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The House

The House
Anjuelle Floyd

Publisher: NOJ Publications

ISBN: 978-0-9787967-2-3
0-9787967-2-1

312 pages

Publication Date: October 15, 2010

On receiving the very thing she wants—a divorce and the power to sell their house—over which they have fought the past year—Anna Manning learns that Edward, her soon-to-be ex-husband is dying from cancer.

A faithful wife for three decades, and stay-at-home mother of four children, Anna endured Edward’s constant absence due to travel for his international real estate firm and numerous extra-marital affairs. With their children now adults, Edward has less than six months, possibly three, to live.

Anna takes him home to die in the house she has fought so vigorously to sell. But letting go of someone who has caused so much pain in your life doesn’t come easily. Edward has changed. There are Anna and Edward’s four children, three of whom who are married and struggling to endow their families with meaning and purpose.

There is also Inman who loves Anna, and gives the one thing Edward denied her—passion and intimacy. And lastly there is Anna. An art history major turned wife and mother out of college, she had planned on divorcing Edward and with her proceeds from the sale of the house move to France. Anna would visit and study the works in Europe’s famous museums—perhaps work as a docent in one.

News of Edward’s terminal illness provokes her to understand the present, rooted in a wellspring of the past and pouring into a future without him.

The House shows what happens when one adopts the belief that: All hold regret and are seeking forgiveness. Our salvation rests in the hands of others—most particularly the ones we love, and who have treated us wrongly.

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52 Responses to “The House”

  1. Heather Says:
    April 7th, 2009 at 4:26 am

    This sounds like a great book! I can’t wait until it comes out.

  2. Profile photo of Anjuelle Floyd Anjuelle Floyd Says:
    April 7th, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    Thanks for your support. If you’re interested in reading some early parts of it please go to readingthehouse.ning.com join the site and begin reading.

  3. Profile photo of Anjuelle Floyd Anjuelle Floyd Says:
    April 7th, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    Are you a writer too?

  4. Barbara Watkins Says:
    April 28th, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    Congratulations on your upcoming release of ‘The House.’ From the intro, it sounds like a winner! I really enjoyed the book trailer as well. This is one I’ll have to add to my library.

  5. Profile photo of Anjuelle Floyd Anjuelle Floyd Says:
    April 29th, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    Thanks so much. If you’d like to read the opening pages please go to readingthehouse.ning.com

    Again I appreciate your support.

    Have a nice day.

  6. Sheri W. Says:
    April 30th, 2009 at 7:06 am

    Anjuelle,
    The House is a must read for me. I also enjoyed the trailer. Can’t wait for the release of The House!
    Peace
    Sheri

  7. Profile photo of Anjuelle Floyd Anjuelle Floyd Says:
    April 30th, 2009 at 9:30 am

    Thanks so much.

    Take care.

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  11. OJ Says:
    August 14th, 2009 at 8:18 am

    This sounds like an awesome story, Anjuelle! And what a lovely name you’ve got too…

    Congrats!

  12. Profile photo of Anjuelle Floyd Anjuelle Floyd Says:
    August 14th, 2009 at 11:23 am

    Thanks so much.

    I appreciate your support.

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    August 26th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

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  17. Velvet Says:
    February 16th, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Wow! That is a great trailer, I can’t wait to read it, congrats! Anjuelle, this is a wonder summit to be joyful about.

  18. Profile photo of Anjuelle Floyd Anjuelle Floyd Says:
    February 16th, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment.
    I appreciate the support.

    “The House” should be out by May 2010.

    Again, I appreciate you befriending me on goodreads.

    Have a wonderful day and a great rest of the week.

  19. Yvonne Perry Says:
    April 16th, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    I KNOW this is a great book. I’ve read it several times! 😉 I’m really looking forward to seeing it in print. Congratulations, Anjuelle. You are not only an excellent writer, but also a dear friend.

  20. Profile photo of Anjuelle Floyd Anjuelle Floyd Says:
    April 16th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    Thanks so much for all your support and taking the time to leave a comment.

  21. sázky Says:
    May 25th, 2010 at 12:10 am

    Great one.Thanks.Wish all the best.Will be backsoon.

  22. Profile photo of Anjuelle Floyd Anjuelle Floyd Says:
    May 25th, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    Again, thanks so much.

