Someday Home: A Novel

Someday Home: A Novel

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by Lauraine Snelling
     
 

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A heartwarming story that celebrates how life-changing friendships can be found in all seasons of life.

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

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A heartwarming story that celebrates how life-changing friendships can be found in all seasons of life.

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?

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"Someday Home is a warm novel set against the beautiful town of Detroit Lakes, MN. The three women are dynamic, realistic and fun; readers feel like they truly know them by the end of the book. The story is inspiring and hopeful. Snelling tells a wonderful tale of fresh starts, resilience, loss and love in this perfect summer read."—RT Book Reviews"

Snelling's story has the potential to be a big hit. . ..[D]iverse and well rounded. The premise of the story is interesting and the prose is very moving."—RT Book Reviews on Heaven Sent Rain"

Snelling writes about the foibles of human nature with keen insight and sweet honesty."—National Church Library Association"

Snelling (One Perfect Day) continues to draw fans with her stellar storytelling skills. This time she offers a look at smalltown medical care in a tale that blends healing, love, and a town's recovery. . .Snelling's description of events at the small clinic during the storm is not to be missed."—Publisher's Weekly on Wake the Dawn"

Snelling's fast-paced novel has characters who seek help in the wrong places. It takes a raging storm for the for them to see that the help they needed was right in front of them the whole time. This is a strong, believable story."—RT Book Reviews, ****, on Wake the Dawn"

Lauraine Snelling's newest novel will keep you turning pages and not wanting to put the book down.. . .Wake The Dawn is a guaranteed good read for any fiction lover."—Cristel Phelps, CBA Retailers and Resources on Wake the Dawn

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455586202
Publisher:
FaithWords
Publication date:
07/07/2015
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
118,353
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 5.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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LAURAINE SNELLING is the award-winning author of more than 65 novels. Her books consistently appear on ECPA bestseller lists and have been translated into Norwegian, Danish, and German. A hallmark of her style is the empathy with which she explores difficult issues in her compelling stories. Lauraine and her husband, Wayne, live in the Tehachapi Mountains with a bassett named Sir Winston.
Learn more: LauraineSnelling.com

