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Love, Jane

3.56  ·  Rating details ·  251 ratings  ·  65 reviews
Jane Reeves and Sean O'Callaghan seem to be a match made in heaven—but the timing is all wrong. Jane has her heart set on serving a mission, and she can't delay telling Sean the news any longer: not only has she quietly submitted her mission papers, but she's also leaving in a month ... for Alaska. Shocked and devastated, Sean struggles to come to terms with Jane's decisio ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published March 1st 2017 by Covenant Communications
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Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
This book is split up in three parts. Basically the first part is Jane falling in love with Sean. Jane then telling Sean that she is going on a church mission. The second is events that happened to both Jane and Sean while she was away. The third is Jane deciding to fight for Sean so they can be a "happily-ever-after." None of that is a spoiler because it's in the book description.

The book is really about the emotions that come from commitment, integrity, friendship, and love. Jane and Sean have
Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
This book is written for and geared towards the LDS audience. ( Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) The characters are LDS and a good part of this story focuses on Jane serving a mission for her church. Praying and faith are a big part of this book.

I've read previous books by this author and really enjoyed them. Ranee Clark is a fun writer. This book wasn't my favorite of hers and I'm not completely sure why. I think I didn't really love Jane but I did admire some of the
Jacob Proffitt
I'm not sure this is actually a romance. It's much more a coming-of-age story about two people who have taken their time to grow up. It's not that they're irresponsible or anything, just that they both have avoidance responses (though in different ways) and both need to get over it in order to reach the HEA at the end. Also, it's firmly an LDS novel and falls across the didactic line more often than not. Not in a bad way, or anything, but in a way that limits the audience to not only those who a ...more
This is an Christian Romance specifically geared to an LDS audience. I think if you were not LDS this book wouldn't make too much sense. I normally don't like books like this they just aren't my cup of tea, but a friend asked me to read it. I was surprised that I did like it. It had some good characters that lead and drove the book. It delved into the thoughts, emotions and feelings of why we make hard decisions especially around the church and love. Nothing crazy exciting about the book, I thin ...more
Katie W
Mar 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
I love this cover! And I've decided that after reading this, I'm a really nosy person. I love details (but not too many, haha) and wanted to know more about Jane and Sean. I wanted to see them meet; I wanted to know their deepest, darkest feelings; I wanted to understand what like experiences made them who they are. I felt like a few of those details were skimmed over or thrown in as afterthoughts, but if everything was written out, it would be a really long book, so I get why they weren't inclu ...more
Ranee Clark
Feb 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Okay, obviously I have a thing for this book, but one look at the cover should tell you all you need to know. Adorable, right? But this book is great. I made sure of it. ;)
Tressa (Wishful Endings)
Mar 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
LOVE, JANE is an adorably sweet and heartfelt LDS romance. Likable characters who come across as authentic, strong family relationships, and a happily-ever-after romance is sure to delight readers who enjoy the genre.

I loved how this story started right off in the middle of Jane's and Sean's budding relationship! I also enjoyed the switch in POV from one to the other as they try to see where their relationship might go. I wanted so much for things to work out for them! I adored Jane, even with h
Tori (Book Chick)
Jul 18, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
Cute book. I liked Jane a lot. I liked Sean about 90% of the time. And I wanted to punch Victoria the entire time she was in the book. The end.
Mar 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Love, Jane is another hit for Ranee Clark. I have come to rely on Ranee for a fun, clean story with great characters. It took me a bit to really like Jane. Her hesitation and the time it took to tell Sean she was leaving on her mission was frustrating, but I felt it showed how much growth her character needed to achieve during the book and I was not disappointed in how Ranee pulled it off. Jane ended up being a great character who was finally brave enough to express herself and get what she want ...more
Mar 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
I love reading romance novels, but sometimes it seems too many of them read as too good to be true. So sometimes its good to read a romance that feels more like real life with the ups and downs, and problems and mistakes that real people struggle to overcome. Jane and Sean struggle with some of those issues. It's clear from the get go that they care about each other, but life isn't just about romance and Jane and Sean each struggle with their own weaknesses as well as the issues that their relat ...more
Apr 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ahhh! This was a fabulous read. It was clean, engaging, unpredictable, thickening plot, lovable characters that you are cheering on.
May 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: lds-fiction, romance
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May 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Gorgeous cover. Absolutes. No doubt. It's what made me pick it up and buy it. Did I love it? Not really, but it was a good read. Marketed for the LDS primarily, sometimes faith books can cross markets. I've read plenty other heavy Christian fiction before and gotten along just fine. I'm not sure others would understand our heavy dependence on prompting, and the influence of personal revelation. Or the wishy washy approach to life's major choices. I couldn't connect. Sean never had me convinced h ...more
Rachel DeVaughn
Mar 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
"Love, Jane" is a cute, romantic story that follows Jane and Sean's love story. Although this book is a specific Christian LDS book, I feel that most readers will enjoy the story.

Jane has been wanting for years to serve a mission for her church and submits her mission papers when she feels its the right time. Even after trying not to get serious, after months of dating Sean they both realize they love each other and want to get married. Jane has a hard time expressing her feelings to others and
Mar 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ranee’ S. Clark has written an engaging and funny story in her novel Love, Jane. It is about relationships, communication, and most of all love. This is a story that will speak to and touch the heart of readers as they relate it to their own lives and the people in them. Clark has a way of speaking to her readers that draws them in as if the story were truly happening. Emotions in the story will hit home with its readers as they come to know the characters and see the events of their lives unfol ...more
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This may be the kind of book that not everyone will be satisfied with, but it was so well-written, well thought-out, and endearing that I couldn't help but love it. Of course I questioned some of the decisions a few characters make, especially when (view spoiler) But I loved all the flawed, real characters, the relationships between families, and most of all, the end. This is ...more
May 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, lds-fiction
This was such a clever twist on the "Dear John" story. I loved how the author flipped the usual "Dear John" story on its head. Both Jane and Sean were likeable, relatable characters. One thing I love about this author's novels is that they are all interconnected, so you can be read one alone or start at the beginning. Can't wait for the next one! Recommend to readers who like LDS Romance.
Mar 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading this book! I loved everything about it, the characters, the plot, the setting. I didn't want to put it down!

