Okay Ladies, here's the deal about this book...It is a fun, witty, and charming story of forgiveness and reconciliation between a Pastor and his wife. And it has one wonderfully appealing cover, too! I enjoyed the simple story line and the unexpected twist it took. The characters were likable and the story brought to life the real challenges of a ministry couple. It was a fun and touching read that I enjoyed especially since I am a Pastor's wife.However, while I liked the overall book, there were some details that I didn't appreciate as much. I hold to some differing theological beliefs than what where conveyed in this story and I thought that there were some points that could have been stronger. Also, I recognize that this book is intended for adult woman, but I know that many teens read adult fiction and so on that note I would caution teen girls not to read this book due to one conversation that takes place. It's not that the conversation was wrong, but simply not appropriate for teens.The authors writing is enjoyable and is an entertaining read, but this book may not be for everyone or may be one that you just borrow.* * * * *This review copy was provided courtesy of Abingdon Press, but the opinions expressed our strictly my own.
Delightful and real, the congregation had a few impossible-to-please curmudgeons I recognized as members of a church I once attended. As Maura faces the disappointments that originally drove her away from Granger, she still holds one secret locked away in her heart. The unfolding of this story and its characters is like peeling away the layers of an onion. The deeper we went, the more their flaws became apparent. At one point, I wondered if they would manage to repair this marriage at all. Well written, I thoroughly enjoyed AlLee's debut novel, The Pastor's Wife.