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I Am Janie
     

I Am Janie

by Bob Holt
 
Janie arrived in Myrtle Beach after graduating from high school in Reidsville, NC, where she had been self-exiled for the past three years arriving pregnant but not nearly as belligerent as her earlier years. She had been one spoiled brat.
After a boring year waitressing at Captain John's on Ocean Blvd; her Robert Redford walked into the restaurant sweeping her

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Janie arrived in Myrtle Beach after graduating from high school in Reidsville, NC, where she had been self-exiled for the past three years arriving pregnant but not nearly as belligerent as her earlier years. She had been one spoiled brat.
After a boring year waitressing at Captain John's on Ocean Blvd; her Robert Redford walked into the restaurant sweeping her completely off her feet. Not only was he good looking; he was driving a white 325i BMW convertible.
Over the next few months they began dating and Jerry insisted she take the real estate course and become licensed. She returned home for a visit to eastern NC after a four year absence being welcomed with open arms by her family; a welcome she hadn't dared to dream was possible.
She lost her father during real estate school but Jerry and her Myrtle Beach family supported her during the ordeal.
Intercoastal Properties became a reality in late October and Janie was one of the four equal shareholders. A dream she never could have believed possible; especially the way it did. Jerry, the love of her life, Walter, and Holly were the other shareholders. Mother and Father Lambert had given them millions of dollars of property listings to get the new corporation off the ground.
On a trip to Key West over the Thanksgiving holidays, Jerry proposed and they planned to marry the following March.
Jerry's Sister Anna and girlfriend, Tiffany made every attempt to stop the wedding. In early March Anna called Janie saying they needed to meet before the wedding plans went any further. Janie met them at a restaurant in Southside being confronted with every detail about Janie's past including the unwanted pregnancy saying if Janie didn't put a halt to the wedding she would gave Mother and Father Lambert the file. Anna, with Tiffany smiling broadly, pointed her finger at Janie saying; "I think it's time for you to get your "Country Ass out of town!"

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Kirkus Reviews
Despite enduring a troubled childhood and an unplanned pregnancy, a young woman not only makes amends for her past but finds unconditional love in this debut novel. From the outside it appears that Janie is just another statistic—she recently gave her baby up for adoption and has little more than a high school diploma when she moves to Myrtle Beach, S.C. While living with three other girls in an old beach cottage, beautiful but broke Janie lands a job as a waitress. Her future is bleak, or so it seems, until gorgeous Jerry Lambert comes into her life and sweeps her off her feet. Kind and caring, Jerry is understanding yet firmly encouraging, and it is only through his belief in Janie and his willingness to help her financially that she is able to accomplish more than she ever dreamed possible. As Janie obtains her real estate license, leaves her waitress job behind her and finds her way back to her estranged but loving family, Jerry's love is unwavering. Jerry's feelings for Janie are so strong that he even casts aside his meddling sister and risks his financial future to be with Janie. And as Janie overcomes her father's untimely death, her precarious relationship with Jerry's family and her own lengthy list of insecurities, she realizes that Jerry is truly her biggest champion in life and that with him by her side she can conquer anything. Holt's novel is straightforward and simple; he portrays the protagonist's struggles honestly, and readers will find themselves relating to Janie's resolve to succeed, all the while appreciating her determined efforts to redeem herself for past transgressions. While some will find the author's writing style repetitive and rudimentary (no detail is spared about Janie's daily routines, her meals, her movements, etc.), it's clear that Holt has put his heart into this book. Readers who can look past the interminable, unnecessary details will find themselves moved by Janie's candor and vulnerability. While flawed, this modern-day fairytale may find an audience with readers who are determined to make a better life for themselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781466392182
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
11/29/2011
Pages:
388
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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