  23. Barbara Hart Says:
    August 14th, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Anjuelle,
    House seems to be the making of a great read. It is a situation which many find themselves in. Being there to comfort that person that has shattered our world. I can only imagine how hard it is to take care of you when they have hurt you so badly. I wish you much luck and success with your book and in all of your endeavours.

  24. Sheila Deeth Says:
    August 14th, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    You’ve certainly set up an intriguing premise. I think I’d enjoy reading this.

  25. Profile photo of Anjuelle Floyd Anjuelle Floyd Says:
    August 15th, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Thanks so much. And if you’d like a free copy I’ll mail you one. And of course I’d be available to discuss your thoughts on it.
    Drop me a line if you’re interested.
    Again, thanks so much for dropping by and taking the time to comment.

  26. Profile photo of Anjuelle Floyd Anjuelle Floyd Says:
    August 15th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Thanks so much.
    And your copy is on the way.
    Thanks so much for your support and taking the time to leave your thoughts here.

  27. list of best selling books Says:
    August 17th, 2010 at 12:05 am

    Spectacular post helping me to understand. Bookedmarked your site to come back for your next post.

  28. Profile photo of Anjuelle Floyd Anjuelle Floyd Says:
    August 17th, 2010 at 10:05 am

    Glad you enjoyed it. And thanks for taking time to comment.
    And of course, please do come back.

  29. Yvonne Perry Says:
    August 17th, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    OMG! I just got home from vacation and found THE HOUSE waiting for me. This is an incredible book!

  30. Profile photo of Anjuelle Floyd Anjuelle Floyd Says:
    August 17th, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Thanks so much.
    But it would not have gotten to this point without you.
    You are a great editor.

  31. Shunte Moore Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 10:16 am

    I just finished The House. The story is simply amazing Mrs. Floyd. Job WELL DONE! Tell your hubby that Shunte said ‘thank you’ for encouraging you to publish it. 🙂 I lost a lot of sleep trying to finish that book; I couldn’t put it down.

  32. Linda Joy Myers Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Hi Anjuelle,
    Nice to “meet” you here! I’m so glad to hear about The House. The plot sounds quite intriguing–and I look forward to the finished version.
    My book on memoir writing came out earlier in the year–The Power of Memoir. Working on another one too.
    I’ll stay in touch, and find out how to become friends here. I just joined, and am learning my way around.

  33. Profile photo of Anjuelle Floyd Anjuelle Floyd Says:
    August 24th, 2010 at 2:05 am

    Thanks so much for your support.
    Your e-mail was so lovely, expressing all that you liked about The House and why.
    This is why I write.
    I appreciate your support and for taking the time to leave this warm and exciting comment.
    Peace & Blessings.

  34. Profile photo of Anjuelle Floyd Anjuelle Floyd Says:
    August 24th, 2010 at 2:06 am

    So good to see you here. What a nice and pleasant surprise.
    Yes, and we will have to stay in touch.
    And glad to hear about our new title, “The Power of Memoir“.
    Congratulations.
    Thanks again, for joining and taking the time to leave a comment.

  35. Amy Wise Says:
    October 26th, 2010 at 9:42 am

    Review of “The House” on The Many Shades of Love
    http://www.themanyshadesoflove.blogspot.com

    One of the many joys I get from writing, aside from the writing itself of course, are all the wonderful Authors that I’m getting to know. I’m in awe of all the talent and feel very blessed to be a part of their writing journey. One of the talented Authors that I am referring to is Anjuelle Floyd. Her first book, Keeper of Secrets: Translations of an Incident (2007) was received with rave reviews. Anjuelle is now preparing to release her first novel, The House, which will publish this Fall.

    The House:
    On receiving the very thing she wants—a divorce and the power to sell their house—over which they have fought the past year—Anna Manning learns that Edward, her soon-to-be ex-husband is dying from cancer. A faithful wife for three decades, and stay-at-home mother of four children, Anna endured Edward’s constant absence due to travel for his international real estate firm and numerous extra-marital affairs. With their children now adults, Edward has less than six months, possibly three, to live. Anna takes him home to die in the house she has fought so vigorously to sell. But letting go of someone who has caused so much pain in your life doesn’t come easily. Edward has changed. There are Anna and Edward’s four children, three of whom who are married and struggling to endow their families with meaning and purpose. The House shows what happens when one adopts the belief that: All hold regret and are seeking forgiveness. Our salvation rests in the hands of others—most particularly the ones we love, and who have treated us wrongly.