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Someday Home: A Novel 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
PierresFamily 7 months ago
This is a delightful book, with three well-developed and realistic characters who are building new lives after each of theirs was upended for varying reasons. The experiences are very true-to-life, and would resonate with many people. It's very refreshing to read a book about people over fifty years. Kudos to her publisher. That seems like a savvy business move, considering that almost one-third of Americans are over 50. Highly recommended. I look forward to reading more books by Ms. Snelling.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Loved the book, about Foregiveness and Love
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This novel brings together three lost and lonely women and turns them into a family. Lynn is a widow with a home that’s too big for her, but she doesn’t want to give it up. Angela is a real estate agent whose husband found greener pastures. She wants to leave bad memories behind. Judith gave up her hopes and dreams as a young woman to care for her parents. Her father put her through the wringer and didn’t even have the decency to leave her a home or money. The only way she can stay in her home is if she becomes a live in caretaker for the living history museum her father created. Three very different women who have to start life over. This new living arrangement they have will have them struggling with their new coalition. Will it work? The title says it will. Thank you, Ms Snelling, for giving us this book of endings and beginnings. ***A special thank you to Katie Conners for providing a review copy.*** Submitted by sunny island breezes
JCgirl More than 1 year ago
Lynn's Lundberg's beautiful two-story farmhouse on Lake Barrett always brought her lovely memories through the years. Since the lost of her husband Paul though those memories have faded to thoughts of grief and deep pain for the man she loved so dearly. She knows the best thing to do is to seller the house, like her son has suggested, but she just cant seem to give up the house Paul built for them so many years ago. She soon gets the suggestion from a close friend that she might look into house sharing the house with other women. To Lynn this sounds like the answer to her prayers, she could keep the house she cherished with Paul and at the same time help her financially, but deep down Lynn knew this would also finally make her not feel so lonely all the time. Little did Angela Bishop know that the woman she knew from the past through their sons would be just what she needed right now too. After being so proud of herself for losing weight and finding the perfect job, her husband drops a boom shell on her, he wants a divorce. After years of marriage she has to start over and soon finds herself one of the future residents of the farmhouse. Though a chance meeting Lynn meets the soon to be other occupant of the house in Judith Rutherford. Judith has since learned the only house she ever knew and assumed she would live in her whole life, is now owned my the Heritage League. Thanks to her fathers will after his death, the Rutherford House will become a living historical museum that Judith can have the privilege of working at, but will never calling it home again. As the pages of Someday Home continues, these three woman find the happiness in their life after unforeseen circumstances. Finding the healing through the unforgettable friendship that has been created in the farmhouse on the lake.
KrisAnderson_TAR More than 1 year ago
Lauraine Snelling has done it again with Someday Home. Someday Home is a contemporary Christian novel about three women in the 40’s and early 50’s. Marlynn “Lynn” Lundberg lives in Lake Barnett, Minnesota. She lost her husband and her log home on the lake seems empty since her husband died and children have left the nest. Lately, Lynn has been experiencing some odd syptoms and at the prodding of her kids, she goes to the doctor. Lynn is going through menopause. Lynn and her two sons runs the family plumbing business. Her son, Phillip and his family live on the same land as Lynn’s home and the business. Lynn does not to build a smaller home for herself. Her doctor recommends house sharing. After some research and consulting with her family, Lynn decides that God is leading her to do house sharing. She also feels that the right people will come along to live in the house. Angela Bishop is celebrating her twenty-fifth wedding anniversary with her husband, Jack. Angela has worked hard to be the type of woman her husband wants on his arm (thin, well dressed, nails and hair done, and a successful job). After eating their anniversary dinner at a very expensive restaurant, her husband tells her that he filed for divorce that morning. Angela is stunned and does not know what she is going to do now. Judith Rutherford is forty-seven years old. She has been taking care of her parents for over twenty years and now they are both gone. Her parents always promised her that she would be taken care of when they passed away. She has found out that the family home and furnishing have been left in a trust to turn the property into a living history museum (of what life was like in the early 1900’s). Judith received nothing. She can, though, stay on as caretaker of the museum. Judith has a small inheritance that she received from a grandmother and any furnishing in the house that she purchased. Judith’s cousin, Melody tells Judith to make her dreams come true. What has Judith dreamed of doing? Lynn meets Judith at a quilting expo (where there are hundreds of people). Lynn feels that Judith and her met for a reason and suggests that Judith come check out the house. Lynn’s son, Tom and Angela’s son, Charlie are old friends. When Charlie hears about the shared housing, he mentions it to his mother. The two women move into the house and they start their new lives. Lynn is going to have some big adjustments. She is going to have to learn to not micromanage Judith and Angela (or mother them). Lynn tells them that this is all of their home and she is going to come to regret those words (for a little while) especially when Judith buys a big chicken house (and then sets out to find some chickens). Judith enrolls in the university. Angela has to decide what she wants to do. Real estate is not something she really enjoys. Her fondest memories of working the school library when her children where younger. Angela volunteers at the local library and enjoys it. Can three women who will all be going through menopause (at some point) live together happily? Someday Home is a beautifully crafted story. I give Someday Home 5 out of 5 stars. The story has relatable characters, a beautiful setting, dogs, a cat, chickens, family, and laughter. I received a complementary copy of Someday Home from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This review has been edited for space.
MaureenST More than 1 year ago
Three women, each having their own life-changing event, end up living with each other. This book is about how such a happening could have come about, and the roads that led to it. The story deals with each of these ladies journey to this very new way of life for all, beginning with the homeowner. When Lynn suddenly lost her husband, she floundered for a while, and finally two years later she has an awakening. Rather I felt that God began opening doors for her, and first she stumbles upon Judith. A woman with her childhood having been stolen, and now ready to begin living, but how? She has never even held a job. The next person is Angela Bishop, devastated from being jilted by her husband of twenty-five years. Can she become Angela again, and not her husband’s Stepford Wife? These injured souls are now entering the unknown and you have to wonder if three women can live together without one of them wanting to run the show? Come along for tears, and laughter, and some unforgettable events. Once you start you will not be able to put it down, I wanted to move in with them. I received this book through the publisher Hatchette and was not required to give a positive review.