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St. Anne's Day

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  88 ratings  ·  17 reviews
Can a woman who has given up on true love find it with a man who fears it?
Betrayed by love and out of a job, Anne Lyons is forced to accept a position as a private duty nurse for an elderly spitfire recovering from heart surgery. When she meets the woman’s handsome son, an instant attraction is ignited. The man may be the city’s most eligible bachelor, but his flirtatious,
Paperback, 345 pages
Published July 23rd 2012 by Plenum Publishing (first published June 22nd 2012)
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Reading Janice Lane Palko's books is always a little like visiting home for me. She captures not only the physical setting of Pittsburgh well, but the characters too. People who, in my mind, speak and act like the people I was surrounded by growing up, from their down-to-earth frankness to their uniquely Pittsburgh quirks and cultural Catholicism.

The characters of St. Anne's Day grabbed me from he start, a little over the top and maybe not exactly how you'd relate in real-life, but flawed and fa
Aug 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A Little Help from a Saint?

I was immediately drawn into the story which shocked me because this is a first time author. The style flowed more like it was from an established author.

In the style of Chick-lit she does a wonderful job of showing us a flawed character who wants romance but doesn't want to be a doormat or blindly in love. The male lead is established sufficiently to entice the reader and also leave enough to the imagination. The tension between the two of them is well-played out and
Oct 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-won
St. Anna is a fun book to read. It's good to pick up when you are feeling down or whenever because there is a lot of funny stuff going on. Peg one of my favorite characters made me laugh the hardest not holding back her opinion and what she thinks is what is right. She is a sly wise one that gets what she wants.Ann, she grew on me. I liked to get to know her story and she would make an awesome friend. Ann was born to take care of people and you can tell that it is was she likes to do. Gerry is a ...more
Sep 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book was cute. I loved Peg. I want to be as awesome as her when I'm old. Gerry was hot. Anne was adorable. I liked that Gerry and Anne had a 10 year age difference. Added something different to the book and I believe love has no age limit so that was nice to see for once. Claudia can fall in a fucking hole and just die along with whatever Janetta's ex-boyfriend's name was.

Yep, cute love story. Could have used some sex... ;) BUT it was still a cute love story :) <3
Aug 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I got this book at beach book blast which is held by the wonderful team at RG2E! It was heartwarming funny read. There were parts that I found myself laughing outloud and Peg and Irma as well as Gerry! St. Anne's Day is a book worth reading! I can't wait to read more by Janice Lane Palko! ...more
Melanie Claudia
Feb 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Amazing! I loved Peg.. she was hilarious with her references to modern day phrases.. She was the best part of the book. The story was written nicely although predictable.
Sep 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Feb 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Cute story.
Amy Emmerling
Jun 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was not expecting this book to be as spectacular as it was!!! My first 5 star since Eleanor Oliphant..
If you want to root for a spunky girl to find a reluctant Mr Right..with some great characters ,
this book will grab you on the first page. Right up there with Lianne Moriarity you dont want this story to end ..Just ordered the authors 4 other books on Amazon!
Mar 16, 2013 rated it it was ok
When I got to the end of this one, I didn't cheer at the (mostly) happy ending or sigh at the poignant part. I just felt relieved that it was over and a little annoyed with myself for sticking with it when I knew I'd just be glad when it was over. The writing wasn't too bad and there was a bit of action mixed in with the romance. So why didn't I get sucked in? I strongly disliked all of the characters, particularly the main couple. We are introduced to a hot headed woman who nearly hits a comple ...more
Feb 22, 2013 rated it liked it
This is an easy and okay read against the backdrop of Pittsburg about a fiery nurse, Anne, who fell desperately for the son of her patient, Gerry, though he had commitment issues and she was hurt badly from a previous relationship with a similar type of a guy. She could not help being attracted to these hot bed hoppers though she was pursued by a steady, reliable doctor, Craig. The banter between Anne and Gerry was cute and flirtatious but I found it unrealistic that she expected Craig to propos ...more
Dale Amidei
May 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Another assignment for agency nurse Anne Lyons brings her more than she bargains for when her elderly patient's son turns out to be every woman's dream.

Vying for her heart is an old flame and a promising catch returned with a tempting offer. Neither man knows the secret guilt Anne will need to resolve before committing to either of them.

Great tempo, character development and story-line. For dear St. Anne ... read this novel as soon as you can.
Jun 01, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary, romance
Cute, quick read. Great if you just want something that makes you smile.
Sep 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
I loved the characters in this book. They felt so real. And I love that it was written by a Pittsburgh author and set in Pittsburgh. Can't wait to read her 2nd book. ...more
Feb 25, 2013 rated it liked it
Cute book! anne was a little annoying, LOVED Peg and Irma, Gerry was very sweet. cute book to read on the beach or a rainy day.
Cyndi Hackett
Apr 19, 2013 rated it liked it
This was a cute wholesome book. I read it after teh Heart of Stone triology and I needed something tame after that.
Apr 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this one. It was slightly predictable but still absolutely worth reading if your in the mood for chick-lit. I'm surprised this one was a Kindle freebie on Amazon! ...more
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Janice Lane Palko grew up in Pittsburgh and is the author of the new romantic comedy Our Lady of the Roses, a spinoff from her first novel, St. Anne’s Day. She has also written the award-winning romantic suspense, Most Highly Favored Daughter as well as the Christmas romance, A Shepherd's Song, and Cape Cursed, a romantic suspense. A writer for more than two decades, her work is featured on the P


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