Thursday, March 28, 2019

Half Finished By Lauraine Snelling

In bestselling author Lauraine Snelling's new novel, a group of women realize that life is full of half-finished relationships and projects. However, they discover that the outcome is not as important as the journey.

Recognizing how common it is for crafters to start many projects and finish few, a group of women join together to form a guild-Unfinished Projects Anonymous-to keep each other on track and accountable. Three of the friends are tasked with the job of home visits for their guild. Laughingly called "the Cartel," they snoop around craft rooms and knitting baskets to report on progress for the members. They even expand their mission to include checking on half-trained dogs and half-weeded gardens.

As life unexpectedly changes for one of the members, this ensemble of women in bestselling author Lauraine Snelling's new novel discovers that much of life is half-finished-projects, friendships, the raising of children, even our very relationship with the Lord. And that may be perfectly fine.
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Award-winning and best selling author Lauraine Snelling began living her dream to be a writer with her first published book for young adult readers, Tragedy on the Toutle, in 1982. She has since continued writing more horse books for young girls, adding historical and contemporary fiction and nonfiction for adults and young readers to her repertoire. All told, she has over eighty books published with more than 4 million copies in print.

Shown in her contemporary romances and women’s fiction, a hallmark of Lauraine’s style is writing about real issues of forgiveness, loss, domestic violence, and cancer within a compelling story. Her work has been translated into Norwegian, Danish, and German, and she has won the Romantic Times Career Achievement award for Inspirational Fiction, the Silver Angel Award for An Untamed Land and a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart for Song of Laughter.

As a sought after speaker, Lauraine encourages others to find their gifts and live their lives with humor and joy. Her readers clamor for more books more often, and Lauraine would like to comply ... if only her paintbrushes and easel didn’t call quite so loudly.

Lauraine and her husband, Wayne, have two grown sons, and live in the Tehachapi Mountains with a watchdog Basset named Winston. They love to travel, most especially in their forty-foot motor coach, which they affectionately deem “a work in progress”. 
My Thoughts...
 This felt a little bit different from Snelling's other books that I have read in the past. Slow, and an over load of characters to keep up with. The friendships and the settings were real good but I had a hard time with this book for some reason. I like a bit of a faster paced read I guess. You read and see if you feel the same way.
I gave this book 3.5 stars. Let me know what you think of it after you read it.
The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own.


  1. The cover lots so inviting and fun. Sounds good to me.

  2. Good review. I think I'll pass on this one, though.

  3. I might not like this one if it's to slow for me.

  4. I like 4 or 5 star books. I am not going to want to read this one.

  5. Most of he time I like her books, now I am unsure if I want to spend my money on this one. I will wait for some really good ones.

  6. I like that each reader is different in what they like or don't like, we're all unique and individual. :-)

    Lauraine is an author I enjoy so I'd definitely give this one a go! Thanks for your thoughts on it Mary.

  7. I'd read it ~ Love And Blessings, DanaGirl