Sunday, July 05, 2015

Someday Home by Lauraine Snelling

Although I read Lauraine Snelling's Someday Home for a review for a journal, and found the story itself enjoyable, I had one big problem with the book. Why would anyone refer to women of 47, 51, and 52 as old or aged?

Lynn Lundberg's husband dropped dead one year and nine months earlier. Now, her sons want her to sell the house and move next to the oldest one. But, Lynn prays over it, and, instead, comes up with an alternative. There's a new trend called "shared housing". Two or three people share a house, people who have careers, but find it financially convenient to share a house. Lynn doesn't want to give up her beloved house, so she waits for the right women to come into her life.

On the eve of their 25th wedding anniversary, Angela Bishop's husband, Jack, says he wants to find himself. Now, Angela, who remade herself to suit Jack, dieting and finding a job in real estate, now has to find out who she really is when she's not living for Jack.

Judith Rutherford was shocked to learn that her father had left their family home in Minnesota to a trust. She had left college and moved home to take care of both of her parents. For years, she did everything for them, only to lose it all when her father died. Now, at forty-seven, she had little college education, and little preparation for a career.

These three women agree to try living together. That experiment has its ups and downs, as any situation does when people are living together, especially people who have been living independently for years. But, Someday Home is a warm story of support and growing friendship.

Someday Home is also Christian fiction. I'm not a big fan of prayers throughout a novel, so the presence of prayers will help determine whether or not you read this book. What bothered me most, though, as I said earlier, were the comments that referred to these three women as aged. Bah, humbug. And, Lauraine Snelling should know better.

Lauraine Snelling's website is

Someday Home by Lauraine Snelling. Faith Words. 2015. ISBN 9781455586302 (paperback), 368p.

FTC Full Disclosure - I was sent the book to review for a journal.


Jeffrey Meyerson said...

The older I get the more I notice comments like that in the news media, such as "an elderly woman was run down by a car" where you find that the supposedly "elderly" woman was 63.

I'm sorry, but 63 IS NOT ELDERLY!

And keep off my lawn or I'll hit you with my cane.

Jeff M. (a geezer perhaps but NOT elderly in his 60's)

Lesa said...

I guess to those 20 yer olds ho dominate the media, 63 is elderly. They are so wrong! And, as I said, Snelling should no better.

Libby Dodd said...

I'm with you, Jeff. Let's run them over with our motorcycles!

Lesa said...

Oh, that's good, Libby!