Jane Green Books In Order

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. Straight Talking (1997)
  2. Jemima J (1998)
  3. Mr. Maybe (1999)
  4. Bookends (2000)
  5. Babyville (2001)
  6. To Have and to Hold / Spellbound (2002)
  7. The Other Woman (2004)
  8. Swapping Lives / Life Swap (2005)
  9. Second Chance (2007)
  10. The Beach House (2008)
  11. Dune Road / Girl Friday (2009)
  12. The Love Verb / Promises To Keep (2010)
  13. Another Piece of My Heart / The Patchwork Marriage (2012)
  14. Family Pictures (2013)
  15. Saving Grace (2014)
  16. Tempting Fate (2014)
  17. Summer Secrets (2015)
  18. Falling (2016)
  19. The Sunshine Sisters (2017)
  20. The Friends We Keep (2019)
  21. Vacation (2019)
  22. Sister Stardust (2022)

Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order

  1. A Walk in the Park (2012)
  2. Cat and Jemima J (2015)

Short Story Collections In Publication Order

  1. This Christmas (2005)

Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order

  1. A Modern Fairy Tale (2011)
  2. Good Taste (2016)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. Cosmo’s Sexiest Stories Ever (2011)

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Jane Green Books Overview

Straight Talking

Meet Tasha single and still searching. A producer for Britain’s most popular morning show working under a nightmare boss, Tash is well versed in the trials and tribulations of twenty first century dating. She and her three best friends certainly haven t lived the fairy tale they thought they would: there s Andy, who s hooked on passion, but too much of a tomboy to have moved much beyond the beer drinking contest stage; Mel, stuck in a steady but loveless relationship; and Emma, endlessly waiting for her other half to propose. Their love lives are only complicated by the sort of men who seem to drift in and out: Andrew suave, good looking and head over heels in love…
with himself; Simon, who is allergic to commitment but has a bad boy nature that s impossible to resist; and Adam perfectly attractive, but too sweet to be sexy. The bestselling first novel that launched Jane Green, one of the brightest stars in contemporary women s fiction, Straight Talking sets the record straight regarding the real world of dating, and follows the adventures of Tash and her friends as they search for fulfillment and the right kind of love. Funny, flirty, and ultimately tender, Straight Talking gets at the heart of modern romance.

Jemima J

‘If I had one wish in all the world, I wouldn’t wish to win the lottery. Nor would I wish for true love. No, if I had one wish I would wish to have a model’s figure, probably Cindy Crawford’s, and I would extend that wish into having and keeping a model’s figure, no matter what I eat.’Jemima Jones is overweight. About 98 pounds overweight. Treated like a maid by her thin social climbing roommates, and lorded over by the beautiful Geraldine less talented but better paid at the Kilburn Herald, Jemima’s only consolation is food. Add to this her passion for her charming, sexy, and unobtainable colleague Ben, and Jemima knows her life is in need of a serious change. When she meets Brad, an eligible California hunk, over the Internet, Jemima has the perfect opportunity to reinvent herself as JJ, the slim, beautiful, gym obsessed glamour girl of her dreams. But when her long distance Romeo demands that they meet, she must conquer her food addiction to become the bone thin model of her e mails no small feat. This is just the beginning of Jemima’s transformation, a process that takes her through enormous physical and emotional change and halfway around the globe. First published in the UK to great fanfare, Jemima J spent nine weeks on the bestseller lists. Jane Green’s brilliant wit, warm sense of humor and honesty ensure that her success will continue on both sides of the Atlantic. Jemima J is a hero*ine who’ll work her way into your heart, making you laugh through foible and folly as she sets out to reinvent her life and along the way learns a host of lessons about attraction, addiction, the meaning of true love, and, ultimately, who she really is. With a fast paced plot and a surprise ending no reader will see coming, Jemima J is the chronicle of one woman’s quest to become the woman she’s always wanted to be.

