Thursday, June 9, 2011

“Here, Home, Hope” by Kaira Rouda Book Review


Going through changes in life always make us reevaluate the way we’re doing things. Am I truly happy? What do I want to accomplish? What kind of goals should I have? What can I do to achieve them? What are my passions? I think we’ve all gone through times where we take a step back from our lives and take stock of what’s really going on.

In Here, Home, Hope by Kaira Rouda you might get some inspiration from the main character to jump start something new in your life. And the book is a great summer read. This is a chick lit book with some honest to goodness inspiration. I really enjoyed it.

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.

”I found Kaira Rouda’s debut novel, Here, Home, Hope, inspiring, empowering and fun to read. You’ll want to share it with the women you care about in your life.” — Roma Downey, actress/producer

This book hit home right now. Like Kelly, I find myself in a new stage of life. As a stay at home mom of one child, I am trying to decide what’s in store for me when my son enters school in the fall. I still want to be available to him, but I find myself wondering if a part-time job would be a good option too. For me that problem is that I really don’t want to work right now. I want to be able to volunteer in my son’s classroom, I want to participate in daytime bible studies at my church, I want to learn to be a great homemaker for my family, and I want to continue teaching my son everything I possibly can when he is home. Still I find myself at a crossroads and a life change. Who knows where the road will lead. After reading this book, though, I know I want to set some goals that I can reach and find time for myself too.

You’ll want to make sure to check out author Kaira Rouda’s website for more information about her, and like me you’ll want to see what other great books Kaira has written. And Kaira is on a summer book signing tour, so see if she’s coming to a town near you. To keep in touch with Kaira Rouda add her on Twitter and ‘Like’ her on Facebook. You can purchase Here, Home, Hope by Kaira Rouda in several locations including

*Disclosure: I was provided a copy of this book from One2One for this review.*