Hedy Lamarr and her inventions, and her acting.

  66. I read “The Good Woman” late last year and hope to read the other two books soon.
    I would love to win the contest.

  67. only had The Good Wife and would love to read the others; and some goodies would be awesome to cheer me up with this Pneumonia

  68. Right now I´m reading two books at the same time. It´s “In the Blood” by Sara Hantz and “The Sweetest Thing” by Lilian Darcy.
    Both books are great but also very different. I guess that´s why I can read two at the same time.
    I enjoyed reading your trilogy and maybe it´s time to re read them. They fit together.

  69. I’m reading The Good Daughter…leaving for my honeymoon this weekend…saving the end for the plane.Love it!! Need to get The Good Wife for when sitting with my toes in the sand! Xoxo

  70. Currently reading Rules Of Civility.

    Any chance you will be coming to the Tucson Festival of Books March 15-16, 2014? Enjoyed seeing you last year!

  71. I haven’t read your Brennan Sisters trilogy yet, but hope to read them ALL this summer.

    I had a little time off during the holiday and read a book that’s been sitting on my bookshelf for too long: Elizabeth Berg’s “Never Change”… it was lovely and an emotional read.

  72. I’m reading an ARC of the Art of Falling then I look forward to reading the 2nd book in the Assassins Series by Toni Aleo. I also just read Stealing Justice by Misty Evans and Adrienne Giordano and loved the romantic suspense!
    Have a great weekend everyone and thanks for another great giveaway, Jane!

  73. Love this interview! Just finishing up The Search by Nora Roberts. I have not read any of these books and they are all on the top of my list!!! What an amazing giveaway!!!

  74. I am starting Theresa Romain’s SEASON FOR SCANDAL. Her first book was one of my favorite historical reads.

    I just finished Jill Shalvis’ RUMOR HAS IT. Love her quirky sense of humor and “real” characters!

    I’d love to win your trilogy! I’m sad to say I haven’t read any of them yet.

  75. I’ve heard so much about the wonderful Brennan’s trilogy and not having alot of time to read…it is on my wish list.

  76. I am looking forward to reading Lisa O’Donnell’s second book, Closed Doors.

    The Brennan Trilogy was fantastic.
    Thanks for writing these books,

  77. Hi everyone,

    I hope you’re all having a wonderful long weekend! I’ve spent it with family and it’s been nice to take some time away from my desk.

    Our Brennan Sisters giveaway winner is –

    #3 Leslie O’Leary Florea

    Leslie, drop me an email please, with your mailing details and I’ll organize the prize to be mailed soon!

    Love to you all,

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