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From New York Times bestselling author Jane Green comes an original short story featuring Jemima, the main character from Green's beloved novel Jemima J, and Cat, the main character from her upcoming novel Summer Secrets....

Title : cat and jemima j
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ISBN : 25375294
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 31 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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cat and jemima j Reviews

  • Obsidian
    2018-12-02 15:39

    So I have a kind of love/hate relationship with Jane Green books. I absolutely adored her first books until they switched over to romance/contemporary with the main characters in America. I missed the earlier books like Jemima J, Mr. Maybe, and Bookends. This short story is the first time in such a long time that I felt like I was reading one of Ms. Green's older books and I loved it. This is a set up to Jane Green's Summer Secrets focusing on the character of Cat. Now I have to buy this book to read more about Cat and to see if Jemima appears again. It was nice to get a glimpse at her and to read about what has happened to Jemima since readers last saw her. This short story nicely sets up the character of Cat (a journalist) who appears to have a drinking problem. The short story itself only takes up 45 percent of the book, the next 42 percent shows the first couple of chapters of Summer Secrets with the remaining amount just showcasing information on Jane Green. That 42 percent was definitely enough to get me wanting more.

  • Susan Crowe
    2018-12-03 12:38

    Well, that was a nice little sneak peek. Now I can't wait for Summer Secrets!

  • Beth
    2018-11-15 12:26

    gorgeous cover, totally what pulled me in right away, I found it on Amazon for free. I am new to Jane Green, & yes I will be finding more books from Jane to read soon enough. I love a great short story, I so enjoyed these characters, and yes I have seen many of Jane's book covers and she has been on my TBR list for sure, just getting around to checking her out. For me this was a quickly read book, whatever it is ...it pulls me in and I was sad to see it over and done. A huge reason I know I will be checking out more from her asap!! Loved it! ( ;

  • Tara - Running 'n' Reading
    2018-12-05 17:39

    I loved this short introduction to Cat, the main character in Jane Green's upcoming SUMMER SECRETS, as well as the appearance of Jemima from one of my all-time favorite books, JEMIMA J. I'm hoping that this means Jane Green is thinking about Jemima again and maybe we'll hear more from her?? A girl can dream!

  • Jamie
    2018-12-03 16:45

    Lovely to be reunited with Jemima again, even so briefly. Having previously read Summer Secrets, seeing Cat’s descent into alcohol was still so heartbreaking. I saw Jane Green post she’s looking to revive Jemima which reminded me I had yet to read this short story and I’m certainly looking forward to more Jemima in the future, in any form!

  • Sara Waldo
    2018-11-14 15:25

    it was an alright audiobook to short tho

  • Richard Buro
    2018-11-12 11:30

    The short version first…Free previews of books help you make decisions about whether you want to spend your money buying the book being previewed. In the case of Jane Green’s Cat and Jemima J you are definitely getting a lot more than you are “paying for,” i.e. nothing. This preview gives you a good feel for several things. Let’s look at what you are getting…First, this preview of Ms.Green’s Summer Secrets gives you a feel for her writing style. You can see that she portrays her characters with honesty, clarity, and a factual approach while also providing a compassionate feeling that lets you appreciate the character’s faults and humanity while also providing you with a clear understanding of what the characters paid for their discoveries and revelations. Her writing style has a good deal of dialog and backstory building through an expert use of flashback and return to present as is appropriate to the story arc.Second, the depth of her characters is superb. She provides you with the nuts and bolts of what makes her characters tick and the factors that influenced the choices they made. She also makes you feel what the characters feel with a style that is engaging and a pace that makes you want to keep reading. I am not a reader of this type of fiction as a general rule, but I found Ms.Green’s to be as engaging as most of my favorite authors are; so much so in fact, that I am really motivated to try out some of her other work, over a dozen novels at least.Finally, setting is always interesting to me as far as the author answers questions of time, place, and believability. Ms. Green|12915] provides detailed descriptions of the locations, events, and details that provide you with a complete scenario so that you feel like you are really in the setting she develops. Once again it is that characteristic of reality that makes the work so engaging and believable, you can almost see yourself there and then.Short and to the point this preview work is. You get a good feel from reading the Prologue and the first chapter of her newest work. In retrospect and with three chapters of her latest work, Summer Secrets behind me, I can report that all of the items mentioned above are true, clearly so and even more so as I read the work that was previewed. You can really appreciate the honesty and forthrightness provided in the preview. It was an authentic view prior to reading a larger work. So, did you get what you “paid” for with this preview? The answer has to be an unambiguous “Yes, and you can take it to the bank!” Excellent in all respects. It’s a fast read, a good read, and a must read if you want to read the longer work. Worth every minute you spend reading it!

