Saturday, June 18, 2011

Here, Home, Hope by Kaira Rouda--Book Review

Here, Home, Hope by author Kaira Rouda is the fictional story of one woman's courageous journey through midlife crisis and personal reinvention - all told with a sense of heart and humor.
Kelly Mills Johnson becomes restless in her thirty-ninth year. An appetite for more forces her to take stock of her ordinary 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 exhausting. Meanwhile, 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.
Here, Home, Hope will surely appeal to readers of chick lit and other women’s fiction titles who are ready to transition into something new in their own life.

Links to check out:
Visit to learn more about the author on her bio page and read more about the novel. 
Read and share what some author's are saying about Here, Home, Hope
Kaira is currently on a national book tour
@KairaRouda on twitter

Kaira Rouda Books fan page on facebook

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My thoughts on Here, Home, Hope:
I have really enjoyed reading this book.  You want to keep reading to see what is going to happen in the life of Kelly, her family, and her friends.  It's a regular little "Peyton Place" going on in suburbia.  Kelly has what seems to be the dream life.  She gets to be a stay at home mom while her devoted and loving husband goes to his job as a lawyer each day.  They live in a beautiful house in a beautiful neighborhood.  They have 2 sons who are growing up.

Kelly has a scare with breast cancer and this makes her realize she wants changes in her life.  I love how she uses Post-It notes to remind herself of all the things she wants to change, and how she has these notes stuck all over the house.  She even has them in her vehicle--"Doug".

I'm not going to go in to any other details about the book.  I will say that as you read, you can imagine yourself as Kelly.  The feelings portrayed are real, and heartfelt.

I'm not going to give away the ending---I can't, as I've not finished the book.  I rec'd the book in digital form for review and was confused on how to get it.  Once I got it, it was hard for me to read the digital version over doing other things on my computer.  Oh how I wish I had a reader!  Today is the deadline to review the book.

I look forward to finishing the book in the next few days and finding out just how everything that is going on plays out.  So many lives are involved in the story, and they all revolve around Kelly.  I will update this post once I am done reading the book. 


Disclaimer--I received a digital copy of Here, Home, Hope through one2onenetwork. com for the purpose of this review.  All opinions of the book are my own.
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