Thursday, August 21, 2008
By Nancy Anderson, Lael Littke, Carroll Hofeling Morris
(Deseret Book, 2008)
Once in awhile an LDS novel comes along that is completely refreshing. Surprise Packages will, you guessed it, surprise you.
Surprise Packages is the third installment of The Company of Good Women series. It’s a story of three women who met at BYU Education week, then became lifelong friends through thick and thin. The authors themselves have self-proclaimed themselves to be Crusty Old Broads—just as the three female characters in their books.
Deenie, Juneau and Erin live in different parts of the country and lead different lives. But they write emails, make phone calls, and get together on mini-vacations, keeping their friendship alive. Their challenges and triumphs mirror real-life situations, yet I found that the solutions they came up with to handle what came their way was many times truly inspiring. I found myself reflecting on the why’s and what’s of my own life, and where I can be better and make more of a difference.
Surprise Packages was truly a delight, surprising me time and time again.
Surprise Packages is available at Deseret Book.