- Retail Price: 17.99
- Release Date: February 2008
- Page Count: 368
- Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
- Binding: Trade
- ISBN: 978-0-7369-1702-5
Learning to Fly
In this delightful new novel, popular author Roxanne Henke (the Coming Home to Brewster series, The Secret of Us), offers readers a wonderful story of mothers and daughters.
Susan Shaffer is a new mom filled with doubt as she and her husband, Seth, welcome little Lily into their lives. Each time Susan thinks she just might have a handle on this “mothering thing,” Lily discovers a new stage of growth and testing and Susan tries her best to keep up.
A chance meeting of a high school acquaintance, JoJo, also a new mom, in the grocery store gives both Susan and her daughter friends to learn and grow with. Parenting their girls from toddler–through–teen years is a constant challenge for the two mothers...and their daughters. As high school graduation approaches, all four of these women face new territory. Are the young women ready for life on their own? Are the mothers ready to let their girls go?
Learning to Fly is a story of life, love, and letting go.
“Fiction that finds blessing in the broken”
“...a CBA novelist to watch.” —Publishers Weekly
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“In the guise of a novel, Henke describes many of the struggles parents face in a culture that measures success by possessions, and what can happen when parents lose sight of their true purpose raising children. Readers will be delightfully surprised with one of the most insightful parenting books a mom could hope for.”
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“Henke not only brings her readers a story, but she also revives in them a reminiscence of their own childhood memories. With something for women of all ages, Henke’s storytelling ability and valuable lessons shine through in this novel.”
“If you’re a new mom, about to be a mom, or a grandmother, you’ll love Learning to Fly. Roxanne Henke depicts the new–mother–angst with perceptive clarity and insight...
“Learning to Fly is truly a parenting manual within the covers of a novel. And I laughed and I cried between those covers. The story will touch you and not leave you unchanged. Novel Reviews and I give it our highest recommendation.”
“With a unique voice and uncanny insight in today’s Christian woman, Roxanne Henke has written a novel that peels back the multiple layers of the mother/daughter relationship and gets right to the heart.”
“This is a love story you’ll want to read and share with your friends about parenting and learning to let go.”
—Five Star Book Reviews
“Recently, I laid down Roxanne Henke’s latest book, Learning to Fly, with a satisfied sigh. Though I hated to say ‘good–bye’ to the very real characters, it was time for them to move on. They’d been through so much. And thanks to Henke’s great story–telling ability, so had I. Experiencing Lily’s journey, from her first day of life until she was ready to leave the nest, was a delight indeed.
“It is my hope that my daughter, a new mother, and her friends will read Learning to Fly and discuss it in a book club format. Just in case my own mothering is not enough to provide a foundation for my sweet, little granddaughter, Roxanne’s book will finish the job! It is that insightful!”