Jul 2, 2011

Reinventing Leona by Lynne Gentry

Leona Harper loves being a pastor's wife. Her impressive resume touts thirty years of coaxing hot water from rusty parsonage plumbing, planning church potlucks, and standing beside her husband while members take potshots at his sermons. Except for the little tiff with her grown children, Leona feels her life is right on track with the wishes of the Almighty ... until her husband drops dead in the pulpit.

When the church board decides to fill the Reverend's vacated position Leona is forced to find a paying job, mend her fractured family, and tackle her fears. With life spiraling out of control, Leona might find the church members antics comical if she weren't so completely panicked. Can the faith of an overwhelmed widow withstand the added heartache of two resentful children and several underhanded church members? If Leona can't trust God, how will she learn to trust herself? 

Find out more about Lynne Gentry at http://lynnegentry.wordpress.com/

Ebook is now available at Amazon.com

MY THOUGHTS

Forced to make drastic changes in her life just to survive, Leona quickly learned that it's never too late to start over.  When she found herself widowed, almost penniless and soon to be homeless, Leona was determined to make her own way in the world.

From inside a somewhat run-down pastor's parsonage, Leona had a different perspective than most. Her cantankerous mother, her self-centered daughter, and the numerous difficult and often annoying church members made her life very interesting indeed.  Some ridiculously funny situations kept the story light-hearted in spite of the difficult days after her husband died.

Some of the things that made me almost roll on the floor laughing are images of Leona's elderly mother starting a food fight at the rehab facility where she spent time against her wishes, and Leona's first assignment at her new job at the local newspaper office.  She was supposed to write an obituary for a man recently deceased who left everything he owned to his cat, and had left nothing for his wife.

If you love to laugh at life, then this book is for you.  Another great book, and I really enjoyed this one.

Disclosure:  I reviewed this electronic galley through Net Galley, courtesy of the publisher Tyndale. I was not compensated for my thoughts.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for taking the time to read, laugh, and review Reinventing Leona. Blessings on you. Your blog is beautiful.

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