Thursday, September 26, 2013

Here Today Gone Tomorrow by Carlene Havel

I'm delighted to have Carlene Havel on my blog again today. This busy author adds to her list of books at Prism Book Group with Here Today Gone Tomorrow. Her other two books with Prism (also reviewed on this site) are A Hero's Homecoming and Daughter of the King.

Carlene Havel has lived in six US States and two foreign countries, and has traveled extensively throughout the world.  She is very active in her church and has a degree in English from the University of Texas at San Antonio.  Carlene and her husband Glenn are both proud to be native Texans.

My Review:

Her mother hadn't taken the news well when Casey Slaughter explained the hysterectomy and now Casey couldn't deliver any worse news than to announce she would be getting a divorce.
Everyone from her mother and sister who lived in her small home town to her friends at the Houston hospital tried to set Casey up with someone, but she felt she had nothing to offer. Once she attained her first goal of buying a house, some unfortunate events took place and she rescued her neighbor Carlos Tucker’s home from a fire and a thief. Carlos rushed Casey to the hospital when she cut her hand and she decides he’d make a wonderful friend.
Carlos became Casey’s escort for parties and church and she thoroughly enjoys his company, but her mind goes back to their first meeting – when he appeared on her porch with lipstick, eye shadow and a loud silk shirt to claim his dog. She doesn't think he has any interest in woman.
When a tornado crashed down on their neighborhood, Casey and Carlos escaped with their pets and a few possessions and find out God has had a plan for them all along and Casey finds herself in awe of His promises.

Ms. Havel writes a wonderful story. This light romance with truly likeable characters kept the book in my hand until it was finished. The story is heart warming and real and gives the reader a true perspective of God’s gifts. Well done, Ms. Havel. 

Here Today Gone Tomorrow is available on Amazon and from Prism Book Group.


Mary L. Ball said...

This is such a lovely story.

Jacqueline D. Hopper said...

Carlene Havel is a wonderful writer. The review is a curiosity-stimulant. Great job, Ms. Pitts-Caine.

CH said...

Thank you for the review, Vicki! You are always so helpful and encouraging to your fellow authors. Blessings on you! - Carlene

Barri Bryan said...

I loved this book! The plot had a great twist and the characters were so real.

Kim McMahill said...

Just started this book and I'm enjoying it so much that I'm not getting much else done.

Victoria Pitts-Caine said...

Thank you all for stopping by, Carlene writes a lovely story.