Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Someday Home

GIVEAWAY

SNELLING, LAURAINE
SOMEDAY HOME

The sprawling lake home Lynn Lundberg built with her husband has been an epicenter of joyful family life, from summer holidays spent around the water, to cookies baked in the kitchen with grandchildren in the fall. But since her husband's sudden passing two years ago, Lynn has been lost in the grief and solitude she feels without him at home. She doesn't want to sell the big family place, but she can't exist there on her own much longer.

After hearing of a new way of living--where single women share responsibilities as housemates--Lynn thinks she's found the answer to her prayers. Soon she meets two ladies with whom she could begin this journey. Angela Bishop, a successful real estate agent accustomed to the finer things in life, has just been jilted by her husband of twenty-five-years. Judith Rutherford, who has devoted her adulthood to caring for her ailing father, must leave the only home she's known now that he has passed.

These three women seek a place to grieve, to laugh, and to be renewed. But coming from such differing circumstances, will the new challenges they face undo their plans? Or will they begin a friendship to see them through the years to come in this SOMEDAY HOME?

My Review:

I read out of my comfort zone when I picked up Someday Home and I'm so glad I did. This is a book about relationship -- both with the Lord and the people you let into your life. There's a special strength that comes from leaning on the Lord and that's just what each of these women discover when life throws a major detour into their chosen paths.

Midlife heroines aren't plentiful in fiction as a rule but I really enjoyed the fresh perspective. Have to say Lynn is my favourite. A widow struggling to find balance after the untimely loss of her husband. Her grown kids are worried about her and aren't shy of sharing their opinions. Love the dynamics in that family. They're a hundred per cent behind her when she decides on giving this new-fangled house sharing idea a try. Lynn feels God's nudge as she goes about looking for the right housemates.

Point of view shifts between Lynn, Judith and Angela as they grapple with their new found reality. Loved witnessing the bond of friendship that grows between them. And the growth they make as their lives intermingle and they learn to draw support from one another. Truly a soul satisfying read.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  Someday Home please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday November 29 2015. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

28 comments:

  1. Kav, I think this book sounds fantastic and I would love to read it! Thank you for this great giveaway!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Melanie. Good luck.

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  2. This story does sound a little bit outside the norm for inspy fiction. Home sharing might be an interesting idea, but not easy bringing unrelated adults together to live!

    Lauraine Snelling has long been a favorite of mine!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. I know -- I'm not sure I would be brave enough to try it. Good luck, Patty.

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  3. Love her books. kamundsen44ATyahooDOTcom.

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  4. I have read almost all of Lauraine Snelling's books. If I won this, I would first read it and then pass it on to a friend of mine who is widow.
    Martha
    josieringer(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. What a nice idea, Martha. Good luck.

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  5. Someday Home sounds like a lovely read... please add me!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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  6. Sounds like it would be out a my comfort zone also, but I've lived her previous writings!

    missionwife AT hotmail DOT com

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    1. Sometimes it's good to shake up a reader's comfort zone. LOL Good luck, Melody.

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  7. another interesting book to read! mknewswangerATgmailDOTcom

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  8. I would love to read Someday Home! Thanks so much for the giveaway, Kav!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Britney. Good luck.

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  9. Lauraine Snelling books are fabulous! I've enjoyed the many books I've read by her :-)

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. She has quite the writing career. Good luck, Trixi.

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  10. I would like to win this book.
    donvelma (at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway!

    samanthabis23 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Samantha. Good luck.

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  12. Someday Home looks very good!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  13. This sounds like a different type of book but yet a very good one. I have read many of Lauaraine Snelling's books and I would expect this one is just as great as the others.
    Deanne P. Cnnamongirl at aol dot com

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    1. Love her word craft. Good luck, Deanne.

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  14. I love relationship stories such as this, and enjoy reading about characters of older ages. The cover is compelling and beautiful. Thanks for your wonderful review and the giveaway opportunity - Kav!!

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. There's so much meat in a relationship story, isn't there? Good luck, Bonnie.

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