  • Laura
    2018-12-07 19:45

    Perhaps it was wishful thinking to hope an Amazon freebie would be a little more than a plug for an upcoming book.The first half of Cat and Jemima J is a short chapter (to call it a story would be too generous) that connects Jane Green's Jemima J and Summer Secrets by the protagonists meeting in a bar, while the second half is a sneak preview of Summer Secrets.While an interesting concept to overlap her two protagonists, the titular Cat and Jemima J, it doesn't feel like it achieved much. It's so short there's not much room for any sort of closure, and only really establishes Cat's character as the first - or early - chapter of Summer Secrets should do.However, if you're a fan of Jane Green and want to bridge the gap between Jane Green's Jemima J and Summer Secrets then there's nothing to fault it.

  • Amber Whitlock
    2018-12-08 13:43

    Really enjoyable short story! Plus, there's a teaser chapter of Summer Secrets included!

  • Alison Winter
    2018-12-07 11:22

    I hope she does a proper book of this story its fab

  • Angie
    2018-11-26 14:31

    Intriguing little short story that involves the main characters from two of Jane Green's full-length novels. I had read Jemima J but have not read Summer Secrets. I apparently liked Jemima J (but have almost no recollection of it - just saw that I rated but didn't review it way back in 2008), and while I enjoyed this short story enough, I don't think the premise of Summer Secrets (battling alcoholism I'm guessing) is something I'm interested in spending time reading. Listened to Cat and Jemima J as a free audio book.

  • Andrea
    2018-11-28 17:45

    As a big fan of Jemima J I was excited to see this character reappear in another Jane Green novel. I really liked this little novella I just wish it was a lot longer! I'm hoping that Jemima J is also found in Summer Secrets.

  • Joanne Reinhart
    2018-12-10 12:41

    Not sure what I expectedBook title looked interesting. Not much progression after the character Jemima was I introduced. Really no plot line. Read more like a diary.Can't say that that this was a good introduction to the author.

  • Teresa Drelick
    2018-11-26 18:41

    This is a very quick tie in from Jemima J and an upcoming novel with Cat. I'm assuming that you do not need to read this in order to read the book with Cat but it may give a little background. It was read in an hour so I think you could probably take it or leave it.

  • Hw Scott
    2018-11-30 12:42

    Interesting preview!

  • Kerlyn
    2018-12-01 13:27

    I really wanted to know what happened with jemima

  • Ann Bickle
    2018-11-18 13:29

    I read this a little out of order...I need to read the Jemima J book. The characters were fun. Jane Green never fails to entertain.

  • Leah
    2018-12-01 17:36

    This was more like the opening chapter of the author's newest novel. I'm only giving it three stars because it didn't go anywhere, but I'm sure once I read the novel, it'll make more sense.

  • Lindsay Nixon
    2018-11-17 13:42

    Omggg I can’t wait to read the rest in the series 😱

  • Shannon
    2018-12-01 15:45

    Great!Like all of Jane Green's work, this kept me interested and wanting more. Short stories don't do justice for Green - we want more words from her!

  • Brittney
    2018-12-13 18:37

    I think I would have enjoyed this more if I had read the full length novels that feature these characters, but it was still a good story that had purpose.

  • MelissaI
    2018-12-02 18:33

    That was a quick read at 31 pages. The Book is actually longer, however after the main short story is the Sneek peek intoby Jane Green which is what I'm about to begin now so I didn't read that part of the book from this peek inside. This was mentioned on the "Summer Secrets" Goodreads group thread as a free short story so I thought I'd check it out. It's my first Jane Green book....the short story and "Summer Secrets". I'm a, the book has to grab me by the throat in the first paragraph, page or chapter, reader. I'll still always push through, but it's much more difficult. This being a short story, there's not much room for build up, however even though a slow start, by the middle it was picking up quickly and grabbed me in the last few pages with that "Now I HAVE to know more. A very quick read, New characters for me so it took a few pages for me to connect with Cat, but I eventually did and look forward to reading more. Then you have her nemesis and I hope Cat comes out winning in the end...........Who's going to get the story they need? I can't wait to find out! We shall see

