Tuesday, May 6, 2014

{Kregel Blog Tour} Casting the Net (Dunbridge Chronicles) by Pam Rhodes

Book Description:  Heart-warming English comedy of manners, featuring the trials and tribulations of newly ordained minister, Neil Fisher.
In part two of the Dunbridge Chronicles, Neil Fisher returns from ordination inspired by his sense of ministry, but determined to distance himself from the two ladies in his life. This is not altogether well received, and a wide segment of the congregation of St Stephen's, Dunbridge--including the music group--points Neil to the error of his ways.
Meanwhile Neil's close friend Colin and his wife Jeannie are delighted by the birth of a daughter, but is all well with the baby? Neil's mother Iris continues to meddle, to his irritation. Churchwarden Peter has said a relieved farewell to his flighty wife Glenda--or has he? Dunbridge is not as peaceful as it seems.
My Thoughts:  A comedy of errors in a newly ordained single pastor's life!    If you think that all christians are goody two shoes and never make mistakes, well, think again.  Ms. Rhodes presents the true and rather likable image of "normal" people just trying to live for a merciful God.  
Neil Fisher is like a lot of single pastors...rather self inspired and not quite in touch with the real world.  A likable guy with two lady loves and a mix of church related issues.  
An interesting side thought is that God always answers the people's prayers but not always the way they think it will be answered (loved this because it's so true about real life).  
It seems that there is some mystery about the well being of the newly birthed baby that Colin and his wife, Jeannie have.  
To Neils' consternation, his mother continues to meddle and I do mean meddle in his love affairs.  Maybe, she just wants him to be happy and maybe, she just wants grandchildren!  So true to life!
Small towns are such a mix of eccentrics! and this is just how St. Stephens, Dunbridge appears!  ahhh! the nosey neighbors, the meddlesome mom and the lovely ladies! 
A  mix of fun, faith, friendship!  
*This book was provided for review by Kregel Publications*
  • Series: The Dunbridge Chronicles (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Lion Fiction; 1st New edition edition (March 1, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1782640622
  • ISBN-13: 978-1782640622

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