4/21/2009

Katt's in the Cradle

Katt's in the Cradle
Secrets from Lulu's Cafe Series
Ginger Kolbaba & Christy Scannell
2009
Howard Books
A Division of Simon and Schuster
ISBN-13: 978-1-165-4389-3
Fiction/Christian/General
5 stars

Reviewed by Cindy Loven

Four PW's (pastor's wives) meeting secretly at Lulu's Cafe, 40 miles from their hometown for 3 years, is the beginning and setting of this wonderful book. Four women who form a fast friendship, through their monthly pastor's wife meetings, who lean on each other during the good times and bad. And as pastor's wives, the bad times often outweigh the good.
Meet Lisa, Jennifer, Felicia and Mimi as they struggle through the day to day life of living in the spotlight of ministry. Lisa's family is under attack, Jennifer is being followed, Mimi is taking care of her alcoholic father, and Felicia is in the middle of a expanding the family decision. Each PW, different in personality, but strong in their faith, reaching out to others and each other along the way. Mentoring a young new PW, Allison Katt (called Ally by her friends), the PW's find humor and they also find closeness with other ministry wives.
A wonderfully, realistically written book gives everyone a glimpse of the lives of ministry families, their struggles, their fears, their hopes and their realness. A great book, with humor and sadness along the way. Though a part of a series, and the allusion to a previous story, this book stands alone, without having read the other story. It does, however make you want to read that other story. I give this book a 5 star rating. 305 pages 13.99 US

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