Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Wednesday Whimsy - The Pastor's Wife Wears Biker Boots - Book Review


Lilybits--not large, but in charge. I'm baaack!


The Pastor's Wife Wears Biker Boots by Karla Akins

The Pastor’s Wife Wears Biker Boots made Mom and me laugh a lot. It also had some sad and tense moments, which made me lick my paws and do cat yoga to relax. I think Mom just ate chocolate, but you didn't hear that from me.

The Pastor's Wife Wears Biker Boots is about Pastor Aaron Donovan’s wife, Kirstie, and her desire to find a way to get away and relax sometimes. She has a busy and challenging family life. Her oldest son, Timmy, is autistic and Kirstie shows him much love and patience. And so does her tough redneck friend, Reba, who helps her out with him. The middle teen son, Patrick, is struggling to figure life out and test boundaries. (I know all about testing boundaries!)   

With judgmental church members calling board meetings and looking for issues to stir up, Kirstie has her plate full. The one thing she wants to do is ride a motorcycle—her own—and feel the wind in her face on the open road. I’d like to feel the wind in my fur, but Mom won’t even let me out the patio door, let alone the open road!

When Kirstie is able to buy her own motorcycle with a small inheritance, her friends Reba, Opal and Lily join her with their own rides, and the adventure starts. People may talk, but that’s just the beginning . . .

Mom says and I concur that The Pastor’s Wife Wears Biker Boots is a great read, filled with honest emotions and humor, making you examine your own preconceived notions about people (and other cats, in my case). It touches your heart as Karla Akins deftly weaves a page turning, contemporary story with lifelike characters that deal with real life situations. It’s a fun, but not sugar-coated read. Mom and I highly recommend it. (Despite the fact that the family in
the book have a dog named Goliath and not a cat.
I'll let this one detail go.) Four paws up!  

Leave a comment and follow, if you haven't yet, to be entered
in this week's drawing on Friday morning for a copy of 
The Pastor's Wife Wears Biker Boots.

Next week, I'm moving out of my comfort zone and interviewing
a dog! Karla Akins dog, Jakearoo, will be my guest next Wednesday.

19 comments :

  1. I concur with you both. It's such a fun book to read! Don't put me in the drawing (already bought my copy!). Looking forward to hearing what Jakearoo has to say. Hopefully we'll get some juicy tidbits!

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  2. Thanks fors stopping by, Rick! Lilybits says she cannot yet divulge what Jakearoo has to
    say, but she will say it's a fun interview.

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  3. Great review Kathy, I mean Lilybits. :) Please enter me in the drawing. I'd love to read Karla's new book.

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    1. Lilybits says, "Purr, thanks!" We will definitely enter you in the drawing.

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    2. Thanks for shopping by, Kathy!

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  4. Great review Kathy and Lilybits! I am blessed to have readers like you in my corner. Jake sends his licks and tail wags! :-) Woof!

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  5. I love Lilybits' take on stuff. She's a good partner.

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  6. What a great interview--I'd love to read this!

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    1. Lilybit's thanks you and will enter you in the drawing. :)

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  7. Great interview, Lilybits (and Kathy) Karla, I have got to read this book!! :)

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    1. Lily and I say, "thank you", Kate. Lily says "Purr."

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  8. Dynamic Duo Lilybit and Mom, I so enjoyed reading your review of this book. Who doesn't need a motorcycle and a tough redneck friend? Please enter me in the drawing !

    Shelia S.

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    1. So glad to have you stop by, Shelia! Lilybits and I appreciate your encouragement.
      We will definitely enter you in the drawing!

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