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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Gnome On The Range by Jennifer Zane

Title: Gnome On the Range
Author: Jennifer Zane
Sub-Genre(s): Romantic comedy, Suspense, Mystery
Publisher: Self-Published
Publication Date: None given
Format: eBook from Author
Reviewer: Captured Spirit
Rating: 4 Cups

Once you get the zing you can’t go back.

Jane West has everything a woman could want. A job in a small Montana town’s only adult store, two busy young boys and one dead husband. Everything except a little excitement--a little zing. But that changes one summer morning at a garage sale when her kids buy some garden gnomes. 

Now someone wants those gnomes and will let nothing get in their way. Including Jane. This new excitement for Jane spells trouble for a relationship with new neighbor--and hot fireman--Ty Strickland. Can Jane and Ty handle a relationship meddling mother-in-law, crazy kids, and stay alive while trying to solve the mystery of the garden gnomes?

Nothing happens in Montana.  Nothing at all.  And nothing exciting ever really happens to Jane West, who happens to live in Montana, until her two sons buy a pair of garden gnomes at a garage sale.  Then she becomes involved in exploding houses, stolen horse sperm, runaway demolition derby cars, and all types of craziness.  All this, and a handsome neighbor fireman coming into her life.
Gnome on the Range was written in first person, and is in some ways like reading a single mother’s diary.  One minute the main character of Jane is thinking about the handsome fireman who has just moved in nearby, and the next she’s dealing with her four year old son getting his arm stuck in a pipe in their backyard.  The author writes with a very original style sharing Jane’s “motherly” thoughts along with her lustful and curious thoughts.  I laughed out loud during one scene near the end of the book where she’s about to have sex on the kitchen table and looks up at the ceiling to notice a spaghetti stain still there from when one of her sons was 2 years old.
The book had a bit of a slow start for me, with mostly what seemed to be single mother stories, but did pick up and kept me reading.  I do recommend this book as a great read, and especially recommend mothers read it!  They will identify with some of the main character’s problems trying to juggle two young children and also avoid being killed by some maniac before she can finally have sex with the handsome fireman!  Definitely a great book!

Available at:
Amazon (Kindle Edition)


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