Nobody writes about regular people like Lisa Samson. She has a wonderful ability to take people like you and me with regular lives, regular doubts, regular temptations and make them interesting. What’s interesting about regular people? The raw honesty that Samson allows her characters to express. So often I find myself blushing because the characters share the harsh truth of their hurts and fallacies and I know their thoughts sound like mine.
Church Ladies is about Poppy, a suburban house wife with a distant husband that decides to be a pastor. She didn’t get a vote. She brings to the role of a pastor wife the grief of loosing a child, the guilt from past choices and the loneliness that is so basic in so many woman’s lives. But alas the church ladies evolve- an interdenominational group of women that meet and learn to support each other with wit, strength and compassion.
Church Ladies left me thinking, laughing and glad I shared my time with the ladies in her book. Check it out… http://lisasamson.typepad.com/