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.
Clever, entertaining read
Plucking one String, the first installment of the Lutheran Ladies Circle, was a sweet book that provides a good story, well-developed characters and a behind-the-scenes look at life in a small town church and community. Even though the church in the book is Evangelical Lutheran, most of the story could relate to any long-established church of any denomination. With my experience on the staffs of churches of two denominations, in addition to serving as elder, and on nominating and other committees, I can attest to the authenticity of the incidents and characters. In addition, there is the story of a new, discombobulated widow, Vera, as she acclimates to her “new normal” state and starts down the next path of her life. Incidentally, I felt that the other church members were a bit hard on Vera. But read it for yourself, and see what you think!
Slow and sad
I stopped reading at times as it was slow. As I love “Christian fiction “ I downloaded this. I truly hope that no church has such irreverent and disrespectful people- not to mention a total lack of knowledge or respect for learning and teaching scripture. So disappointing