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With Love, Libby

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by Roxanne Henke
 
The concluding book in the popular Coming Home to Brewster series follows the faith journey of Libby Marsden, who faces the question, "What happens when a dream comes true?" After she accomplishes her goal of writing a book Libby must figure out if her desire to write has clouded her understanding of purpose. Vicki Johnson has big dreams for her daughter, Angie, who

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The concluding book in the popular Coming Home to Brewster series follows the faith journey of Libby Marsden, who faces the question, "What happens when a dream comes true?" After she accomplishes her goal of writing a book Libby must figure out if her desire to write has clouded her understanding of purpose. Vicki Johnson has big dreams for her daughter, Angie, who is about to graduate from high school. Only after Angie is in college will Vicki explore her personal passions and plans. But when Angie reveals ambitions of her own, Vicki must readjust her vision of the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736911979
Publisher:
Harvest House Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/2006
Series:
Coming Home to Brewster Series , #5
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.88(d)

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Meet the Author

Roxanne Sayler Henke lives in rural North Dakota with her husband, Lorren and their dog, Gunner. They have two, very cool, adult daughters, Rachael and Tegan, equally-cool sons-in-law, Cory and Dave, and one delightful granddaughter, Simone. As a family they enjoy spending time at their lake cabin in northern Minnesota. Roxanne has a degree in Behavioral and Social Science from the University of Mary and for many years was a newspaper humor columnist. She has also written and recorded radio commercials, written for, and performed in, a comedy duo; and co-written school lyceums. She is the author of eight novels.

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With Love, Libby 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Beautiful ¿ powerful ¿ painful ¿ With Love, Libby is all of these and more. It's a story of dreams, of friendship, of loss, and ultimately of restoration and fulfillment. In With Love, Libby, Henke explores the depth of friendship between women. She lays bare the power of dreams between mothers and daughters. A masterful word weaver, she threads the potent force of faith and God's grace throughout the story in a most natural way. In an unpredictable and unique plot approach, Libby is writing a book titled After Anne, which Henke authored as the first novel in this 5-book series. At first, I was slightly confused whether the letters from readers about After Anne and the other books were real or fictional. But that twist added realism to the story. Henke's memorable characters live in the small town of Brewster, North Dakota, where everyone knows everybody¿and their business. With Love, Libby is the last of the Coming Home to Brewster series. It's the first one I've read of the series but not the last. I just ordered the other 4 books, and if they are anything like this one, all five will remain on my bookshelf to be read again and again.
MichelleSutton More than 1 year ago
When I picked up With Love, Libby, I was thrilled to discover that Libby was the same character as the main character in Becoming Olivia, which I loved. While a bit too long, in my opinion, this story still provided a rich read and poignant moments. I did find myself skimming over parts on occasion where simply too much stuff packed the chapter that seemed unrelated to the goal of each character. I don't like excessive description. At any rate, I cried over Angie's struggles and the tragedy that occurred in her life. I also felt bad that she condemned herself so much for her mistake. I've worked with many teen parents and never met one so down on herself. I found that sad. Also, her mother was hard for me to like because it broke my heart that she literally shunned Angie when she was in her time of greatest need. Sobbed over that one. I rarely cry when I read, so that was great! I love it when a book makes me feel something. I found Libby less likeable in this story, too. Both Libby and Vicky seemed so self-centered to me. I couldn't believe how much they wanted to control their children and circumstances. I would hate to be a mother like that, and thank God my kids are free to fail and make their own choices without me heaping guilt on their heads. However, that's just my personality. I know many women like Libby and Vicky, and in fact, I plan to give this novel to a friend who is struggling with the same issues that Libby and Vicky had. Her children are doing things with their lives that she is unhappy with. I see this book as a resource to minister to women in these situations. Maybe they'll read this story and say to themselves, 'That's me. Oh, God, please forgive me and help me relinquish the need to control my child's future.' So, in summary, I highly recommend this book. It's worth the read even if it is a bit too long. :)
CarolJo 5 months ago
What a touching story of overcoming difficulties and realizing your dreams! All of the protagonists are strong characters even though they don't always feel like they are. Libby dreams of writing a book. Vicky gave up her dream of college to own a cafe in a small town but dreams of owning a specialty restaurant. Vicky's daughter, Angie, doesn't want to go to college and intentionally becomes pregnant so she will have to stay in Brewster, North Dakota. They learn that God's plans for us are often bigger than our dreams. This is the first book by Roxanne Henke that I have read but it won't be the last! I will definitely be looking for the earlier books in this Coming Home to Brewster series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this one...and really enjoy the author's style where the main characters share their own story. I cried along with them and cheered them on...love the ending! One of my new favorite authors! Review by CherishD (be nice if I could figure out how to lose the "anonymous" that B&N has me stuck with!)
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book inspired me in ways I couldn't imagine. I laughed and cried. I could relate the characters in this book. It was as if Roxy knew how to describe the feelings in such a way to make you feel part of the lives in Brewster. My life has had most of the experiences in the final edition to the series this past year. It was a affirmation to me that it is acceptable to have the emotions I'm having. I'm so appreciative for the last book. I was released just in time for me personally. I'm saddened knowing I can never visit Brewster again, but on the other hand ready for her to take us to a new place.