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Trance of Insignificance, A Novel

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On a cold January morning, just as Jules Duvil is finishing her shift as a producer at NEWS 30, she makes a spontaneous decision to grab a beer with Jack, the hunky anchor of the station’s top-rated morning news program. It is a decision that will shake both of their lives forever. Soon, Jules and Jack become entangled in a torrid and tumultuous romance, so intense it ends ...more
Paperback, 230 pages
Published April 12th 2011
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Jennifer Rainville worked for fifteen years in politics and broadcast journalism, as an aide in the Clinton White House and a local TV news reporter. So it is no surprise that the protagonist of her debut novel, Trance of Insignificance, Jules Duvil, works as a TV reporter for a local New York news channel.

Jules becomes romantically involved with the handsome news anchor, Jack Culligan shortly after beginning her new job, on September 11, 2001. She jumped in with both feet on that fateful day, m
Do you go with what is familiar to you? Or do you try a new path? In Trance of Insignificance by Jennifer Rainville, Jules Duvil is at a crossroads in her personal life. Does she continue her relationship and marriage with clean-cut Noah or give into to Jack -- the man who has hurt more than once.

Jules has worked her way out of her working class neighborhood in Boston, and made her way to New York. She followed her dream of becoming a reporter, but the road to that dream was full of obstacles. T
The story follows Jules as she adjusts to life in NYC and pushes past every obstacle thrown up in her pursuit of a career in front of the camera. It flashes from present to past and back and forth, but not in a jumbled way. The flash backs allow the reader to glimpse just a little bit of why the current circumstances are just so difficult and in the end why the decision she makes, while it can hurt, is the right one for her. Jules falls for an anchor of the news station she gets a behind the sce ...more
Allison Bailey
Trance of Insignificance tells the story of Jules, a young woman who escaped her dysfunctional life in South Boston for a dynamic career, first in politics in DC, then in television news in New York City. She is beautiful, strong, and ambitious, but she can't seem to find the right man for her. This story is told through events in the present, flashbacks to a past relationship, and a few glimpses of her childhood. The book centers around Jules' attraction to a handsome, powerful news anchor and ...more
It's often been said that "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it". In Trance of Insignificance when the main character Jules, is struggling with something in her present day life it triggers a memory that takes her back to a difficult time in her past. It's a very effective story telling tool used by the author because it keeps the suspense moving in two directions. I kept turning the pages quickly because I want to know not only what was going to happen next. But also wh ...more
Loved this book about the ebb and flow of relationships and the intensity that comes along when you meet that person you just can't let go of. This was most definitely a page-turner. I found myself reading late into the night, as I couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen next to Jules Duvil. Anyone that has worked in a newsroom (as I have) knows just how realistic the author depicts life in a newsroom. It is a true glance into the day to day life of a television newsroom.
I strongly re
I tried to change my rating (can't rate it 'cause I haven't read it), but couldn't figure out how to do it. What I was trying to do was put it on my shelf! It sounds like a good read.
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I don't feel comfortable giving this book a star rating but this is my full review:
Enjoyed this book so much that I downloaded it on Kindle and finished reading it that night. Hope Rainville writes more soon.
Kristina Franken
I highly recommend this book for anyone

FTC: I received a free copy of this book and was not reimbursed in any other way.
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Thank you for the Goodreads First Reads copy! I can't wait to read this book!
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SO MANY grammatical errors!
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Jennifer Rainville is a writer and author. Her debut novel, Trance of Insignificance, was released in April 2011. Prior to writing full-time, Rainville spent more than fifteen years working in politics and broadcast journalism. She was a local TV news reporter in New York City and served as an aide in the Clinton White House. She lives in Manhattan.
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