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Some Happy Day (Rescued...A Series of Hope Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Elaine Littau , Jonna Feavel
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Book Description

Nobel Reeves had his hands full when he found a little toddler wandering in the tall grass of the Great Plains. Who was this child? Where were her parents? How would he evade the law long enough to see that she was safe? Would he ever have a home of his own or was he to remain a fugitive?
Kidnapped on her way home from school, fifteen-year-old Myrtle Jennings finds herself in the clutches of unsavory men. Their intent is to give her over to their boss who gathers young girls for his traveling brothel. She must escape, but how? If she does get away, how will her family and friends accept her after they find out what has happened to her?

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About the Author

Elaine Littau is the best selling author of seven published books and many magazine and newspaper articles. She is a mentor/coach for other authors and enjoys teaching book marketing techniques as well as public speaking for groups. Many enjoy listening to her humorous take on life. Even the most simple activity takes on a life of it's own when Elaine is involved in the telling of it. Some of her favorite events have been speaking to young people about pursuing their dreams. She has been a church secretary, led women's groups, taught pre-school and Sunday school, and was a mentor for the M.O.P. S. (Mothers of Preschoolers) group in her community. Her writings have also received recognition: "Nan's Journey"- Named Best Christian Historical Fiction 2008 by Christian Story Tellers and "Luke's Legacy"- Honorable Mention Christian Historical Fiction 2010 by Christian Story Tellers. Elaine and Terry, her husband since March 1, 1975, reside on a small acreage near Perryton, Texas where they enjoy spending time with family and friends. They raised three sons and now enjoy three daughters-in-law and five grandchildren.

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  • File Size: 314 KB
  • Print Length: 258 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1465956468
  • ISBN-13: 978-1465956460
  • ASIN: B0077BEZSI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #446,428 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Drove me crazy! September 15, 2012
By Anne C.
Format:Kindle Edition
This is the first book that I have read by this author. I enjoyed the story itself, but it also drove me crazy to read it. It hopped from character to character which sometimes made it hard to follow. But what I really had a hard time with was the time hopping. Several times I had to turn back a page to see if I missed something.

The other issue I had was not enough character development. I realize that a lot of the characters were introduced in previous books, but as a reader that hasn't read any of them, I kept wondering who these people were. I love reading books in a series but am a firm believer that each book should stand on its own.

I notice from other reviewers that this seems to be this author's style of writing. I will probably try another book from this author, but if it is her style of writing, I'm not sure if I will read any after that.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating Characters! July 26, 2012
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The first book I read by Elaine Littau was The Eyes of a Stranger. I was quickly taken in with the characters and Elaine's style of writing, so I was eager to read Some Happy Day.

There are many characters in Some Happy Day and I found myself identifying with many of them along their personal journeys. Though I did not go through the same experience as each character, the feelings they express are feelings all of us can relate to in some way. There is Nobel who finds a baby in a field and instantly feels the need to protect her even at the risk of his own future. Then we have Myrtle Jennings, a young woman, whose life is changed when strangers abduct her. Myrtle feels she is now damaged goods, unworthy of someone else's love. Constance Brooks, an orphan herself, spent years taking care of other people's children. Her world is turned on its axis when she finds out the truth about her own parents. Will she ever find happiness? In addition, I really enjoyed the character of Nate Young (Grandpa). His wisdom was refreshing.

Each chapter of Some Happy Day left me wanting more, which is nice since this is the first book in Elaine Littau's "Rescued" series. I believe readers will find themselves captivated by both the characters and their stories!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beginning of another wonderful series June 21, 2012
By RJPrice
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This first installment of Elaine's "Rescued" series is a fast read because you won't be able to put it down once you start. This is a great start to her second series. I enjoyed every chapter and couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next. I highly recommend this book - as well as all of Elaine Littau's previous books. I am excited for the next book in the series to be released!
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4.0 out of 5 stars An Engaging Read May 16, 2012
How do we pick up the pieces when life unravels around us? Author Elaine Littau addresses this question in her historical Christian fiction book "Some Happy Day." Elaine introduces us to several characters who experience some of the hardships of life, but are able to find a way through them and continue on. Elaine's book has a strong Christian theme and shares the true love of God and the power of forgiveness. The story is engaging and that makes the book a fast read. This book does have a number of different characters in it, and I was able to follow their individual storylines and keep everyone straight. I love the detail that Elaine puts in her books and how she strives to stay true to the historical context she writes in. Some Happy Day is well worth the read.

