In keeping with the A to Z blog hops on Friday, I had to come up with a "C" word for this title. It was easy - CONGRATS to my friend, Karla, whose book debuted yesterday! So happy for her. Check out my review:)
I received an early copy of this book from Karla to read after I saw the title and cover and eagerly asked to be a part of her review team. Here's a small blurb:
Pastor’s wife, Kirstie Donovan, lives life in a fishbowl, so when she hops on the back of a bright pink motorcycle, tongues start to wag at the conservative, century-old First Independent Christian Community Church of Eels Falls.
Kirstie loves roaring down a road less traveled by most women over forty, but she’s not just riding her bike for the fun of it. Kirstie has a ministry. However, certain church members have secrets to hide, and when God uses Kirstie’s ministry to fill the pews with leather-clad, tattooed bikers, those secrets could be exposed…and some will stop at nothing to hide the truth.
Join Kirstie and her motorcycle “gang”—two church matrons and a mouthy, gum-smacking non-church member—as they discover that road-toughened bikers are quite capable of ministering to others, and faith is fortified in the most unexpected ways.
Okay. I loved this book on so many levels. Hubby and I have worked in churches and also have close friends who are pastors. I related to that entire aspect of the story. It was what first drew me to the book, but I received so much more from it!
Karla throws in friendship, motherhood, the bumps of growing older...dealing with depression, learning to forgive, navigating life when the picture isn't quite what you'd drawn for yourself. And she does it all taking you from moments of tears to full-out laughter and on a bed of faith. Oh. And while riding a hot pink Harley.
It was fun.
If you're looking for a good summer read, I'd highly suggest this book :) You can purchase it here or here.
And here's the rest of the blogs in the hop!
C - 8/9
I'll second the congratulations to Karla! So excited for her, and it's such a great book. Even the yucky romance parts. :)ReplyDelete
LOL. The romance wasn't THAT heavy - glad you could make it through. I second your great book comment!:)Delete
Now, I have it on good authority Tom that you didn't find those romantic parts all that yucky...:-) Thanks for reading and I love having your support!Delete
Oh that sounds like a fun read. Love the title!ReplyDelete
The title is what snagged me:) And it was a really fun read!Delete
Melissa, thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you like the title! That makes me smile. :-)Delete
Love love love the title.ReplyDelete
And the pink Harley! LOL! It is a great title!Delete
Diana, thanks for stopping by and reading. It tickles me when people like the title. And the Pelican did a great job with my book cover, too. God is so good!Delete
Yay Karla! But I disagree with Tom. The yucky romances are the best parts!!ReplyDelete
LOL J'nell:) I do love me some romance:)Delete
I agree, J'nell!Delete
That sounds like a great story! Must look it up. Thanks for sharing about it.ReplyDelete
You're welcome, Barbara! Hope you enjoy it:)Delete
Let me know how you like it, Barbara! Thanks for reading!Delete
I usually only read those "yucky" romances. But this looks like such a fun book, I may have to scoop it up. Thanks for sharing this A-Z blog hop, Susan. I'm going to hop on board next week!ReplyDelete
YEAH! It'll be great to have you, Dora! And there is a small amount of romance on the side in this one...a really sweet little one:)Delete
I think you'll like the romance in this one, Dora. It's precious. :-) Actually, if you count the romance between the pastor and his wife, there are two! Let me know how you like it!Delete
I saw the release of the book on FB and it really got my interest. this just reinforces it. I need to read it!ReplyDelete
Add it to that TBR pile for sure! I was so lucky to get that early read in:)!Delete
Tracy, let me know how you like it and we'll swap blog posts! Thanks for stopping by!Delete
Congrats Karla, and Susan thanks for sharing this book with us.ReplyDelete
Have a great weekend!
Thanks, Jackie! You have a good one, too! Thanks for reading!Delete
Susan, it is so sweet and precious of you to make me your C entry. I love it. Thanks so very much! Great review. Blessings to you!ReplyDelete
Sounds like SUCH a fun read. Gotta pick this one up. :)ReplyDelete
I hope you will, Joanne. Be sure to let me know how you like it!Delete
The Pastor's Wife Wears Biker Boots flew to the top of my favorite books!! I LOVE this book!! =]ReplyDelete
YES!! Congrats, Karla!!
Mine, too Patty. Several members in our church are in Faith Riders (not to be confused with FaithWriters :) I think it's mostly a men's ministry, but I could be mistaken. Even if it is, they surely have some lady riders nearby. Thanks for the heads up and the wonderful review.ReplyDelete