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Becoming Olivia (Coming Home to Brewster) [Paperback]

By Roxanne Henke (Author)
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In this third novel of Henke's Coming Home to Brewster series, Roxanne returns to the life of Olivia "Libby" Marsden, the main character in "After Anne."

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Roxanne Henke's first book in the Coming Home to Brewster series, "After Anne, "received great reviews and enthusiastic sales, appearing on the Crossings Book Club bestseller list.? The second book in the series, "Finding Ruth, "was also a huge success, as more readers fell in love with small-town Brewster and its people.

In this third novel, Roxanne returns to the life of Olivia "Libby" Marsden, the main character in "After Anne."

Libby has the perfect life...good kids, a wonderful husband, and a strong Christian faith.? Why then is she increasingly depressed

Libby discovers that sometimes God works through the most unexpected circumstances to help us become who we're meant to be, as readers will discover in this touching novel.

Awards and Recognitions
Becoming Olivia (Coming Home to Brewster) by Roxanne Henke has received the following awards and recognitions -

  • Christian Retailing's Best - 2005 Finalist - Women's Fiction category

Citations And Professional Reviews
Becoming Olivia (Coming Home to Brewster) by Roxanne Henke has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Romantic Times - 02/01/2004 page 125

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Harvest House Publishers
Pages   396
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.56" Width: 5.53" Height: 0.83"
Weight:   1.04 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 2004
Publisher   Harvest House Publishers
Series  Coming Home To Brewster  
Series Number  3  
ISBN  0736911499  
ISBN13  9780736911498  

Availability  0 units.

More About Roxanne Henke

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Roxanne Sayler Henke lives in rural North Dakota with her husband, Lorren and their dog, Gunner. They have two, very cool, adult daughters, Rachael and Tegan, equally-cool sons-in-law, Cory and Dave, and one delightful granddaughter, Simone. As a family they enjoy spending time at their lake cabin in northern Minnesota. Roxanne has a degree in Behavioral and Social Science from the University of Mary and for many years was a newspaper humor columnist. She has also written and recorded radio commercials, written for, and performed in, a comedy duo; and co-written school lyceums. She is the author of eight novels.

Roxanne Henke currently resides in the state of North Dakota. Roxanne Henke was born in 1953.

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Religions > Fiction > Fiction
2Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > General > Contemporary
3Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Fiction > General
4Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Fiction & Poetry > Fiction > General

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Reviews - What do customers think about Becoming Olivia (Coming Home to Brewster)?

Bringing a dark subject into the light  Jan 3, 2006
This book is one of very few contemporary Christian books I have read that deals up front with the issue of clinical depression and anxiety disorder with compassion, reality and humor. As a writer myself I am struck with the beautiful language and conflict Roxanne creates in Becoming Olivia. As a reader I am caught up in the character's struggles. And as a woman who struggles with depression and anxiety myself, I know first hand that Roxanne Henke has given this illness a realistic face and also offers real hope for overcoming the power of this illness.
We need more books like this one...  Dec 31, 2005
It's been almost a year since I read this book, but decided to write a review and my thoughts on it because it truly is an excellent portrayal of depression with anxiety. I personally know many women with the same issues and for people who need encouragement that treating the illness rather than ignoring it is the best route to take, I applaud the author. Too many people feel ashamed that have this problem and there is nothing wrong with getting help before your life falls apart. Depression affects the entire family. Also, I loved the entire subplot with the teenager sneaking out to see her boyfriend and having to deal with confronting modern culture in contrast to the values she'd been taught. I thought that was great and a very good portrayal of a teenage girl in an unhealthy relationship. I'm glad the daughter made the right choices in the end. :)
Excellent -many areas explored !  Mar 1, 2005
Third in a series- tho can read each independently- but read "After Anne" first if you can(excellent book) before this book. Many areas of the life of a married woman with 2 children: 1 teen/1 college age.Biggest topic is her trial with depressive illnes-- but done in a way that is not "despressing' to read about-- just informative(author speaks from experience) and even entertaining as the book character has a great sense of humor even at tough times--just as in "After Ann". Recommend this highly--very inspirational- keeps you reading plus unique style of writing; "from each character's point of view"--one of my favorite books. No bad language or "R rated scenes"- a book you can be proud to pass on or recommend!
Unbelievable accuracy on depression  Jan 6, 2005
This was the first book I have read by this author. I was drawn to it by a description I had read in a Christian literature advertisement some time ago. I have battled depression for several years now and had not felt "safe" enough to embark on such a hot topic. A few days ago I came upon this book by accident in a bookstore as I was searching for another title. Something compelled me to buy "Becoming Olivia", so I went with that feeling. Let me just say that God is Awesome!! I have never read a book that desribed my own life in such intricate detail. I could very well be Olivia. Roxanne's desciptions of the suffering, the humiliation, the negative self-talk, the independent nature and absolutely the hospital scenerio were as accurate as everything I have experienced in my own life. I appreciate an author that can tackle such a "taboo" topic and shed a positive light on it. There is hope in depression. Olivia held strong to her trust in God and like Olivia, I too, came out a better person for having gone through one of lifes' many struggles. Hooray for Roxanne Henke! I plan to read all the books in the Brewster series now.
Becoming Olivia  Nov 27, 2004
I grew up in a small town in ND so was very interested in a series of great books with that setting. I've so enjoyed Roxanne's books! There have been tears, laughter, and emotional connections as I have relived many of my memories through these books. They will give many readers who are going though life experiences hope and the power to rise above those circumstances. These are fiction books but have real messages that one can apply to real lives. I highly recommend this series of books!

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