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Surprise Packages a Great Series Wrap-Up

Trilogy About Three Women is Co-Authored by Three Women

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

Additional lnformation/Anderson, Littke, Morris

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)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1590389085
ISBN-13: 978-1590389089 Sales Rank: #263,403 in Books

Purchase Surprise Packages here.
Surprise Packages a Great Series Wrap-Up Surprise Packages a Great Series Wrap-Up Reviewed by Candace Salima on Friday, August 01, 2008 Rating: 5


  1. I'm reading this book right now, Candace, and wishing I'd read the other two first. Fascinating the way these characters draw the reader into their lives.

    By the way, it's free-and-easy contest time again on my blog. Come on over and take a peek. Another great book prize.

  2. Thanks for your comments on the book. We appreciate all the input! This vitual tour thing is a whole new adventure for me. I'm learning--with lots of help from my daughter, Meridith--how to navigate these sites and leave comments. It's a blast. (If only it had a spell check I'd be so much happier.)

  3. Hi Nancy. No problem. I know your readers have been anxiously awaiting the release of this book. You have made thousands upon thousands of women very happy.


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