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