Mr. Maybe

To Libby Mason, Mr. Right has always meant Mr. Rich. A twenty seven year old publicist, she’s barely able to afford her fashionable and fabulous lifestyle and often has to foot the bill for dates with Struggling Writer Nick, a sexy but perpetually strapped for cash guy she’s dating no commitments really. So when Ed, Britain’s wealthiest but stodgiest bachelor, enters the picture, her idea of the fairy tale romance is turned on it’s head. Mr. Maybe is the tale of her heartfelt but hilarious deliberation, irresistibly chronicled by bestselling author Jane Green. On one hand, Nick makes up for his low bank account balance by his performance in the sack, or in the bathtub, as the case may be. But life with him means little more than nightly trips to the bar, a dark and grungy apartment, and plenty of dull political tirades to boot. But those blue eyes, and that tender heart…
On the other hand, there’s Ed, whose luxurious house and gargantuan bank account are quite tempting to the starving Libby. But his unsavory mustache and bumbling ways make Libby wonder if the platinum AMEX and unlimited ‘retail therapy’ are worth it. He may have fallen in love with her at first sight, but nothing seems to solve his lackluster performance in the sack even speed reading The Joy of Sex. When the diamond shopping commences, Libby is forced to realize that the time for ‘maybe’ is up. Taking romantic comedy to a hip, sparkling new level, Mr. Maybe is a classic tale of what happens to one girl when her heart and her head aren’t looking for the same thing. With a laugh and minute and a hero*ine whose struggles in the dating jungle will remind you of your own, Mr. Maybe is a story that all will leave you smitten.


On the heels of her national bestsellers Jemima J and Mr. Maybe, British sensation Jane Green delivers a sparkling tale of old friends reunited and old jealousies rekindled. Catherine Warner and Simon Nelson are best friends: total opposites, always together, and both unlucky in love. Cath is scatterbrained, messy, and since she had her heart broken a few years back emotionally closed off. Si is impossibly tidy, bit*chy, and desperate for a man of his own. They live in London’s West Hampstead along with their lifelong friends, Josh and Lucy, who are happily married with a devil spawn child and a terrifying Swedish nanny, Ingrid. All s well sort of until the sudden arrival of a college friend the stunningly beautiful Portia, who s known for breaking hearts. Though they ve grown up and grown apart from Portia, the four friends welcome her back into the fold. But does Portia have a hidden agenda or is she merely looking to reconnect with old friends? Her reappearance soon unleashes a rollicking series of events that tests the foursome s friendships to the limit and leaves them wondering if a happy ending is in store. Fortunately, Cath has plenty to take her mind off Portia s schemes like her gutsy decision to leave her job in advertising to fulfill her dream of opening a bookstore. And then there s James, the sexy real estate agent who keeps dropping by even after the bookstore deal is done. With his irresistible smile and boyish charm could he be the one to melt Cath s heart? Told with Jane Green s captivating wit and flare, Bookends is above all a story about friendship its twists, turns and complications and how it weathers the challenges of love, ambition, marriage, and, most of all, growing up. Warmhearted, sophisticated, and full of delicious surprises, Bookends is Green s most dazzling novel yet. From the Hardcover edition.


On the heels of her three runaway hits, Bookends, Mr. Maybe, and Jemima J, Jane Green delivers a sparkling, sexy tale about the complexities of modern motherly love. Bestselling author Jane Green has won the hearts of thousands of readers with her fresh take on single life and the dating jungle. Now in Babyville, she applies her golden touch to the next phase of a girl’s life, in an irresistible new novel about two young women coping with the chimes of their biological clocks, and one independent glamour girl who tries to tune hers out. Meet Julia, a wildly successful television producer who appears to have the picture perfect life. But beneath the surface, things are not as perfect as they seem. Stuck in a loveless relationship with her boyfriend, Mark, Julia thinks a baby is the answer…
but she may want a baby more than she wants her boyfriend. Will a trip to New York City with a jet setting friend and all the glittering energy and eligible men the city brings help her discover what she really needs? Maeve, on the other hand, is allergic to commitment. A feisty, red haired, high power career girl, she cherishes her ability to do just as she pleases and breaks out in a rash every time she pas*ses a stroller. But when her no strings attached nightlife leads to an unexpected pregnancy, her reaction may be just as unexpected. And then there s Samantha happily married and eager to be the perfect June Cleaveresque mother. But baby George brings only exhaustion, extra pounds, and marital strife to her once tidy life. Is having an affair with a friend s incredibly sexy husband the answer? By turns witty, rollicking, and tender, Babyville isn t really a story about babies it s about three friends whose lives are suddenly turned upside down by that life changing event that hangs over the head of every girl: motherhood.

