Quite disappointing_ don't waste your time. Lies, gossip, backbiting, sex, adultery, secrets_ none of this is pleasing to God and all in the name of a prayer group? Maybe, perhaps maybe, 2% of the book talked about how this displeases God. I'm shocked that it is considered a Christian book, sold on a Christian website. This plants more ideas of worldly living and trash than how to be an over comer and live a Godly life. Even though it made me sick to my stomach, expecting more from a book promoted on a Christian website, to be fair, I stayed with it to the end before writing this review. Not only it is a waste of time, but it could easily result in enticing someone towards a slippery slope of worldliness. This is nothing more than a Peyton Place, or Harlequin Romance published in the name of Christ. Sad!!
I so enjoyed getting to know all of the "Potluck Club" ladies even better, and to see that they are really human, with all the temptations and sorrows that we all have to deal with. I found it to be exciting and action packed, some nights I couldn't put it down, am looking extremely forward to getting into the sequal.
This book is like comfort food. You know you're going to enjoy the book even before you open the cover. I was so happy to see that one of my favorite series was continuing. I was also happy that the story just adds on, nothing out of the ordinary has changed in Summit View. Everyone gets along a lot better in these books. It's really nice to see the group come together without too much bickering. Any characters that seemed annoying in the first series have toned down a lot are and are more likable. Lisa Leann finally has moments where she cannot be in control. It was refreshing to see her not acting like a know it all for a change. I really hope that Lizzie's story is expanded more in future books. I feel like something needs to be done for her situation as no one is helping her out and it's getting to be a downward spiral. I, myself, have no trouble with the multiple story lines and points of view. Each character is unique and has such an interesting story line that I never got lost. The only thing I didn't like was the way Donna was treated by her half sister and by her boyfriend's mother. How much negativity and snubbing can one person take? Also what's funny is that in the past series I complained that there was too much of Clay and that he took away from the series. Now in this one, he's barely in it at all and I want him back! As always, there are some wonderful recipes from dishes mentioned in the book added for your reading and tasting pleasure. I even tried out a couple of the recipes in the back of the book. The Texas Hash was super easy to make and delicious. I have had requests to make it again (thank you Lisa Leann!) I can't wait for the next book in the series. I love these ladies and I'm so glad they're back!
Excellent. Shepherd and Everson have done it again. The first 2 books were good, and the 3rd book is following right along in their footsteps. Makes you laugh and cry at the same time. I cannot wait for book 4!