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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (689 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kaira Rouda Narrator: Leslie Ellis Publisher: Real You Pubishing Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN:
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Winner! Indie Excellence Book Award Mainstream/Literary Fiction.

Winner! USA Book Awards Women's Fiction

Honorable Mention! Mainstream/Literary Fiction, Writer's Digest Book Awards

Kelly Johnson becomes restless in her 39th 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.

Best-selling 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.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy | 1/6/2014

    " One crisis after another and whining about everything weigh with a seemingly perfect and privileged life really bugged me. Kelly should spend one day in the life of a typical full time working mom with an extra twenty pounds and no hope of a trim and blowout at a cost cutters before she whines about her life. With that said, the story did keep me coming back and I did enjoy it. I do believe that there is not a husband on the planet like Kelly's. Pretty sure someone took away his man card. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelle | 12/25/2013

    " I started out enjoying this book about a woman trying to figure out how to define herself outside of her children. However, by the end when everyone is having an affair and it all just works out with everyone being happy, I wanted to throw up. Really annoying. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 10/14/2013

    " Easy read. Fun story. Good for early to middle aged women looking to shake up their lives. Very real. good women friendships portrayed "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberly Ann | 9/10/2013

    " I'm conflicted about this book.I think the author meant it as a girl power book. I'm fine with that- only I don't think she's into stay-at -home mom power. An easy summer read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anika | 8/19/2013

    " If you are a woman who wants to see what it would be like to start a successful small business, then this is your book. For the rest of us this novel is pretty -eh-. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rosie | 8/7/2013

    " I considered giving this three stars but since I had high expectations due to the extremely positive reviews splashed all over the book, I was only left more disappointed. It definitely had potential but so many plot points were just unrealistic. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Wendy | 6/20/2013

    " This was one of the worst books I have ever read. Usually, I put my books aside to share with my friends, however, I would never, ever loan this book to anyone. It was that bad. The characters were not likable and the story was absurd. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mom | 5/3/2013

    " Kindel. OK "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pamela | 3/29/2013

    " There were many parts of this book I enjoyed, though some of it came across as Desparate Houswives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachelle | 10/16/2012

    " Cute book. I enjoyed the writing style and flow of the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 9/14/2012

    " Not what I was expecting but still a good read. "

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About the Author

Kaira Rouda is a USA Today bestselling and award-winning author and is known for her small press novels Here, Home, Hope, and The Goodbye Year. Kaira has written for national and regional magazines; had her own society column in Columbus, Ohio, for more than a decade; built a national real estate franchise; and published a business book for women entrepreneurs with Wiley. She lives with her family in Laguna Beach, California.