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Vendor: Howard Books
Publication Date: 2007
Availability: In Stock
Series: Secrets from Lulu's Cafe
Is it possible that their desperation will lead to hope?
Mimi, Lisa, Jennifer, and Felicia all live in the fishbowl of Red River, Ohio. Everyone expects something from them. Gourmet casseroles. Perfect husbands. Well-behaved children. They expect even more of themselves.
The constant demands and always-ringing phones are enough to drive any sane woman crazy. Add to all that the condescending Katherine Fleming Katt -- self-promoting pastor's wife of the town's largest church -- who loves to flaunt her superior position. In the midst of such chaos, will each woman find the one thing she longs for?
When the unflappable Kitty Katt starts showing up at odd places, the four friends get suspicious. Is Kitty hiding something? What secrets lie behind her "perfect" exterior? But even more significant than unraveling Kitty Katt's secrets is finding answers for themselves.
The spiritual lessons in this work of fiction were wonderful. The lessons were something to which all women can relate. Lisa is struggling with her relationship with her husband, learning to honor her biblical marriage and husband regardless of what he is doing. Felicia is trying to balance a career and being a PW, finding her place in the church and becoming a helpmeet to her husband. Mimi likes to volunteer for everything, spreading herself so thin she feels she has lost control. Mimi must realize God loves her just as she is and has a special purpose for her life. Finally, Jennifer is struggling with infertility and losing faith and trust in God while closing herself off from those around her. Jennifer must restore her faith and trust God with His plan for her life.
Aside from the title, this book has great potential, stepping into the lives of PW's and their daily struggles. Character development could have been much better; after reading the book I still felt that these women were mere acquaintances instead of intimate friends. It was as if the same guard that PW's put up in the church was also put up to the reader, and while we were allowed glimpses into their struggles, I felt there was so much more to learn. These women have so much to offer and so much more development to go that this could easily become a series. Brandi Webster, Christian Book Previews.com
"Move over, ladies of Wisteria Lane; the desperate pastors' wives of Lulu's Cafe have arrived! This sassy tale of women with real-life secrets will make you laugh as you share their anguish and connect with their hearts." -- Eva Marie Everson, coauthor of The Potluck Club series
"What a find! From the moment you meet the fabulous foursome in this tale of love, faith, hope, and forgiveness, you are hooked! These witty, vulnerable women wrestle with issues that are common to every woman -- though their unique position as pastors' wives puts them in a fishbowl of unnerving demand." -- Eric and Jennifer Garcia, cofounders, Association of Marriage and Family Ministries
sunshinegirlSan Augustine, TXAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Humorous and true!October 9, 2014sunshinegirlSan Augustine, TXAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I really enjoyed reading Desperate Pastors' Wives, Secrets from Lulu's Caf Series. Being in a pastor's family for most of my life and being around them, the wives tend to want to be perfect in the eyes of their congregation and their husbands/families and not be real; who they are and who the Lord wants them to be; using the gifts God gave them and not try to meet the expectations of the church, which can never happen! Very funny at times in the book and true to pastors' wives!! Would recommend to every church member but especially pastors' wives to read! It's ok to be human!!
MelanieXenia OHAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Fun readJune 13, 2012MelanieXenia OHAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is a great book and a fun read. I'm looking forward to reading the other books in this series.
SharonNewtown Square,PAAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Good book.October 22, 2010SharonNewtown Square,PAAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4I enjoyed the characters and the story. They made you think about how you behave and act, and how we have double standards. However, it didn't hit you over the head or preach but made some major points. How often do we have expectations of others while making excuses for our own behavior? Despite a fairly light tone, it touches a variety of subjects in a way that makes you think without threatening.
Sandra Schmitt5 Stars Out Of 5April 7, 2009Sandra SchmittEnjoyed the book. I liked knowing that the pastor's wife was human just like the rest of us and that she need someone to talk to about her own problems. Finding that kind of person can be hard sometimes.
Lauren Loman5 Stars Out Of 5September 5, 2008Lauren LomanThis book was wonderful! It was very encouraging to me as a Pastor's wife and I found myself laughing at various times as if the writer was looking into my life!