Someday List, The: A Novel

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What do you do when you realize you're not who you want to be?

Rachelle Covington has it all. A fabulous home, a handsome and successful husband, two beautiful children, and a place in the upper crust that's quite comfortable. But life is not all it's cracked up to be, and Rachelle finds herself yearning for more.

When her husband goes away on a business trip and the kids are sent off to the grandparents for a month, Rachelle heads back to ...

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Someday List, The (Jubilant Soul Book #1): A Novel

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Overview

What do you do when you realize you're not who you want to be?

Rachelle Covington has it all. A fabulous home, a handsome and successful husband, two beautiful children, and a place in the upper crust that's quite comfortable. But life is not all it's cracked up to be, and Rachelle finds herself yearning for more.

When her husband goes away on a business trip and the kids are sent off to the grandparents for a month, Rachelle heads back to Jubilant, Texas, to visit family and reconnect with her past, her purpose, and herself. But when a blast from the past shows up, Rachelle must confront feelings she thought she'd long buried. Will she give up everything to recover what could have been? Or will she find a reason to plan for the future?

Fresh, sincere, and full of hope, The Someday List is an honest look at what makes us who we are.

Stacy Hawkins Adams is an Essence bestselling author whose books illuminate the themes of faith, forgiveness, and women's friendships. She is the author of Speak to My Heart, Nothing but the Right Thing, and Watercolored Pearls. Adams is also a freelance journalist and inspirational speaker, and devotes considerable time to child advocacy issues. She and her family live in Virginia. Stacy welcomes readers to visit her at www.stacyhawkinsadams.com.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780800732660
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Series: Jubilant Soul , #1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 523,635
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

Stacy Hawkins Adams is a freelance reporter and inspirational columnist. She is the author of Speak to My Heart, Nothing but the Right Thing, and Watercolored Pearls. She and her husband, Donald, have two young children and live near Richmond, Virginia.
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  • Posted February 13, 2011

    Excelllent Christian Fiction Read!

    First book read by this author and I read the entire series. The author kept my attention from start to finish. I really enjoy her style of Christian fiction.

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2012

    A word from God for me

    So weird my marriage is in the same place as Rae going through similar struggles. Although I didn't get answers I began thinking why do I feel the way I do from a clear headed perspective
    I believe the message was from God to me. Love it.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 8, 2009

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    Heavy Subjects Blend Well

    This is a book that has a lot of edgy topics throughout. It's not very often that so many heavy subjects throw together in one story and work out as well as it did here. There's adultery, alcoholism, and cancer, just to name a few topics. The book blends all these subjects together yet it doesn't feel like it's too heavy to read. The characters are, while not all likable, very realistic and could be someone you knew. This book was very unique that it's a Christian fiction book and involves a woman who has divorced and remarried. Her current husband is distant from her and has been having an affair. Meanwhile Rachelle has reconnected with her first husband who she left for her own selfish reasons even though he did absolutely nothing wrong. It was interesting to see the interactions Rachelle had with the two men. The reader really feels for Rachelle's first husband Troy as opposed to Rachelle's current husband Gabe. Even though he starts trying to redeem himself, it's hard to like him when you learn about the reasons of why Rachelle's first marriage broke up. While it's a Christian fiction book, it is not preachy. You never feel as if a message is being pushed into your face while you're reading.

    This was the first book that I've read by Stacy Adams and I enjoyed it very much. One thing I found that I liked about this book was that even though this book was by an African American author, I found that I could relate to the story. I do enjoy multi-cultural fiction because I get to learn about other cultures and customs that are not familiar to me. However sometimes it's also nice to just read about characters and just read about them for who they are and focus more on the story. Either way, I definitely will be reading more books by this author as well as the remaining books in this series.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 24, 2009

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    A novel with incredible insight and depth

    The Someday List moved me to tears on more than one occasion, but they were not sorrowful tears. They were the kind of tears that make you want to hug your family and show more love. The kind that make you want to ask for forgiveness and offer it to others. Everything about this story was done right. It was hard to put down and I kept wanting to pick it up at every opportunity to read it. I loved the themes, the spiritual lessons and the insight. This story went beyond the warm fuzzies and dug deep into the heart, but yet it made my heart sing, too. <BR/><BR/>Without giving away any spoilers I just have to say that I really appreciated the author's unique approach to forgiveness in a novel. Like having the characters look each other in the eyes and say what they really think so they can put the past behind them and truly love who they are with. I loved that. This story is honest, heartfelt, and contains flawed characters that make them seem all the more real. I was pulled into the story from the very beginning and could totally relate to the heroine's journey every step of the way. <BR/><BR/>I highly recommend this book and can't say enough good things about it! I just don't want to give away any pivotal points in my review so you have to check it out for yourself to see what I mean.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2012

    Great, Great, Great....A must read.....

