Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Sister Gospels - Book Review

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The Sister Gospels follows four sisters over the course of almost one year and the ups and downs they face in life. Through everything, they lean on family and faith.

Newly divorced Naomi is the youngest, and she's moved back to New York to try her hand at acting.

Greta is a high school principal and born-again Christian with a loving husband and son and some exciting news.

Venice is a screenwriter in Chicago who has a crush on a married co-worker.

And Lorraine is a wife and mother of two with a dangerous secret.

This is a story about family helping family and struggling to do the right thing even when the wrong thing is tempting. It's also very heavy on faith, showing the ways the characters do (or don't) turn to God for help.

For the most part, I liked the book, but there were a few passages I didn't like, most of them having to do with the actions of the men in this book. If a man, Christian or not, husband or not, ever told me, "Don't make me pull rank" like Edwin told his wife Greta during a (ridiculous!!!!) fight about their gay doctor, that would be it for me! See ya, mister!

Also, Lorraine's husband Larry is apparently incapable of making dinner and helping out around the house. Learn to operate a stove, Larry. His wife is out volunteering (okay, she really wasn't volunteering but she had volunteered in the past - You'll have to read the book to get it) and all Larry can think about is how dinner isn't ready and waiting for him on the table. How dare his wife have a life outside the home! Please.

These are the things I would love to discuss with a book club. This book definitely lends itself well to book club or Bible study discussion.

The Sister Gospels is available to purchase now. It is published by Vera Jennings. I received a free review copy for my honest review.

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