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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (689 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sharon Krum Narrator: Pamela Dillman Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2005 ISBN: 9781415922736
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The thing about Jane Spring is…at thirty-one, he 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 twenty-first 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 Springs 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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Debbie | 2/20/2014

    " Contemporary romance featuring Jane Spring, a tough-as-nails prosecutor who just can't figure out why she can never get a second date. Inspired by a Doris Day movie marathon and a trunk filled with her grandmother's old clothes, Jane transforms herself into the woman who always gets her man. Amusing in places, but I had a hard time believing that a woman as smart and successful as she was could be THAT clueless about relationships. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 2/12/2014

    " Creative and interesting story line. Fun and easy read. Main character was kind of hard to relate to. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zizah Najib | 2/7/2014

    " I really wanna be like Jane Spring. lol "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luann | 2/5/2014

    " A wonderfully light and funny story about a woman who tries to change her approach to life by "becoming" Doris Day. An easy read, and very entertaining. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cg G | 1/24/2014

    " I liked the message of nice breeds nicer. The alleged courtroom scenes made me cringe - no reality. Cute. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenn | 1/24/2014

    " This is probably one of my favorite books...easily Top 10. I so wish they would make it into a movie, I think it would be great! :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 NATUI | 1/24/2014

    " This book cracked me up. I read it with a big, dopey grin on my face. It felt a little slow in the beginning, but once she hit the movie marathon I could not put it down. I could not wait to see what the reactions to her transformation were going to be. Most people do not see me as a conservative person, but Doris Day holds a special place in my heart. I wish I had had the idea for this book because I have had moments like Jane's, but on a much smaller scale. I am so glad my book club chose this for us to read as I don't know if I would have come across it otherwise. We had a Doris Day movie night with my family because of it and watched That Touch of Mink. Great read, and I will definitely read it again in the future. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy Lacher | 1/20/2014

    " With the popularity of 60's themed shows I am surprised that this book isn't being made into a movie. I'm not sure who would best be Jane Spring..but this would make a good light chick flick that I would definitely go see. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katrina | 1/3/2014

    " You were right, Betsy. This book was so cute and just fun. A perfect book for vacation! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa Hamasaki | 1/1/2014

    " So funny! I laughed out loud and had to put the book down! Very sweet, and great for Doris Day buffs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rosalind Burgundy | 1/1/2014

    " Quirkish, unrealistic, but fun. Do we need summer reading fun?You bet "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 12/12/2013

    " I loved this book. Such a fun read. Exactly what I needed!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vivianne | 11/14/2013

    " Very funny!! Really I've laugh ALL the time... The protagonist is the reincarnation of Doris Day: same disaster, the book recall all the movie in which Dorys played! This book had turn up my moral!! I've love it!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tammy Jurkovski | 11/13/2013

    " What Tracey said... and more! Wonderful read and Doris Day rocks. Now it is Julia and Ann's turn to read!! You will enjoy, guaranteed! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Danni | 10/11/2013

    " I couldn't believe how dumb the character was. I almost stopped reading the book. But in the end it turned our okay. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keren | 9/6/2013

    " I listened to this as a recorded book, and it made me laugh because the story was so absurd. If you can suspend your judgment on cheesy happy endings, this is a great book for a girl on vacation. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kricket | 8/17/2013

    " Almost two years later, I cannot remember why I checked this book out or why I finished reading it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 5/3/2013

    " This was a very fast, fun read that inspired me to check out some Doris Day movies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenlbot | 9/2/2012

    " Found this on the bargain table for less that $5 (hardcover) and was delightfully surprised. Just a funny, light-hearted read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisaragamuffin | 7/11/2012

    " Hilarious "tranformation" story of a women raised by military men and unable to find/keep a boyfriend...so she gets inspiration from Doris Day movies and life gets interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 4/13/2012

    " so, so, so, so funny "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tarah | 2/19/2012

    " a light fun read that made me smile...especially the reactions people had to Jane's "doris day" transformation... and even tho ending is predictable (much like dioris day's movies) it's sweet and chick lit to the end:) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn Massieon | 9/2/2011

    " I've listened to this book before and it entertains me so I'm listening to it again "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin | 8/11/2011

    " I need some light and fluffy...Definately light and fluffy and very addicting. Cute! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mya | 7/11/2011

    " A cute, fast read. Makes you want to watch a Doris Day movie when you're finished. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bev | 6/26/2011

    " Another book-on-tape from the library--something I would probably not have picked up in print form. The story is just plain weird. The character's transformation from a ball-busting tough lawyer to a reincarnation of Doris Day was way too contrived--a cute idea that just did not work. Skip this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 5/15/2011

    " This is the first romantic comedy I ever read. Very funny! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mya | 5/8/2011

    " A cute, fast read. Makes you want to watch a Doris Day movie when you're finished. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zizah | 4/9/2011

    " I really wanna be like Jane Spring. lol "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vivianne | 3/26/2011

    " Very funny!! Really I've laugh ALL the time... The protagonist is the reincarnation of Doris Day: same disaster, the book recall all the movie in which Dorys played! This book had turn up my moral!! I've love it!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 1/24/2011

    " Super cute. Bought this at a garage sale for a quarter, and it provided an evening of entertainment. Jane Spring is a little unbelievable in her transformation, but I loved her Doris Day persona. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenn | 12/1/2010

    " This is probably one of my favorite books...easily Top 10. I so wish they would make it into a movie, I think it would be great! :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn | 11/25/2010

    " I've listened to this book before and it entertains me so I'm listening to it again "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cg | 11/12/2010

    " I liked the message of nice breeds nicer. The alleged courtroom scenes made me cringe - no reality. Cute. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ella | 9/1/2010

    " An easy read - not really being in to Doris Day, I'm intrigued to now see one of her films! Although the book is easy to read there is nothing overly spectacular about the story and pretty predictable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shelley | 7/21/2010

    " This took me awhile to get into...I had to put it down and go back to it a few months later.But it ended up being pretty good in the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 5/19/2010

    " I thought it was a great summer read. very quick. I enjoyed Jane's transformation into Doris Day although I could imagine how she could be so oblivious about how she acted towards people especially men. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 5/4/2010

    " So ridiculous it is interesting. Easy to read, silly, fun, and totally predictable, but perfect for some light entertainment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathi | 4/14/2010

    " Very easy read - only took a couple hours. "

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