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Jillian Hunter treasures her independence. She’s raised two sons by herself, launched a small business, and restored a tumbledown beach cottage in Connecticut. Finally, at fifty-two, she's ready for another shot at love, but soon discovers most single men her age prefer women in their twenties. Then a trip to London reunites her with Colin – an old flame she hasn’t seen in ...more
Kindle Edition, 340 pages
Published August 1st 2012 by Momentum
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Susan Ketchen
"Painting Naked" is a gentle, knowing exploration of relationships through the stages of life and womanhood. Told with humor and warmth and just the right number of interesting surprises, this is a very satisfying read.
Cindy Roesel
Chick lit is for women at any age. It’s all about attitude. When I first started reading chick lit, many of the characters were young girls in their 20’s starting out their careers at fashion magazines as associated editors, living in big cities with their roommates drinking while hunting for men after work. Well, chick lit is growing up, and nowhere is that more evident than in some of the novels I’ve been reviewing recently. Maggie Dana’s novel, PAINTING NAKED is one such book.

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Kim Whitney

Jill has worked hard to rebuild her life after divorcing her philandering husband. She has raised two sons, has her own graphic design business, good friends, and a place in her Long Island community. What she's also worked hard at is burying her past including her first love and several painful family secrets. When she reconnects with her first love, Colin, on a trip to her native England, it sets off a perfect storm of past, present, and future. At first her reunion with Colin is fullfilling i
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Linda
4.5 Stars for this smart, sexy and sassy women's novel. With sparkling dialogue and a great premise (can a midlife woman find love again with her first teenage romance?) Jillian is a character that readers will adore. She is thoroughly human, and you'll root for her all along as she makes good decisions and bad ones, with major consequences each time. I enjoyed the British and American elements, and there are plenty of plot twists and turns to pique your interest, as well as fascinating, well-fl ...more
Nancy Shulins
Aug 04, 2012 Nancy Shulins rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: smart women
Recommended to Nancy by: a smart woman
In a perfect world, I'd be able to summon Jillian Hunter to come to my house immediately for drinks. She's that kind of heroine, and Painting Naked is that kind of book, the kind you want to curl up and get comfortable with; the perfect beach read, only smarter. (And funnier.) I was lucky enough to get an advance copy, which I inhaled. I polished it off like a pint of chocolate gelato, only to feel bereft that it was over too soon. I envy all the readers who are about to discover Jillian through ...more
Toni Leland
Because so many things seemed familiar, I thoroughly enjoyed being in Jillian's skin, and could feel every emotion she experienced throughout the book. I particularly like the flashbacks to the past as a comparison to the present situation. Maggie Dana did a wonderful job of tying up all the loose ends that unraveled through the tale, keeping me on my toes and wondering how it all would end. A lovely, thought-provoking read. Be sure to put it on your TBR list!
Eliza Graham
Beautifully written prose that tells a story both poignant and very funny. Dana's depictions of social and romantic comedy cannot fail to raise a chuckle. Definitely one to pack for a holiday; the contents are as juicily delicious as the cover. Looking forward to reading Maggie Dana's next book.
Zan Steadham
This one is racier than my usual read, so be forewarned.
The MC has a coming-of-middle age story. Jillian Hunter will win you over and make you think about the assumptions we all make about life. Good read.
Anne Treasure
Beautifully written, funny and ultimately redemptive, with tragedy and lots of humour along the way - I loved this book.
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