In an unusual approach to novel-writing, Nancy Anderson, Lael Littke and Carroll Morris each wrote from a single character’s point of view. Seamlessly knit together, their characters’ compelling stories have made the first two novels in the series Deseret Book bestsellers.
Surprise Packages (Deseret Book, $17.95, Softcover) begins fifteen years after Deenie, Juneau and Erin meet at Education Week at BYU. Deenie, now living in Gainesville, Florida, wonders if "a new where calls for a new who.". Juneau's feelings of guilt come to a head when a secret from her childhood resurfaces. And Erin takes a risk when she has a second chance for love—with surprising results.
Surprise Packages is the best book of the series! —Erma Carrier
I’m inspired by the character's spiritual strength and real-ness. —Vicki Wright
The Company of Good Women series is an endearing tribute to women and every kind of love they experience—times three. —Ginger Franz
Release date: August 6, 2008
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Brief summary of the book: A fresh and realistic look at the lives of three fictional Mormon mothers and their quest to become Crusty Old Broads. Through e-mails, calls and occasional vacations together, they support each other through all that life sends their way. But as they anticipate meeting to see if they’ve reached their goal, events take a turn that puts the completion of The Pact in doubt.
What makes your book unique and different from others currently on the shelves?
Readers praised the first two books for depicting real women with real problems. Here are a couple of quotes.
"An inspiration to all of us who don't have perfect lives and perfect children."
"[The books] left me feeling hopeful and encouraged about the possibilities for growth within each of us."
What makes your book a MUST buy for a customer?
Readers of the first two books are eagerly awaiting the release of Surprise Packages—they want to know how the series ends. Having the series complete will be a draw for readers who typically purchase a series only when all the books are out.
Surprise Packages is eligible for a Whitney Award. Once you've read it, go and nominate the book at the Whitney Award website. It is a very simple process. Simply follow the step by step directions.
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Deseret Book (May 14, 2008)
Amazon.com Sales Rank: #263,403 in Books
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