Jane is such a strong character. She knows she's in love with Sean, but she also knows that she was given an answer that she needs to serve a mission. Sean doesn't really want her to, he's ready to get married and move on with their lives...together. Unfortunately, Jane has already turned in her papers and has her call. She's ready to leave right away and it's imp
Jul 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book was really cute. I ended up really liking both Jane and Sean by the end of the book (especially Jane, though). I have some problems with standing up to people, but not as much as Jane...I'm so glad that she learned how to work on it, and I also appreciated that she didn't figure it all out right away.

I would have liked to see more about Jane throughout the novel, but we ended up seeing more of Sean. I wanted to hear more about her mission and how that changed her, how her testimony gre
Oct 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Sean O'Callaghan has fallen hard for Jane Reeves, but he's trying to take things slowly like she's asked him to. Still, he's not expecting it at all when Jane tells him she's planning to serve a mission--and as much he wants her to stay, she's determined to go. Sean agrees to wait for her, but 18 months is a long time, and while she's gone, he meets up with a girl he used to like and has to decide who he's going to be with--Victoria, who's actually there, or Jane, who is thousands of miles away. ...more
May 09, 2017 rated it liked it
I picked this up off the "Lucky Day" shelf at the library, thinking it might be a nice, fluffy read in contrast to some of the heavier books I was also bringing home. I was right. It was a typical LDS fiction novel--light, sweet, a bit sappy, and predictable. As I was reading, I almost texted my sister when her name appeared in the first couple of chapters, spelled A-s-h-l-e-i-g-h, an unusual spelling for Ashley. Then I saw my brother-in-laws-name (DJ), my maiden name (Kaiser) and by the time my ...more
Jun 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is not the usual romance book. I feel like all start by meeting, then getting to know each other, than dating, then some mishap and they break up and then reconciliation. This was NOT like that! It starts out with them dating and I loved them both! And then she left on her mission and he was STUPID and started dating Victoria. I rarely hate characters, but I hated her! Loathed her. I didn't see what Sean saw in her other than she was there and pushy when he needed companionship. But I loved ...more
May 08, 2017 rated it liked it
I thought this was going to be a little too cheesy (I really didn't like the first third!), but then I ended up staying up late to finish this one. The plot was pretty standard -- I think every reader knows from the get-go what "happily ever after" looks like -- but I still enjoyed watching Jane's character growth. Her non-confrontational nature ends up offending her boyfriend and then, later, her mission companion. I was cheering for Jane when she found the courage to speak up (in love!) and ma ...more
Joanna Bennett
Jun 21, 2017 rated it it was ok
This book frustrated me to no end. First of all, there was not a lot of depth in the character's relationship. I never really got the why of why they were so in love. And poor Jane with her weakness of not being able to express yourself well, we all get that (I struggle with it as I write these reviews!) but really, there can only be so many paragraphs in a book about what you know you should say but can't because confrontation is scary.

I got confused with the ins and outs of the extra characte
Nov 24, 2017 rated it it was ok
I really wanted to like this book but I had a hard time with it. Their relationship before was awkward. There wasn't a whole lot of seeing them get together, just hearing about it. Not actually seeing them fall in love made me not really invested in the story. Then Victoria... no love for her. She was so forward and no respect for his promise and relationship. She got all mad saying he promised to marry her but it was never brought up that he also promised Jane he'd wait for her. that he wanted ...more
Mar 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, lds-fiction
This is one of those fluffy, fun romances that are easy to devour. I was frustrated with the main character, Jane, because she was so afraid to share her feelings. Ugh! I wanted to slap her upside the head a few times and say "what do you expect if you don't communicate?!" The ending was satisfying though so it's worth going through the painful process of watching Jane grow. This is geared towards an LDS audience, but I think anyone would enjoy it. It's a clean romance with nothing more than kis ...more
Emily F
Jun 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I've gotten kind of frustrated with reading lately, too many so-so books and not enough home runs. This was the perfect remedy! I've loved Renee Clark's other books, but this one just perfectly fit my mood. I adored the small lessons that she wove in! I would have loved a bit more explanation as to the main man's switching back and forth, but all in all, I am satisfied and look forward to reading more from her!
Mar 16, 2017 rated it liked it

What a beautiful cover! I love the balloon, the skirt, the heels, and I really love the font on the title. Yes, I am aware how geeky that makes me sound, but I love a good font. Plus, I enjoy when the title is part of the book. Things like that make me happy.

I'm not sure that you would say this is part of a series. I haven't seen anything that says it is (but sometimes I don't notice the obvious). You could read this and not read the other two novels, and you would be fine. Minor characters play
Kale Snyder
Jun 21, 2017 rated it it was ok
I didn't love this book. I read to relax and escape and honestly I had to force myself to read this book after the first few chapters. I don't love the back and forth in the love triangle and it seemed like a short story that was forced into book form by to much detail. Sadly this is a skip it book for me.
Jul 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Ok. So I liked this a little too much. I am not a fan of over the top cheesy LDS novels which they are out there. This one I could relate to the characters. Loved. Loved Jane. Adored Sean when he wasn't being stupid. Did not care for Victoria. Heart broke for Emma. Sympathised with Amy. This was straightforward real life it happens story. I also enjoyed the authors writing style as well.
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