To Have and to Hold / Spellbound

What happens when your Prince Charming turns out not to be so charming after all? In To Have and To Hold, bestselling author Jane Green offers a sizzling, highly entertaining look at romantic relationships after we say I do.

Alice knows she should be happy. A charming twenty eight year old with a successful catering business, she’s always dreamed of a rose covered cottage in the English countryside, filled with children and animals and home cooked meals. Her favorite attire is comfy jeans, her best manicure features garden dirt under the nails. But when her teenage crush the wealthy, dashing man about town Joe Chambers wants to make her his bride, Alice is more than willing to play Cinderella to Joe s prince. Never mind that he wants her to change a diet, ice blond highlights, stilettos, snooty gallery openings and that he s allergic to nature and kids. She tells herself she s happy to sacrifice for love, and besides, with Joe s stunning good looks and high profile career at a top financial firm, every woman in London wants to be in her shoes.

But that s just the problem. Despite Alice s efforts to be the perfect wife, Joe soon reveals a penchant for being hopelessly unfaithful. When a notorious indiscretion with a female colleague forces Joe to transfer to New York, Alice s life turns upside down. As Joe continues to sneak around, and her best friend s beau offers a tempting glimpse of what real love could be like, Alice must decide how much Cinderella she can take before her deepest desires win out and if she can summon up the courage to find real happiness on her own.

Delicious, witty, and packed with sparkling sex appeal, To Have and To Hold is an unputdownable read that will have you rooting out loud for its endearing hero*ine. A 1 bestseller in Britain, this latest tale from the beloved, utterly winning Jane Green proves that the search for true love doesn t always end when someone dons a veil, and offers a lively, refreshing take on modern marriage.

The Other Woman

Ellie and Dan are living proof that opposites attract. He always follows instructions and she throws the manual away. He loves sports whereas Ellie’s allergic to any form of exercise. Ellie doesn’t have a mother. And Dan does a mother who wants to take over…
Everything. At first Ellie is thrilled to have Linda as her ‘adopted’ mother but when she and Dan decide to get married and wedding plans progress, she starts to wonder: is it normal for Linda and Dan to speak on the phone twice a day? How on earth do they come to be having a reception with Chilean bloody seabass and humongous bloody white ribbons tied everywhere when all she wanted was a quiet registry office? In fact, is she marrying Dan…
Or his mother?

Swapping Lives / Life Swap

The New York Times bestselling author of The Other Woman returns with a wry tale of two women who discover the grass is not always greener on the other side of the Atlantic

Vicky Townsley is single, solvent, and seriously successful. Features director of the hugely successful Poise! magazine, she has an amazing flat, good friends, a fantastic wardrobe…
in short, everything except the life she wants: marriage, children, and a house in the country.

On the other side of the Atlantic, Amber Winslow has a stone mansion in Connecticut, two kids and a full time nanny, the requisite golden retriever, and a busy charitable commitment for the local Women’s League. But she hasn t quite found the fulfillment she had expected from being a wife and mother. When she spots an intriguing contest in Poise!, Amber never expects to be picked.

Swapping Lives is a riotous and poignant look at what happens when two women, both of whom think their bliss lies elsewhere, walk in each other s shoes for a month only to discover that happiness is closer than they d ever thought. A rich, clever, and sharply observed chronicle of the true lives of women, Swapping Lives is a must read for the modern mademoiselle that will again squarely position Jane Green in a preeminent place in women s fiction.

Second Chance

The New York Times bestselling author delivers another winning novel this time it’s a tale of friendship and fate

Jane Green has become a nationally bestselling author with legions of fans through her novels about the true life dilemmas of real women their relationships, their careers, their loves, their triumphs and disappointments. In her latest book, Green tells the story of a group of people who haven t seen each other since they were best friends at school. When one of them dies in a terrible tragedy, the reunited friends work through their grief together and find that each of their lives is impacted in ways they could have never foreseen. Warm, witty, and as wise as ever, this is a story of friendship, of family, and of life coming full circle.

