Thursday, June 9, 2011

Here, Home, Hope by Kaira Rouda Book Review

Here is a little about the book:
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.

Visit to learn more about the author on her bio page and read more about the novel there.

My Thoughts:
This book is very down to earth and touches on very real issues that I feel most women could relate to. This book reminds me of the show Desperate Housewives a bit since it deals with a woman in her late 30th that is going through a midlife crisis and trying to change her life for the better. I like how she posts her thoughts about how she should change on post it notes so she will see them and remember. I myself have made various "dream boards" where I take clippings out of magazines or other places and tack them to my "dream board" to show what I would someday like to accomplish or what I would someday like my home to look like...etc. I have some of these as virtual "dream boards" on Pinterest. Although it would do me some good to act on some of those things and actually carry them out like the character in this book does with her own life when she reinvents herself. I found this book to be somewhat inspiring because I feel that I have a lot of things that I should be doing better in my own life and this book helped me realize that all great things are possible if you put your mind to them.

Here is the Video Trailer which tells more about the book...

Here are what some author's are saying about Here, Home, Hope:

Jenna Blum, New York Times bestselling author of Those Who Save Us and The Stormchasers, and one of Oprah’s Thirty Favorite Women Writers

”Reading Kaira Rouda is like getting together with one of your best friends – fun, fast, and full of great advice! Here, Home, Hope sparkles with humor and heart.”

Kaira is currently on a national book tour - check the calendar to see if she's coming to your area! You can connect with the author on twitter here and on Facebook here.

Get it for $10.20 on or at other listed retailers here.

DISCLOSURE/DISCLAIMER: Thanks to One2One Network for sending me a free book to read to and review and the information to share with my readers. My thoughts are mine and my family's own opinion and have not been altered by anyone else. I did not receive any other compensation for doing this review.

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