Friday, February 18, 2011
HERE, HOME, HOPE
Thirty-nine year old Kelly Mills Johnson is restless and bored with her wealthy suburban existence. With her sons away at summer camp and her husband busy with his career, stay-at-home mom Kelly is experiencing a mid-life crisis. The stability of the lives of her friends and neighbors has begun to falter and Kelly finds herself in the middle of everyone's angst as their marriages and finances crumble.
Amidst all of this, Kelly decides she needs goals in her own life to find just what will make her happy. Suddenly, numbered post-it notes pop up on every surface of her home recording T2C (things to change). On the path to changing herself, Kelly is able to help the anorexic teenage daughter of her close friend.
While it was refreshing to read a woman's novel whose main protagonist didn't need to dump the hubby in order to blossom, the designer duds, upscale spas, expensive shopping trips and characters that just grazed the surface kept HERE, HOME, HOPE firmly in my chick-lit category instead of the more elevated women's fiction. A fun read that's quickly forgotten.