    I recently had the opportunity to read The House, and let me just say, it captivated me. The book is a novel, yet the characters were so strong I felt like I was reading someone’s memoir. Anjuelle sent a copy of the book to me back in August and I just finished it last week. Life tends to get in the way of reading and relaxing, and due to time, or actually lack thereof, it took me much longer than I intended to finish this book. However, most of the time when I have to walk away from a book because time is not on my side I tend to forget who the characters are and where the plot left off. I find myself having to go back and re-read so I can refresh my memory as to where I was in the book. This was not the case at all with The House. The characters felt like family to me, so each time I picked up the book I “fell” right back into their lives like I had never set the book down. It’s like talking to an old friend after not speaking to them for years, but for some reason once the conversation starts it seems like it was just yesterday.

    The characters in the book had many types of relationships that all of us could relate to in one way or another. One of the aspects of the book that I loved, were the interracial relationships that were intertwined amongst the characters. This wasn’t a focus of the book or focus of the relationships, it just was. Exactly like life, there were real feelings and real views expressed about the interracial relationships and how they affected the family dynamics. I could relate to every single thought because I have lived them all and then some. I truly appreciated how Anjuelle’s characters reacted to these relationships. She did this with a subtlety that rang very true to life.

    The House is a book that I didn’t want to end because I didn’t want to say goodbye to the characters. I laughed, I cried, I related….as will you. This is a must read that you will also want to recommend to your friends.

    Thank you Anjuelle for letting me be a small part of The House’s journey!

    Amy Wise

  36. Profile photo of Anjuelle Floyd Anjuelle Floyd Says:
    October 27th, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Thanks, Amy, for such a heartwarming review.

    Peace and Blessings.

  37. Eliza Earsman Says:
    October 31st, 2010 at 10:34 am

    THE HOUSE by ANJUELLE FLOYD: intelligently and beautifully written by this very experienced author. Powerful yet gentle, confrontational, emotional, passionate and stirring!

    This thought provoking literary work is well deserving of 5-star reviews – and would do well to translate into film.

    ———-

    Very well done Anjuelle – and very best wishes. God bless.

  38. Profile photo of Anjuelle Floyd Anjuelle Floyd Says:
    October 31st, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Eliza:

    I so much appreciate your brief and quite thorough review.
    And now this lovely comment.
    Peace and Blessings.

    Thanks so much for visiting and taking the time to leave a comment.

  39. cindy g. Says:
    November 8th, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    This sounds like a book that I’d would like to read .

  40. Profile photo of Anjuelle Floyd Anjuelle Floyd Says:
    November 8th, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    Thanks so much for your interest and support. And for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment.
    Peace and Blessings.

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  42. Profile photo of Anjuelle Floyd Anjuelle Floyd Says:
    November 15th, 2010 at 9:23 am

    Monique:

    Thanks so much for such a wonderfully heartfelt and honest review.
    Peace and Blessings.

  43. Missy Says:
    November 20th, 2010 at 10:15 am

    OUTSTANDING read….Momma always said you know when you know

  44. Profile photo of Anjuelle Floyd Anjuelle Floyd Says:
    November 20th, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Most definitely. I agree.

    Thanks so much for visiting and taking the time to leave a comment.

    Peace and Blessings.
    And have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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    June 15th, 2011 at 10:09 am

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    June 21st, 2011 at 2:58 pm

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  47. Profile photo of Anjuelle Floyd Anjuelle Floyd Says:
    June 21st, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Thanks so much. I’m glad you found what you were looking for.
    Thanks for visiting and taking the time to leave a comment.
    Peace and blessings.

  48. Profile photo of Anjuelle Floyd Anjuelle Floyd Says:
    June 21st, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Thanks for the compliment and for taking the time to post a comment.
    Peace and blessings.

  49. {Jim|Andy|Bob|Reginald|Frank|Joe|William| Says:
    September 5th, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Very entertaining thanks, I think your subscribers may perhaps want a great deal more content of this nature keep up the good work.

  50. Profile photo of Anjuelle Floyd Anjuelle Floyd Says:
    September 5th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Thanks so much. I’m glad you enjoyed it. And thanks for taking the time to comment.
    Peace and blessings.

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