5 Stars Out Of 5
A new pastor arrives in Mammoth and moves us readers into a world of chaos along with him!
February 28, 2015
Ashley Elizabeth Ludwig drops a new person into an old community inside Mammoth Secrets and moves us readers into a world of chaos along with him!
Jake Gibb has a desire to serve the small community and follow his own path despite his fathers prescient. The new pastor displays brokenness alongside his heart. Hes trying to lead by example, although hes hiding more than an identity crisis, and hes helping those in need.
Lilah Dale meets a handsome man while fishing. She believes he is either a drifter or a passerby. However, she learns soon enough that this man is Mammoths new pastor, but his failure to tell her his line of work set her to wonder more about him than she should be.
Meanwhile, her family isnt happy shes back, but her grandmother seems less than happy about Jake being here.
Mammoths church services used to condemn and alienate. Why does Jake seem to relate to her when everyone seems to misread or not approve? Moreover, why did he pick this speck on the map? Maybe theres more to him than the obvious or maybe not. Maybe they are both outsiders and will always be on the outside looking in.
***This opinion is my own.***
In Mammoth Secrets by Ashley Elizabeth Ludwig, youll meet Jake Gibb. Hes Mammoths new pastor and is coming loaded with baggage inside a community that is slow in change, less forgiving of mistakes, and stuck in a rut.
Their church is in need of repairs, new members, and a new way of thinking. Making enemies isnt on his to do list since hes been running from his family, his divorce, and his failure. As it stands, influential residents arent thrilled to have another new pastor in Mammoth, and this communitys big misconception of him doesnt even touch the beginning of his background.
Lying by omission is one thing, but to change a name is something altogether different.
Alternatively, Lilah Dale returned home to Mammoth before Jakes arrival, moving far from California and her husband. Her departure from Mammoth was akin to abandonment as her grandmother who raised her believes.
Ms. Dale struggles with small town life and everyone knowing her business, but its the prayer warriors of her church that has her piqued so. Lilah believes this prayer chain a gossips haven. While shes is in the midst of her divorce, she believes these warriors are passing judgement not good intentions. And despite her life being an open book to everyone else, shes finding out that secrets are making the world go around in Mammoth. Her twin sister is playing games she shouldnt ought to be, and the church has someone in the fold that isnt who that person claims to be.
With her own strained relationship with God, shes not sure why shes attracted to a pastor, but shes clueless to why hes interested in her. She knows who he is, but shes not sure why hes in Mammoth. Most of all, shes unsure of the future.