Friday, June 17, 2011

Here, Home, Hope by Kaira Rouda

Kelly Johnson becomes restless in her thirty-ninth year. An appetite for more forces her to take stock of her middling middle-American existence and her neighbors' seemingly perfect lives. Her marriage to a successful attorney has settled into a comfortable routine, and being the mother of two adorable sons has been rewarding. But Kelly's own passions lie wasted. She eyes with envy the lives of her two best friends, Kathryn and Charlotte, both beautiful, successful businesswomen who seem to have it all. Kelly takes charge of her life, devising a midlife makeover plan. From page one, Kelly's witty reflections, self-deprecating humor, and clever tactics in executing that plan--she places Post-it notes all over her house and car--will have readers laughing out loud. The next instant, however, they might rant right along with Kelly as her commitment to a sullen, anorexic teenager left on her doorstep tries her patience or as she deflects the boozy advances of a divorced neighbor. Readers will need to keep the tissue box handy, too, as Kelly repairs the damage she inflicted on a high school friend; realizes how deeply her husband, Patrick, understands and loves her; and ultimately grows into a woman empowered by her own blend of home and career.


A heart-warming read about a group of women and their lives, how one woman deals with her mid-life reinvention and friendship.  There is many humourous situations as well as some that will make you sad or cry.  A chick-lit fiction novel that would be amazing for the beach this summer! I really love the cover - it is just so vibrant and crisp, and it draws you right in.  I really enjoyed the bond and relationship with the teenager left on Kelly's doorstep.  Having a teen myself obsessed with her weight, it really hit home.  Readers will find enjoyment and connection within these pages, and regret when you happen upon the last page.  I highly recommend this novel!!

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I received a copy of Home, Heart, Hope from One2One Network to faciliate this review.  All thoughts and opinions are expressly my own.

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