HERE, HOME, HOPE - Kaira Rouda’s Debut Fiction Novel
Kaira Rouda's debut novel, HERE, HOME, HOPE won a 2011 Indie Excellence Award for fiction
Desperate Housewives meets Kelly Corrigan's The Middle Place in HERE, HOME, HOPE.
Kelly Mills Johnson is a 39-year-old mother and wife stuck in the rut of her middle - American suburban life. A routine relationship with her lawyer husband, two uber-successful businesswomen for best friends to envy and an all-around predictable existence motivate Kelly to reinvent herself.
In an often-times humorous manner, Kelly begins diving into new projects (armed with Post-it notes and a Things to Change list), revisiting old memories and rediscovering passions. Whether she is taking care of the anorexic teenager dumped on her doorstep, making up with an old high school friend or avoiding the boozy advances of her divorced neighbor, Kelly’s insistence on moving her life in a new direction and finding the perfect blend of home and career is inspiring and entertaining.
Rouda’s ability to capture the realities of a mid-life crisis will have readers laughing, crying and planning their own reinvention. The book comes complete with a Things to Change (TTC) list in the back so readers can get started on their own life makeover or new career endeavor.
Praise for Kaira Rouda’s novel, HERE, HOME, HOPE:
“I found Kaira Rouda’s debut novel, Here, Home, Hope, inspiring, empowering and fun to read. You’ll want to share it with the women you care about in your life.” -- Roma Downey, actress/producer
“An engaging read with something to offer every woman... married, single, widowed, or divorced. I couldn't put it down.” – Jacklyn Zeman, actress, nurse Bobby on General Hospital
“Delightful, insightful and spot on inspiring! Immensely enjoyable read!”-- actress Marla Pennington
“Kaira Rouda's voice is spot on - full of humor, angst and vitality. She does a wonderful job capturing the emotional journey that marriage and motherhood thrust upon us and encourages us all to find ways to enjoy the ride with grace and humility. Here, Home, Hope is full of hilarity and crackling insights into our modern culture. A must read for all women!”--Laura Zahn Rosenthal, Ph.D., Malibu City Council member and Mayor Pro Tem
“Things to Change (T2C): Make more time to read – starting with Kaira Rouda’s Here, Home, Hope, a story about how women can have it all if we own it all.”--Kelly Meyer, mom, philanthropist and one of O Magazine’s Power List
"Reading Kaira Rouda is like getting together with one of your best friends - fun, fast, and full of great advice! Here, Home, Hope sparkles with humor and heart." -- Claire Cook, bestselling author of Must Love Dogs and the upcoming Best Staged Plans
“I loved KairaRouda's book. I love its irony and its courage and humor... It’s the real thing.” -- Jacquelyn Mitchard, bestselling author of Still Summer and Deep End of the Ocean
“Endearingly honest, consistently upbeat, Here, Home, Hope is an inspiring read that left me feeling genuinely hopeful.” -- Jenna Blum, New York Times bestselling author of Those Who Save Us and The Stormchasers, and one of Oprah's Thirty Favorite Women Writers
“Witty and uplifting, Here, Home, Hope is a charming debut that explores the courage it takes to reshape life and how to do it with a dash of panache.” -- Beth Hoffman, bestselling author of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt
"If you've ever felt your own life contained a list of Things to Change (and whose hasn't?), then you will fall in love with Kelly Johnson, the restless protagonist of Here, Home, Hope. Kaira Rouda's funny, moving novel is a model of inspiration and reinvention for anyone seeking to find what's next in life." – Katrina Kittle, author of The Blessings of the Animals and The Kindness of Strangers
Here, Home, Hope won a National Indie Excellence Award! And Kaira’s Book Tour is underway! Tour stops so far include Malibu, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Capitola, San Francisco, Dayton, Columbus, Dallas, Nashville and more! But don’t wait for a tour stop, you can purchase the book today at your favorite bookstore or online!
About Kaira Rouda
Kaira is an award-winning entrepreneur, marketer, speaker and author. She is the bestselling author of REAL YOU INCORPORATED: 8 Essentials for Women Entrepreneurs (Wiley), which was published in 2008, the same year she won Best Entrepreneur from The Stevie Awards for Women in Business.
Kaira lives with her husband and four children in Malibu.
Take a look at Kira's profile Kaira Rouda - Award-winning Entrepreneur, Marketer, Speaker and Author on Par Excellence Magazine's Profiles--Women Making a Difference section.