Thursday, June 10, 2010

On a Someday

Author: Roxanne Henke
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
January 2009
ISBN: 978-0-7369-1703-2
Genre: Inspirational/women’s fiction

Claire Westin is a wife, a mother, and a college professor. She dreams of the day when she will have time to write the book she always wanted to write. Not the “publish or perish” book, required by professors, but the book of her heart. The last thing she expects is for a new career to open before her.

Her husband, Jim, owns two grocery stores, and suddenly he is faced with the option of buying a third store and serving on a bank board. Jim had been thinking more along the lines of retirement, not adding more work to his already busy day. He wants to restore an old Dodge Charger—someday.

Drew, their son, works in New York City, as far away from North Dakota as he can get. But he’s beginning to think that maybe there might be something good about being closer to family. Though he isn’t quite sure the time is now.

An unexpected crisis force Claire, Jim, and Drew to choose their futures—now.

ON A SOMEDAY is the first book I’ve ever read by this talented author, though she has several rave reviews that I perused. I can see why some people look forward to reading Ms. Henke’s books. She is very talented, able to draw the reader completely into the character’s world and make them think about their own at the same time.

I enjoyed reading ON A SOMEDAY and getting to know Claire, Jim, Drew, and various other characters. Ms. Henke is an author that is able to create a compelling world that the reader can’t wait to escape to. Discussion questions are included. $13.99. 366 pages.

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