Kristi Burchfiel, author of applicable Bible Studies and Devotionals
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5.0 out of 5 stars You just can't put Elaines books down. February 1, 2013
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Elaine Littau is a very talented writer that grabs your attention and keeps it. I have read all except one and they are fabulous. She gives you a scene and it is as if you are there too. I appreciate the historical and Christian aspects of her books. I can't wait for the next book she is working on.... I have even given her books to my mother in law for presents and she loves them too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read! December 7, 2012
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I downloaded "Some Happy Day" on my e-reader and read the book non-stop! Could not put it down! Loved the journey of the characters with their life experiences...from the orphanage to the abducted girls. What an eye opener of how some lives were changed! Thanks for writing a great, Christian book!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Sorry! November 5, 2012
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Found this book to be boring. Did not get very far but just couldn't read anymore. Would not recommend it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Ladybug
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I enjoyed this very much because it wasn't told in a way to be gruesome, but still the story is very clear. It's about some women that were either raped, beaten within an inch of her life, or abandoned. Each comes through their traumatic experience, but it takes some time.
Great story telling, and kept my interest.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars More Than One Story Pushed Into One Book
I don't like how the book jumped around between people so much. There were at least two different stories here that are almost completely unrelated. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Ashley
3.0 out of 5 stars Character Cram
This book had great promise, however, there were too many characters, and story lines, for one book. That made for undeveloped characters, and the story lines needed fleshing out. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Jeanette
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth your time!
Very well written, and the intertwining of character stories peeks your interest. Put that with the history that is interwoven with the stories and you have a book you won't put... Read more
Published on January 16, 2013 by Shari D Cook
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellant read.
This is the second book by Elaine that I have read. Her writings are so descriptive that you feel as if you are in the scene with the characters. Read more
Published on January 7, 2013 by alice fletcher
5.0 out of 5 stars A great story!
Another wonderful book by Christian writer Elaine Littau. Loved the characters and the book held me captive until I read the last word. Read more
Published on January 2, 2013 by Sherri Smith
Published on December 27, 2012 by Reva Blochlinger
3.0 out of 5 stars Hope is what you create
You solely are responsible for your life. No one else is. If you want to put your hope in something, it better be you. A little boring.
Published on December 19, 2012 by Mustang Fyant
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
This is honestly the first book I have ever considered NOT finishing once I started. I did read the whole book, but found it hard to follow the characters. I would not recommend.
Published on November 11, 2012 by Kim
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More About the Author

Elaine Littau enjoys writing books. Her first series was the Nan's Heritage Series which includes "Nan's Journey", "Elk's Resolve", "Luke's Legacy", "The Eyes of a Stranger", and "Timothy's Home". Her second series is, "Rescued...A Series of Hope". Book 1 in this series is "Some Happy Day". Book 2, is "Capture the Wandering Heart". Book III is "Walk Slowly Through the Dark". Book IV is "The Restless Kansas Wind". At this time she is working on Book V-"Running to Her Future".

She began writing a new genre in November 2012 with the title "Six Miles From Nashville". It is a story that takes place in 1975 about a girl from Guymon, Oklahoma who goes to a large Bible College in Missouri. Her first launch into adulthood lands her in difficult situations involving much loss and challenges.

Book II in The Nashville Series is "Christmas in Nashville." This book is a continuation of Betty's story, but it also develops the story of her brother and his experiences as a Vietnam POW. New characters are introduced who add to the challenges of life in general.

Book III in the Nashville Series is "Restored" a book about rebuilding a life after incarceration.

In a departure from fiction, Elaine has released a devotional book based on her faith in God. "Whispers: Devotional Thoughts" is about Elaine's study of the Bible and inspirations in writing articles and giving speeches.

Elaine and her husband, Terry have been married 39 years and have enjoyed raising their 3 sons in the Texas Panhandle area where they live on a small acreage. They enjoy spending time with family and friends and especially playing with their five grandchildren.

She enjoys public speaking and meeting her readers at book signings.

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