Item description for Finding Ruth (Coming Home to Brewster) by Roxanne Henke...
Overview Ruthie Hammond gets a second chance for happiness when ex-high school sweetheart Paul Bennett returns to Brewster, North Dakota after the death of his wife.
Ruthie Hammond had a dream.? After high school she was moving to a big city...anywhere but Brewster.? Surely God had a plan for her, and it wasn't in this small, nowhere town.
Twenty years later she's back in Brewster working at a failing radio station with her boyfriend Jack.? She's given up on God and if she wants to get out of town, she'll have to do it solo. But when her first love, Paul, moves back, Ruthie wonders if happiness really does lie beyond this podunk town.
In this second novel in the Coming Home to Brewster series, Roxanne Henke offers another wonderful story about relationships, choices, and spiritual growth.
Citations And Professional Reviews Finding Ruth (Coming Home to Brewster) by Roxanne Henke has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Booklist - 03/01/2003 page 1146
Publishers Weekly - 11/18/2002 page 43
CBA Retailers - 01/01/2003 page 102
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Studio: Harvest House Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.8" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2003
Publisher Harvest House Publishers
Series Coming Home To Brewster
Series Number 2
ISBN 0736909680 ISBN13 9780736909686
Availability 0 units.
More About Roxanne Henke
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.
Reviews - What do customers think about Finding Ruth (Coming Home to Brewster)?
Another by Henke................YIPEEEE! Feb 10, 2005
I am a very avid women's fiction reader and I had never read inspirational fiction before last week. When a friend actually introduced me to Roxanne Henke. I have already finished "After Anne" and am now finishing "Finding Ruth". It seems I can relate to everyone of the characters at some time or another. I adore Henke's first person writing style so much. I think In the last week I have introduced this fabulous series to AT LEAST 15 of my friends. I lost my Dad 5 years ago (when I was 29) to colon cancer and Henke's vivid description of Anne and her struggles are so true. Her feelings were my Dad's feelings. Now I see myself in Ruthie (in "Finding Ruth") as a very successful yet scared woman in a small town. Is it fear or comfort, I am not sure? What I am sure of is that this author has given me some peace at the end of my busy days and for that I thank her. Bravo to Roxanne Henke and the little town of Brewster, North Dakkota!!!!
Finding a Great Book Oct 1, 2004
Henke's first book, After Anne, was an all time great. I couldn't wait to read her next book, Finding Ruth. I love Henke's writing style. She pulls you into the story and makes it easy to identify with the characters. Sometimes it's hard to find a really good book, but when you do, it's so much fun. You'll never be disappointed with Henke. Her books are the best I've read.
A Great Book! May 24, 2004
This book is about a woman, Ruth, who is dying to pursue her dream of leaving her small town. But she is bound by a radio station that is about to go under. She is also confronted by her past in the form of her ex-boyfriend, Paul.
The book was a very well-written and enjoyable book. I really liked the "be content wherever you are" theme. I think that we can all learn something from that verse in the Bible. The book also did a great job with the development of the characters, and explaining the past history with Ruth and Paul. And the stress that Ruthie felt in keeping her radio station afloat came out so good.
This is the first book by Henke that I have read. I look forward to reading more of her books.
Great books with a message. Mar 12, 2003
Roxanne Henkes' books are very good and very hard to put down. She has the gift of telling her story from different view points, and I like this style a lot. Living in a small town in North Dakota made the book Finding Ruth even more of a delight for me to read. Besides being entertained by Roxanne's books, she includes insights that make one think about their own life. Keep the books coming Roxanne! They are definitely winners!
Another winner! Jan 25, 2003
Henke's compelling first book, After Anne, was such a page-turner that I wondered if she could possibly repeat her success. In Finding Ruth, the reader has all the components for a delightful read: fast-paced story, believeable characters, interesting dialogue, heart-wrenching moments, touching romance, and plenty of take-away. I couldn't put it down.
Ruthie struggles with years of unfulfilled dreams that sour her view of small town Brewster. Tough circumstances early in life are part of the problem, years of bad decisions don't help. When Paul, her highschool sweetheart, returns to town, Ruthie's life takes a new twist.
Roxanne Henke has the wonderful ability to engage the reader as if one is sitting across the kitchen table listening to "girl-talk." When I open her books, I feel like she is saying, "Now let me tell you about Ruthie!" And I pull up my chair, pour myself a cup of tea, and listen.