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Publisher's Summary

The thing about Jane Spring is...at 31, she has everything a woman could ask for and seemingly everything a man could long for - great legs, brains, rising star status in the Manhattan D.A.'s office - but she just can't find a man who'll fall madly in love with her. Men are always asking her out, but for some reason no one wants a second date. So what if she's neck-breakingly assertive and somewhat callous? This is the 21st century. Right? Maybe not. But what is it that men really want in a woman after all?

One snowy night after a bottle of wine and a Doris Day marathon on cable, it hits her: Doris Day always got her man. So Jane Spring trades in her nondescript black pantsuit and clunky diver's watch for pastel pink suits with pearls and pumps, she changes her hair, stops cursing, starts wearing makeup, sweetens her mannerisms and redecorates her whole apartment. And soon her life really does begin to change. Not only does her lazy secretary start working, but everyone seems to be kinder and gentler...and she's got men lining up around the block. But can she keep her inner attack dog on hold long enough to win the most important case of her career...and the man of her dreams?

Sharon Krum's magical and hilariously funny novel is a delightful romantic comedy about a driven young woman who must shed her rough exterior and embrace her inner ultrafemininity in order to truly find herself and, eventually, true love.

©2005 Sharon Krum; (P)2005 Books on Tape

Critic Reviews

"A charming modern fairy tale with all the essential chick-lit elements: witty banter, quirky secondary characters, dueling love interests, and personal makeovers. This frothy summer confection will please fans of single-in-the-city comic romance." (Booklist)

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  • Jody
  • Austin, TX, United States
  • 07-09-07

A very silly book

This is one of the silliest books I've ever listened to. The characters were cartoonish and the plot was so ridiculous that I couldn't suspend my belief long enough to really enjoy it. I kept listening, however, because I couldn't figure out how the author was going to pull all of this craziness together at the end. She did, but in a way that was very unsatisfying to me. I realize it was all supposed to be tongue-in-cheek, but did the wink have to be so big?

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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fun and silly

This isn't as funny as kinsela or fielding but it surprised me in how good it made me feel. But I grew up admiring doris day on tv so I guess this was not a stretch . It was well done and captured the doris day joy.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Erin
  • Kansas City, MO, USA
  • 06-10-07

Fun!

I thought this was light and fun- especially if you love watching Dorris Day movies. This has been one of my favorite Audible selections so far! I stayed up late a few nights wanting to hear how Jane and her court case would fare. Hope to see more from this author.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • April
  • Inverness, FL, United States
  • 05-26-07

Doris Day - Yay!

I absolutely loved this book, it made ME want to hit the vintage stores and become Doris myself.

I ended up staying up half the night to finish listening to it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • April
  • United States
  • 06-08-11

boring

boring and completely unrealistic. i rarely read or write reviews, but i thought after listening to this book that is was important to...

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Dorelen
  • Amarillo, TX, USA
  • 09-02-09

Great book, unbelievable narrator.

Jane Spring is in her 30's and the narrator sounds like she is in her 60's. Her impressions of every character in the book are unbelievable. Its distracting from a great written book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Cindy
  • New Braunfels, TX, USA
  • 08-16-09

The Thing About Jane Spring

I am also a major Doris Day fan and found this book hilarious. It encouraged me to rent some of her TV shows and movies, to see her from the author's perspective, and I was not surprised that she seemed right on target. It was also great tp see the wonderful fashions of that era.
I hope Sharon Krum writes more, maybe about other movie stars such as Elizabeth Taylor?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Delightful and unexpected

I am a big fan of Doris Day movies, so I guess it should have come as no surprise that I loved this book. I was impressed with the narrator's ability to change styles faster than Jane herself, and loved the innocent recasting of 'all things Doris'. This book was a relaxing and delightful read that helped me through hours of housework and drudgery!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Unexpectedly delightful

Starts slow, I actually thought about not listening to it after the first 5 minutes, but I'm glad I kept going. What starts slow gradually involves the reader in the unusual story of a woman finding herself and what she wants. Cute story!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Lorrie
  • Germantown, TN
  • 02-06-08

The Thing About Jane Spring

Very cute and funny! Different from what I expected but fabulous all the same.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful