Reviewed by Jodi Horsley

Kelly Mills Johnson, who just had a cancer scare, is 39, married to a very successful attorney and has 2 sons. She lives in an upper class community and, by all standards, has the perfect life. But Kelly feels restless; like something is missing…she is going through her own mid-life crisis.

Kelly’s sons are gone at their yearly summer camp, and as usual, she is having a difficult time without them. She lives to the next time she can talk to them for their weekly call, and is gaining weight – something she does every summer when they are gone. And since they will both be starting middle school this year, she is wondering what she will be doing to fill her days.

Kelly’s two best friends are both beautiful and successful, and she is somewhat envious of them “having it all”. Although, it is also the kick start Kelly needs to start making changes in her own life. She starts by making little post-it notes called “things to change” all over her house and car. Then things get interesting in Kelly’s life when a combination of things happen, including being asked to help a friend’s anorexic daughter. During all these events in her life, Kelly is growing and becoming empowered by her own blend of home and career.

Here, Home, Hope was a real pleasure to read. I honestly didn’t know what to expect from this book – but as it turns out it provided both inspiration and empowerment. The story itself is really good and kept me very interested in where Kelly was heading and how she was going to handle the situations that came up in her life. She has a wonderful relationship with her husband, who is so supportive of her and just “gets” her. I loved how she related not only to her husband, but all the significant people in her life.

I found the main characters in Here, Home, Hope very easy to relate to and very inspirational in their own right. I would definitely recommend this book, especially if you enjoy books of inspiration and motivation.

Rating: 4/5

Jodi lives in the western suburbs of Illinois with her husband, her elementary school daughter, and preschool boy/girl twins. She is an avid reader and loves losing herself in a good book. She has a Master’s in Information Technology and has been a WAHM mom for 4 years now.

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by BookSparks PR. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.