    I give this book 2 thumbs up. This is the first book I've read from this author and I will definitely read more.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2012

    Great writing

    A very good and interesting read because the characters go through so much that you have to keep reading to find out what happens. This is a Christian fiction book and I enjoyed the characters paths to God. I would like to read book #2 in this series one day.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2012

    Spiritually Enlightning

    Couldn't put it down!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2012

    Because the ending was so abrupt and left so many questions unan

    Because the ending was so abrupt and left so many questions unanswered I can't give the book a higher rating. The next book is a different family member 6 years in the future so the focus is else where leaving the problems unresolved. I won't be reading the other books in the series because of the authors lack of follow through.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2012

    Beautifully written book

    This book makes you sit back and think about your life..is my life really that bad. Are there things I can change for myself that will make my life better. Overall, a very thought provoking book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2012

    Thought provoking!

    Story captured my attention and kept it all the way through. Very thought provoking on how we start sliding through our life until God gets our attention!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2012

    Wonderful book

    I was very impressed with the story and the characters. Recomend this book absolutely.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2012

    Good read

    I really enjoyed this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 4, 2012

    Excellent read

    Great book, it is a must read

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 29, 2009

    An inspiring story that will benefit all

    Rachelle Covington is living a life most of us can only dream about. But not even the dream home, fancy car and wealthy husband can stave off the feelings of emptiness. These feelings really begin to overwhelm her after she receives a call from a childhood friend with news that makes her push pause on her own life and do some deep self-examination.<BR/><BR/>Determined not to let her life be more than a shallow, superficial existence that is based mainly on appearance and material possessions, Rachelle returns to her hometown with hopes to gain a clear perspective on every aspect of her life. What she doesn¿t expect is to come face to face with an unresolved issue from her past that, if allowed, could jeopardize everything.<BR/><BR/>The Someday List is a magnificent literary offering that even the staunchest critic of Christian fiction would enjoy. It is well written, with characters one can easily identify with, a plot that is real and has affected people of every race, creed, color and nationality. And while this novel is Christian fiction, it is in no way ¿preachy.¿ Instead, it speaks to you softly and subtly, just like the voice of the Holy Spirit.<BR/><BR/>Simply put, The Someday List is a book that greatly benefits everyone who reads it.<BR/><BR/>Renee Williams<BR/>All the Buzz

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 25, 2009

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    Inspiring

    ¿Someday¿ I want to give Stacy Hawkins Adams a big hug for writing this awesome story. While I acknowledge that the Lord inspires Christian Fiction authors, the artist is one who actually toils to bring the work to the pages of a book. Stacy Hawkins Adams efforts were not in vain. <BR/><BR/>The characters of Rachelle and Gabe Covington, Aunt Irene and Melba, Uncle Charles and Troy all reminded me of people in my own life. They were real family and friends that I loved and rooted for as I turned each and every page. The small, quaint, city of Jubilant was a refreshing change, as so many African-American novels are set in urban cities. I can see why Rachelle made the journey there. It made me want to sell my house and move to place where life felt simpler. Now that¿s good writing. <BR/><BR/>As a symbol of purpose and destiny, the ¿someday list¿ itself, served the story well. I have a list of goals and I have timelines to complete them. I check my schedule a few times a year to see if I¿m on task. Sometimes I am, sometimes I¿m not, but I am the quintessential list person. However, there was something different about the ¿someday list¿ in this novel, even for a planner like myself. Something I describe as the spiritual fiber that may always exist in our list of to do¿s and to accomplish. <BR/><BR/>The Someday List made me think about myself and my life. The life lessons were hard to miss. I¿m hard pressed to believe anyone would close its pages and not feel the same way. So I give this book the highest review I can assign, because not only did I enjoy it, I was challenged. In my opinion that¿s the role of literature, to shape our conscious thinking and inspire our actions in a way that also entertains us. I highly recommend this novel to anyone who feels the same.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2014

    Highly Recommended - you must check it out!

    Well written, very encouraging with a message of hope if willing to accept and change.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2014

    Great

    This was a fantastic book. I loved that God's message was do true. A great read. J.... :-@

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2014

    Loved this book.

    Realoy shows things can happen in marriages but with God's help you can pull through.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2013

    3 stars

    Good book not what i expected

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2013

    You decide.

    Stacy Hawkins Adams this is the first time I am reading something of hers. As fas as Christian genre she was not as good as I expected, however she did bring to light the fact that as christians we are not perfect. I wanted to settle on theme but there was way more focus on eveything else than Rae. I give it 3 stars.

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