In KATT'S IN THE CRADLE, we revisit the pastor wives and Lulu's cafe. Challenges have been met, and new ones risen. A young new wife enters the mix, pointing out to Mimi, Lisa, Felicia, and Jennifer how naive they used to be, and putting a crimp in the Pastor Wives' Fellowship. Can the four friends draw everyong together beneath the umbrella of their faith? Can they support each other when disaster and surprise threaten to bury them beneath a heavy weight?Ginger Kolbaba & Christy Scannell deliver again a fun story of marriage, friendship, faith, and holding it all together. Through this story we learn the value of strong friendships with other women, and how we can rely on our friends when our faith is tested.
I recently finished Katts in the Cradle, by Ginger Kolbaba and Christy Scannell. I found it to be a delightful and lighthearted read. There are two previous books in this series, Secrets from Lulus Caf. I have not had the opportunity to read either of those, but that didnt stop me from enjoying and understanding this one. This book follows the lives and friendship of four Pastors Wives. It certainly shows us that Pastors wives are real people too, with real problems, real issues and real joys. It also is wonderful at portraying very real and deep friendships without getting hung up on denominational differences.The characters are entertaining and believable. The four PWs secretly meet in a little out of the way diner, where they can talk and support each other freely, without fear of being overheard or interrupted by any of their church members. The story flows well and kept me interested throughout. It also reminded me of the importance of good friends and further, that we all need a safe harbor when the storms of life come. I would recommend it to anyone, but specifically to those of us who regularly attend or belong to a church it just might help you to see your own Pastors wife differently, and more compassionately.
This book was just okay for me. But in all fairness, I think it would have made a tremendous difference if I had the opportunity to read the first two books Desperate Pastors' Wives and A Matter of Wife and Death first.I liked the writing style - it was very flowing and easy to read and understand. The problems that the four wives were having were things that have probably happened somewhere at sometime - so it was realistic, except that I am not sure they would all be going on at the same time.When I first started reading the book, the characters kept getting jumbled up in my mind. Again,I attribute this to not reading the first two books. There is a nice synopsis of each wife at the beginning of the book, though, so I referred to it quite often in the beginning.I did like that it made me think about how I treat or even think about my friends and family. I hope that I do not devalue their feelings or ambitions just because it might be different from my own. It also showed me how necessary it is to show Christ's love in all encounters.