The Beach House

The perfect title for the perfect beach read from the New York Times bestselling AuthorJane Green is one of the preeminent authors of women’s fiction today, and with each new novel, her audience grows. Green s avid and loyal fans follow her because she writes about the true to life dilemmas of women and The Beach House will not disappoint. Known in Nantucket as the crazy woman who lives in the rambling house atop the bluff, Nan doesn t care what people think. At sixty five years old, her husband died twenty years ago, her beauty has faded, and her family has flown. If her neighbors are away, why shouldn t she skinny dip in their swimming pools and help herself to their flowers? But when she discovers the money she thought would last forever is dwindling and she could lose her beloved house, Nan knows she has to make drastic changes. So Nan takes out an ad: Rooms to rent for the summer in a beautiful old Nantucket home with water views and direct access to the beach. Slowly, people start moving into the house, filling it with noise, with laughter, and with tears. As the house comes alive again, Nan finds her family expanding. Her son comes home for the summer, and then an unexpected visitor turns all their lives upside down.

Dune Road / Girl Friday

A sparkling new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Beach House

Jane Green’s last novel, The Beach House, was an instant New York Times bestseller and captured her largest audience yet. From the sunny green lawns of Connecticut to the caf’s of London to the sandy beaches of Nantucket, Green draws from her own life to craft each delicious story and the resulting tales resonate with women everywhere.

Dune Road is another fun and fearless adventure that will take Green’s many fans from laughter to tears and back again. The novel is set in the beach community of a tony Connecticut town. Our hero*ine is a single mom who works for a famous and famously reclusive novelist. When she stumbles on a secret that the great man has kept hidden for years, she knows that there are plenty of women in town who would love to get their hands on it including some who fancy the writer for themselves. Dune Road is the story of life in an exclusive beach town after the tourists have left for the summer and the eccentric and moneyed community sticks around. Dune Road will surely be the book to pack in beach bags next summer.

The Love Verb / Promises To Keep

From the New York Times bestselling author a momentous new novel about a family suddenly thrown together Callie Perry is a successful family photographer living in upstate New York. She adores her two daughters, has great friends, and actually doesn’t mind that her workaholic husband gets home at 9 p.m. every night that is, when he’s not traveling six months out of the year. Callie’s younger sister, Steff, on the other hand, has never grown up. She’s a free spirit, living in downtown Manhattan and bouncing between jobs and boyfriends. Lately, she’s been working as a vegan chef, even though she can’t cook. Lila Grossman is Callie’s best friend and has finally met the man of her dreams. Eddie has two wonderful children, but also a drama queen ex wife who hates Lila. And then there are Callie and Steff’s parents, Walter Cutler and Honor Pitman. Divorced for thirty years, they rarely speak to each other. The lives of these colorful characters intersect when they each receive a shocking note that summons them together for one extraordinary summer in Maine and changes their lives forever. This novel is about the hard choices we have to face, about having to be your parents’ child long after you’ve grown up, and about the enduring nature of love.

Another Piece of My Heart / The Patchwork Marriage

From the New York Times bestselling author of JEMIMA J, and THE BEACH HOUSE, comes Jane Green’s most emotional and powerful novel yet: a story that explores the complications of a woman marrying into a ready made family, and the true meaning of motherhood. Andi has spent much of her adult life looking for the perfect man, and at thirty seven, she’s finally found him. Ethan divorced with two daughters, Emily and Sophia is a devoted father and even better husband. Always hoping one day she would be a mother, Andi embraces the girls like they were her own. But in Emily s eyes, Andi is an obstacle to her father s love, and Emily will do whatever it takes to break her down. When the dynamics between the two escalate, they threaten everything Andi believes about love, family, and motherhood leaving both women standing at a crossroad in their lives and in their hearts. ANOTHER PIECE OF MY HEART is a novel that illuminates the nuances and truths about relationships and is Jane Green at her absolute best.

This Christmas

The holidays can sometimes make or break a relationship. Now, in this trio of warm, witty, insightful stories, three very different women face questions of the heart that could change all their Christmases to come…
When her husband’s job takes him away from home indefinitely, a restless suburban wife and mother must confront Christmas alone and decide whether she’s better off that way…
. A newlywed is haunted by thoughts of her husband’s first wife and comes up with an unusual plan to cure herself in time for Christmas…
. Longing to fit into her family’s picture perfect holiday celebration, a young woman finally brings home the perfect boyfriend only to find that nothing is as she expected. Infused with the hopes and dreams of the season, these entertaining and exquisitely written stories by New York Times bestselling author Jane Green, Jennifer Coburn, and Liz Ireland will inspire your Christmas spirit, and stay with you all year long.

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