  • Ashley
    2018-12-09 15:34

    I read "Jemima J" quite a few years ago, well over 10 years, at least. I remember her name but that is about all that I recall from that book. I have a vague impression that I did not hate the book yet I am sure that I did not love it as I am foggy on all details of the novel. I know "Jemima J" was the first Jane Green book that I ever read and that it lead me to borrow more of her stuff from my local library.I just read "Summer Secrets" this year. In fact it was a book that I won from Goodreads. I remember the basic outline to the story but nothing greatly in detail.With that all said, I had no idea that "Cat and Jemima J" was a tie-in to "Summer Secrets". I thought that I was about to read a short story that had a point but it appears that it was nothing more than a way to introduce Cat to readers in hopes they would be interested in "Summer Secrets".I was terribly disappointed by this short as it had no tangible tie-in to the latter book, as I recall nothing of JJ being mentioned, so this little tale had no true purpose. Cat never gets in touch with JJ, at least not that I recall so this plot just dead-ends. I like Green's books but this was a severe waste of 5 minutes.

  • Julie
    2018-12-02 12:28

    Short story about a journalist trying to get away from fluff pieces and find her feet in a tougher, grittier journalistic style. Cat, the writer, has a chance encounter with Jemima J, the titular character from one of Green's novels. Interesting but it didn't leave me with a deep yearning to follow the path of either character.

  • MB
    2018-12-01 15:20

    Such a throwaway story to introduce Summer Secrets which I really liked. I already knew that I'd read Jane Green's latest novel, anyway, so this was unnecessary. The meeting between Cat and Jemima J could easily slip into the book but wasn't important enough to move the story along. It makes me feel like the publisher assigned the author to write it or it was something edited out of the final draft. Part of the problem was that Jemima J is such an early book of Green's that you may not remember the character. I read that book at least 10 years ago and don't recall most of the details if any. However, I love the idea of characters from one book meeting ones from another in an organic fashion. Other authors including Elin Hilderbrand, Emily Giffin and, I believe, Stephen King, successfully do this. Maybe Green could try this again in a future book.

  • Arielle Deltoro
    2018-11-16 14:28

    Review originally posted on my blog http://www.livinglifewithjoy.com Check out my blog for more reviews, interviews, excerpts and giveaways!‘Pens are mightier than the sword.’An unlikely pair meet and bond over drinks in a bar. Cat is an uninspired journalist, looking for her big break. She’s just been handed the biggest break of all, but she’s too nice to take advantage of it. Something tells me she’s in the wrong line of business, and that her kindness shouldn’t be looked down upon as a weakness. The short story was wrapped up well, but would also be a great prequel to a full length novel.‘Jealousy is a horrible emotion, envy even worse.’4 stars for this quick, thoughtful read I received a copy of this short story while it was free on Amazon.

  • Lou Gillies
    2018-12-12 16:36

    What a complete waste of money! This is like one of those preview chapters at the end of a book - two preview chapters, because there's a preview of the book which apparently makes the first half make more sense. I didn't bother reading that because I was so cross. Jemima J (book I read many, many years ago and re-read on a plane last week) meets a woman who wants to be a journalist (Cat). JJ having a shitty time. Cat having a shitty time. Meet in bar. Chat. There you go - saved you the effort of buying it and reading it.

  • Dot
    2018-11-24 16:17

    Howling Cat and FriendsThis was a disappointment, having read some of the author other books. I have seen women who couldn't cope, they find ways to "drug" themselves with booze, food, sex, and sadly sometimes even doing physical harm to themselves. This book was just one dimension of those things that really hurting themselves with. As a Psychologist, I think the author didn't do enough research.

  • Julie Barrett
    2018-11-13 16:34

    Cat and Jemima J by Jane GreenThis short story of a journalist who is making a list of topics she can write about when she is friended by JJ. She tells Cat of her life, baby and husband in LA but he's lied about things that will come to haunt her.Others in the newsroom want to find JJ also to interview her.Excerpts from Summer Secrets is also included. Other works by the author are highlighted at the end.

  • Paula
    2018-11-28 15:36

    I read 'Jemima J' a few years ago now and I enjoyed it, so I was pleased to hear that a new short story was being released with Jemima J in it.'Cat and Jemima J' is a introduction to Cat, the new character in the upcoming novel, 'Summer Secrets' which I plan to read. There is not much to the story, Cat meets Jemima when they are both having difficulties in their lives and it was nice to see the start of a friendship between both women.