The Church Ladies
by Lisa E. Samson
Category: Fiction / General
292 pages; ISBN: 1576737489
Rating: 9/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Harriet Klausner
Poppy Fraser is consumed with guilt because she happily remembers the times in Baltimore when her husband Duncan was a computer geek reeling in some healthy cash. To her those were the good old days even if her spouse worked seven days a week and rarely had time for her or their children. However, his mid-life crisis was not a younger, taller, blonder siren. It was worse to Poppy as Duncan found God. This led to a radical change in lifestyle for the Fraser family.
Duncan is now the Pastor of the Mount Oak Church, but Poppy fails to adjust to the role of pastor's wife. Instead she finds the petty rivalries of the congregation and the jobs expected of her quite tedious as if she is a modern day Job. Another action also fills Poppy with remorse that she failed her spouse in other ways.
THE CHURCH LADIES is more than just a well written cheerleading inspirational because of the insightful Poppy. Although racked with guilt and remorse, the intrepid Poppy tries to do the right thing even if she fails and is not always righteous or sisterly. She is human and makes Lisa Samson's CHURCH LADIES into an enthralling modern day tale that readers of contemporary fiction will find quite entertaining.
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