In the Mirror

Real You Publishing Group
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What choices would you make if you knew you may
die soon?




From the multi award-winning, best-selling author of four books, including Here,
Home, Hope
, a gripping and heart wrenching novel about a young mother who
has it all. The only problem is she may be dying.



In her previous works including All the Difference, Rouda's characters
"sparkle with humor and heart," and the stories are "told with
honest insight and humor" (Booklist). "Inspirational and
engaging" (ForeWord), these are the novels you'll turn to for
strong female characters and an "engaging read" (Kirkus).



In the Mirror is the story of Jennifer Benson, a woman who seems to have
it all. Diagnosed with cancer, she enters an experimental treatment facility to
tackle her disease the same way she tackled her life - head on. But while she's
busy fighting for a cure, running her business, planning a party, staying
connected with her kids, and trying to keep her sanity, she ignores her own
intuition and warnings from others and reignites an old relationship best left
behind.



If you knew you might die, what choices would you make? How would it affect
your marriage? How would you live each day? And how would you say no to the one
who got away?



"Kaira Rouda has created relatable characters you'll care deeply about.
Emotionally gripping and heart-achingly beautiful, In the Mirror will
make you think about what's truly important." 
~ Tracey Garvis Graves, New
York Times
bestselling author



“Balancing sadness and humor, the retrospective tone of this novel is both
therapeutic and affecting. In the Mirror is an emotion-packed novel
about a mother facing terminal cancer. It is a nostalgic tribute to the things
that really matter: family and friends.” 
~ Foreword



"Rouda writes with a fluent, psychologically subtle realism that cuts
Jennifer’s pathos (and occasional self-pity) with humor and irony, and she
surrounds her with characters—doting dad; vain, shallow mom; mensch of a gay
business partner; sarcastic gal pals—who are sharply etched and entertaining.
Jennifer is a winning heroine, and readers will undoubtedly root for her as she
reaches for a more mature, if achingly uncertain, future. An absorbing story of
a woman grasping at life in the midst of death. 
~ Kirkus Reviews

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About the author

Kaira Rouda is a multiple award-winning author of three novels including HERE, HOME, HOPE, ALL THE DIFFERENCE and IN THE MIRROR. Her nonfiction title, REAL YOU INCORPORATED: 8 Essentials for Women Entrepreneurs, continues to inspire women internationally.

She lives in Southern California with her husband and four children and is at work on her next novel. Connect with her on Twitter, @KairaRouda, and on Facebook at Kaira Rouda Books.

For more about Kaira and her books, please visit wwww.KairaRouda.com.

 

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Publisher
Real You Publishing Group
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Published on
May 1, 2014
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Pages
214
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ISBN
9780984915156
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Language
English
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Genres
Family & Relationships / Death, Grief, Bereavement
Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Health & Fitness / Diseases / Cancer
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From USA Today bestselling author Kaira Rouda, a collection of four of her bestselling, award-winning women's fiction stories all sharing the upscale suburban setting of Grandville, Ohio. 

Winner! Indie Excellence Book Award Mainstream/Literary Fiction 
Winner! USA Book Awards Women's Fiction 
Honorable Mention! Mainstream/Literary Fiction, Writer's Digest Book Awards 

HERE, HOME, HOPE: 
Kelly Johnson becomes restless in her thirty-ninth year. An appetite for more forces her to take stock of her middling middle-American existence and her neighbors' seemingly perfect lives. Her marriage to a successful attorney has settled into a comfortable routine, and being the mother of two adorable sons has been rewarding. But Kelly's own passions lie wasted. She eyes with envy the lives of her two best friends, Kathryn and Charlotte, both beautiful, successful businesswomen who seem to have it all. Kelly takes charge of her life, devising a midlife makeover plan. 
"Reading Kaira Rouda is like getting together with one of your best friends - fun, fast, and full of great advice! Here, Home, Hope sparkles with humor and heart." --Claire Cook, bestselling author of Must Love Dogs 

ALL THE DIFFERENCE: 
Once again, everything isn't what it seems in the wonderful suburb of Grandville. This is the story of three women whose lives become entangled by the choices they make and how, ultimately, one of them turns to murder to achieve her goals. 
"There are few things more entertaining than stories revealing the seamy underside of suburban life." -- The US Review of Books RECOMMENDED 
"An intriguing cast of characters and an untimely death set the stage for a chick-lit, murder mystery in Rouda's (Here, Home, Hope, 2011) latest novel. A light, engaging read that keeps readers guessing until the end." -- KIRKUS Reviews 

IN THE MIRROR: 
Jennifer Benson is a woman who seems to have it all. Diagnosed with cancer, she enters an experimental treatment facility to tackle her disease the same way she tackled her life - head on. But while she's busy fighting for a cure, running her business, planning a party, staying connected with her kids, and trying to keep her sanity, she ignores her own intuition and warnings from others and reignites an old relationship best left behind. If you knew you might die, what choices would you make? How would it affect your marriage? How would you live each day? And how would you say no to the one who got away? 
"Rouda writes with a fluent, psychologically subtle realism that cuts Jennifer’s pathos (and occasional self-pity) with humor and irony, and she surrounds her with characters—doting dad; vain, shallow mom; mensch of a gay business partner; sarcastic gal pals—who are sharply etched and entertaining. Jennifer is a winning heroine, and readers will undoubtedly root for her as she reaches for a more mature, if achingly uncertain, future. An absorbing story of a woman grasping at life in the midst of death. ~ Kirkus Reviews 

A MOTHER'S DAY: A SHORT STORY 

Three mothers. Three sons. One day that connects them. Kaira Rouda tackles the big issues of life and death with candor and hope in this tribute to motherhood. A tragic event reawakens each woman to her own special gifts, and her love for family and friends is reborn. Three mothers. Three sons. Six lives that will be changed forever.  

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