READ BOOK Ò Reinventing Leona - by Lynne Gentry #2020


  • Title: Reinventing Leona
  • Author: Lynne Gentry
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 213
  • Format: Kindle Edition

  • Reinventing Leona By Lynne Gentry Leona Harper loves being a pastor s wife Her impressive resume touts thirty years of coaxing hot water from rusty parsonage plumbing, planning church potlucks, and standing beside her husband while members take potshots at his sermons Except for the little tiff with her grown children, Leona feels her life is right on track with the wishes of the Almighty until herLeona Harper loves being a pastor s wife Her impressive resume touts thirty years of coaxing hot water from rusty parsonage plumbing, planning church potlucks, and standing beside her husband while members take potshots at his sermons Except for the little tiff with her grown children, Leona feels her life is right on track with the wishes of the Almighty until her husband drops dead in the pulpit.When the church board decides to fill the Reverend s vacated position, Leona is forced to find a paying job, mend her fractured family, and tackle her fears With life spiraling out of control, Leona might find the church members antics comical if she weren t so completely panicked Can the faith of an overwhelmed widow withstand the added heartache of two resentful children and several underhanded church members If Leona can t trust God, how will she learn to trust herself
    Lynne Gentry
    This girl who grew up on a Kansas dairy farm never wanted to be a writer, but she has always been a storyteller Her mother called it Selling wind in a bag Lynne started out writing plays and skits Then in a moment of sheer insanity, she decided to take a stab at writing full length novels Reinventing Leona was her first and it is no longer in print The Carthage Chronicles are her time travel sci fi series The Mt Hope Southern Adventures starting with WALKING SHOES is her contemporary romantic comedy series And GHOST HEART is a stand alone medical thriller.Lynne can milk a cow, drive a tractor, organize a banquet, prepare a kid for that first professional acting audition, or sit across the table and enjoy a cup of coffee with you.She loves spending time with her family and medical therapy dog.

    Reinventing Leona By Lynne Gentry

    Commentaires:

    Casey
    I was viscerally emotionally affected by this book A novel I picked up for the pleasure of reading it and not for the purpose of reviewing, I was completely blown away by the power packed into this debut novel The story of a preacher s wife who becomes the preacher s widow left me with emotions as though I had lost my own husband I had such a clear taste of what that grief must be like, but I wasn t bogged down until I felt as the reader, I couldn t get out of the emotional trauma.There is even [...]

    Casey
    I was viscerally emotionally affected by this book A novel I picked up for the pleasure of reading it and not for the purpose of reviewing, I was completely blown away by the power packed into this debut novel The story of a preacher s wife who becomes the preacher s widow left me with emotions as though I had lost my own husband I had such a clear taste of what that grief must be like, but I wasn t bogged down until I felt as the reader, I couldn t get out of the emotional trauma.There is even [...]

    Carla
    This is a Christian fiction novel so there is not cussing or sexual content And I found that I enjoyed it anyway The book is not preachy by any means It was a great story, there is sadness and there is triumph What I liked about this book That it was about survival and finding your place in the world I loved Leona a resolve and her ability to land on her feet She stood up for herself when it counted most Her old evil mama was a hoot though.What I did not like IT was kind of slow I found myself w [...]

    Carla Stewart
    Love the sparkling voice of Lynne in her debut book Terrific summer read

    Jo
    My book club read this book and our assessment of it made for a rather tense meeting In a group of Christians I am a Secular Humanist I think that having a sort of outsider s view gave me a very objective perspective I went in to the meeting thinking that someone would likely agree with me I was very wrong Understand that I am not an angry Atheist by any stretch of the imagination but I felt that there was SO much potential for this novel to show the evolution of the main character, a logical an [...]

    Pamela
    I liked the concept behind the story line a pastor s wife, living in the church owned parsonage, is abruptly widowed Always dependent on her husband s strong personality and comfortable in her role as his helper, she now must become her own person and make her own life Unfortunately the writing never quite invites you in The plot is overly segmented and often difficult to follow The reader never actually experiences Leona reinvented, but only rehashed Scriptures are placed carefully and predicta [...]

    B.J. Robinson
    Reinventing Leona by Lynne Gentry published by Tyndale s Digital First program in June 2011 is full of figurative language and realistic characters I loved Lynne s writing style and her creative use of words and quips The book hooked me with the first chapter, and I wanted to keep reading to find out what happened It s fast paced and an easy read Though one part of the novel was predictable, there were a few surprises along the way, and I could just picture the characters, since they were so viv [...]

