The Book of Jane by Anne Dayton

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Jane Williams is the happiest woman in New York. She has a dream job, a perfect Manhattan apartment, and the man she wants to marry. Her whole life is mapped out to the finest detail, and things just can't get any better. But in a New York minute, everything changes. After an evening on the town with a hot Hollywood actor her PR firm is wooing, she wakes up to a day filled with strange occurrences—a weird mark on her face and a red-haired woman who seems to be following her every move. This bizarre day turns increasingly horrible, and over the course of it, Jane loses her boyfriend, her job, her home, and her dog. Unsure of why she's being tested, Jane struggles to hold herself together while her world falls apart. Has God forgotten her?

In this witty and contemporary retelling of the story of Job, Jane discovers what she really wants, after nearly everything she holds dear slips away. Filled with the sophistication and excitement of city life, but sprinkled with humor and strong values, The Book of Jane charms, inspires, and warms the heart.

About Anne Dayton

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Anne Dayton and May Vanderbilt are the coauthors of Emily Ever After, a chick-lit novel about New York. Anne Dayton grew up in San Jose, California, and lives in Brooklyn. May Vanderbilt hails from Panama City, Florida, and now lives in San Francisco.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Published June 12, 2007 by Broadway Books. 306 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Romance, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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Slowly, Jane comes to see God's love and providence in new ways—"though he hides it well, God must still be in charge," she muses—and is surprised to find herself developing romantic feelings for a Darcy-esque nemesis.

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