Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A Matter of Wife & Death

Authors: Ginger Kolbaba & Christy Scannell
Publisher: Howard Fiction
ISBN: 978-1-4165-4388-6
Genre: Inspirational/women’s fiction

Mimi is completely overwhelmed. Her four children are driving her insane, and with a new baby, she is getting no sleep. In a desperate measure, Mimi takes the baby on a drive, and—blessings, the baby falls asleep! Unfortunately, when Mimi stops at a red light, she falls asleep, and ends up with a ticket for obstructing traffic.

Only meeting with her three other friends, all pastors wives, keep Mimi sane. But even her friends have their share of problems. Jennifer has been trying to conceive for ages, and has been taking fertility treatments, and driving her friends crazy with updates. Lisa’s teen daughter’s attitude stinks. And Felicia’s four-year-old keeps getting kicked out of daycare for biting other kids.

Why is life so messy—usually when others expect you to be perfect?

A MATTER OF WIFE & DEATH is the second book in the Secrets from Lulu’s CafĂ© series. I read both books in the series, and even though it has been quite awhile since I read book one in the series, I had absolutely no problem picking up A MATTER OF WIFE & DEATH and understanding what is going on in the story line.

I did have a bit of trouble keeping the characters and their situations separated at first, but as the story progressed it became a little easier to glance at the chapter, see who the main character is in that chapter, and remember which set of circumstances that individual is suffering through. Readers will enjoy A MATTER OF WIFE & DEATH, and maybe help them to understand that even pastor’s have imperfect lives. As a pastor’s wife, I can understand many of the challenges these women are facing. $12.99. 340 pages.

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