    April
    Leona has been a pastor s wife for 30 years She s learned to put on a happy face and not complain about anything Suddenly, she finds herself a widow and has to find out who she really isI want to say that I didn t really enjoy the book until I got to page 100 or so The author uses a few too many similes in her writing and some things were a bit stilted and didn t flow very well The story was a bit sad the parishoners were very self centered after their pastor s death and seemed to not care at al [...]

    Stacy
    A free Christian fiction book that I got for my Kindle Leona Harper is a pastor s wife, and has been all of her life Her husband has pastored the same church for 18 years They ve lived in the parsonage and raised their two kids in that house Her son is now in law school and her daughter in med school As the book opens, the pastor is preaching his sermon the Sunday before Thanksgiving, when he falls over dead in the pulpit So, Leona has to figure out what to do with the rest of her life, hence re [...]

    Laura
    I read this book because it was free on Kindle, and I wasn t expecting to love this book as much as I do.When Leona s husband passes away, her world collapses She loses her husband and her position as a pastor s wife The character development in Leona as she finds her way is authentic and beautiful The look inside the role of a pastor s wife is interesting, and the quirky church members provide some levity.Rotating among Leona, her daughter, and her son s point of view, the book gives a true pic [...]

    Kim
    A light summertime read, certainly not deeply thought provoking Growing up in the Protestant church culture I could easily relate to the humor in the book as Leona, the gracious pastor s wife, deals with her quirky congregants, hypocritical elders, and demoralizing church politics At times, the story moved rather slowly and predictably but by the end I was chuckling at the way Leona, with her steady faith, was able to bring everyone together and see everything work for the good in spite of her t [...]

    Sandy Sandmeyer
    A nice story of Leona, a pastor s wife Her husband drops dead as he starts his sermon one Sunday morning This causes her children to come back home to face their mom and all her expectations Leona has to reinvent herself after being a stay at home mom for all those years, because she needs to get a job and start supporting herself She has the help of her best friend, Roxie A great book and an easy read.

    Janel
    this was a fascinating read for me I really liked the way that the author dealt with the way that Leona had to take charge in an area which she hadn t been in charge of before and had to face the reality of the things she d been stuffing down over the years and now she had to step up and take charge and face those fears.

    Kristen
    She s a Pastors Wife Except Now She s NotLeona Harper is the quintessential pastors wife She knows exactly how to be the person the parishioners expect From little old ladies who stop by before Sunday services toTo see the complete review visit readgreatfiction readgreatfiction.wordpress

    Dianne
    This was a good book, with some twists and turns that were unexpected I was a little frustrated with her relationship with her kids, seemed like the standard expectation syndrome with the adult kids rebelling in the face of that.I did enjoy it, though

    Andrea
    The book is about preacher s wife, how she dealt with her husband passing away he died in an interesting way , how she coped with this, how her family got be there for her, and supported her The wife has crazy mother, it s amusing to read about her.

    Elizabeth
    Amazing characterization Humor riddled with real emotion and real circumstances I love this author.

    Vicki
    Predictable and kind of silly I felt no real connection to the characters.

    Tracy
    A fantastic read So simple and predictable yet heart wrenching and incredibly funny at all the right moments.

    Carol Walther
    Could relate to a few things but most did not match my experience as a pastor s wife.

    Linda
    A light read with lots of humor.

    Holly
    Predicable Trite Poorly written.

    Karol
    Absolutely loved it.

    Vikki
    predictable story, lackluster characters and misuse of Scripture.

    Nancy
    Free on Kindle A good summer read

    Catherine Richmond
    Living in a parsonage is not for sissies, Leona s husband, the pastor, reminds her And Leona quickly finds out, being the pastor s widow is no walk in the park either Leona is sweet, sassy, and spiritual I loved how she and her son and daughter saw their family in such different ways And I loved the quirky collection of characters surrounding her, especially her best friend Roxie and the tension between this Episcopalian and the members of Leona s Baptist church The author s prose is vivid and o [...]

    Nell
    US churches and their idea of being Christian are very alien to my personal concept of Christianity Christian doesn t mean doormat This was an enjoyable read for the first two thirds of the book but the last third felt rushed and the storylines were incomplete.

    Glenda
    A Book Worth ReadingWell written and solid The characters are realistic and individual The storyline is wonderful Leona learns her own true worth and value through facing her misconceptions and perceptions of herself.

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    Cindy Duvall
    Loved this book

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