What happens when strong-willed women get tired of one person running everything?
A sparkling, comic disregard for change.
If you're looking for a sweet book about dealing with change--this isn't it. But you will laugh as a cast of lively characters push through conflicted times.
The Lutheran Ladies are sassy, have "strong-spine" opinions, and have stepped out of your office, your kid's soccer club, or your church to live on these pages. They deal with change--sometimes poorly--but with humor and heartache; they're on life's journey.
In Book One: Vera Henley has pulled the strings of the Lutheran Ladies Circle for years; now everything is unraveling. Traditions are changing. Even the annual rummage sale can't escape modernization. And the independent Circle women are cheering the changes--all except for Vera. Her humorous efforts to stop time time are often heart-breaking. And when her high-maintenance, crazy aunt introduces even more rebellion and upheaval, Vera is forced to pick through the chaos and choose: Which threads of change should she pluck--or can she bend others to do it her way?
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A good book to read. I don’t know how other pastors’ wives are but the ones I know aren’t as blatantly arrogant. But then the book wouldn’t have been written. I did enjoy this. There are some very funny episodes.
Plucking One String
Thanks for the laughs out loud and entertaining wit of the church ladies. You could have been describing our Baptist group. There were so many words of wisdom and examples of how NOT to talk that I may have to read it again. God bless your honesty in telling it like it is! G
Relatable and fun
I did not grow up Lutheran, but I did grow up in a parsonage (pastor’s home) in a tight denomination (which I will not name) so I can relate to the shenanigans and inner workings of a church family with its ups and downs and the quirky-ness of people, especially those aging, set in their ways, resisting change as they come up against the next generation with their “new-fangeled” ideas. My dad pastored his last church for 18 years and I pity his successor, being compared to him - everybody loved him. Once I got past the chit-chat petty ways of the characters in this story, I could see Vera as much like my mom and me wanting to do everything the right way, trying to please even the crankiest of parishioners. This was an enjoyable read for me.