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1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Jane Green provides her fans with an interesting character study

When Kit divorced Wall St. workaholic superstar Adam, she left him with the Highfield, Connecticut country house. Instead she moved from the mansion having left the manor to live in a nice home near the beach town's Main Street raising their kids there.

She works as...
When Kit divorced Wall St. workaholic superstar Adam, she left him with the Highfield, Connecticut country house. Instead she moved from the mansion having left the manor to live in a nice home near the beach town's Main Street raising their kids there.

She works as a personal assistant to renowned writer Robert McClore, a widower who avoids the world. Kit has made new friends like her yoga partner Tracy and lives next to a reliable neighbor in eight something Edie. As Kit decides to become Robert's second wife though he has shown no romantic inclination towards her or anyone and she is seeing Steve, her previously unknown half-sister Annabel arrives from England to meet her. However, the biggest problem she faces is she begins to believe she still loves her ex.

Remaining on the New England shore (see BEACH HOUSE) Jane Green provides her fans with an interesting character study starring strong avaricious women living a very shallow existence until one of the card carrying members drops out. Thus the audience compares Kit's revelations on what matters vs. the greedy desires of her former BFFs make for a strong story line. Unnecessary late suspense detracts from the comparative character study as the sudden action subplot feels out of place. Still watching Kit change so that she no longer fits with the gourmet gossip group makes for an overall fine read.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on June 9, 2009

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

I Would Rather Be at the Beach With NO Book

I had found Jane Green's books, "Beach House" and Second Chance" at least amusing on a summer book level of reading, but "Dune Road" left me feeling like I had wasted my time in a way no book has in a very long time. The author presented us with shallow, weak, brand-wor...
I had found Jane Green's books, "Beach House" and Second Chance" at least amusing on a summer book level of reading, but "Dune Road" left me feeling like I had wasted my time in a way no book has in a very long time. The author presented us with shallow, weak, brand-worshipping women. I couldn't believe how conniving and dishonest the characters were, only to have their best friends, family members and/or spouses, so very easily forgiven. A best friend of the main charater sets her up with an abusive con man and when she finds out, she's sympathetic towards her?! UGH!! None of the women, with the exception of the only likeable character, the 86 year old neighbor Edie, seems able to survive without a man, and will go to any extreme to hone in on their target as long as he's a handsome meal ticket. (What year is this?!) And the writer repeats herself several times throughout the book, to the point of thinking the reader may be experiencing memory loss. Do yourself a favor and skip this lightweight drain...find something with strong female characters. I'll not read another Jane Green book.

posted by LakeBooks on July 15, 2009

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  • Posted June 9, 2009

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    Jane Green provides her fans with an interesting character study

    When Kit divorced Wall St. workaholic superstar Adam, she left him with the Highfield, Connecticut country house. Instead she moved from the mansion having left the manor to live in a nice home near the beach town's Main Street raising their kids there.

    She works as a personal assistant to renowned writer Robert McClore, a widower who avoids the world. Kit has made new friends like her yoga partner Tracy and lives next to a reliable neighbor in eight something Edie. As Kit decides to become Robert's second wife though he has shown no romantic inclination towards her or anyone and she is seeing Steve, her previously unknown half-sister Annabel arrives from England to meet her. However, the biggest problem she faces is she begins to believe she still loves her ex.

    Remaining on the New England shore (see BEACH HOUSE) Jane Green provides her fans with an interesting character study starring strong avaricious women living a very shallow existence until one of the card carrying members drops out. Thus the audience compares Kit's revelations on what matters vs. the greedy desires of her former BFFs make for a strong story line. Unnecessary late suspense detracts from the comparative character study as the sudden action subplot feels out of place. Still watching Kit change so that she no longer fits with the gourmet gossip group makes for an overall fine read.

    Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2012

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    really enjoyed this book

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  • Posted January 20, 2010

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    A Memorable Real-Life Story

    I have read some of the reviews that others have left for this novel, and I have to say I completly disagree with most of you. Jane Greens first few novels did indeed start off as complete chick-lit, and now they have become just wonderful stories for the everyday woman. Her stories comntain REAL plots, with real problems like divorce, and pain that people overcome everyday. I think her newest novels are more grown up then her previous novels and woman should read them. They show that can can overcome everything in your life if u put your mind to it. 'Dune Road' has interwoven plots that keeps your asking what is going to happen, all the way to the end. I loved that characters, and how to seemed so real to me. I think woman should def read this novel!!

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  • Posted November 15, 2009

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    Jane Green is a great author--her books never disappoint!!

    I'm glad I bought this book--it was a wonderful read! I couldn't put it down. Jane Green writes wonderful books that everyone can relate to.

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  • Posted August 8, 2009

    Great Read!

    I really enjoyed this book. It touched on current topics and I felt was mostly realistic in regard to divorce, loss of job, Wall Street, family dynamics, living beyond one's means. I am not so sure about the relationship between the yoga instructor and her old, abusive boyfriend though. That seemed a bit unrealistic.

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